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New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 1990

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,919
Across
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Bart or Ringo : STARR
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Mountain in Thessaly : OSSA
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Choir member : ALTO
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Plains home, of old : TEPEE
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German housewife : FRAU
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Make haste : TEAR
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Islands off Ireland : ARANS
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Mining center of the 1880's : TOMBSTONE
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Wink : NICTATE
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Philippine sea : SULU
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Cuban cigar : HAVANA
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Ladder component : RUNG
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Ant's antenna : FEELER
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Performed, as a song : RENDERED
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Word that may stop a truck : EATS
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Scut, e.g. : TAIL
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Mark : GRADE
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Mus. adaptation : ARR
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Forcible takeover : SEIZURE
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Nothing : NIL
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It has wings and flies : STAGE
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Albright of films : LOLA
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Indolent : IDLE
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Baker's dozen : THIRTEEN
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Lombardi and Edwards : VINCES
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Realtors' units : LOTS
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Thongs attached to javelins : AMENTA
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Flask for Pericles : OLPE
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Thurible's contents : INCENSE
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Creator of Lake Mead : HOOVERDAM
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Indo-European : ARYAN
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Chip in chips : ANTE
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"Come Back, Little Sheba" playwright : INGE
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Turgenev novel : SMOKE
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State of mind : MOOD
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N.M. resort : TAOS
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Thralls of yore : ESNES
Down
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Smith of tennis : STAN
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Actress Copley : TERI
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Scenic road past Superstition Mountain : APACHETRAIL
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Income for landlords : RENTALS
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Make bank deposits once again : RESAVE
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Frequently : OFTEN
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B'way sign : SRO
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Certain missiles : SAMS
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Home of Ala.'s Tigers : AUBURN
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One who brings into harmony : ATTUNER
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Papal name : LEO
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Basking product : TAN
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Mesabi product : ORE
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Ooze : SLUDGE
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French pastry : TARTE
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Historic battleship, or this puzzle's theme : ARIZONA
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Famous gorge formed by the Colorado : GRANDCANYON
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Lucullan treat : FEAST
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Third-day creation : EARTH
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Post young Caesar held : EDILE
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Strikes out : DELES
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Brim of a chapeau : AILE
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Colonize : SETTLE
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Prowl hungrily : RAVEN
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Furrowed : GROOVED
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" ... expresses himself ___ too deep for me": Gilbert : INTERMS
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Sprightly wit : ESPRIT
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"___ of fire ... " : INCASE
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Quiet actors : MIMES
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Skelton's script-writing wife : EDNA
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Rice beverage : SAKE
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Compass points : ENES
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Radio operator in a shack : HAM
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One of Japan's top golfers : ONO
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Ear: Comb. form : OTO
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Past : AGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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