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New York Times, Monday, December 31, 1990

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,028
Across
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Songwriters' org. : ASCAP
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Royal power symbol : ORB
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Swimmers' platform : FLOAT
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Theater programs : BILLS
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Ward heeler : POL
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Fictional Doone : LORNA
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Winged : ALATE
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Ripen : AGE
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Bitter : ACRID
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A toast : TOYOURHEALTH
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Curve : ESS
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Rider in an oater : DESTRY
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L.A. time : PST
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Rabble : MOB
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Place alone : ISOLATE
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Addis Ababa's province : SHOA
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Word with head or back : ACHE
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Kitchen device : PARER
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Repasts for Dec. 31 : MIDNIGHTSUPPERS
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Indonesian name for New Guinea : IRIAN
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Sci. of stars, etc. : ASTR
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Almost: Prefix : PENE
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"A ___ in Her Hand": Aldrich : LANTERN
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Onager : ASS
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North Sea feeder : EMS
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"___ Necessarily So": Gershwin : ITAINT
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Deli order : BLT
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"Here's ___" (another toast) : MUDINYOUREYE
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Kind of charge : COVER
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Meadow : LEA
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Campus bldgs. : DORMS
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Indebted : OWING
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Choreographer Lubovitch : LAR
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Clumsy : INEPT
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Leaf of grass : BLADE
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Pt. of a letter closure : YRS
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Ritualistic declarations : OATHS
Down
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Diminish : ABATE
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Farm buildings : SILOS
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Family of the Great Pacificator : CLAYS
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Choir member : ALTO
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Sham: Comb. form : PSEUDO
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Colorful fish : OPAHS
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Thesaurus name : ROGET
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Most misty : BLEARIEST
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Tire problem : FLAT
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Ness, e.g. : LOCH
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Hockey great : ORR
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Lincoln son : TAD
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Pack groceries again : REBAG
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French-Belgian border river : LYS
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Cole Porter song: 1929 : PAREE
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Violinist Isaac ___ : STERN
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Concise : TERSE
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___-arms (soldier) : MANAT
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Against: Abbr. : OPP
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Rovaniemi natives : LAPPS
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Put on a happy face : SMILE
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A king of Tyre : HIRAM
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Namesakes of the chief Norse god : ODINS
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Kind of lace : CHANTILLY
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Alts. : HTS
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Suffix with serpent : INE
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Heavens: Comb. form : URANO
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Disencumber : RID
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Atelier : STUDIO
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Lend ___ (heed) : ANEAR
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Jewish months : IYARS
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French tam : BERET
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Fluid resembling blood plasma : LYMPH
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Examinations : TESTS
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Repair : MEND
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Exhort : URGE
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Jaffe or Barrett : RONA
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Male swan : COB
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Hooter : OWL
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By way of : VIA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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