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New York Times, Thursday, February 1, 1990

Author:
Virginia L. Yates
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Virginia L. Yates has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,695
Across
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Kind of song or dance : FOLK
5
Code sounds : DAHS
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Adult walking stick, e.g. : IMAGO
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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"Support Your Local Sheriff!" actor : ELAM
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Broods of pheasants : NIDES
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Upward of : SOME
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Hurting : SORE
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Green-skinned pear : ANJOU
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Actress Reichenberg's flambé : CREPESUZETTE
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Hiemal vehicle : SLED
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Broadcast : AIRED
27
Aquila's brightest star : ALTAIR
30
Kind of bath : SITZ
32
Kettle et al. : MAS
34
Freebie's cousin : PERK
35
Describing an Italian diva's pasta dish : TETRAZZINI
38
Harvard climbers : IVIES
40
"___ Dalmatians," Disney film : IOI
41
Bear and Berra : YOGIS
42
Russian count's treat : NESSELRODE
45
Mispickels : ORES
46
Catch : GET
47
What, to Watteau : QUEL
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With wisdom : SAGELY
50
Kyongsong : SEOUL
52
Passage, anatomically : ITER
53
Meat topping à la a French marshal : SOUBISESAUCE
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Wahine's porch : LANAI
62
An anagram for deli : IDLE
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Bow : PROW
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Girlfriend, in Grenada : AMIGA
65
Be chockablock : TEEM
66
Author Shere ___ : HITE
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Mingles : MIXES
68
Chow : EATS
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Flanders flower : YSER
Down
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Exchequer : FISC
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Swan genus : OLOR
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Key ___ pie : LIME
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Giftbooks : KEEPSAKES
5
Peach Melba, for one : DESSERT
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Audibly : ALOUD
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German mountain range : HARZ
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Barrie baddie : SMEE
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Agitated : INATIZZY
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Pitman : MINER
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Pt. of speech : ADJ
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Part of five Declaration of Independence signatures : GEO
13
The Beavers' sch. : OSU
21
"Whiffenpoof" singer : ELI
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"So long!" : TATA
25
Expatriate : EMIGRE
26
Ortega or Defoe : DANIEL
27
Little action : APING
28
Antiflood embankments : LEVEES
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Sorrowful, to Chopin : TRISTE
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" . . . fettered to an office ___": G. & S. : STOOL
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Crocus, e.g. : IRID
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Scaredy-cat : SISSY
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Banshee's land : EIRE
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Animal science : ZOOGRAPHY
39
Trees named for a Cherokee scholar : SEQUOIAS
43
Tubby's friend, Little ___ : LULU
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Thinks well of : ESTEEMS
49
D.D.E. opponent : AES
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Bowwood : OSAGE
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Small land mass : ISLET
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Snack : BITE
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Cogitator's reward : IDEA
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"Mila 18" author : URIS
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Shed for pouters : COTE
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Wide-mouthed container : EWER
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Hasty retreat: Slang : LAM
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"___ Blue," 1929 tune : AMI
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Nope : NIX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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