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New York Times, Monday, November 19, 1990

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,986

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Across
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Buddy : PAL
4
Consider : DEEM
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Waistband : SASH
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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Gaelic : ERSE
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French nobleman : COMTE
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System espoused by Castro : COMMUNISM
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Arctic, e.g. : OCEAN
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" . . . ___ rollin' along": Kern : KEEPSON
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Possessing : OWNING
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Tennis unit : SET
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Where Seaver once pitched : SHEA
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Qty. of heat : BTU
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Remainder : REST
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Nantucket is one : ISLAND
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Tears : RENDS
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River duck : TEAL
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Words of comprehension : ISEE
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Pot builder : ANTE
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Boundary marker : FENCE
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Shock : STUN
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Egyptian goddess : ISIS
43
Not closed : OPEN
44
Muslim V.I.P.'s : AMIRS
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More profound : DEEPER
47
Dry run : TEST
49
Caviar : ROE
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Aware of : ONTO
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Ike's war command : ETO
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Caressed, in a way : PETTED
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First : INITIAL
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___ de lune : CLAIR
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System espoused by Jefferson : DEMOCRACY
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Too commanding : BOSSY
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Always : EVER
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No. or So. ___ : AMER
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Plant part : STEM
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Pro ___ (proportionately) : RATA
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Org. started by Dan Beard : BSA
Down
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Prepare for a trip : PACK
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Plant of the lily family : ALOE
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Citrus fruit : LIME
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Signify : DENOTE
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Ireland : ERIN
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Letter before tee : ESS
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Brief notes : MEMOS
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System espoused by Debs : SOCIALISM
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Hymn finale : AMEN
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Kind of line or party : STAG
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Leghorn, e.g. : HEN
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Geometric figures : CONES
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Handlers : USERS
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As long as : WHILE
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Queue : BRAID
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On edge : TENSE
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Loosen knots : UNTIE
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Foot or door follower : STEP
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Belief : TENET
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Moving about : ASTIR
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Nerve: Comb. form : NEURO
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Foggy : DENSE
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System espoused by tyrants : DESPOTISM
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Teen-age problem : ACNE
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Strong point : FORTE
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Storage place : ATTIC
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Item written in a diary : ENTRY
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Married woman, in Madrid : SENORA
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More unusual : ODDER
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River in Norway : OTRA
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Plan of a novel : PLOT
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Vacationer's delight : EASE
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"___ a man with . . . " : IMET
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Metric foot : IAMB
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Some W.W. I fliers : ACES
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The Harp constellation : LYRA
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One of the TV networks : CBS
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Actress ___ Marie Saint : EVA

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