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New York Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1990

Author:
Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F W X }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Melvin Kenworthy has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,015
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Regional phrase : IDIOM
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Bloke : CHAP
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Witticism : JEST
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___ cum laude : MAGNA
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Lacoste of tennis : RENE
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Eight: Comb. form : OCTO
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Peyton, for one : PLACE
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Discharge : EMIT
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Roof edges : EAVES
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Star study : ASTRONOMY
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Prevaricate : LIE
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Sandy's headgear : TAM
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"All's well" at NASA : AOK
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Acronym for a statute re retirement : ERISA
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Multitude : LEGION
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Houston Oilers' home : ASTRODOME
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"They'll Do It Every Time" man : HATLO
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Luna's sphere : MOON
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Bell town of fiction : ADANO
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Functions : USES
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Fall flower : ASTER
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Subject for a seer : ASTROLOGY
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Flings : TOSSES
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Peddles : SELLS
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___ Moines : DES
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Vermilion, for one : RED
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Fond du ___ : LAC
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Man in space : ASTRONAUT
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Rude look, sometimes : STARE
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Resign : QUIT
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Mexican pot : OLLA
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Malayan mammal : TAPIR
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Ubangi feeder : UELE
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Rajah's wife : RANI
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Expunge : ERASE
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Summer quaffs : ADES
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Straight ___ arrow : ASAN
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Brings down : RAZES
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Constrain : IMPEL
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___ Lama : DALAI
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"___ at the office" : IGAVE
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Fairy-tale opener : ONCE
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Toscanini was one : MAESTRO
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Vanilla-flavored beverage : CREAMSODA
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Skirt parts : HEMS
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Singer O'Day : ANITA
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British fuel : PETROL
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Rivers from Brooklyn : JOAN
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Outer: Comb. form : ECTO
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Originate : STEM
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Randall or Bennett : TONY
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Approve : OKEH
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Verdi heroine : AIDA
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Trawler followers : ERNES
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Caesar's foes : GAULS
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"Wishing will make ___" : ITSO
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Actor Vidov : OLEG
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Curious, to a fault : NOSY
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Third of a Latin trio : AMAT
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Middling : SOSO
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Wee ones : TOTS
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Amuse : ENTERTAIN
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Decorate again : REDO
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Methuselah, e.g. : OLDSTER
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Lady from León : SENORA
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Rooms in a casa : SALAS
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Actual seat of Bolivia's government : LAPAZ
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Rebel : ARISE
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Demeter's Roman counterpart : CERES
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Bluish green : AQUA
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Took to court : SUED
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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A.A.A. suggestions : RTES
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Armbone : ULNA
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Scarlett's home : TARA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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