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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

New York Times, Tuesday, February 27, 1990

8-Down : Rock groups

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,721
Across
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Michaelangelo work : DAVID
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Garage job : LUBE
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Big Ben, e.g. : BELL
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Cream of the crop : ELITE
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Girasol : OPAL
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Mayberry moppet : OPIE
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Campaign-poster word : ELECT
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Burt Reynolds's wife : LONI
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Abundant : RIFE
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A pair of sleigh pullers : DASHERANDDANCER
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE
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Ego : SELF
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Finishing nail : BRAD
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A way to stand : PAT
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Daggers : DIRKS
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Football filler : AIR
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Bombay wear : SAREE
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Wish granter of fable : GENIE
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A pair of diminutive miners : SLEEPYANDSNEEZY
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Hair dye : HENNA
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Skeleton : BONES
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Profit chaser : EER
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Set in motion : START
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Stoolie : RAT
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Threatening word : ELSE
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Pure and simple : MERE
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Shade from the sun? : TAN
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A pair of swordsmen : ATHOSANDPORTHOS
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Joe Isuzu, for one : LIAR
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Brown beverage : COLA
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Sunshine State city : MIAMI
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Pot builder : ANTE
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Yale Bowl performers : ELIS
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Flynn of films : ERROL
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Require : NEED
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V.I.P. platform : DAIS
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Bus stop : DEPOT
Down
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Homeowner's document : DEED
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___ breve : ALLA
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Contends : VIES
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Had a hankering : ITCHED
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Daunt : DETER
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"Damn Yankees" siren : LOLA
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Familiar with : UPON
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Rock groups : BANDS
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Skipped over : ELIDED
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Elsa's story : BORNFREE
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Grand : EPIC
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Biography : LIFE
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Lewd look : LEER
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Compensate : REPAY
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Trues up : ALIGNS
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Wingding : BASH
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Angers : RILES
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"___ we all?" : ARENT
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U.A.R. part : ARAB
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General nature : TENOR
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Prepare for prayer : KNEEL
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Small, medium and large : SIZES
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Alley consolations : SPARES
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Best of the theater : EDNA
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Brontë heroine : EYRE
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Charmed : ENAMORED
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Scrap : SETTO
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Followed a trail : TRACED
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Whole : ENTIRE
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___ Gay : ENOLA
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Ready for battle : ARMED
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Shepard or King : ALAN
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Antler branch : TINE
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Execrate : HATE
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MCIV halved : DLII
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Overtake : PASS
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Instrument for a Marx : HARP
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Melville novel : OMOO
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Delta material : SILT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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