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New York Times, Saturday, April 7, 1990

Author:
Ralph G. Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q V W Z }
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Ralph G. Beaman has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,760
Across
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Iron or star: Comb. form : SIDERO
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Sprinted : TORE
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"Sprechen ___ . . . ?" : SIE
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Used a mangle : IRONED
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Brunch choice : OMELETTE
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"To the rear, ___" : MARCH!
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Dress trimming : RICKRACK
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Tea type : PEKOE
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"Do I dare to ___ peach?" : EATA
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Horrific cry : UGH!
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"Peanuts" cry : RATS!
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Seed : PIP
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Opt in advance : PREELECT
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A bacterium, for short : STAPH
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Eureka! : AHA!
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Appear in a fog : LOOM
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Roma's port, once : OSTIA
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English ___ (coll. course) : LIT
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Tract of land : TERRAIN
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Ind. neighbor : ILL
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Public chaser : ENEMY
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Bimbo : TART
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Subdivision plan : PLAT
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Whale tracer : SONAR
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Madre's emphatic order to a niño : !COMETU!
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Partner of Daman and Diu : GOA
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Andrea Velis is one : TENOR
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It's seemingly forever : AEON
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Matinee follower : IDOL
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Like West or Parton : BUSTY
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This puzzle's theme, to a printer : SCREAMER
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Poverty, in Paris : MISERE
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Skin redness : ERYTHEMA
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Mutism : ALALIA
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"___ armes!" : AUX
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"Here's the proof!" : SEE!
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Cry of surprise : HELLO!
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Birdbrain : SIMP
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Nerd or schmo : DORK
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"One more time!" : ENCORE!
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Get better again : REHEAL
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Kin of egad : OD!
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Shouts on Dec. 7, 1941 : TORA!TORA!TORA!
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Skip : OMIT
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News summary, for short : RECAP
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A cervid : ELK
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Kind of line or party : STAG
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Yen : ITCH
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Comic-strip cry : EEK!
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Bursts forth : ERUPTS
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Convoy : ESCORT
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Part of TV : TELE
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" . . . frost ___ the punkin" : ISON
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Becomes wan : PALES
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A perissodactyl, for short : RHINO
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Corroded : EATEN
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Like a jouster : ATILT
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Turkish rice dish : PILAU
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Finale for 17 Across : HALT!
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Wavy perm : MARCEL
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Greenhorn : TYRO
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Take ___ the chin : ITON
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Attraction : MAGNET
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A scanning : PERUSAL
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City on the move? : MOBILE
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A McPherson : AIMEE
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Cruising : ASEA
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Hosiery shade : ECRU
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Gemsbok : ORYX
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District of Attica : DEME
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Broker's order : SELL
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The Graces : TRIO
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Rah! : YEA!
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What M.D.'s hear : AHS
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___-jongg : MAH

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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