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Nancy S. Ross
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New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 1990

Author: Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.12, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 535 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 2, XRef: 8, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,950
Across Down
1. Encourages a felon : ABETS
6. Constantine slept here : ARLES
11. Portrait sculpture : BUST
15. Printer's dot : BULLET
16. Musical direction : OTTAVA
17. "King ___ Road," 1965 song : OFTHE
19. Castro's predecessor : BATISTA
20. See 67 Across : THEPENNYOPERA
23. Toothed: Comb. form : ODON
24. Maternally related : ENATE
26. Yorkshire city : LEEDS
27. Month for lovers : FEB
28. C times XXXV : MMMD
29. Zwei follower : DREI
30. Vesicle : CYST
31. Prefix for puncture : ACU
32. Ray : BEAM
33. See 67 Across : FOURSAINTSINACTS
38. Con : ANTI
39. Suffix used by physicists : IUM
40. The 23rd Hebrew letter : TAV
41. "Fawlty Towers" star : CLEESE
42. Hypocritical talk : CANT
44. Melody : AIR
46. Spinning devices : GYROS
47. Backward, nautically : ASTERN
50. Duroc's home : STY
53. Tibetan monk : LAMA
55. City on the Loire : BLOIS
58. Scrooge word : BAH
59. Wind of S France : MISTRAL
62. Ego : SELF
64. Former Spanish enclave in Morocco : IFNI
65. Kind of sch. : ELEM
67. Heart of the matter : STRIKETHREE
69. Dispatch : SEND
70. Star's car : LIMO
71. Greet : HAIL
72. Dolt : DULLARD
74. Sign of triumph : VEE
75. Scaly crust : SCURF
77. Buddies : PALS
79. Carrie or Louis : NYE
80. Playground time : RECESS
82. Jazz dance : STOMP
84. Ursula Andress film : SHE
86. Isinglass : MICA
87. Gun aimed at a bomber : ACKACK
89. Capp and Capone : ALS
91. Daisy ___ Scraggs : MAE
92. Mezzo Stevens : RISE
96. See 67 Across : THELITTLEKITTENS
101. Perfume measure : DRAM
102. Bridle part : BIT
103. Wine experts' comb. form : OENO
104. Earthquake site: June 21, 1990 : IRAN
105. Grimace : MOUE
106. Super serve : ACE
107. Base Gehrig covered : FIRST
109. Some Renoir paintings : NUDES
111. Thrice minus twice : ONCE
112. See 67 Across : THELITTLEPIGS
116. More drippy, as paste : RUNNIER
118. A sister of Eunomia : IRENE
119. Pupils' locales : IRISES
120. Jubilant : ELATED
121. Pipe part : STEM
122. Ethyl acetate, e.g. : ESTER
123. Gulls : DUPES
1. Self-service restaurant : AUTOMAT
2. See 67 Across : BLINDMICE
3. Certain railways : ELS
4. Parisian head : TETE
5. Top-notch performer : STANDOUT
6. Nonbeliever : ATHEIST
7. Map abbr. : RTE
8. Sitter's feature : LAP
9. One of the Waughs : EVELYN
10. Least batty : SANEST
11. Movie Messala : BOYD
12. Sky sightings: Abbr. : UFOS
13. P.O. item : STP
14. See 67 Across : THEFACESOFEVE
15. Outlaws : BADMEN
16. Paravane : OTTER
18. Puts up : ERECTS
19. Pump, in Peru : BOMBA
21. Meadowlands team : NETS
22. Obloquy : ABUSE
25. Calla, e.g. : ARUM
30. Kind of servant : CIVIL
33. Language of Helsinki : FINNISH
34. Motorists' org. : AAA
35. Like a street after sleet : ICY
36. Workers' rights org. : NLRB
37. Part of Asia Minor : AEOLIS
43. Branch : ARM
45. How madcaps act : RASHLY
46. Corolla part : GALEA
47. Actor Walter and family : ABELS
48. Of a Frankish people : SALIC
49. See 67 Across : THEMUSKETEERS
50. Narrow furrow : STRIA
51. Joan Sutherland specialties : TRILLS
52. Gab : YAK
54. Ballerina Park : MERLE
56. Writer of suspense tales : INNES
57. Teams : SIDES
60. Olivia of the Met : STAPP
61. Guided : LED
63. Harbor sights : FERRIES
66. Human : MORTAL
68. Large cask : TUN
73. Ten: Comb. form : DEC
76. Centers of attention : FOCI
78. Plumed hat : SHAKO
81. See 67 Across : CARDMONTE
83. Trading place: Abbr. : MKT
85. Big name in New Haven : ELI
86. Affected : MANNERED
87. Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
88. Pretentious : CHICHI
90. Brandy-based cocktail : STINGER
91. Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
93. Satires' cousins : IRONIES
94. Tipsy : SAUCED
95. Eastern V.I.P. : EMEER
97. Legal wrong : TORT
98. Nielsen or Uggams : LESLIE
99. Comes onstage : ENTERS
100. Bind tightly : TRUSS
107. Exquisite : FINE
108. Gossip tidbit : ITEM
110. Sea in the W Pacific : SULU
113. Permit : LET
114. Fruit center : PIT
115. Expert ending : ISE
117. Baize feature : NAP

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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