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New York Times, Monday, June 4, 1990

21-Across : Like some trains

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,818
Across
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Farmer's milieu? : DELL
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Form : SHAPE
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Copied : APED
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Essayist's nom de plume : ELIA
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Stepped like an expectant father : PACED
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Irritated : SORE
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Words to the bride : BESTWISHES
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Rhodes, e.g. : ISLE
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Confine : TETHER
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Like some trains : ELEVATED
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Redact : EDIT
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A first name in gin lore : ELI
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Pack tightly : JAM
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Serious; sober : STAID
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Urbane : SUAVE
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Hildegard Behrens specialty : ARIA
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Jardiniere : URN
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Beauty-salon treatments : SINGES
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Word to the groom : CONGRATULATIONS
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Bony : OSTEAL
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Droop : SAG
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"The course of ___ love ... ": Shak. : TRUE
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Harried : BESET
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Chamfer : BEVEL
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Silly one : ASS
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Before, in poesy : ERE
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Assist an arsonist : ABET
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Immunizing liquids : ANTISERA
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He's often "constant" : READER
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A Capetown citizen, e.g. : BOER
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Words from doting kin to bride and groom : ALLOURLOVE
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Hokum : BUNK
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Walks like John Silver : LIMPS
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Tied : EVEN
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Pass receivers : ENDS
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Scythe handle : SNATH
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Famed Spanish muralist : SERT
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I.o.u. : DEBT
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Gen. Robt. ___ : ELEE
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Start to sink : LIST
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Machine tool : LATHE
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Music often rendered by Odetta : SPIRITUAL
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Possesses : HAS
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Head or tooth follower : ACHE
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Pared : PEELED
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Detroit dud : EDSEL
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Myanmar's locale : ASIA
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Mail : POST
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Author Gardner : ERLE
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Boy Scout's "good" accomplishment : DEED
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Marries : WEDS
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"Nice place to ___, but ... " : VISIT
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Baker's sweet treat : TART
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Sculptor Epstein : JACOB
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Came up : AROSE
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After-dinner treats : MINTS
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Occupied : INUSE
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Army outfit : UNIT
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Marketplace : AGORA
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Classic beauty : VENUS
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Worms or curves : ESSES
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Awry : AGEE
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Western desert plant : SAGEBRUSH
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Values : RATES
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Etna juice? : LAVA
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Where East finally met West in 1989 : BERLIN
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Ogle's less innocent cousin : LEER
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Former silver coins of Spain : REALS
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Hoffmann specialty : TALES
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Entertainer Lane : ABBE
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Speech or part of speech : NOUN
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Play sitter or nurse : TEND
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Vexes : IRKS
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___ mater : ALMA
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Hawk's antithesis : DOVE
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Eternally : EVER
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Lease : RENT
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Choose : OPT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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