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New York Times, Saturday, December 22, 1990

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,019
Across
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Kingdom : REALM
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Wrangler's boot item : SPUR
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Kisser : MAP
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Donna Pescow show : ANGIE
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Fabric used for interlining : WIGAN
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Pay or plug finisher : OLA
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Rudolph's reaction to Santa's jokes? : YOUSLEIGHME
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"Like, understood, man!" : DUG
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Mariner's abbr. : SSE
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Makes lace : TATS
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"Dallas" role : PAMELA
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___ en scène : MISE
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"The Hogan Family" actor : BATEMAN
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Carol from Camelot? : SILENTKNIGHT
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"I Let ___ Go ... " : ASONG
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Person : ONE
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Had bills : OWED
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Rainfall measure : INCH
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Wimps' cousins : NERDS
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Protuberance : NODE
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Where Zeno sowed wild oats? : STOA
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Scrappy little thing? : ORT
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Home on high : EYRIE
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Director-turned-disco singer? : DONNERSUMMER
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Liberated drone? : FREEBEE
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Eldritch : EERY
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Ella of films : RAINES
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Aqua ___ (untainted water) : PURA
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D.D.E. was one : GEN
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Cessation : END
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Holiday warning? : YULEBESORRY
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Envision : SEE
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Alarm : SCARE
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Actress Ryan of "The Beverly Hillbillies" : IRENE
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"___ Alibi," Selleck film : HER
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Opposite of 63 Across? : HYMN
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Local dialect : ARGOT
Down
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Tanner's catch : RAYS
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Roscoe Coltrane's deputy : ENOS
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Frosty's fear : MELTING
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"Miami Vice" role : SWITEK
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___ out (overeats) : PIGS
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Cry of disgust : UGH
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Stampedes : RAMPAGES
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Computer device : MODEM
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Gene Vincent's "Be-Bop-___" : ALULA
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Heathen : PAGAN
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Under, in poesy : NEATH
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Orient : EAST
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Kin of synecdoche : METONYMY
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Silver-scaled swimmer : MENHADEN
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Dilemma : BIND
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Je ne ___ quoi : SAIS
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"Say It ___ So" : ISNT
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Plumb crazy : LOCO
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Bridge player from Madrid? : NORTE
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He might get hooked : WORM
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Kovacs's widow : EDIE
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Bambi, for one : DEER
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Unrivaled : NONESUCH
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Irish lake : ERNE
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Continental merger? : EURASIA
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Minds : OBEYS
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Deli-cacy : REUBEN
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Withered : SERE
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Brand new : FRESH
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Sari sporter : RANEE
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Down source : EIDER
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Short wave : PERM
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Diver Louganis : GREG
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Mr. Rubik : ERNO
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Refusenik's answer? : NYET
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Place down : LAY
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No. 4 on the icy floor : ORR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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