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New York Times, Thursday, March 1, 1990

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has super symmetry.
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,723

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Across
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Arrests: Slang : BUSTS
6
Ramp : SLOPE
11
Choral composition : CANTATA
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Bogyman's activity : SCARING
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Egg white : ALBUMEN
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Pastille : LOZENGE
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___ de la Cité : ILE
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An ant : PISMIRE
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Stannum : TIN
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Morbid breathing sound : RALE
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Ingenuous : NAIVE
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Rational : SANE
25
How eccentrics behave : ODDLY
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Foulard : TIE
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André and Hari : SPIES
29
Fodder : SILAGE
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Drives back : REPELS
33
"Hot" gems : ICE
34
Seek election : RUN
35
Ground squirrel : GOPHER
38
Dry-goods dealer : MERCER
41
Animal : BEAST
42
Wood sorrel : OCA
44
Medea's attendant in a Cherubini opera : NERIS
46
Poker-pot sweetener : ANTE
47
Suitor : SWAIN
49
Uncivil : RUDE
50
Col. Stoopnagle : LEM
51
Sluggishness : INERTIA
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J.F.K.'s predecessor : DDE
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Child's ___ Set : ERECTOR
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Be undaunted after an earthquake : REBUILD
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Baby's disposables : DIAPERS
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Card games for two people : ECARTES
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Sainted Assisi nun : CLARE
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They make sense when backing up : ESNES
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Sentimental songs : BALLADS
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Aria for Cio-Cio-San : UNBELDI
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Movies' Erwin : STU
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Pack down lightly : TAMP
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Mug : STEIN
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Cross home plate : SCORE
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Loaf : LAZE
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Dane's small change : ORE
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River duck : PINTAIL
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"Gentlemen, start your ___" : ENGINES
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"Aïda" premiere city : CAIRO
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Having handles : ANSATE
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Splinter : SLIVER
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Tunney and Sarazen : GENES
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Pompey's 1002 : MII
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Oval : ELLIPSE
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Large gaff sail : SPENCER
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Kind of club : YACHT
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Reject : SPURN
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Whiz forerunner : GEE
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Center of a well-known palindrome : ERE
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Nonproprietary : GENERIC
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Porridge : OATMEAL
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Henley Regatta competitors : ROWERS
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___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
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Learned : ERUDITE
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Enigmatic sayings : RIDDLES
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Bundled : BALED
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Maxwell or Essex : CAR
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Provender for parrots : SEEDS
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Saw wood in bed : SNORE
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Caroline, to Edward Kennedy : NIECE
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Chariot roadway : ITER
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Down with!: Fr. : ABAS
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Nos. person : CPA
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Homophone for earn : URN

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