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New York Times, Thursday, February 22, 1990

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,716
Across
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Huck's transport : RAFT
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Haze : MIST
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Tumbler : GLASS
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Hip : ONTO
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Pardon : REMIT
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Observed : SEEN
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Start of a quip : TAXESTOBEPAIDON
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Track event : MEET
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Emmet : ANT
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Endure a siege : DEFEND
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Mike's friend : PAT
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Rim : EDGE
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Actress Massey : ILONA
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Diplomat's forte : TACT
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Raced : RAN
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More of the quip : ALOTTERYHITMUST
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Aught : NIL
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Poker move : RAISE
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African fox : ASSE
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Indian weight : SER
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Rend : SUNDER
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Vegas cube : DIE
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Top : ACME
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End of quip : BEWINDOUGHPAINS
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Heroine of a Broadway musical : EVITA
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Persian fairy : PERI
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Race-track character : TOUT
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Mortise adjunct : TENON
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Rubber trees : ULES
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Cigar or kitchen follower : ETTE
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Night sound : SNORE
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Appear : SEEM
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Hoarse sound : RASP
Down
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Remainder : REST
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Space : AREA
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Bend : FLEX
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Inner-city housing : TENEMENT
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Like most castles : MOATED
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Metal bar : INGOT
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Pierce : STAB
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Sped : TORE
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Frequent reaction to a pun : GROAN
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Biblical priest's aide : LEVITE
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Surrounded by : AMID
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Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
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British carbine : STEN
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French upper house : SENAT
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Singer Page : PATTI
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Current princess : DIANA
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Island in Upper New York Bay : ELLIS
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Certain inrushers : FOOLS
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The host, usually : PAYER
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Sore : ACHY
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Celtic priest : DRUID
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Alley, to Adenauer : GASSE
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Stage direction : ENTER
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Align : TRUE
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Ancient chariot : ESSED
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Master card : TRUMP
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Cannibal : MANEATER
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Blue-penciler : EDITOR
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Rift : SCHISM
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Vapid : INANE
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Jibe : AGREE
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Wagers : BETS
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Like 8 and 14, e.g. : EVEN
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Bowery character : WINO
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Composition : OPUS
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Zaire river : UELE
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Jot : IOTA
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Cashews and pecans : NUTS
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Pace : STEP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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