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New York Times, Monday, January 29, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 56, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 14,692
Across
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Call off a rocket's flight : ABORT
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End of a Springsteen title : USA
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"Major ___," TV sitcom : DAD
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Religion of some Iranians : BAHAI
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City on seven hills : ROME
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Wall: Sp. : MURO
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Childhood problem : CHICKENPOX
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"Yes ___": S. Davis Jr. book : ICAN
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Subway rider's need : TOKEN
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Pumpernickel : RYE
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Related : AKIN
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Fountain drink : SODA
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Move around aimlessly : RAMBLE
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Sacks : BAGS
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It also rises : SUN
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A combo : TRIO
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Bellowing : AROAR
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Slipper or lover : ROMEO
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Mimic : APE
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Loss of a word's ending : APOCOPE
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Beau : ADMIRER
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Trite : CORNY
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"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
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Repeat : ECHO
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Inquires : ASKS
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He wrote "The Care of Time": 1981 : AMBLER
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Small singing bird : WREN
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Kind of tenant? : LIEU
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W.W. II Greek undergrounders : EAM
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Silk dye : EOSIN
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Allowance for weight : TARE
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Character in folklore and ballet : SWANMAIDEN
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Yours and mine : OURS
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"A ___clock scholar" : TENO
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East German city : HALLE
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Foxy : SLY
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Summer time in N.Y. : DST
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Food fish : SMELT
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Network for Koppel : ABC
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Thai coin : BAHT
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Columbus milieu : OHIO
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Pool-room item : RACK
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Small ones: Var. : TIKES
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Vase : URN
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Renata Scotto is one : SOPRANO
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Former name of Xiamen : AMOY
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Shower-room items : DUCKBOARDS
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Thin as ___ : ARAIL
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Famed metaphysical poet : DONNE
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Put forth energy : EXERTED
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City for snowbirds : MIAMI
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Biblical oldster : ENOS
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Engraver Albrecht ___ : DURER
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Scent : AROMA
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Jezebel's deity : BAAL
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Angel's instrument: It. : ARPA
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Prickly shrub or its fruit : GOOSEBERRY
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Part of the U.S.A.F. : SAC
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Author Mazo de la ___ : ROCHE
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John Lindsay, once : MAYOR
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Sneak a look : PEEK
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Sea birds : ERNS
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Worst : POOREST
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Retiree's nest egg : IRA
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Paul and a cardinal : NEWMANS
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Hints : CLUES
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Appear : SEEM
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Quartet members : ALTOS
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Sound from Garfield : MIAUL
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Namesakes of a son of Lamech : NOAHS
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Filled with reverential fear : AWED
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Where Anna Leonowens worked : SIAM
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Unemployed : IDLE
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Gwyn or Carter : NELL
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"___ guilty!" : NOT
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Tennis-court item : NET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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