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Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, May 2, 1990

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q W }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Peter Gordon has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 96 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,785
Across
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Forgo food : FAST
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Bowler's bane : SPLIT
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Reno cubes : DICE
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Emulate Dürer : ETCH
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Stage : PHASE
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Redolence : ODOR
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Deep mud : MIRE
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Hermit : LONER
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Type of lens : ZOOM
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Actress Thurman of "Dangerous Liaisons" : UMA
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Jerry Lewis movie: 1960 : CINDERFELLA
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Pinch-hit for : REPLACE
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Anderson of Jethro Tull : IAN
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University in New York City : PACE
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Prepare flour for baking : SIFT
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"___ Man," Fabian hit : IMA
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Period of service, as in the Army : STINT
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Atlanta arena : OMNI
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West of "Batman" fame : ADAM
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Robert De Niro–Jerry Lewis movie: 1983 : THEKINGOFCOMEDY
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Like duck soup : EASY
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Mets and Cubs : NINES
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Pendulum's partner in prose : PIT
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December 24 and 31 : EVES
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Buster Douglas's weapon : FIST
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Actress MacGraw : ALI
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End of a real-estate deal : CLOSING
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Robert De Niro movie: 1988 : MIDNIGHTRUN
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Retainer : FEE
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All square : EVEN
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Moses's brother : AARON
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Ascot and cravat : TIES
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Lion's lovely locks : MANE
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Think "a wile" to get this : TRICK
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Pete Rose's ex-teammates : REDS
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Jet black : ONYX
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Advantages : EDGES
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Exxon's former name : ESSO
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Thighbone : FEMUR
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"___ to weep . . . ": Eccl. : ATIME
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Most quarrelsome : SCRAPPIEST
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Much-used article : THE
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Join together, as film : SPLICE
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Call up : PHONE
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Catch, as a fish : LAND
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Phrase of understanding : ISEE
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Out of this world : TERRIFIC
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Baker's ___ : DOZEN
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Valentino, once : IDOL
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Like Fonzie on "Happy Days" : COOL
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Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
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Desert plants : CACTI
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Mrs. Sprat's diet : FAT
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Ungracefully thin : LANKY
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Hazes : SMOGS
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Dope : INFO
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Picks out from a police lineup : IDENTIFIES
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___ out (espied) : MADE
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Vanderbilt and Irving : AMYS
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Dance maneuver : STEP
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Bangkok resident : THAI
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Nursery heavy : OGRE
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Out of kilter : AMISS
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Emulate Sulu on "Star Trek" : NAVIGATE
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Leek's cousin : ONION
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Cantabrigian's rival : ELI
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Fails : FLUNKS
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Wing : ANNEX
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"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" singer Jim ___ : CROCE
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Requires : NEEDS
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Material used in bas-relief : GESSO
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Short note, for short : MEMO
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Netman Lendl : IVAN
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Disavow : DENY
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Somewhat high on the Mohs' scale : HARD
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Branch of math : TRIG
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It's past due, in Roma : TRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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