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TOWNSPEOPLE

New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 1992

90-Down : Driver's exam

Author:
Stanley Glass
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 517 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 120, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has duplicate clues.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,412
Across
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
5
Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Brazilian coffee : RIO
12
Big beetle : CHAFER
18
Kind of food or music : SOUL
19
Where Qum is : IRAN
20
French secular clergyman : ABBE
22
A Roosevelt relative : DELANO
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Irate pop singer in Arkansas? : HOTSPRINGSTEEN
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Recording process : TAPING
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Livy's language : LATIN
28
Dig up : UNEARTH
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A crowd? : THREE
31
Sigma ___ (frat of songdom) : CHI
33
Trainer Dundee of boxing : ANGELO
35
City in Argentina : MORON
37
At a distance : AFAR
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Expense item : RENT
40
Poet ___ Manley Hopkins : GERARD
42
Synthetic fabric : NYLON
44
Pers. cards : IDS
45
Mt. Ida maiden : OREAD
47
Street shows : RAREES
49
"___ the Top": Porter : YOURE
51
Actor Hardwicke : CEDRIC
53
Affluent ex-Veep in Virginia? : RICHMONDALE
57
Dash : SCOOT
60
Dash : STREAK
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Large sea duck : EIDER
63
Fence material : SPLITRAIL
67
The Bambino or Iron Horse : YANKEE
69
Mantua money : LIRE
70
Labor gp. : ILO
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World Series of Golf site : AKRON
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Snoopy one : PRIER
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Pen point : NIB
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Handles clumsily : PAWS
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Grassy plains of Argentina : LLANOS
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Trespasses : INFRINGES
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Lively horse : STEED
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Its capital is Luanda : ANGOLA
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Stone lined with crystals : GEODE
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Singing Jackie in Pennsylvania? : ALTOONASSIS
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Eyed wolfishly : LEERED
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Furious : LIVID
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Caveat ___ : EMPTOR
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Dote on : ADORE
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The Greatest : ALI
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Chilly time in Spain : ENERO
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Prewedding surprise : SHOWER
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Nathan Hale's alma mater : YALE
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Burrows' kin : DENS
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Austrian essayist-editor : KRAUS
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Lasorda's predecessor at L.A. : ALSTON
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Rep.'s opponent : DEM
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___ cum laude : MAGNA
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Dame Edith ___, English poet : SITWELL
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Manet's "In ___" : ABOAT
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Eventually : INTIME
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Ascetic family of Chief Justice in Carolina? : SPARTANBURGERS
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Start anew : REOPEN
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Large kangaroo : EURE
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"I Remember Mama" role : NELS
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Biblical pottage buyer : ESAU
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"___ Scared Stupid," 1991 film : ERNEST
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QB's goals : TDS
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Eddy-MacDonald number : DUET
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Check : STEM
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Bat material : ASH
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Trevanian's "The ___ Sanction" : LOO
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Described in brief : OUTLINED
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"Lohengrin" heroine : ELSA
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Exposure outdoors : AIRING
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Shrinking one : CRINGER
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George Hamilton acquirement : TAN
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Sharp-cornered : ANGULAR
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Appraise : RATE
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Metal structural unit : IBEAM
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Opera by Von Weber : OBERON
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Summer time in Milwaukee : CDT
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Miami's N.B.A. team : HEAT
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Omega's antithesis : ALPHA
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Attractive 18th-century novelist in Connecticut? : FAIRFIELDING
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Group of nine : ENNEAD
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Will or Ginger : ROGERS
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Admission : ENTRY
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School gp. : PTA
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Nocturnal sawyers : SNORERS
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Sanctified actor in Massachusetts? : HOLYOKEEFE
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Fang: Fr. : CROC
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Epitaph starter : HERE
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Period : ERA
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Palindromic time : NOON
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Ankles : TARSI
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Zeus, to Zeno : DEITY
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Modigliani's "The Rose ___" : NUDE
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Ref. book : DICT
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Tussle : SCRAP
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Fulminate : RAIL
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Staghorn ___ : CORAL
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Matisse or Pétain : HENRI
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"___ Love," 1982 film : MAKING
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Weird : EERIE
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Durable columnist in California? : OAKLANDERS
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Balkan capital : TIRANA
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Stonewall's boys : REBS
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Drinks gingerly : SIPS
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S.A. border river : PLATA
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Depressed jazz notable in Massachusetts? : LOWELLINGTON
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Yearns : LONGS
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Actor Leon ___: 1881-1951 : ERROL
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Cowboy's loop : NOOSE
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Egyptian king : SETI
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Reduces : SLIMS
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Notion : IDEA
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In want : NEEDY
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Hawk's antithesis : DOVE
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Road base : ASPHALT
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Sty sound : OINK
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Driver's exam : ROADTEST
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Author Gardner : ERLE
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Judge : DEEM
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Northern Connecticut town : TOLLAND
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Pained exclamations : OWS
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Decorative altar structure : RETABLE
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Esteem : ADMIRE
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Certain horseshoe throw : LEANER
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Swell the pot : RAISE
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Production measure : OUTPUT
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Vigorous : ROBUST
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Marsh bird : SNIPE
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Grassy area : SWARD
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Scand. nation : NOR
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Iowa campus site : AMES
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Psyche's beloved : ERES
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Man's septet, to W.S. : AGES
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Suffix with depend : ENT
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New, in Nürnberg : NEU
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Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
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Total : SUM

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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