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New York Times, Friday, November 30, 1990

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,997
Across
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Peat : TURF
5
Showy flower : ASTER
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Garden area : PLOT
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Samoan port : APIA
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Spicy bud : CLOVE
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___ apparent : HEIR
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Buffalo Bill : CODY
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Frosty : RIMED
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Euphuist John ___ : LYLY
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Cheer in Cuernavaca : OLE
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Wood for chests : CEDAR
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Declines in cognitive capacity : DOTES
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Twilled fabric : SURAH
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Summer, in Soissons : ETE
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Put forth effort : EXERT
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Some hybrid flowers : TEAROSES
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___ de cachet : LETTRES
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Membranous layer : TAPETUM
38
"___ thee, witch!": Shak. : AROINT
39
Province of Catalonia : GERONA
40
Pioneer of telegraphy : MARCONI
42
Source of shale oil : KEROGEN
43
Old relatives of the guitar : BANDORAS
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Oxeye : DAISY
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Elan : VIM
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Lone Star State : TEXAS
54
Type of inflorescence : UMBEL
55
Raise spirits : ELATE
57
Tolkien tree creature : ENT
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Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
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Jalopy : CRATE
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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City on the Oka : OREL
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Actor whom Patty Duke wed : ASTIN
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French department : OISE
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Puts up : CANS
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Emblems for Fluellen : LEEKS
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Served well : ACED
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Snacks in Tijuana : TACOS
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Island site of 14 Across : UPOLU
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Equestrian : RIDER
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Elfin : FAY
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State of Brazil : ACRE
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Certain pitches : SLIDERS
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Love apple : TOMATO
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Himalayan peak : EVEREST
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Kind of tape or tide : RED
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Variegated flowers : PHLOX
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Philippine island : LEYTE
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OPEC vessel : OILER
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Assignation : TRYST
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Ukrainian city in the news: Apr. 1986 : CHERNOBYL
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At the end of one's rope : DESPERATE
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___ salt : ATTIC
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Vulcan's home : AETNA
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Keen in desire : EAGER
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Sock : LAM
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Period : ERA
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High, craggy hill : TOR
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Fit (out) : TOG
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Parisian article : UNE
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Dadaist ___ Ray : MAN
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Opposite : INVERSE
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Eskimo sledge : KOMATIK
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Expand : DILATE
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Breed of hogs : DUROC
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Lucine of operatic fame : AMARA
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Author of "Peer Gynt" : IBSEN
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Signets : SEALS
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Dry : XERIC
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Aromatic herb : ANISE
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Knight's mount : STEED
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Hamilton bills : TENS
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Lone Eagle's monogram : CAL
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Fluffy scarf : BOA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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