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PLEASE THINK TWICE!

New York Times, Sunday, April 1, 1990

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

You have to think twice to solve the theme answers. First, find a word that answers the clue. Second, find a meta clue that points to that answer. For example, at 97 Across, "Memorable humorous poet" could be NASH but for the answer, think twice, and enter ANTIQUE CAR.

Here's another. 36 Down, "Edward or Norman" points to LEAR so that would make the meta-answer REGAN'S FATHER.

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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,754
Across
1
Playwright Racine : JEAN
5
Jazz form : BEBOP
10
Thank-you-___ (road bump) : MAAM
14
Bellow : ROAR
18
Farm unit : ACRE
19
Meyerbeer product : OPERA
20
"Kiss Me, Kate" co-writer Spewack : BELLA
21
Castel Sant'___ at Napoli : ELMO
22
National League nine : BUCCANEERS
24
S.A. capital : EDIBLEBEAN
26
Some Swiss paintings : KLEES
27
Galsworthy novel : TOLET
29
What R. Barr usually gets : LAUGHS
30
Speaks tipsily : SLURS
31
Eyelashes : CILIA
32
Domino : MASK
33
Counterfeit : SHAM
34
Frenchman's girlfriend : AMIE
35
Like Smetana's Marie : BARTERED
39
British servicewomen in W.W. II : WAACS
40
Great Lake : GAMEOFCARDS
43
Yamamai's kin : ERI
44
Wave, in Pau : ONDE
45
Platform under a platform : SOLE
46
Piques at their peaks : IRES
47
Ancient Greek contest : AGON
48
Remick or Marvin : LEE
49
Super Bowl team: 1988 : SMALLHORSES
53
Shun : EVADE
54
Acted as a figurehead : FRONTED
56
Blore and Porter : ERICS
57
Hesitated : CRANED
58
April 1 Abderites : FOOLS
59
Spain's Louvre : PRADO
60
Army honchos : BRASS
61
Most perspicacious : SAGEST
63
Oar fulcrum : THOLE
64
Like the Sabbath : RESTFUL
67
Turns rapidly, in Ayr : TIRLS
68
Rodgers and Hammerstein classic : SOONERSTATE
71
Capital of medieval Armenia : ANI
72
Stuff to smelt : ORES
73
Mickey to avoid : FINN
74
Teen bane : ACNE
75
Budge : STIR
76
Galba's "Go!" : ITE
77
Helen's abductor : CITYOFLIGHT
81
Conductor Zubin ___ : MEHTA
82
Forgives : CONDONES
84
Dispute, in Durango : RINA
85
Punchless punches : ADES
86
Snake eyes at Reno : ONES
87
Cryptesthetic people : SEERS
88
Rose oil : ATTAR
90
Sings, as to an infant : CROONS
93
Apt anagram for notes : STENO
94
Cather's "___ Lady" : ALOST
95
Locks : HITMUSICAL
97
Memorable humorous poet : ANTIQUECAR
102
Pine : ACHE
103
Valuable wood : EBONY
104
Vienna's river, to Strauss : DONAU
105
Learning : LORE
106
"American Gothic" painter : WOOD
107
Specks : DOTS
108
Mothball : STORE
109
John L.'s widow : YOKO
Down
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Elbow : JAB
2
Old French coin : ECU
3
Rainbow : ARC
4
Jewelry item : NECKLACE
5
Gaffe : BONER
6
Dueling pieces : EPEES
7
Honey bunch : BEES
8
Neb.'s Governor : ORR
9
Hobby : PASTIME
10
Tragedy by Euripides : MEDEA
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Came to earth : ALIT
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Dalmatic's relative : ALB
13
Wild ducks : MALLARDS
14
Scold : REBUKE
15
Actor Vidov : OLEG
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Oriental nana : AMAH
17
Howard and Cey : RONS
20
Faith : BELIEF
23
Grads : ALUMS
25
Cardinal points : EASTS
28
Omnium-gatherum : OLIO
30
World's longest river : SHADEOFGREEN
31
Deloul, e.g. : CAMEL
32
Kind of nest : MARES
33
More reasonable : SANER
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Divulges : BARES
36
Edward or Norman : REGANSFATHER
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Undermine : ERODE
38
Emulated Duncan Hines : DINED
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Gobble : WOLF
40
Prods : GOADS
41
Root and branch : ALL
42
Midwest whitefish : CISCO
45
Sparling : SMELT
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Nautical cry : AVAST
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Noted German sculptor: c.1440-1533 : STOSS
50
Fish-eating bird : HERON
51
Papal garment : ORALE
52
Bill attachment : RIDER
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Take out : ERASE
55
Christmases : NOELS
57
El Greco's birthplace : CRETE
59
Rec. player : PHONO
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Dark-colored goose : BRANT
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Unexcitable : STOIC
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___-surface missiles : AIRTO
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Awards named for Ms. Perry : TONYS
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Distinct parts : UNITS
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Money in Ankara : LIRA
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Developers' interests : SITES
69
Grandiose tales : SAGAS
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Cluck of disapproval : TCH
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Used artifice : FINESSED
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Anagram for dyes et al. : SEDATELY
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Known, in Nantes : CONNU
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Without interference : FREELY
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Forays : INROADS
81
Asian ornamental pine : MATSU
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Like a goner : DOOMED
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Watergate figure : STANS
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"___ needs a good memory": Quintilian : ALIAR
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Brimless hat : TOQUE
90
Tobacco in the cheek : CHAW
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Carty of baseball : RICO
92
Subject of a Keats tragedy : OTHO
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Glaswegian, e.g. : SCOT
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Nigerian native : IBO
98
Carter's "Why ___ the Best?" : NOT
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Bill's partner : COO
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"Boner's ___," comic strip : ARK
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___ Speedwagon, rock group : REO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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