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Kenneth Haxton
Kenneth Haxton

New York Times, Friday, May 25, 1990

Author:
Kenneth Haxton
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Kenneth Haxton has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,808

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Across
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Cruise, e.g. : TRIP
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Musical syllables : TRAS
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Musical pause : REST
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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Japanese verse form : HAIKU
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Earthen pot : OLLA
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Grieg's "Peer Gynt," e.g. : INCIDENTALMUSIC
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Room in Mozart's "Abduction" : ODA
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Shipworm : TEREDO
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Caviar : ROE
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Inquire : ASK
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Subject of Ives's "Concord Sonata" movement : ALCOTT
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What a slur does to notes : CONNECTS
33
"South Pacific" role : LIAT
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Musical Count : BASIE
35
Musical smash : HIT
36
Series having five tones to the octave : PENTATONICSCALE
40
Caesar's "I" : EGO
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___ Evert : CHRIS
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"___ Your Face Before Me" : ISEE
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Like Keats's verses : SENSUOUS
45
To the rear : ASTERN
47
Rhea's cousin : EMU
48
Schubert's "___ King" : ERL
49
What Turandot does to Calaf : SPARES
52
"Lakme" setting : ASIA
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Musical tool : SAW
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Prominent chord in romantic music : DOMINANTSEVENTH
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Atomic reactors, for short : NUKES
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Greek letter : BETA
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Howard of "Show Boat" : KEEL
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Doyen : DEAN
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Musical pulse : BEAT
Down
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Beethoven's "Archduke," e.g. : TRIO
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Tear apart : REND
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Cuzco Indian : INCA
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Taro product : POI
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Aunt, in Arles : TANTE
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"The ___ of Spring" : RITE
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Alias: Abbr. : AKA
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Of Scheherazade's husband : SULTANIC
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Film actor Mickey : ROURKE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Played trombone notes : SLID
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Mexican sandwich : TACO
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Laconian serf : HELOT
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Flit : DART
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Certain feudal lords : MESNES
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___-Maritimes, French department : ALPES
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Musical imitation : CANON
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Baseball's Mel : OTT
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Fido, to Cato : CANIS
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Medical suffix : OSIS
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Haydn's Symphony No. 73 : CHASE
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Mosaic worker : TILER
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Ancient Irish king : BORU
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Keen insight : ACUMEN
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Strauss's "___ and One Nights" waltz : THOUSAND
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Op. ___ : CIT
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Continued story : SERIAL
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The Ram : ARIES
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Dvorak or Smetana : SLAV
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Site of Mt. Rushmore : SDAK
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Chopin or Paderewski : POLE
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Girl friend, in Lyon : AMIE
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Alaskan island : ATKA
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Koko's weapon : SNEE
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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"___ Price Glory?" : WHAT
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Cloud, in Caen : NUE
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Recede : EBB

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

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