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T FOR TWO

New York Times, Sunday, February 11, 1990

Author:
Arnold Moss
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 643 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Arnold Moss has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,705
Across
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Hawthorne's birthplace : SALEM
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U.S.S.R. river : LENA
10
Chagall or Connelly : MARC
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Comedian Mort : SAHL
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Miniver Cheevy's love : MEDICI
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Glorifies : EXALTS
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A k a Lamb : ELIA
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
24
USUAL VACATION? : TWEEKSWITHPAY
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DOUBLES : TBASEHITS
28
Brando role in "I Remember Mama" : NELS
29
Qadaffi's gulf : SIDRA
30
Actress Hughes : TRESA
32
Soupçons : TRACES
33
Evita Perón, e.g.: Abbr. : SRA
34
A ___ minute : MILEA
35
Match : BOUT
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Films' Arthur Stanley Jefferson : LAUREL
37
Marcus Aurelius's M.D. : GALEN
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Brownish gray : TAUPE
39
Mexican's estate : FINCA
40
Provided a banquet for a fee : CATERED
43
AVENUE GOING EAST OR WEST : TWAYSTREET
45
Angle or color preceder : TRI
48
"Venus and ___," Shakespearean poem : ADONIS
49
Tennis great of 1920's and 30's : MOODY
51
Anagram for tuna : AUNT
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British gun : STEN
53
Loblollies : PINES
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Square : CORNY
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French wrinkles : PLIS
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"Borstal Boy" author : BEHAN
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Degenerates : ROTS
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Actress Witherspoon : CORA
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Haut monde : ELECT
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Quibbles : CAVILS
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Tough wood : ASH
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TOOL FOR A PAIR : THANDEDSAW
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Backpackers : HIKERS
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Exit : EGRESS
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French composer Erik : SATIE
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"The ___ of Good Women": Chaucer : LEGEND
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Least furnished : BAREST
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DISCIPLE OF ANANIAS : TFACEDLIAR
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As written: Mus. : STA
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Help freshmen adjust : ORIENT
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Wilbur and Kunitz : POETS
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Train for many N.Y. commuters : LIRR
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Narrowly defeated, with "out" : NOSED
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Some are wild : OATS
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Brief joy rides : SPINS
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"To a rag and ___ . . . ": Kipling : ABONE
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"Twice-___ Tales" : TOLD
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___ spumante : ASTI
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Home, for one : PLATE
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Carpenter's tool : ROUTER
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Sappho creation : ODE
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BIKINI, E.G. : TPIECESUIT
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Miss America, e.g. : CONTEST
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Yawns : GAPES
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A tropical ray : MANTA
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Centennial choice for U.S. President : HAYES
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Dragonfly : DARNER
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Some Russian planes : MIGS
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Actress from Greece : PAPAS
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Gibraltar, e.g.: Abbr. : STR
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Money in Santander : PESETA
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TV's Sawyer : DIANE
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European thrush : OUZEL
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Erin, to a Gael : EIRE
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TRIKES' COUSINS : TWHEELERS
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FLETCHER-SHAKESPEARE PLAY, WITH "THE" : TNOBLEKINSMEN
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A carny : GEEK
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Kin of etc. : ETAL
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Saunter : STROLL
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Bristly : SETOSE
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Damascenes: Abbr. : SYRS
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Anderson or Fonteyn : DAME
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Role in a Gershwin opus : BESS
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Mohawk months : MOONS
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Cloaca : SEWER
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Author Turin : ADELA
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U.N.'s Trygve and kin : LIES
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Opponent of Luther : ECK
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Trident and Titan : MISSILES
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Rembrandt's birthplace : LEIDEN
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Film day-player : EXTRA
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Okinawan city : NAHA
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Jungfrau, e.g. : ALP
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"Miracle team" of 1969 : METS
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Provençal love song : ALBA
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Inlet : RIA
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Rhythm maker : CASTANET
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Tuaregs' region : SAHARA
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Linda Lavin's TV hit : ALICE
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Hailey best seller : HOTEL
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" . . . and ___ than kind": Shak. : LESS
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Pennines or Carpathians: Abbr. : MTNS
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Tropical armadillo : TATOUAY
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Cloying : SYRUPY
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Enticed : WILED
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Emit violently : ERUCT
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Summers, in Soissons : ETES
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He hit 61 home runs in '61 : MARIS
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Obscene : BAWDY
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Mortgages : LIENS
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Tunney and Kelly : GENES
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KIND OF TRUCK : TTON
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Jujube or loquat : FRUIT
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Director of "It Happened One Night" : CAPRA
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Goodbye, in Granada : ADIOS
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CRITICS' SEATS : TONTHEAISLE
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Baby soother : TALC
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CONGRESSIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR AMENDMENTS : TTHIRDSVOTE
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Former Spanish coins : REALS
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Caravansaries : INNS
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Dawns, poetically : MORNS
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Reno "natural" : SEVEN
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Keep going effortlessly : COAST
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Flycatcher : PEWEE
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He makes good scents : BAKER
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Stallone feature : CHEST
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Estoy, ___, está : ESTAS
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Secular : LAIC
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George Burns's companion : CIGAR
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Drift : TREND
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Bass-baritone Simon ___ : ESTES
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Crazy : DAFT
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"Make us ___ of all eternity": Shak. : HEIRS
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Classic Von Stroheim film : GREED
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Radiation term : LLINE
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Offspring : BROOD
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Honorary degree : DLIT
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Prongs : TINES
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Ward off : AVERT
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Aware of : ONTO
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Spreads : PATES
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Auricular : OTIC
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Borders on : ABUTS
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Willow twig : OSIER
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Clefts : SLITS
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___-cake (child's game) : PATA
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Top ratings : AONES
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Went to a higher court : APPEALED
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Tangy : PUNGENT
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Support of kings : ROYALISM
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"La Plume de Ma ___" : TANTE
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Bovary or Lazarus : EMMA
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New Orleans eleven : SAINTS
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Author of "The Makropoulos Secret" : CAPEK
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Attic natives : GREEKS
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Filberts : HAZELS
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Loser to Truman : DEWEY
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Tribe of Israel : ASHER
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Plays tug of war : PULLS
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Simple one : SIMON
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Lock : TRESS
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___ Sully Prudhomme, poet and Nobelist : RENE
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Series of book copies: Abbr. : PTGS
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Mite : DRAM
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Key : ISLE
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A double-reed : OBOE
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"___ Perpetua," motto of Idaho : ESTO
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Greek long e : ETA
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Sphere : ORB
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Modernist : NEO

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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