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New York Times, Thursday, September 20, 1990

16-Across : Orchestra leader who promoted 22 Across

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J P Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 11, XRef: 4, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,926
Across
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Scads : LOTS
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___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
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Kind of lineage : MATRI
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"God's Little ___": Caldwell : ACRE
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Flower stalk : STEM
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Willow : OSIER
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Orchestra leader who promoted 22 Across : CHICKWEBB
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Express gratitude : THANK
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Monroe's ___ of Good Feeling : ERA
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Center of activity : HIVE
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Dike, Eunomia and Eirene : HORAE
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Jazz singer from Newport News, Va. : ELLAFITZGERALD
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Swiss river : AARE
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A Cassini : OLEG
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Division word : INTO
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Hint : CUE
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Apt title for 22 Across : FIRSTLADYOFSONG
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Trifling amount : FIG
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
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Excited : AGOG
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Former Broadway org. : ANTA
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River in E Asia : AMUR
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Song made famous by 22 Across : ATISKETATASKET
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Income for Pierre : RENTE
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Lip ___ (sing, in a way) : SYNC
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Topper : LID
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Word with wear or water : UNDER
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Hit song sung by 22 Across : AFOGGYDAY
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Vermont marble center : BARRE
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Debauchee : ROUE
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Part of the handwriting on the wall : MENE
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Improve : AMEND
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Make a boo-boo : ERR
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These may be martial : ARTS
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Cluny, e.g. : LACE
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Pigment for Gainsborough : OCHRE
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Kind of balloon : TRIAL
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Dry, as wine : SEC
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He's a Wonder : STEVIE
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Jewish month : TEBET
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Ambassador's res. : EMB
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___-pearl (nacre) : MOTHEROF
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On land : ASHORE
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Diadem : TIARA
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Of the kidneys : RENAL
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Annoyed : IRKED
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Jonathan or Tom : SWIFT
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Genghis ___ : KHAN
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Falls back : LAGS
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Crazy : ZANY
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Cat, in Cádiz : GATO
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Having a holiday : OFF
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Half of CIV : LII
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Work unit : ERG
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Eddie's spouse : IDA
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Gear tooth : COG
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Número ___ : UNO
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___ on (urge) : EGG
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Puttered aimlessly : TINKERED
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Tardy : LATE
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Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
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Scottish nightshirt : SARK
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To the rear of a ship : ASTERN
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"___ service" (waiter's phrase) : ATYOUR
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Skin disease : MANGE
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SPAR's org. : USCG
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Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
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Two hours before noon : TENAM
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Department in central France : INDRE
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Concerning : ASFOR
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Church officer : ELDER
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Former Red Sox pitcher : TIANT
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Hennas : DYES
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Land measure : ARE
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Singer Sumac : YMA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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