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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

PROMISES, PROMISES

New York Times, Sunday, December 30, 1990

Author:
Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 87, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,027
Across
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Dines late : SUPS
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Munch : CHAMP
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Tribulations : WOES
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Nedda's husband : CANIO
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Finery : REGALIA
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Fainéant : IDLER
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Errors at Wimbledon : FAULTS
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Pericles and Cicero : ORATORS
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Actress Piper : LAURIE
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Start of a verse : ALCOHOLWONTPASSMYLIPS
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Singer Laine et al. : CLEOS
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Stengel's wife : EDNA
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Composer ___ Hoffmann: Inits. : ETA
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Suitable : APT
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Deadeye and Rackstraw : TARS
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Bull fiddle : BASS
33
"Lakmé," e.g. : OPERA
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City NW of Leipzig : HALLE
38
Harrow's rival : ETON
40
Institute in Brooklyn : PRATT
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Ross and Palmer : BETSYS
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Mil. address : APO
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Endings for lobby and palm : ISTS
47
Pearl Mosque site : AGRA
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Japanese salad plant : UDO
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Verse: Part II : TOBACCOISPARTOFMYPAST
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___ Bell (Emily Brontë) : ELLIS
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Shabby : MEAN
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The least bit : RAP
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Popular aperitif : KIR
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Greenish blue : TEAL
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Prospero's servant : ARIEL
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Cautious : CHARY
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Greek Juno : HERA
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Bowler or boater : HAT
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Neighbor of Md. : DEL
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Secular : LAIC
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Jeans fabric : DENIM
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Verse: Part III : EXERCISEWILLSHAPEMEUP
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"But is it ___?" : ART
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Composer Khachaturian : ARAM
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Bridge bid : SLAM
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Draft org. : SSS
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Nettles : GRATES
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Streetcars : TRAMS
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Command to Gabriel : BLOW
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Peep show : RAREE
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Euripides tragedy : MEDEA
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Twofold : DUAL
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Curly coiffure : AFRO
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Syr. neighbor : ISR
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Australian isl. : TAS
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Louis challenger : CONN
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J. F. Cooper subject : PILOT
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End of verse : THISDIETISTRULYMYLAST
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Strict : SEVERE
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Part of G.P.A. : AVERAGE
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Some women's fashions : ALINES
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Less well done : RARER
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Ancient chipped stones : EOLITHS
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Tam-tams : GONGS
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Ayers and Hoad : LEWS
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Loamy deposit : LOESS
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Pulitzer Prize playwright: 1953 : INGE
Down
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Limoges item : SAUCER
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Let go : UNLOOSE
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Cores : PITHS
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Middling : SOSO
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Throngs : CROWDS
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Cousins of hammerheads : HERONS
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Guam's capital : AGANA
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Marshal Dillon : MATT
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Drop heavily : PLOP
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One of the Flintstones : WILMA
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Anita or Alan of songdom : ODAY
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Soap operas : SERIALS
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Arum lily : CALLA
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"De ___," Seneca essay : IRA
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Postulate : ASSERT
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Like breeze-kissed water : RIPPLY
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Reality : FACT
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Adlai's running mate: 1956 : ESTES
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Camper's shelter : LEANTO
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Dep. : STA
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Greenish-yellow pear : BOSC
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E. Power Biggs's instrument : ORGAN
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Henry's last Catherine : PARR
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State of France : ETAT
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Lamarr of films : HEDY
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At the summit : ATOP
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Involuntary contractions : TICS
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Kind of bull : PAPAL
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Causing jolts : BUMPY
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" . . . the rat /That ___ malt" : ATETHE
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Knight's weapon : POLEAX
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Flattened at the poles : OBLATE
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Metaphor's cousin : SIMILE
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Trouble : AIL
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Comprehend : SEE
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Plants resembling spinach : ORACHS
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Remote : FAR
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Indehiscent fruits : AKENES
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Night's brightest star : SIRIUS
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Birds of passage : TRAMPS
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Mine entrances : ADITS
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Domicile: Abbr. : RES
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Soothes : CALMS
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Towel word : HIS
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The bottom line, to Blass : HEM
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Vicuña's cousin : LLAMA
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Salesman's car, frequently : DEMO
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Appraise : RATE
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Ontario Indian : CREE
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Guardian's concern : WARD
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Role in "King Lear" : ALBANY
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Weary : PALL
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Southern dish : GRITS
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Bacon portion : RASHER
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Advent : ARRIVAL
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Seed coats : TESTAE
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Banshee's activity : WAILING
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Actress Clarke of old films : MAE
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Kneaded mixtures : DOUGHS
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Save : UNLESS
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Projecting rim : FLANGE
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American Beauties : ROSES
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Mel and Ed of baseball : OTTS
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Shea areas : TIERS
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Jalopy : CRATE
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Post used in air races : PYLON
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Parched : SERE
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Teen detective of fiction : DREW
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___ Levi (Yves Montand) : IVO
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Market : SELL
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Chamber-music piece : TRIO
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O. Henry title word : MAGI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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