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New York Times, Friday, November 23, 1990

22-Across : Honey or sweetie

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,990
Across
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Jib boom or gaff : SPAR
5
Do a batting-practice chore : SHAG
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Fit : ABLE
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Spur : URGE
14
Encampment : ETAPE
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Not nominal : REAL
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Part of N.Y.C.'s Little Italy : MULBERRYST
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Grass used for forage : GAMA
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Discomfort : UNEASE
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N.Y.C. high-rent district : SUTTONPL
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Honey or sweetie : PETNAME
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Hash-house sign : EATS
25
Turkic people of Asia : UIGHURS
28
Bar bill : TAB
31
Condemn : DOOM
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Hightail it : TEAR
36
Banquo, for one : THANE
38
Where beauty met the beast in N.Y.C. : EMPIRESTATEBLDG
41
"The Name Above the Title" author : CAPRA
42
Poker holding : TENS
43
"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
44
Orinoco tributary : ARO
45
Georgian red : RUSSIAN
48
Calls on : SEES
50
Puerto Rican seaport : ARECIBO
55
N.Y.C. jewelry district, once : MAIDENLA
59
Turkish hospice : IMARET
60
Feminine suffix : ETTE
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N.Y.C. advertising center : MADISONAVE
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Caudex : STEM
64
"She ___ Say Yes," 1931 song : DIDNT
65
Kayo blow : ONER
66
Elam's capital : SUSA
67
Saxophonist Getz : STAN
68
Egypt's river, to Rocco : NILO
Down
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Recapitulate : SUMUP
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Trim : PRUNE
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Metal tag on a shoelace : AGLET
4
Prohibit anew : REBAN
5
Sight on the Atl. : STR
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"Let Freedom Ring" author : HAYS
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Akkadian god : APSU
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One who fetches : GETTER
9
Dialect : ARGOT
10
Jack's ladder : BEANSTALK
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Diogenes carried one : LAMP
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Lod is its home : ELAL
14
Ascetic : EREMITE
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Husband of Adah and Bashemath : ESAU
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This bud's for you : TASTE
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Passes off, in a way : EGESTS
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Abhors : HATES
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Galileo's Muse : URANIA
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Gump or Williams : ANDY
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Panhandles : BEGS
31
Ten: Comb. form : DECA
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Caliph after abu-Bakr : OMAR
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They attract : OPPOSITES
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Chief, in India : MIR
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N.F.L. runners : HBS
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Street entertainment : RAREE
40
Godunov supporter : TSARIST
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Tar healers: Abbr. : USNMDS
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No one, to Nero : NEMO
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
51
Criterion : CANON
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Meshed native : IRANI
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Cut on a slant : BEVEL
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Alamogordo's county, in N.M. : OTERO
55
Bollix : MESS
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A Near island : ATTU
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Café lightener : LAIT
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Po feeder : ADDA
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Halfway house : INN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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