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New York Times, Friday, September 14, 1990

Author:
Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,920
Across
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Part of a hippocerf : STAG
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Canyon, of the comics : STEVE
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Yearn : ACHE
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Certain package : CARE
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Slight light : TAPER
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River into the Mosel : SAAR
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Little's forte : APING
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Eye inflammation : STYE
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COVET IRIS : UPSETVICTORIES
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The Bushes' Millie, e.g. : PET
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Towel word : HERS
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___ . . . a beet : ASRED
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Title given to Myra Hess : DAME
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"'I ___,' said the Caterpillar": Carroll : DONTSEE
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Referee : ARBITER
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N.F.L. thrills : TDS
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RILE VAMP : PRIMEVALCHAOS
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"Children ___ People": E. Post : ARE
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Unbeatable opponents : NEMESES
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Grist for the Guinness mill : RECORDS
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Fancy : WHIM
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Philadelphia suburb on the Main Line : PAOLI
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Villa d'___ : ESTE
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Ship's channel : GAT
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HUG ROTH : MUDDLEDTHROUGH
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Dugout : ABRI
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A deadly sin : ANGER
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Block of stamps : PANE
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"Leave all ___ to the gods": Horace : ELSE
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Kind of crow or babe : SCARE
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Blockheads, in Brest : ANES
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Arikaras : REES
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Coat with a tin-lead alloy : TERNE
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"___ and soon": Wordsworth : LATE
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Type of duck : SCAUP
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Got tree sap : TAPPED
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Awn : ARISTA
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Director Saks : GENE
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Smash inward : STAVE
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Relative of a hippopotamus : TAPIR
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Homeric works : EPICS
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Flue : VENT
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Therefore : ERGO
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Gretzky ploy : ASSIST
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Humors; indulges : CATERSTO
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Yokels : HAYSEEDS
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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Heat unit : THERM
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Operated : RAN
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___ Plaines : DES
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Actress Zetterling : MAI
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Editor's note : DELE
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Grampuses : ORCS
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Flex : BEND
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Big Daddy portrayer : IVES
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Glaswegian's cap : TAM
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Introduction : PREAMBLE
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Access for help : RECOURSE
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Axman : HEWER
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Blue, black or mountain follower : ASH
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Humorist Bill ___ : ARP
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Golden ___ (great pop songs) : OLDIES
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Free of : RID
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Lizard in a T. Williams title : IGUANA
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Lodestone : MAGNET
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Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
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Inexorable : STERN
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Number of King Cole's fiddlers : THREE
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"___ Foolish Things . . . ": 1935 song : THESE
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"My ___ Duchess": Browning : LAST
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Suffix with persist : ENCE
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Girasol : OPAL
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Air, in compounds : AER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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