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New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,023
Across
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Makes doilies : TATS
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Uppity one : SNOB
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The Censor of ancient Rome : CATO
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Beehive State : UTAH
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Put on cargo : LADE
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Burning : AFIRE
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Emperor of Rome: A.D. 54-68 : NERO
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Appian Way, for one : ITER
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Honey badger : RATEL
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Start of a quip : ANOPHTHALMOLOGY
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"Taffy ___ Welshman" : WASA
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Electrically charged atoms : IONS
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"Like ___, he hunts in dreams": Tennyson : ADOG
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Very small: Comb. form : NANO
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Advantage : EDGE
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From behind, Roman style : ATERGO
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Suffixes for mountain and auction : EERS
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Ger. is here : EUR
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More of the quip : CLINICISREALLYA
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Label : TAG
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French battle site: 7/7/44 : STLO
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Martin and Allen : STEVES
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"___ This a Lovely Day?" : ISNT
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Pennines, e.g. : ALPS
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Like a summer tea : ICED
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Undulating : WAVY
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Wrongful act, in law : TORT
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End of the quip : SITEFORSOREEYES
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Different : OTHER
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Musical symbol : REST
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Peachy-keen! : NEATO
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Shake ___ (hurry) : ALEG
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Western alliance : NATO
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America or Muffet : MISS
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Knob : NODE
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Skiers' delight : SNOW
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Sandwich fish : TUNA
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Source of poi : TARO
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Like tired merchandise? : SHOPWORN
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Opens an envelope : SLITS
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Hale or Detroit : NATHAN
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Music halls : ODEA
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"lch bin ein ___": J.F.K. : BERLINER
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Leslie of films : CARON
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"A dagger of the mind, ___ creation": Macbeth : AFALSE
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Josip Broz : TITO
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Beaver St. : OREG
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TV Tarzan : ELY
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Scottish pudding : HAGGIS
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Dudley and Roger : MOORES
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Mercator product : ATLAS
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Condescend : DEIGN
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Fabulous moralist : AESOP
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Plunge into : DELVE
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Ridiculed : GUYED
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Notable periods : ERAS
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Play start : ACTI
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Book size : OCTAVO
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Swift's forte : SATIRE
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Duke Orsino's nationality : ILLYRIAN
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Speakers' stands : LECTERNS
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Chirps : TWEETS
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Plastered : STONED
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Kin of dreadlocks : AFROS
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Storm, to Simone : ORAGE
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Chip off the old block : SON
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List entry : ITEM
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Siamese : THAI
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Alone : SOLO
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Lamb : YEAN
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This, in Toledo : ESTO
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Pack : STOW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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