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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

New York Times, Wednesday, December 12, 1990

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 4, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,009
Across
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Up to snuff : ABLE
5
Ladies' titles : DAMES
10
Jannings or Ludwig : EMIL
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Told a whopper : LIED
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Dramatize : ENACT
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Not any : NONE
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Cahn-Van Heusen song introduced by 20 Across: 1955 : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
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Singer born Dec. 12, 1915 : SINATRA
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Egg-rolling occasion : EASTER
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Be contrite : RUE
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Letters : MAIL
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Conquer : MASTER
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Song recorded by 20 Across in 1947 : MAMSELLE
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Youth org. : YMCA
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Pass by : ELAPSE
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Lend a hand : AID
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Cautions : WARNS
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Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
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Mends socks : DARNS
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Plains dwellings : TEPEES
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Ill-mannered : RUDE
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Whined : YAMMERED
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"Can ___ a Little Love?": 1957 recording : ISTEAL
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Profess : AVOW
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"High Hopes" creature : ANT
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Kind of cow : SACRED
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Pointed the finger at : ACCUSED
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Song recorded by 20 Across: 1955 : LEARNINTHEBLUES
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View from Buffalo : ERIE
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Observer : NOTER
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God of war : ARES
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"Summer ___" (one of his favorites) : WIND
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A or B : GRADE
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"Talk ___," 1959 recording : TOME
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"___ Way," 1957 hit : ALL
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Life stories, for short : BIOS
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Matchmaker Dolly : LEVI
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Utopia : EDEN
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Set of false teeth : DENTURE
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Conductor Kostelanetz : ANDRE
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Peggy Wood role : MAMA
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Marshall Plan agcy. : ECA
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Rills : STREAMS
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Isolate : ENISLE
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Castle ditch : MOAT
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The Gloomy Dean : INGE
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Evil look : LEER
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Swiss river : AARE
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Brought up : RAISED
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Sugar source : MAPLE
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A 1969 hit for 20 Across : MYWAY
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___ Church Society : AMANA
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Vamoose : SCRAM
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Make leather : TAN
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Like lions : MANED
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TV's "Lights Out" narrator: 1949-50 : LARUE
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Actress Evans : LINDA
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Detroit dud : EDSEL
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Cartoon skunk Pepe ___ : LEPEW
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Director Spielberg : STEVEN
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Tate display : ART
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Wearing away : ERODING
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Genuine : SINCERE
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Defaced : MARRED
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Ticket part : STUB
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Hurt : ACHED
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Did in : SLEW
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Flying start? : AERI
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Second man : CAIN
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Bed support : SLAT
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A kangaroo : EURO
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Judge : DEEM
60
Scand. land : NOR
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Compass pt. : SSE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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