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New York Times, Tuesday, January 2, 1990

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V }, Scrabble score: 320 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,665
Across
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Lend a hand : HELP
5
Dear soul : LAMB
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Mom's order re eating : CHEW
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A k a : ALIAS
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Big name in essay writing : ELIA
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Singing syllables : LALA
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Weather prediction in Aug. : HAZYHOTANDHUMID
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Licorice flavoring : ANISE
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Tear a passion to tatters : EMOTE
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Hide : SKIN
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TV judge : WAPNER
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"Rodeo," for one : BALLET
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Noah Webster's forte : WORDS
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Cross as ___ : ABEAR
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As, to some admen : LIKE
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Scot's negative : NAE
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Vacillates : BLOWSHOTANDCOLD
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Hankering : YEN
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Chichi : ARTY
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Grant Wood, e.g. : IOWAN
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Ostentatiously colorful : GAUDY
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Thin layer, as of plastic : LAMINA
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Happened to : BEFELL
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Phrase re some fast foods : TOGO
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Solo : ALONE
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Asparagus unit : SPEAR
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Weather term in winter : WINDCHILLFACTOR
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Ore deposit : LODE
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Gen. Rob't ___ : ELEE
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Dough; cabbage : MOOLA
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Celebrity : STAR
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Linen source : FLAX
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J. Edgar's group : GMEN
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Guffaw, guffaw! : HAHA
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Jack of TV's "The Dakotas" : ELAM
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One of Judy's girls : LIZA
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Be worthwhile : PAY
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Admit : LETIN
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"Oh, woe!" : ALAS
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Golconda : MINE
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Terrible : BAD
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Small groups : CLUMPS
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___ rye (deli offering) : HAMON
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Heron, for one : WADER
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Millennial Church members : SHAKERS
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"Step ___!" : ONIT
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Director : HEAD
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Picnic salad : SLAW
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Songbird : WREN
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Pamper : BABY
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Competent : ABLE
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A Spinks : LEON
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Clever : WITTY
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All right : OKAY
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Nobleman's title : LORD
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"___ lay me down . . . " : NOWI
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Bates or King : ALAN
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Writer Ferber : EDNA
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Transport by wagon : HAUL
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Illustrative sketch : DIAGRAM
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Singer Perry : COMO
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Neuter is one : GENDER
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Composer Wilder : ALEC
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Lallygag : LOAF
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Cries lustily : BAWLS
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Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
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Filmdom family name : FONDA
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Kind of dialed message : TELEX
50
Spot for indoor cats : SILL
51
Entreaty : PLEA
52
Minute particle : ATOM
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Part : ROLE
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Bani-Sadr's homeland : IRAN
56
A famous Hugh, for short : HEF
57
Gear tooth : COG

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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