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New York Times, Friday, October 5, 1990

Author:
Patricia A. Cevaal
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Patricia A. Cevaal has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,941
Across
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Tread the boards : ACT
4
Tidal flood : EAGRE
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Iota preceder : THETA
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Japanese measure : CHO
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Nursery-rhyme runaway : SPOON
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Kind of flush : ROYAL
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Street where Freddy preys : ELM
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Saturn's largest moon : TITAN
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Manifest : OVERT
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Wed one much younger than oneself : ROBTHECRADLE
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Implore : BESEECH
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"___ Wants to Do Is Dance," 1985 song : ALLSHE
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Get kudos for a small role : STEALTHESHOW
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Photo finish : MATTE
34
Paris airport : ORLY
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Somme summer : ETE
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Toe the line : OBEY
37
"Star Wars" director : LUCAS
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Seemann's milieu : MEER
40
First president of Gabon : MBA
41
Trollope's "___ Balatka" : NINA
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Viscounts' superiors : EARLS
43
Reap great profits : MAKEAKILLING
47
Make certain : ASSURE
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Recited the liturgy : INTONED
52
Attend without permission : CRASHTHEGATE
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Eucalyptus feeder : KOALA
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Grow toward evening : LATEN
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French nobleman : DUC
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Sit in on a class : AUDIT
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Lifeless : INERT
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"Well, ___ declare!" : IDO
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Wall Street transaction : TRADE
64
Cole Porter song : PAREE
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City south of Teheran : REY
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Sour : ACERB
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Daphnis's love : CHLOE
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China's Ming ___ : TOMBS
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Cultivator of beauty : ESTHETE
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For each : APIECE
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Comedy-suspense film: 1985 : GOTCHA
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Sound from Leo : ROAR
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Sicilian province : ENNA
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"Desire," e.g. : TROLLEY
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Shanties : HOVELS
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Cyclops feature : EYE
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Roofing material : TAR
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Subst. : ALT
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Waspish : TESTY
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Actress Arlene and family : DAHLS
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Diaphanous : SHEER
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Waldorf or Plaza : HOTEL
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Wide-mouthed pitchers : EWERS
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Labor-union chapter : LOCAL
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Toddler's word : MOMMA
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An uncle of Mohammed : ABBAS
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Trees used in shipbuilding : TEAKS
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"___ Virgin," Madonna hit : LIKEA
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Corn or cycle preceder : UNI
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A grandson of Noah : MAGOG
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Add commentary : NARRATE
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Political agreement : ENTENTE
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Ancient Greek mathematician : EUCLID
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Kind of bug : LITTER
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Belong naturally : INHERE
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Zenith's opposite : NADIR
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Practice composition : ETUDE
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Lure : DECOY
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Gaffe : SLIP
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Mandlikova of tennis : HANA
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"Krazy ___" : KAT
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"___ Man in Havana," Greene novel : OUR
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Ohio college locale : ADA

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

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