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New York Times, Wednesday, April 11, 1990

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F G J Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,764
Across
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School subj. : MATH
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"___ Hilda," Russ Myers comic : BROOM
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S.A. rodent : PACA
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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Vulcan's shop : AETNA
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Sorrowful expression : ALAS
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G.N.P. or e.r.a. : STAT
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Food or game fish : SNOOK
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Sassy : PERT
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Rubes : HAYSEEDS
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Relative of skat : ECARTE
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Emulate Petruchio : TAME
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Cry of surprise : OHO
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Artist ___ Borch: 17th century : TER
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Noted U.S. seismologist: 1900-85 : RICHTER
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Reckless : RASH
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Native of Inchon : KOREAN
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Late crooner from Argentina : HAYMES
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Correct: Comb. form : ORTH
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Swift's weapon : PEN
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With 45 Across, 1988 or 1992 : LEAP
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Strut : SASHAY
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Crosby hit: 1932 : PLEASE
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See 37 Across : YEAR
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Gutenberg was one : PRINTER
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Ante's place : POT
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Deli owner's purchase : RYE
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Ken Stabler was one : RAIDER
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Tyson tumbler : HAYMAKER
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Christiania, since 1925 : OSLO
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Mad : IRATE
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Himalayan snowman : YETI
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Swerve : VEER
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More calamitous : DIRER
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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Mountain in Thessaly : OSSA
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Mideast bigwigs : EMIRS
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Trig function : SINE
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Vehicle for Alda : MASH
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Waiter's burden : TRAY
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Gets some shuteye : HITSTHEHAY
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Sacks' guards : BASEMEN
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Tear apart : RENDER
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Neb. Indians : OTOS
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Yoko : ONO
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Take advantage of the sunlight : MAKEHAY
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Hemingway epithet : PAPA
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Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed : ALERT
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Menu : CARTE
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Fall flower : ASTER
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"Do I dare to ___ peach?": Eliot : EATA
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Macro or micro follower : COSM
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Theater-circuit initials : RKO
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Super ending : IOR
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TV parts : CRTS
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Grand old lady of the theater : HELENHAYES
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Attention-getting word : HEY
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County center : SEAT
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Skin : PARE
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Gynt's mother : ASE
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For each : PER
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Withered : SERE
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Fall fun : HAYRIDE
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Quarry chasers : PREYERS
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Writer O'Flaherty : LIAM
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Inferior race horse : PLATER
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B.Y.U.'s location : PROVO
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Desert spas : OASES
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Mah-jongg pieces : TILES
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First Mrs. Copperfield : DORA
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Name in spydom : HARI
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French military cap : KEPI
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School Gladstone attended : ETON
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Stevens of operatic fame : RISE
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Flange : RIM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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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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