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New York Times, Saturday, September 15, 1990

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Kevin Boyle has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,921

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Across
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Israel's seventh ruler : AHAB
5
"Return of the Jedi" creatures : EWOKS
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Hatred: Comb. form : MISO
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Retinal photoreceptor : CONE
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Bungo, e.g. : CANOE
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Over : ANEW
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Do the impossible : TRISECTTHEANGLE
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Allodium : ESTATE
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Site of valuable deposits : OILFIELD
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Soundproofs : DEADENS
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Forest ranger's degree : MSF
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Garment for Calpurnia : STOLA
27
Steamed : IRATE
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Character in TV's "Grand" : EDDA
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"Ubu ___," Jarry play : ROI
37
Oversight : SLIPUP
38
Doing the impossible : DOUBLINGTHECUBE
41
Like numerals 0-9, e.g. : ARABIC
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Stat for Clemens : ERA
43
Start of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
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Buck and tom : MALES
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Psychoanalyst Erich : FROMM
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Fool, to a Fräulein : TOR
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Human being or lemur : PRIMATE
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Gustatory cell site : TASTEBUD
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Ruminant's third stomach : OMASUM
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Do the impossible : SQUARETHECIRCLE
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Influence : PULL
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" . . . 'vanity, sets love ___ like that'": Hunt : ATASK
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Shake : LOSE
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Purpose : SAKE
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Cods' kin : HAKES
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Zaniah or Zosma : STAR
Down
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Emulated Cronyn or Tandy : ACTED
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Rosinante, e.g. : HORSE
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Singer Baker : ANITA
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" . . . remember and ___": Rossetti : BESAD
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Bizarre : ECCENTRIC
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Angkor ___ (Cambodian ruins) : WAT
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Wise about : ONTO
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Capital of Nagaland : KOHIMA
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Closes a falcon's eyes : SEELS
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Gershwin's "The ___ Love" : MANI
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Photographer Morath : INGE
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Convince : SELL
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Was in the red : OWED
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Savoie seasons : ETES
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Sharpen, once : AFFILE
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Shortly : SOON
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Hybrid feline : LIGER
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Wedding staple : RICE
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Southern constellation : APUS
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Vats : TUBS
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Blois blade : EPEE
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Town on the IJsselmeer : EDAM
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Dickens's ___ Spenlow : DORA
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Twofold : DUAL
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Ecclesiastic title : ABBE
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Trefoils : SHAMROCKS
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Founder of antiseptic surgery : LISTER
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De ___ (superfluous) : TROP
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Prugna, mela, ciliegia, etc. : FRUTTA
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Puccini heroine : MIMI
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Voodoo cousin : OBEAH
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Fertilizes with loam : MARLS
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Neckwear : ASCOT
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Tony Randall's birthplace : TULSA
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Muslim prince : EMEER
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Recipe abbr. : TSPS
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Pastel shade : AQUA
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Brood : SULK
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Account : TALE
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Asian tree : DHAK
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Suffix for Canton or legal : ESE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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