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New York Times, Thursday, March 8, 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 X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, 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. 14,730
Across
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Eliot's "___ Bede" : ADAM
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Deserters : RATS
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Cut wood : SAWED
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Kind of bean : LIMA
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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South-of-the-border pal : AMIGO
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Wicked : EVIL
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Attractive : CUTE
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Piece for an ennead : NONET
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Start of a silly question : CANAMALINGERERS
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Coin : MINT
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Historical period : ERA
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Outcome : RESULT
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Forefront : VAN
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Girl : LASS
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Ridge; crest : ARETE
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Peel : PARE
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Agnus ___ (Christian emblem) : DEI
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More of the question : CRIESBELISTEDAS
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Ages and ages : EON
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Manipulated : USED
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Shucks : HULLS
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Limned : DREW
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Trumpery : ROT
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The Inquisition's target : HERESY
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Part of H.R.M. : HER
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Large Atlantic fish : CERO
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End of the question : CASESOFSHAMPAIN
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Group of eight : OCTET
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On : ATOP
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Wallaroo : EURO
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Fissile rock : SHALE
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Get checkmated : LOSE
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Bohr's subject : ATOM
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Succinct : TERSE
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Mimicked : APED
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Aught : NONE
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
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Kathleen Battle is one : DIVA
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Deposed tyrant : AMIN
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Sled dog : MALAMUTE
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Abjure : RECANT
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Grown-up : ADULT
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Tree or monkey : TITI
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British submachine gun : STEN
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More logical : SANER
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Contents in the silly question, paronomastically : WINE
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Elbe tributary : EGER
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Finishes a j : DOTS
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Odometer reading : MILES
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Chromosome parts : GENES
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Sped : RACED
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Corrigendum : ERROR
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Net : SEINE
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Kind of parking : VALET
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Saharan : ARID
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Spoil : ADDLE
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Christmas add-ons : SEALS
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Actress Spacek : SISSY
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Guadalajaran coin : PESO
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Small donkey : BURRO
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Calorie : THERM
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Belgian or Spaniard : EUROPEAN
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A bike has two : WHEELS
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Piled : HEAPED
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Helena's competitor : ESTEE
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Selected : CHOSE
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Part of H.C.L. : COST
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Pine : ACHE
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Betelgeuse or Rigel : STAR
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Part song : FALA
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Desist : STOP
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Marmon or Kissel : AUTO
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Niblick or mashie : IRON
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Alaskan cape : NOME

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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