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New York Times, Sunday, June 17, 1990

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,831
Across
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Short-legged horses : COBS
5
___ Ababa : ADDIS
10
Drop heavily : PLOP
14
Broadway's Jane : COWL
18
"___ the Great," E. Dumm cartoon : ALEC
19
Early or Late Crawford : PEACH
20
Vibrant : ALIVE
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Piece for Marilyn Mims : ARIA
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WHERE'S THE STATION? : RIGHTOFWAY
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WHERE'S THE SECOND? : BEFOREHAND
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He caused earthquakes : POSEIDON
27
Unpleasant sound : SPLAT
29
Capricious indulgences : FLINGS
30
Month, in Milano : MESE
31
Pub drink : STOUT
32
Skin or slick preceder : OIL
33
Cozened : DUPED
36
Sheppard-Turpin guns : STENS
37
Elongated, as a spheroid : PROLATE
41
Month before Nisan : ADAR
42
WHERE'S THE FINDING? : AFTERTHEFACT
46
Like "cats" in the 40's : HEP
47
Rock group : KISS
48
Letters : MAIL
49
Harness : TAME
50
Heraldic design : SEME
51
Kelep : ANT
52
WHERE'S THE ARIAN? : INVARIANT
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Scenic view : SCAPE
57
Swear anew : REPLEDGE
60
Viracocha worshiper : INCA
61
Iraqi neighbors : SAUDIS
62
Kind of dropper : EAVES
63
Ancient Greek city-state : POLIS
64
Five of trumps : PEDRO
65
Grading systems : CURVES
67
Amenhotep IV's god : ATEN
68
Earlier bid : PREOFFER
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Construe : INFER
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WHERE'S THE TILL? : INSTILLED
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Part of TNT : TRI
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Stratum; level : TIER
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Senior Chinese leader : DENG
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The life of Riley : EASE
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A Sinatra : TINA
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And the rest: Abbr. : ETC
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WHERE'S THE SHOPPING? : LEFTOFCENTER
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Presage : OMEN
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Belittle : DETRACT
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Designer Oscar de la ___ : RENTA
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Usurp : WREST
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It's between the U.S. and Eur. : ATL
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Bourrée or forlana : DANCE
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Quality; nature : SORT
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"I did but ___ little honey . . . ": I Sam. 14:43 : TASTEA
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Twofold : BINAL
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Injured a joint : SPRAINED
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WHERE'S THE WAVE? : AFTERSHOCK
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WHERE DO WE GET LACE? : OUTOFPLACE
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Couple : PAIR
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Parts of pumps : SOLES
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Strand : SHORE
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Space on the face of a bird : LORE
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Commits a bull : ERRS
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Kin of a hydria : EWER
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One of the Dryads : ERATO
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Assyrian war god : ASUR
Down
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Quibble : CARP
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Petitions : BEGS
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Intrigants : SCHEMERS
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Footless ones : APODS
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"An Essay upon Projects" author: 1697 : DEFOE
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Cockcrow : DAWN
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City in Peru : ICA
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He practices pettifoggery : SHYSTER
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Flat double fold in cloth : PLEAT
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Heeltap : LIFT
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
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Of necessity : PERFORCE
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Fishing fly : CAHILL
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Battle of ___ July 3, 1940 : ORAN
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Playwright Sir Arthur ___ Pinero : WING
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The Four ___, singing group : LADS
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Reddening : ABLUSH
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Ligated : TIED
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"Cats" libretto author : ELIOT
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Paris's ___ Neuf : PONT
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Roman burial stone : STELA
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Senegal's capital : DAKAR
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City NW of Trieste : UDINE
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WHERE'S THE PITCH? : PASTPERFECT
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Pack tightly : STIVE
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Dawber or Shriver : PAM
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WHERE'S GREENWICH? : AHEADOFTIME
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Beats, to Puccini : TEMPI
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Flèche weapons : EPEES
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Ammonia derivatives : AMIDES
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Sharp projections : FANGS
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Alcohol heaters : ETNAS
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Falstaffian : FAT
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Skin exfoliation : SCURF
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Runs amok : RIOTS
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Table Bay is one : INLET
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Currants, e.g. : ACINI
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Javanese carriage : SADO
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Four-time Wimbledon winner : LAVER
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Perpetually : EVER
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Farm machine : SEEDER
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Half a Samoan island's name: Var. : PANGO
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Cues in group singing : PRESE
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Commended for gallantry : CITED
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Colligate : UNITE
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End of Mont.'s motto : PLATA
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Pelagic raptors : ERNES
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Cheerful : RIANT
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Bank abbr. : INT
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"Festina ___" ("Make haste slowly") : LENTE
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Of a lower social order : DECLASSE
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Triton : EFT
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Mexican baker's product : TORTILLA
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Anon : LATER
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Ancient Germanic people : FRANKS
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Triclinium meal : CENA
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Put a fence around : ENCLOSE
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Teachers, at times : RATERS
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Swaddle : WRAP
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Reno roller : DICER
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Rollick : SPORT
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"___ ed Euridice" : ORFEO
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VCR insertion : TAPE
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In the distance : AFAR
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Rustle : STIR
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Clay used as a pigment : BOLE
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Kin of a parvis : STOA
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Ancient temple : NAOS
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Raw-silk shade : ECRU
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Sambar : DEER
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Quo modo : HOW
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Clock, in Köln : UHR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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