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New York Times, Wednesday, September 19, 1990

Author:
Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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. 14,925
Across
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Judge's bench : BANC
5
Piglet : SHOAT
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Anagram for oats : STOA
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Mormon milieu : UTAH
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Country lass : WENCH
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See 10 Across : OAST
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Middling : SOSO
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Compound derived from ammonia : IMIDE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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These have wide ears, according to Heywood : SMALLPITCHERS
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Kind of cup : EYE
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Exist : ARE
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Grieves : MOURNS
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Side by side : ABREAST
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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"___ siamo," Verdi aria : PARI
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Position G.R.F. played at Michigan : CTR
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Salinger work, with "The" : CATCHERINTHERYE
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Self : EGO
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Decorate anew : REDO
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Measure of "a miss" : AMILE
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Of touch, sight, etc. : SENSORY
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June V.I.P.'s : BRIDES
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Musical syllable : TRA
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Defense org. : USN
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"___, three-person'd God": Donne : BATTERMYHEART
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Arctic seal : HARP
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"With this ring ___ wed" : ITHEE
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Sports org. : NCAA
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"The ___ that men do . . . ": Shak. : EVIL
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Former town employee : CRIER
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Do a gym exercise : CHIN
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Rosalind Russell role : MAME
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Dispatches : SENDS
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These may be smoked : EELS
Down
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Kiss : BUSS
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Bit : ATOM
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Houston org. : NASA
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Irascible : CHOLERIC
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Pinches : SWIPES
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Kind of sphere : HEMI
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"With the blue ribbons ___" : ONIT
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Letters on some switch boxes : ACDC
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What some smokers would like to kick : THEHABIT
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Evening party : SOIREE
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Salts : TARS
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
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Dined : ATE
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Co-creator of "Twin Peaks" : LYNCH
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Go wrong : ERR
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Symbols of authority : MACES
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Early Missourian : OSAGE
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Writer Sinclair : UPTON
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Bitter : ACRID
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Fashion : STYLE
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Sassafras and tupelo : TREES
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Victim : PREY
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First ___ kit : AID
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Capricious people : ERRATICS
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Stern : HARSH
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___ grise (person having unofficial power) : EMINENCE
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Fastener : STAPLE
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Scrap for Spot : ORT
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Some department-store employees : BUYERS
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Edge : BRIM
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To be, in Boulogne : ETRE
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Nose: Comb. form : RHIN
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Reward, in poesy : MEED
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Pine : ACHE
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Wading bird : RAIL
55
Whips : TANS
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Haw's pal : HEM
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Fred Astaire's daughter : AVA

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

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