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PLANTED ANTONYMS

New York Times, Sunday, March 30, 1986

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

*This puzzle was described in the New York Times Magazine's 50 Years of Crossword Puzzles article (published on February 16, 1992) as "What an origami swan is to a folded paper airplane, this puzzle is to the average crossword."

*The 116-Down clue in the PDF did indeed read "___-go-brath." "___-go-bragh" is much more common, though the brath spelling does appear online.

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© 1986, The New York TimesNo. 13,291
Across
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Promontory : HEADLAND
9
More secure : SAFER
14
NOT SO FAST : SUPPER
20
Etcher : ENGRAVER
21
LIKE THE HEAVENLY GATES : PLATE
22
A chief city of ancient Corsica : ALERIA
23
Start of a pertinent nursery rhyme : MARYMARYQUITECONTRARY
26
Biblical leader : MOSES
27
Char : BURN
28
Coasted : SLID
29
Contemplates : EYES
30
Aseptic : STERILE
32
Seine sights : ILES
34
OBTAINED : COMET
38
Course : RUN
39
TEMPTRESS : DAMN
42
Feasts, in France : REGALS
47
Arabian gulf : ADEN
48
Some tenses : PASTS
50
Pedal digits : TOES
52
Gem weight : CARAT
53
BURNISH ANEW : DEMOLISH
55
FORESTALLED, FORMERLY : PRODDED
58
Tender : SORE
59
Set apart : ISOLATE
60
___ de menthe : CREME
61
Soil exposing : EROSIVE
63
Faux pas at Reno : MISDEAL
65
Having three feet : TRIPEDAL
66
Involve : ENTAIL
70
Savor again : RETASTE
73
Poetry : VERSES
74
Tidy state : NEATNESS
76
LAPWING : PLUNDER
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Free : RELEASE
79
Vintage car : ESSEX
81
ASSERTED WITHOUT PROOF : ALARMED
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Concept : IDEA
87
Trod : STEPPED
89
Breed of white swine : CHESHIRE
90
Shut : CLOSE
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Body of African warriors : IMPI
93
FIRED : SCOLD
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Lamb's pen name : ELIA
96
" . . . he bowed, ___": Judges 5:27 : HEFELL
98
Kitchen utensils : PANS
100
Cuckoo : ANI
101
Manufacturer : MAKER
102
DISTEND : SILL
104
Restless, musically : AGITATO
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Charleses' pet : ASTA
111
Anchor : MOOR
113
"Arma virumque ___": Virgil : CANO
114
Courted : WOOED
118
Second line of pertinent rhyme : HOWDOESYOURGARDENGROW
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SLY : TREATY
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A Lauder : ESTEE
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Arboreal border : TREELINE
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Cubic meters : STERES
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Peruses : READS
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Grieved : SADDENED
Down
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Cloth edging : HEM
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Soil: Comb. form : AGRO
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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Most claudicant : LAMEST
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Nautical "stop" : AVAST
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Saul's uncle: I Samuel 14 : NER
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Painting method : DRYBRUSH
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Scramble, in Edinburgh : SPURL
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Trued : ALINED
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Obese : FAT
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Nice hot times : ETES
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Rested : RECLINED
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Smoothing device : SANDER
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Opposite of prox. : ULT
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A Dumas : PERE
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Supplicate : PRAY
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Celt's land : EIRE
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Beams : RAYS
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One of the Dionnes : QUINT
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Lubricate : OIL
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Deles : ERASES
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Dry, as wine : SEC
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Moslem judge : CADI
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Pindaric creations : ODES
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Office communication : MEMO
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Mighty mite : ATOM
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Style : MODE
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Cause of a mirthquake : GASSER
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Cuckoopints : AROIDS
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Immature insects : LARVAE
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Hardens : STEELS
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Without mercy : PITILESS
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Pilchard's kin : SPRAT
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Forecaster : SEER
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Thin plate : LAMINA
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Backslide : RELAPSE
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Talked nonsense : DRIVELED
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Medium grade : CEE
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Met fare : OPERAS
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M.D.'s : DRS
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Number for Retton : TEN
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Ornament : ENRICH
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Acupuncture item : NEEDLE
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"A ___ Two Cities" : TALEOF
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Comfortable : ATEASE
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Pungs : SLEDS
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Soup and fish : TUX
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Egyptian king : SETI
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Showy flower : DAHLIA
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Baseball Hall of Famer Rixey : EPPA
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GUSH : SPIN
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American ostrich : RHEA
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Exploit : MILK
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Part of HOMES : ERIE
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Expensive : DEAR
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User : EMPLOYER
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Twists : CONTORTS
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City RR's : ELS
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Region in Dante's "Inferno" : CAINA
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English gobs : LIMEYS
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Holy : SACRED
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Round or crescent : MOONED
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___ Angeles : LOS
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Pledges : GAGES
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Woolen fabric : TWEED
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Canadian Indian group : AHTS
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Kind : SORT
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Piping note : TWEE
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Month after Shebat : ADAR
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Ascended : ROSE
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Amorous look : OGLE
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"___ go brath" : ERIN
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Over : DONE
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Capri follower : OTE
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Western lizard : UTA
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Cape ___, NW Africa : DRA
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Married : WED

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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