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LAW-SCHOOL DROPOUT

New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 1990

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 513 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,880
Across
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Norwegian saint : OLAF
5
Utter : SHEER
10
World toter : ATLAS
15
Put away : STOW
19
Painter of "Aurora" : RENI
20
Trunk : TORSO
21
___ Vista, Mexican War battle site : BUENA
22
Put an edge on : HONE
23
What are contracts? : BRIDGEBIDS
25
If you pass the bar, what will it mean? : ABSTINENCE
27
Birthplace of Columbus : GENOA
28
Marner or Lapham : SILAS
30
Pined : LONGED
31
___ Aires : BUENOS
33
Skid-row denizens : WINOS
34
Cans, in Canterbury : TINS
35
Heraldic design : ENTE
36
Presently : ANON
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Kind of spoon : RUNCIBLE
41
Dips : LADES
42
Which former female arbiter do you most admire? : ARLINEJUDGE
45
Wine: Comb. form : OEN
46
Individualist : ONER
47
Mr. Flintstone : FRED
48
Bible book : AMOS
49
Couple : DYAD
50
Cahn-Styne product : AIR
51
Name at least one historic trial : SUITOFARMOR
55
Choreographer-director from Chicago : FOSSE
56
Cancels : NEGATES
58
Arab nobleman : AMEER
59
Yosemite National Park river : MERCED
60
A poplar : ABELE
61
Takes off the cream : SKIMS
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Pace : TEMPO
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Tooth problem : CARIES
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Kind of fence : SPITE
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Out of the ordinary : UNUSUAL
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Singer of "Stop the Music" fame : ARMEN
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What is a talesman? : STORYTELLER
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Refrain word : TRA
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Arikaras : REES
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Kind of plane or dynamics : AERO
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Grandmother of Timothy : LOIS
77
Banking game : FARO
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Lodge : INN
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What is equity? : ACTORSGROUP
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Uses a kitchen appliance : RICES
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Umpire's command : BATTERUP
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Kind of deck : POOP
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Bits for Benji : ORTS
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Drenched : ASOP
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Horse follower : SENSE
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Be a witness : ATTEST
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Where filets are often ruined : PATIOS
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I.Q. tester : BINET
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Spanish ice-skating figures : OCHOS
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Define statutes : SCULPTURES
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Name a prominent living court figure : ARTHURASHE
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Florence's waterfront : ARNO
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Silly : INANE
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Lustrous : NITID
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Weaving need : LOOM
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Kind of drop : TEAR
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Lebanese tree : CEDAR
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River and lake in Scotland : DOONS
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Crosses out : EXES
Down
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Scepter's adjunct : ORB
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Irish Neptune : LER
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Black bird : ANI
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Nervous Nellie : FIDGETER
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Exec's brain, on occasion : STENO
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Roads scholars : HOBOS
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Apocryphal bk. : ESD
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"The Barber of Seville" composer : ROSSINI
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Tasty mollusk : ABALONE
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Helicons : TUBAS
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"___ is more": Browning : LESS
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Hill maker : ANT
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Liner schedules : SAILINGS
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Chinese province : SHENSI
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Go oystering : TONG
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Erstwhile : ONCE
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Cull : WEED
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Heredity determiners : GENES
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Present : NONCE
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Party to : INON
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Prep cap : BEANIE
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What exactly is a brief? : UNDERGARMENT
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Emerson's middle name : WALDO
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Henry VIII was one : TUDOR
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Sometimes it's ugly : RUMOR
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Quitclaim, is a deed. Name some others. : BOYSCOUTACTS
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Rent : LEASE
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Over : ENDED
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Bank transaction : LOAN
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Originate : ARISE
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Soak flax or lumber : RET
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"The Golden Bowl" author : JAMES
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Heaters : FUELS
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African villages : DORPS
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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Dervish : FAKIR
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Peaceful harmony : AMITY
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Convened anew : REMET
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Our largest bone : FEMUR
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"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
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Biblical wall words : MENES
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Game trail : SPOOR
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Spring bloom : TULIP
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Brazilian Indian : CARIB
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Knockout of a place : ARENA
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Perk up a straightedge : STROP
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Halt : ARREST
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Asian nation : LAOS
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Arrangement : SETUP
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Marry modestly : ELOPE
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Costello or Groza : LOU
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Puzzle variety : ACROSTIC
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Damaged-goods rendition : FIRESALE
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Famed fabulist : AESOP
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"Faerie Queene" poet : SPENSER
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Away : GONE
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Cyrano's creator : ROSTAND
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Chopper part : ROTOR
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Who starts the most suits? : TAILOR
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City near Assisi : SIENA
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"Body all ___": O. Hammerstein : ACHIN
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Dull sounds : THUDS
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Scholastic test, for short : PSAT
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Israeli port : ACRE
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Fish or pear : TUNA
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Finishing nail : BRAD
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Schenk or Harbach : OTTO
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One, in Paris : UNE
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Cruise port, for short : RIO
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Boston or Chicago team : SOX
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Weeder : HOE
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Bad ___, German spa : EMS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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