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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

New York Times, Wednesday, January 24, 1990

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,687

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Across
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Covenant : PACT
5
Pkg. : BDL
8
Screen vamp : BARA
12
Support beam : IBAR
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Cote mothers : EWES
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Spurred : URGED
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It, in Mexico : ELLO
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Weeper of myth : NIOBE
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Turn down trash? : REFUSEREFUSE
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Smorgasbord smack? : BUFFETBUFFET
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Talisman : AMULET
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Reduced in price : ONSALE
30
Highway divisions : LANES
31
Rawboned one : SCRAG
34
Interdiction : BAN
35
Midpts. : CTRS
36
Mock : FLOUT
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Move like a butterfly : FLIT
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Refreshed the inner man : ATE
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Senior member : DOYEN
40
Compound with two double bonds : DIENE
41
Carolina river : PEEDEE
43
___ Antilles : LESSER
44
Warsaw wax? : POLISHPOLISH
48
Tiny time period? : MINUTEMINUTE
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Practices prestidigitation : PALMS
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Comparison word : THAN
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Sinful : EVIL
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Argosy : FLEET
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Change for a twenty : TENS
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Bedecked : CLAD
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Checkers choice : RED
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Surfeit : SATE
Down
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Stevedore's spot : PIER
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Up to snuff : ABLE
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Dogie : CALF
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Worries : TROUBLES
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Deprived : BEREFT
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Doc, for one : DWARF
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Mississippi River sight : LEVEE
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Legal outlines : BRIEFS
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Earlier than now : AGO
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Confederate Johnny : REB
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Dog-days drink : ADE
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Put through a sieve : SIFT
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Renownless : UNSUNG
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Takes to court : SUES
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Lusitania sinker : UBOAT
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Aesopian output : FABLES
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Mother of Galahad : ELAINE
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Frame for drying clothes : TENTER
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Dogpatch creator : ALCAPP
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Capuchin order founder ___ da Bascio : MATTEO
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Spin off the spool : UNREEL
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Wily : SLY
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Cedar Rapids college : COE
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Shutout spoiler : RUN
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Mountain wind : FOEHN
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Seines : FISHNETS
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Proceed no more : DESIST
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Lucy's mate : DESI
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Switched to the low beam : DIMMED
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Delineated : LIMNED
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Expresses : PUTS
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Different : OTHER
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Head for the exit : LEAVE
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Iris layer : UVEA
50
Hair dye : TINT
51
Additionally : ELSE
52
Promoted pvt. : PFC
53
Wholly : ALL
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Grazing ground : LEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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