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New York Times, Wednesday, January 3, 1990

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 3
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,666

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Marten's fur : SABLE
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Cudgel : CLUB
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Neat : TRIM
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Swiftly, to a poet : AMAIN
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Singer Coolidge : RITA
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Decorate anew : REDO
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Make merry : KICKUPONESHEELS
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Native : INHERENT
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Mollifies : EASES
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Bridge ace Culbertson : ELY
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Hit hard : BELTED
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Reserved; retiring : MODEST
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Frolics : ROMPS
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Incite : ABET
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Avian perch : AERIE
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Delight : JOY
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Carouse : SOWONESWILDOATS
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Fla.'s ___ Largo : KEY
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Adlai's running mate: 1956 : ESTES
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Sacrament : RITE
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Admitted : OWNED
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Kind of car or game : PARLOR
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Run at full speed : CAREER
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Range of vision : KEN
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Wall decoration : ARRAS
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Deter from doing : DISSUADE
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Go on a spree : PAINTTHETOWNRED
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Stolen goods : SWAG
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Artifice : RUSE
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Moved gradually : EDGED
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Other : ELSE
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Long-billed bird : IBIS
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Spacious : ROOMY
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"The Square Egg" author : SAKI
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Ugandan exile : AMIN
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Famed organist-composer : BACH
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Comparable to : LIKE
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Acclimates : ENURES
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Close friend : CRONY
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Fuzz : LINT
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Western Amerind : UTE
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Kind of relief : BAS
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Gives medical aid to : TREATS
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Singer Della : REESE
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Dawdled : IDLED
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Sphagnum, e.g. : MOSS
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Animal's skin : PELT
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Succored : HELPED
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Writer Pasternak : BORIS
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Writer Ludwig : EMIL
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Mummer's cover-up : MASK
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A double-reed : OBOE
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Moist : DEWY
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D.D.E.'s command : ETO
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Tied the knot again : REWED
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Daisylike flower : ASTER
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Lockup : JAIL
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Lyricist Harbach : OTTO
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Most recent : NEWEST
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Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
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Bruin great : ORR
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Mandarin or Temple : ORANGE
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Jalapa coin : PESO
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Rebuttal : ANSWER
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Swimmer's stroke : CRAWL
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Costa Rican statesman : ARIAS
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Predatory birds : KITES
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Cathedral's projection : APSE
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An Arnaz : DESI
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Cause the ruin of : UNDO
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Consider : DEEM
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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Prefix with corn or pod : TRI
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Focal point : HUB

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