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New York Times, Wednesday, January 10, 1990

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 4.71, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 53, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,673
Across
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___ rule (generally) : ASA
4
"___ of God ... ": Herbert : ANACT
9
Command to a dog : SIT
12
Carpentry, for one : SKILL
15
Old Portuguese coin : DOBRA
16
Pub order : ALE
17
Children's game : HIDEANDSEEK
19
Ballerina Slavenska : MIA
20
Draftsman's tool : PENCIL
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Driver's annoyance : DETOUR
23
Doctrine : TENET
25
Construction piece : IBEAM
26
Emulate what Dixie did in 1861 : SECEDE
29
Aged: Abbr. : AETAT
31
Blunder : ERR
32
Traffic sign : STOP
34
S. Pacific sea : CORAL
38
Take hold of : CLASP
41
Brazilian coffee : RIO
42
Jack : KNAVE
43
Rhythm : TEMPO
44
A neighbor of Pol. : USSR
46
Receive : GET
47
Disturbed : UPSET
49
Late bloomers : ASTERS
52
Fiber for textiles : RAMIE
54
Lays by : SAVES
56
Story handed down : LEGEND
57
Hard, unctuous preparation : CERATE
60
Pop star from Nigeria : ADE
61
Amusement for children : JUMPINGROPE
65
Juan or Domingo : SAN
66
Harsh to the taste : ACRID
67
Ruhr city : ESSEN
68
Explosive : TNT
69
Ayes : YESES
70
Tennis unit : SET
Down
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Residue : ASH
2
Omit : SKIP
3
Nurse's ___ : AIDE
4
Confuse : ADDLE
5
C.P.A.'s interest : NOS
6
Presidential nickname : ABE
7
Commendation or honor : CREDIT
8
Retract : TAKEBACK
9
S. Pacific island group : SAMOA
10
Latin name for Troy : ILIUM
11
Rip apart : TEAR
13
Festina ___ (make haste slowly) : LENTE
14
Fastened a sneaker : LACED
18
Padres and Pirates : NINES
22
Wyo.'s ___ Range : TETON
24
Followers of a Chinese religion : TAOISTS
26
Dissenting body : SECT
27
A wife of Al Jolson : ERLE
28
Pack tightly : CRAM
30
Collection of poems : EPOS
33
Unfeigned : TRUE
35
Craze : RAGE
36
State : AVER
37
"___ Do It," 1928 song : LETS
39
Froth : SPUME
40
Fop : POPINJAY
45
Black bird : RAVEN
48
Beguile : SEDUCE
50
Durable fabric : SERGE
51
Autocrats : TSARS
52
Kind of fortification : REDAN
53
Representative : AGENT
55
They turn litmus red : ACIDS
56
Hold out : LAST
58
Throw lightly : TOSS
59
Fencer's weapon : EPEE
62
Miniver or Grundy : MRS
63
Quiche Lorraine, e.g. : PIE
64
Suffix with exist : ENT

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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