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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1990

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,012
Across
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Like some laundered shirts : STARCHED
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The sweet alyssum : ALISON
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Trattoria offering : MACARONI
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Delaware Indian : LENAPE
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Charms : ENCHANTS
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"___ Chénier," Giordano opera : ANDREA
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Coat label: Abbr. : LGE
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Servers in Sèvres : GARCONS
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Corcoran offering in Washington, D.C. : ART
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Clytemnestra's mother : LEDA
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Signs of our times : NEONS
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___ impasse : ATAN
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"___ You Glad You're You?" : ARENT
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Little, to Burns : SMA
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Clobbered, biblical style : SMOTE
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Pulsate : THROB
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Tropical fruits : MANGOS
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Mementos of rough bouts : CAULIFLOWEREARS
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Augment : APPEND
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Certain rays : BETAS
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"___ Promise," Dowson poem : TERRE
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___-de-sac : CUL
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Scandinavian brownie : NISSE
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Some sibs : BROS
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Selects carefully : CULLS
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Mid pt. : CNTR
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Michio ___, famous dancer : ITO
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Sewing-machine activator : TREADLE
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Domesday Book money : ORA
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Small Indian weight : RUTTEE
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Brightly colored birds : TOURACOS
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Imagined : DREAMT
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A placement of troops : ENFILADE
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Sawfishes' saws : SERRAE
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Beaten : DEFEATED
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___ rat (be suspicious) : SMELLA
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Certain riveter : TANGER
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Give the nod to : ACCEDE
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Booster's call : RAH
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Rugged rock : CRAG
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Its capital was Chengchow : HONAN
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Mezzanine : ENTRESOL
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Confused; upset : DISCOMBOBULATED
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Rachins and Arkin : ALANS
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Eye part : LENS
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"From the east to western ___": Shak. : IND
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Gable-Harlow film: 1937 : SARATOGA
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A ham is one : OPERATOR
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This counts sometimes : NEATNESS
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"___ Clear Day" : ONA
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Horns : ANTLERS
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Afflicted with loss of memory : AMNESIC
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Friend's word : THINE
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Wrapping paper : SARAN
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P.O. category : RFD
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Famed opera hse. : MET
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Mewing fliers : CATBIRDS
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Orifice : APERTURE
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One who extirpates : UPROOTER
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Opposite of rare : WELLDONE
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Hint : CUE
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Winter vehicle : SNOCAT
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Walked triumphantly : STRODE
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Wiped clean : ERASED
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King Minos's realm : CRETE
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Discard a card : SLUFF
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Seaport in Ghana : TEMA
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Sandusky's lake : ERIE
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Gob : TAR
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It's near Miss. : ALA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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