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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1990

Author:
Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 15,002
Across
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Recedes : EBBS
5
Where Tabriz is : IRAN
9
Swell party : BASH
13
Building-site sight : CRANE
15
Corrida animal : TORO
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Choir voice : ALTO
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"Salome" king : HEROD
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To-do : STIR
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Coin of 5 Across : RIAL
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Renowned ex-quarterback : OTTOGRAHAM
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___-nod (grow drowsy) : NID
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Editor's notation : STET
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Petitioners : ASKERS
27
Summer time in Vt. : EDT
29
Rapprochement of a sort : ENTENTE
33
Crux : MEAT
35
Chits : IOUS
36
Relish : ENJOY
40
Ballerina Tallchief : MARIA
42
Electees : INS
43
Shoulders warmer : STOLE
44
Pertinent : ADREM
45
Appear : SEEM
47
Circus performer : SEAL
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Gear position : REVERSE
50
Org. for Jets and Giants : NFL
51
French perfume center : GRASSE
54
Astronauts' org. : NASA
57
Play the stoolie : RAT
58
Renowned ex-quarterback : SIDLUCKMAN
64
Tunes : AIRS
66
Chamber-music composition : TRIO
67
Discontinue : CEASE
68
Osiris's partner : ISIS
69
Corn holders : EARS
70
Heads, to Arletty : TETES
71
Race segments : LAPS
72
Frances and Ruby of films : DEES
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Not this : THAT
Down
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Nymph who loved Narcissus : ECHO
2
Harte of letters : BRET
3
Renowned ex-quarterback : BARTSTARR
4
Act uppity toward : SNOOT
5
"___ girl!" : ITSA
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Hayward role : ROTH
7
Song for 8 Down : ARIA
8
Diva Jessye : NORMAN
9
Grill's partner : BAR
10
Style of dress : ALINE
11
Flight part : STAIR
12
Nelsons, e.g. : HOLDS
14
Border : EDGE
21
Me.-to-Fla. hwy. : RTEI
25
Jeanne d'Arc et al.: Abbr. : STES
26
Rockwell and Allegra : KENTS
27
Madame Bovary : EMMA
28
James Joyce's "The ___" : DEAD
30
Clamor : NOISE
31
Key person : TUNER
32
Road curves : ESSES
34
Rows : TIERS
37
Renowned ex-quarterback : JOENAMATH
38
Patron saint of Norway : OLAF
39
Cheer : YELL
41
Home of Iowa's Cyclones : AMES
46
Carte du jour : MENU
49
Protected by law : VESTED
51
Knights' quest : GRAIL
52
First Puccini Turandot: 1926 : RAISA
53
Hove clear, as an anchor : ATRIP
55
Banking abbr. : ACCT
56
Form of trapshooting : SKEET
59
Dies ___ : IRAE
60
Desperate : DIRE
61
Result of a sack : LOSS
62
On the briny : ASEA
63
Snug spot : NEST
65
Draft org. : SSS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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