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New York Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1990

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,016
Across
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Unit of capacitance : FARAD
6
Actor Everett from South Bend : CHAD
10
Lip : SASS
14
Small egg : OVULE
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Scottish philosopher : HUME
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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Commenced : BEGAN
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Lose pep : TIRE
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Protests noisily : RAISESTHEROOF
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"___ So Easy," Ronstadt song : ITS
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Malayan gibbon : LAR
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Goes into a rage : HITSTHECEILING
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Crazylegs Hirsch of football fame : ELROY
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Sprint : RACE
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Skill : ART
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Decree : FIAT
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Watchful : ALERT
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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___ chi (self-defense system) : TAI
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___ Brothers of songdom : AMES
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Blemish : STAIN
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Has cabin fever : CLIMBSTHEWALLS
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Former French coin : SOU
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Old musical note : ELA
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Paces nervously : WALKSTHEFLOOR
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Poem by Tennyson : DORA
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Make well : HEAL
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Rustic roads : LANES
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It may be Dutch : OVEN
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Chalet feature : EAVE
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Mink's kin : OTTER
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"Coming of Age in Samoa" author : MEAD
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Scott, the slave : DRED
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Whatever person, old style : WHOSO
Down
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Watch pocket : FOB
2
Assert : AVER
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Anatomical wrinkle : RUGA
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Thickness : DENSITY
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Dance step : CHASSE
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"The Accidental Tourist" star : HURT
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Negligent : DERELICT
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Spiritual goal in Zen Buddhism : SATORI
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Lord's lackey : SERF
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Meet a bet : SEE
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Numerical suffix : ETH
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Chest murmur : RALE
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Weight : HEFT
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Kind of vein : ILIAC
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Chisholm or Santa Fe : TRAIL
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Tippler : SOT
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Arete : CREST
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Labyrinth locale : EAR
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Of the nose : NASAL
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Last Supper utensil : GRAIL
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Wine casks : TUNS
38
Waylaid : AMBUSHED
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Bandleader Brown : LES
40
Greek vowel : ETA
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Bad way to run? : AMOK
43
Purple martin : SWALLOW
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What no man is? : ISLAND
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Well-___ (rich) : HEELED
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Peri : ELF
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Used a loom : WOVE
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Tract : AREA
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Rend : TEAR
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Own : HAVE
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Vow : OATH
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Double preposition : ONTO
56
Nickleby portrayer : REES
57
Actor DeLuise : DOM
60
Angel's favorite letters : SRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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