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New York Times, Wednesday, January 31, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,694
Across
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Said "I do" : WED
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Second chance in court : APPEAL
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Chinese gelatin : AGAR
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Rocks at the bar : ICE
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Auto's "face" : GRILLE
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Tempo : PACE
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Start of a quip : SHELOOKSLIKESHE
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It springs eternal : HOPE
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Born, to Fifi : NEE
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Drive forward : IMPEL
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Convened : SAT
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Wool producer : EWE
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More of the quip : WASPOUREDINTO
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Kitchen utensil : CORER
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Abnormal breathing sounds : RALES
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Mate of 25 Across : RAM
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Exhort : URGE
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Lincoln's logs? : CABIN
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Rani's garb : SARI
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English heat measure: Abbr. : BTU
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Mysterious biblical word : SELAH
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Was skittish : SHIED
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More of the quip : HERCOSTUMEAND
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Cries of surprise : OHS
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Far along in years : OLD
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"Topless towers" city : ILIUM
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Blemish : MAR
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Gumbo : OKRA
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End of the quip : FORGOTTOSAYWHEN
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Cleaving tool : FROE
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Narrated again : RETOLD
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Okla. city : ADA
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Yearnings : YENS
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Saves Dad the nuptial costs : ELOPES
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"I am ___ a crook": Nixon : NOT
Down
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"When You ___ Upon a Star" : WISH
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Repeat : ECHO
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Area in an ocean floor : DEEP
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Past : AGO
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ASAP : PRONTO
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Toll road : PIKE
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Other : ELSE
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Entirety : ALL
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Island necklace : LEI
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Missing links? : APEMEN
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Pant : GASP
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Long : ACHE
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Walk erratically : REEL
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Rent payer : LESSEE
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New Zealanders, informally : KIWIS
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Spring mo. : APR
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Garden spot : EDEN
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Fort ___, Tex. : WORTH
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Debate : ARGUE
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Russian mountains : URALS
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Morocco's capital : RABAT
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Nobel Peace Price winner Root : ELIHU
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Orient Express, e.g. : TRAIN
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Like a galley : OARED
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Den denizen : CUB
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"___ pleasures and palaces . . . " : MID
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Company V.I.P.'s : CEOS
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What Peter Pan lost : SHADOW
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Jerk : SCHMO
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This goes with poivre : SEL
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Reddens the cheeks : ROUGES
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Esprit de corps : MORALE
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Uncertain: Slang : IFFY
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Body of knowledge : LORE
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Something to pump : IRON
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Fictional sleuth : MOTO
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Soaking wet : ASOP
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Asian title of respect : KHAN
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Freshen the décor : REDO
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Premed course : ANAT
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Three, in Torino : TRE
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Material measures: Abbr. : YDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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