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New York Times, Saturday, September 1, 1990

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,907
Across
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Soft drink : COLA
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Heap : PILE
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Gazelle : CORA
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Calorie or gram : UNIT
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Show a preference for : FAVOR
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State positively : AVER
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How Sir Edward the composer becomes Horatio the novelist : BYREARRANGEMENT
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Hatchet : AXE
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Achieve : GAIN
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Atomizer : SPRAY
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Goals : AIMS
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London gallery : TATE
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How to make Mao into an African pest : DOUBLEHISMIDDLE
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Cordage fiber : ISTLE
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Catches red-handed : NABS
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Thing, in law : RES
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Hoopster Archibald : NATE
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Painter Matisse : HENRI
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Neckpieces : BOAS
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Era : AGE
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Hoisted : HOVE
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Expire : LAPSE
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What talk-show emcee Winfrey has in common with a Marx : HERNAMEREVERSED
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Presently : ANON
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Win at chess : MATE
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Office-pool member : STENO
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Croquet on horseback? : POLO
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Taro product : POI
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What changes a drum to a male cat? : CUTTINGITINHALF
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Sister of Fatima : ANNE
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Relaxed : EASED
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It precedes beth : ALEF
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Oolong and pekoe : TEAS
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Mouthward : ORAD
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Do in : SLAY
Down
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Caribbean island : CUBA
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Variety of chalcedony : ONYX
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Money in Milano : LIRE
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Corroded : ATE
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Church district : PARISH
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Boris's rival : IVAN
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Half of a palindromic Asian : LON
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Work unit : ERG
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Tented : CAMPED
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Done : OVER
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Actress Sofer : RENA
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Bohemian : ARTY
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Bowling "inning" : FRAME
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Spry : AGILE
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Sumus, ___, sunt : ESTIS
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It precedes Baker : ABLE
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Autocrat : TSAR
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Prefix with dexterous : AMBI
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Alice's cat : DINAH
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Kind of orange : OSAGE
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Complete : UTTER
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Kind of voice or sanctum : INNER
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Lets fall : DROPS
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Tenant's document : LEASE
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Ancient chariot : ESSED
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___ sapiens : HOMO
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Tied : EVEN
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Like Hubbard's cupboard : BARE
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Asian capital : HANOI
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Admit : LETON
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Edict city : NANTES
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Hammed it up : EMOTED
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Cogent : VALID
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Shoo : SCAT
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Melody : TUNE
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Lab burner : ETNA
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Famous tower site : PISA
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Grow tiresome : PALL
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Uncertain : IFFY
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Modernist : NEO
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Needlefish : GAR
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Owns : HAS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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