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New York Times, Thursday, January 4, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,667
Across
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Snatch : GRAB
5
Shore up : PROP
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Arrest : STOP
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Wedding missiles : RICE
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One of Jupiter's satellites : LEDA
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Sugar-maple spout : SPILE
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Indian tourist town : AGRA
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Boccaccio's "The ___ Heart" : EATEN
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Start of a quip : THEMINISTERWHO
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Ands, in Avignon : ETS
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Tippler's trouble : DTS
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Factories, to Fifi : USINES
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Quip: Part II : REHEARSES
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Portends : BODES
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Dregs : LEES
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"High ___," M. Anderson play : TOR
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Saharan : ARID
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Pansy's pad : BED
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Mayor of Palm Springs : BONO
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Crest : TOP
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Kodiak, e.g. : BEAR
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Emulated Clementine's dad : MINED
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Quip: Part III : PRACTICES
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Emulate Delbert Mann : DIRECT
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Today's jrs., next year : SRS
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Ditty syllable : TRA
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End of the quip : WHATHEPREACHES
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Former Pacific defense gp. : SEATO
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Harvest : REAP
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"Scourge of mortals": Homer : ARES
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Of the distant past, poetically : OLDEN
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Bright thought in Toulon : IDEE
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Ancient Persian's contemporary : MEDE
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Play the lead : STAR
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Has the misery : AILS
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Gnat or rat : PEST
Down
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Rasp : GRATE
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Correct : RIGHT
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Character in "The Rivals" : ACRES
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Grin : BEAM
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Column base : PLINTH
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Change the text : REVISE
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Genethliacons : ODES
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Grazed upon : PASTURED
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Generates : SPAWNS
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Give a tenth of one's income : TITHE
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Lineup in a supermarket : OLEOS
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Stylograph : PEN
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Sequential events : SERIES
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Roman date : IDES
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Being : ESSE
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___ rover (children's game) : RED
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Raid warning : ALERT
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Belfry occupant : BAT
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Pizarro's quest : ORO
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Pickpocket : DIP
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Heavy weight : TON
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Bill passed regularly : ONE
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If spared, it spoils : ROD
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One-celled microorganisms : BACTERIA
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Encore! : BIS
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Type of lace : BRETON
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Apiece : EACH
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Tableland : MESA
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Famous Vienna park : PRATER
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___ Baline (Irving Berlin) : ISRAEL
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Delicate pancakes : CREPES
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Resided : DWELT
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"___ little pony . . . " : IHADA
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Unlucky number on a match : THREE
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Bulrushes : REEDS
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Plus item : ASSET
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Foot: Comb. form : PEDI
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Corny : CAMP
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Mayday's cousin : SOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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