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STARTLING STATEMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 9, 1990

Author:
Dorothea E. Shipp
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 9, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Dorothea E. Shipp has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,006
Across
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State in E India : ORISSA
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Shaped like an oak leaf : EROSE
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Teddy, for example : STEPIN
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Roll : ROSTER
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Occasional TV fare : SPECIAL
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Small cavity : AREOLE
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Regard : ESTEEM
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Type of cheese : PIMENTO
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Bigoted : NARROW
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Mr. Bumble's declaration in "Oliver Twist!" : THELAWISAASSAIDIOT
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Chokes; stifles : DAMPS
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Muscle protein : ACTIN
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Custard dessert : FLAN
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One's companion : ALL
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Former Ringling star : UNUS
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Burgeon : SWELL
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Relieve : SPELL
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Seat of Wayne Co., Utah : LOA
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Begley and Lopat : EDS
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Dweller in Hades : SHADE
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"Messe de Requiem" composer : FAURE
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Roll-call answer : ADSUM
44
Kind of shooter : PEA
45
Business abbr. : INC
46
Tree of C. America : EBO
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According to Kipling, "The ___" : ELEPHANTSAGENTLEMAN
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Hound's strong point : SCENT
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"But never ___ my love": Shak. : TAINT
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Amatory : EROTICAL
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Merry, to a Basque : ALAI
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Avian brood : COVEY
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Like a ghost : ASHEN
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Granular snow : NEVE
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Lozenge : PASTILLE
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Repudiate : SPURN
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Shankar's companion : SITAR
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Statement preceding 47 Across : THEBULLOCKSBUTAFOOL
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Never, in Nürnberg : NIE
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___ polloi : HOI
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Colorless : WAN
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Kronborg Castle features : MOATS
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Syncope : FAINT
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Message medium : TELEX
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Monogram of a suffragette : SBA
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Prop, e.g. : AID
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Orale : FANON
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Actresses Bonet and Eilbacher : LISAS
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Fox hunter's goad : SPUR
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Year in the reign of Antoninus Pius : CLV
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Anguish : PAIN
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Recoils : KICKS
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Has-been's place : SHELF
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Statement made by Alice : ACATMAYLOOKATAKING
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Screenwriter Lehman : ERNEST
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Course participant : LEARNER
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Offensive : RANCID
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Give a rendition of a poem : RECITE
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Suave British actor: 1906-72 : SANDERS
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Listen : ATTEND
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Pertaining to a cenotaph : STELAR
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Makes sound again : HEALS
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First name of 107 Across : GEORGE
Down
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Pay dirt : ORE
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"Cyrano de Bergerac" playwright : ROSTAND
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Mexico's ___ of Tehuantepec : ISTHMUS
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Escarpments : STEEPS
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Closes a falcon's eyes : SEELS
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"Aeneid" starter : ARMA
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Lection : EPISTLE
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Forward a letter : REMAIL
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Billy ___, pop singer : OCEAN
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Confessor's earful : SINS
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Grub : EATS
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Patten, e.g. : SANDAL
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Retinue : TRAIN
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Impressive entries : PORTALS
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U.N. arm : ILO
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Just out : NEW
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Flavorsome : SPICED
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Informal footwear : LOAFER
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Muted trumpet sound : WAWA
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Lenard's "Winnie ___ Pooh" : ILLE
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Scheduled : DUE
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Costello or Gossett : LOU
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Hood's exit : LAM
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Pahlavi was one : SHAH
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Told all to the fuzz : SANG
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Dark purple : PUCE
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MacDonald branch, e.g. : SEPT
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Decree : FIAT
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Give a leg up to a yegg : ABET
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Canada, once : DOMINION
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Regretful : PENITENT
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College of N.C. : ELON
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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This makes Rover no rover : LEASH
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Great Barrier Reef sight : ATOLL
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Kind of orange : NAVEL
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Dogfall, in wrestling : TIE
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Curve of a ship's plank : SNY
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Motilal or Jawaharlal : NEHRU
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E. C. Bentley's sleuth : TRENT
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Vinegary: Comb. form : ACETO
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Type of engagement : NAVAL
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Drain : SAP
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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What this is : CLUE
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SST's, e.g. : APS
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Ashcan target : SUB
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Heron's kin : IBIS
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Burlesque act : SKIT
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Tunisian port : SFAX
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A hit song of 1922 : OHIO
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Do some piloting : CONN
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Dazzles a disciple : AWES
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Brit. raincoat : MAC
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Shipment from Saudi Arabia : OIL
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Loan : ADVANCE
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Hunger, to Henri : FAIM
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History : ANNALS
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Watches : TICKERS
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Glacial deposits : ESKARS
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"Krapp's ___ Tape": Beckett : LAST
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Family name of Princess Diana : SPENCER
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Like sumo competitors : BULGING
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Sandy's remark : ARF
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More like Arbuckle : FATTER
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Hampton of jazz : LIONEL
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Japanese religion : SHINTO
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___ fagioli (Neapolitan dish) : PASTA
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Producer Sir Alexander : KORDA
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Emulate Katarina Witt : SKATE
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Do a plasterer's job : CEIL
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Nope's opposite : YEAH
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Scene of many a strike : LANE
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Berlin's "He's ___ Picker" : ARAG
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Forage plant : ERS
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Macerate : RET
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E.T.O. leader : DDE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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