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New York Times, Tuesday, January 23, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,686
Across
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Shopper's mecca : MALL
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Wise ___ owl : ASAN
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Young bull : CALF
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Red as ___ : ABEET
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Tony ___, memorable golfer : LEMA
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Sheltered at sea : ALEE
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His sentence is lengthy : LIFER
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Broadway hit of yore, with "The" : FRONTPAGE
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Tropical fish : TETRA
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Puts in a container : ENCASES
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Residue : ASH
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Shows fear : CRINGES
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"___ for Danny Fisher": Robbins : ASTONE
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Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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___ avail : TONO
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Loni's husband : BURT
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Eastern biggies : EMIRS
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Lasts : ENDURES
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Asseverates : ALLEGES
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Ebbets Field star : REESE
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Brown, as raw silk : ECRU
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Stadium in Queens : SHEA
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Having form without reality : MODAL
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Aboveboard : HONEST
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Land holdings : ESTATES
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Kind of mask or pipe : GAS
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Oriental : EASTERN
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Pat or tap : TOUCH
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Behind the scenes : BACKSTAGE
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Gladden : ELATE
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Joined : TIED
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Fathered : SIRED
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Kind of club : GLEE
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Rival of Henry Ford : OLDS
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Tout's concern : ODDS
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Knights of ___ : MALTA
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"___ Irish Rose" : ABIES
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Sinistral : LEFTHANDED
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Ogle's cousin : LEER
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Landon : ALF
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More tranquil : SERENER
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Surrounded by : AMONG
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John ___ Garner, former V.P. : NANCE
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Tams : CAPS
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Amor's wings : ALAE
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Diamond that was rough : LEGS
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Charge : FEE
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Region : TRACT
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Pendent ornament : TASSEL
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Garb for an investiture : ROBE
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Occupied : INUSE
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March king : SOUSA
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"Better a ___ of pottage . . . " : AMESS
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College lineman : RIGHTGUARD
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Sweet bay, e.g. : TREE
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Greek mountain : OSSA
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Six years in the Senate : TERM
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___ -cat (sandlot game) : ONEO
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Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
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Finds new tenants : RELETS
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Crescent-shaped figure : LUNE
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Altered : CHANGED
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Fracas : SETTO
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Oregon or Santa Fe : TRAIL
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Performed : ACTED
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Gets rid of : SHEDS
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A peer : EARL
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Teen woe : ACNE
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___-Ball (amusement-park game) : SKEE
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Mélange : OLIO
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What mendicants do : BEG
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McMahon and Sullivan : EDS

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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