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New York Times, Saturday, September 29, 1990

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,935
Across
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Infant : BABY
5
Brainstorm : IDEA
9
Bog : MIRE
13
Land measure : ACRE
14
Cow : DAUNT
15
Harem rooms : ODAS
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Part of a formal request : THISCOMESAFTERQ
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Border : HEM
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Recedes : EBBS
21
Also-ran : LOSER
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Others, to Cicero : ALII
23
Hart : DEER
25
Part of a formal request : DOUBLECURVESIGN
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Sea eagles : ERNES
33
Bog fuel : PEAT
34
Down Under marsupial, for short : ROO
35
Mail : POST
36
Military caps : KEPIS
38
Armor : MAIL
39
Chemical suffix : ENE
40
Gaels' republic : EIRE
41
Hair-dye color : HENNA
42
Part of a formal request : WORLDWARTWOSIGN
46
Prepare for publication : EDIT
47
Annoys : IRKS
48
Lasso : RIATA
51
N.L. batting champion: 1966 : ALOU
52
Among, in Italia : TRA
55
Part of a formal request : SOFTSIGNINMUSIC
59
One that eats: Comb. form : VORE
60
Leather strap : THONG
61
Sensible : SANE
62
Indigent : POOR
63
Descant : SING
64
Saharan areas : ERGS
Down
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Spa in England : BATH
2
Relative of a twinge : ACHE
3
Poke on a bonnet : BRIM
4
Affirmative : YES
5
___ pentameter (kind of verse) : IAMBIC
6
Club assessments : DUES
7
Printers' measures : ENS
8
One ___ time : ATA
9
Tours : MOTORS
10
Bad time for Caesar : IDES
11
Steak order : RARE
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Title of respect: Abbr. : ESQR
14
Author of "The Longhorns" : DOBIE
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Body units : CELLS
18
Speedy : FLEET
22
Incite : ABET
23
It's between zwei and vier : DREI
24
A Perón and a Gabor : EVAS
25
Railroad magnate Chauncey ___ : DEPEW
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University of Maine site : ORONO
27
Famed name in auto racing : UNSER
28
Kind of house or hand : UPPER
29
Modern Persian : IRANI
30
Auctioneer's word : GOING
31
Actor in "Earthquake": 1974 : NOLAN
36
A New Zealander, informally : KIWI
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You were, to Cato : ERAT
38
Nautical meal : MESS
40
Icelandic sagas : EDDAS
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Bosh : HOKUM
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See 16, 25, 42 or 55 Across : LETTER
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Bathroom flooring : TILING
45
Incorrect : WRONG
48
The formal request : RSVP
49
M : IOOO
50
Kind of hairdo : AFRO
51
Presently : ANON
52
Despot : TSAR
53
Grommet : RING
54
Snake eyes at a casino : ACES
56
"___ My Party," Lesley Gore hit : ITS
57
F-J connection : GHI
58
Employ : USE

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

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