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SECOND OPINIONS

New York Times, Sunday, September 9, 1990

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 492 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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. 14,915
Across
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Served perfectly : ACED
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River in E France : SAONE
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Part of a Latin paradigm : AMAT
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Competent : ABLE
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Rich fabric : LAME
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Muster : ENROL
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Major Joppolo's post : ADANO
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Wampum item : BEAD
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Disco queen Summer? : PRIMADONNA
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Nicaraguan music makers? : CONTRABAND
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Pledge : PROMISE
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"Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
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Sham : PSEUDO
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
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Like Modigliani's "Reclining Nude"? : SHIFTLESS
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You're on one now! : SPHERE
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Stair part : TREAD
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Old name of the Bulgarian port called Varna : ODESSUS
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"___-porridge hot ... " : PEASE
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Obtuse : CRASS
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Fortunetelling card : TAROT
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City in E Brazil : UBA
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Violinist Kavafian : ANI
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Int. group established in 1948 : OAS
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Song from "A Chorus Line" : AND
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Supercilious person : SNOB
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Orch. section : STR
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J.P.'s office? : HITCHINGPOST
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Strict disciplinarian : MARTINET
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Author of "The Making of a Surgeon" : NOLEN
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Akin on the father's side : AGNATE
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Upbeat, in music : ARSIS
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Like some seals : EARED
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Oneness : UNITY
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Least moist : DRIEST
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Latin American dance music : SALSA
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Warehouse : ENTREPOT
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Singer Stevens : RISE
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Like a confirmed bachelor? : SINGLEMINDED
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Nice article : UNE
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Eager : AVID
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Menuhin's title : SIR
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Erwin or Symington : STU
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Diarist Anaïs ___ : NIN
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Fortify : MAN
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Type of type : AGATE
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Rowdydow : MELEE
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Name in the 1921 headlines : SACCO
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"X" math? : ALGEBRA
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Play a higher card : COVER
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W. German city on Belgium's border : AACHEN
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Memo from rock singer Slick? : GRACENOTE
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West Point mascot : MULE
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Mite, e.g. : ACARID
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He doesn't like company : LONER
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Clique : COTERIE
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Gen. Jaruzelski and Lech Walesa? : POLESAPART
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Sock in the mouth? : TOOTHPASTE
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Give forth : EMIT
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Baritone role in "I Pagliacci" : TONIO
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Sappho's Muse : ERATO
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Part of a pitchfork : TINE
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Star in reverse : RATS
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Old Icelandic poetry : EDDA
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Sorrow : DOLOR
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Kin of etc. : ETAL
Down
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Eisenhut, e.g. : ALP
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Cavil : CARP
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Arabian prince : EMIR
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Reduces in rank : DEMOTES
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Chancel seat : SEDILE
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Win by ___ (inch ahead) : ANOSE
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Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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___ compos mentis : NON
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Goes by : ELAPSES
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Gustaf ___, former Swedish king : ADOLF
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Painter of "Olympia" : MANET
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Formicary denizen : ANT
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Underwater projectile : TORPEDO
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Head of a convent : ABBESS
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Brummell or Bridges : BEAU
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Cry from a crow's-nest : LAND
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Edible corm of the taro : EDDO
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Stinging to the taste : ACRID
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Tosca's emotion : AMORE
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Valuable possession : ASSET
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Cries of triumph : AHAS
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Are they to the manor born? : LORDS
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Involuntary muscular contraction : SPASM
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Five: Comb. form : PENTA
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Like minoxidil? : HAIRRAISING
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Paine or Mather product : TRACT
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Headlong : RASH
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Weekend libation? : SUNDAYPUNCH
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One of Tirpitz's vessels : UBOAT
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Buffalo man in a rink : SABRE
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Shelters for sheep : COTES
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Not live : TAPED
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Shortly : ANON
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"A votre ___!" : SANTE
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Sound of escaping steam : HISS
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Components of monograms : INITS
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Totally : INALL
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Vikings : NORSE
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Faint light : GLEAM
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Aunt, in Arles : TANTE
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Cornered : TREED
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Encircle : GIRD
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This bore may cause excitement : EAGRE
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Improper : UNDUE
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Ibsen's forte : DRAMA
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Competitor : RIVAL
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Pique : SNIT
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Stage direction : ENTER
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In readiness : ONICE
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Companion of a mortise : TENON
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Writer Singer : ISAAC
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Archipelago unit : ISLE
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Dugouts : ABRIS
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Arrange in degrees : GRADATE
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Cornea irritant : MOTE
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Turned inside out : EVERTED
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Dried tubers of orchids : SALEP
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Needle-shaped : ACERATE
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Wading birds : EGRETS
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Portuguese money of account : CONTO
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Glasgow or London : AUTHOR
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Impala's big cousin : ELAND
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Words to live by : MOTTO
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Unoriginal person : APER
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Robin Cook novel : COMA
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Finished parasailing : ALIT
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Pea or egg follower : COAL
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"___ Really Me?": 1963 song : ISIT
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Suburb of Pittsburgh : ETNA
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School of whales : POD
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Relative of plata : ORO
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Anguineous fish : EEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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