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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

MIDEAST MONKEYSHINES

New York Times, Sunday, April 22, 1990

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 560 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 122, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,775
Across
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New Zealand native : MAORI
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J. F. Cooper subject : PILOT
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Off the mark : AMISS
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Out of breath : WINDED
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Namibia's game preserve : ETOSHA
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Grow together : ACCRETE
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___ million : ONEINA
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Polluted waters at Port Said? : THESEWAGECANAL
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Draw forth : EDUCE
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Bedouin's workout? : ARABICEXERCISES
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Start of a Hardy title : FAR
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Lump of earth : CLOD
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Town near Steubenville, Ohio : ADENA
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Boot bottom : SOLE
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Corn or verse preceder : UNI
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TV's Donahue : PHIL
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Bu. or pk. : AMT
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To, to Burns : TAE
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East Indian sailor : LASCAR
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Yamamai's kin : ERI
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N.L. M.V.P.: 1952 : SAUER
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Pou ___ (vantage point) : STO
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Donne's geographical error? : OMANISANISLAND
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Fairy-tale sign-off : AFTER
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Certain lodge members : MASONS
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Apt. house, e.g. : CONDO
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Lasso : RIATA
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Methuselah's claim to fame : AGE
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Kindergartner : TOT
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Coal scuttle : HOD
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Alfonse's polite ami : GASTON
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Valentino? : AWOLFINSHEIKSCLOTHING
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He played Ashley : LESLIE
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Violinist Bull : OLE
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Moscow square : RED
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Toastmasters, for short : MCS
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Sierra Nevada resort : TAHOE
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Beersheba's region : NEGEV
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Be philanthropic : DONATE
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___ Yisrael (Palestine) : ERETS
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Title for an aged Islamic rancher? : IMAMOLDCOWHAND
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Rembrandt's last name : RYN
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Bentsen, for one : TEXAN
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Function : USE
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Numbers each leaf or page : FOLIOS
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TV's Headroom : MAX
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Swift Atl. plane : SST
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Decant : POUR
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Cube root of eight : TWO
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Opposite of wax : WANE
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Cover story : ALIBI
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He wrote "The Gremlins" : DAHL
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Noted Indian diplomat : RAU
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Mideast mecca for stargazers? : ADENPLANETARIUM
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Trudges : SLOGS
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Persian Gulf diet observers? : KUWAITWATCHERS
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Orbital high point : APOGEE
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Voted in : ELECTED
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Tribute : HOMAGE
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Ind. hoopsters : PACERS
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Tire imprint : TREAD
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Natives of Ecbatana, e.g. : MEDES
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Some collars : ETONS
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Philippine island : MINDANAO
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Artery disorder : ANEURISM
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Of a verse form : ODIC
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Coty or Clair : RENE
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G. & S. princess : IDA
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Fuel for a lorry : PETROL
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"___ to Be You," 1924 song : ITHAD
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Leopold's codefendant : LOEB
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Bone: Comb. form : OSSI
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"___ in the Hat": Seuss : THECAT
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Needle-shaped : ACERATE
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DCL doubled : MCCC
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"Not for these ___/The song . . . ": Wordsworth : IRAISE
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Feeling, in Ferrara : SENSO
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Writer Germaine de ___ : STAEL
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Sad : WOEFUL
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Wonderstruck : AWED
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City on the Garonne : AGEN
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Ultimatum word : ELSE
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Tool for Bunyan : AXE
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Common Muslim name : ALI
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"Death on the Nile" author : CHRISTIE
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Ill. coal city : PANA
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Jackie's second : ARI
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Impish : MISCHIEVOUS
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Noah's landfall : ARARAT
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Where Arabian knights park their steeds? : CAMELLOT
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Nanny has three : ENS
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Saharan sights : SANDS
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Plus : AND
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Widmark's first film role : UDO
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Radio annoyance : STATIC
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Grand ___ (Western range) : TETONS
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Chimp's cousin : ORANG
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Presently : SOON
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Aardvark's diet : ANTS
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Peek : LOOK
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"Call me ___" (drowning Arab's cry?) : FISHMEAL
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Tired, in poesy : AWEARY
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A land of plenty : GOSHEN
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Terrible: Slang : GODAWFUL
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Do tailoring : ALTER
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Granada gala : FIESTA
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Navajo's home : HOGAN
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Sch. before jr. high : ELEM
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Gator's kin : CROC
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Comedian Jay : LENO
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Nope : NIX
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Estonian river : EMA
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A.E.S. defeater : DDE
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Son of Odin : THOR
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D-day craft : LST
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Four-fifths of the atmosphere : NITROGEN
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Matronly ladies : DOWAGERS
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Grand ___ Ruler (B.P.O.E. bigwig) : EXALTED
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Winos : SOUSES
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Threat : MENACE
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"Cheers," e.g. : SITCOM
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Brief respites : PAUSES
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Electrical unit : OHM
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"Finnegans ___": Joyce : WAKE
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No longer a minor : ADULT
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More trendy : NEWER
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De ___ ("Green Pastures" role) : LAWD
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Balin or Claire : INA
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Alcott girl : BETH
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Requiem : DIRGE
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Mideast bread : PITA
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Alas! : AHME
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Scan the print : READ
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Tiff : SPAT
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Like a crazy hombre : LOCO
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Rue Morgue murderer : APE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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