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New York Times, Monday, February 12, 1990

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,706

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Across
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Deep-bodied herring : SHAD
5
Soviet news service : TASS
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College org. : FRAT
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Auriculate : EARED
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Check texts : EDIT
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Erudition : LORE
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W. Indian dance : LIMBO
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Poet Millay : EDNA
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Western Indian : YUMA
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Nemesis of dipterous insects : FLYSWATTER
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Part of an inventory : ITEM
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Reverberate : ECHO
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Ivy-covered : VINED
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Breakfast item : WAFFLE
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Peteman : YEGG
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Obtuse one : DODO
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Repeatedly : OFTEN
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Ravels : FRAYS
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Cut a ___ (dance) : RUG
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Lariat : RIATA
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Type of engine : TURBO
44
Direct : LEAD
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Bandy words : SPAR
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Lock name : YALE
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Not reserved, as a table : UNHELD
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Rigid : TENSE
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Qualified : ABLE
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"La Bohème" character : MIMI
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Beat it! : GOFLYAKITE
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Excited : AGOG
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Nice friend : AMIE
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Wine grape : PINOT
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Adam's third son : SETH
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"G.W.T.W." home : TARA
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Shot of liquor : SNORT
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Weight allowance : TRET
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Lulu : ONER
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A joint : KNEE
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Ego : SELF
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Acclaim : HAIL
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Multitude : ARMY
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Some Jr. Leaguers : DEBS
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Incisors : TEETH
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Embellish : ADDTO
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Math function : SINE
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Suffer a certain deprivation : STARVE
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The constellation Volans : FLYINGFISH
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Customary passage : ROUTE
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Fortified : ARMED
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Seattle Seahawks, e.g. : TEAM
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Carpentry pin : DOWEL
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Served perfectly at Wimbledon : ACED
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Plane designer Sikorsky : IGOR
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Float through the air : WAFT
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARRU
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Price: Scot. : FIAR
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Brief; unreliable : FLYBYNIGHT
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School of Hindu philosophy : YOGA
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Heraldic border : ORLE
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Two, in Torino : DUE
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___ measure : TAPE
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Latin catchall abbr. : ETAL
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Aromatic ointment : NARD
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With the purpose : SOAS
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Fittingly : DULY
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Smooth, musically : LEGATO
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Some tides : NEAPS
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Inspiration for Blake : TIGER
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Act with passion : EMOTE
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Burning : AFIRE
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Dim : BLEAR
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Food for hogs : MAST
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Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
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Eccentricity : KINK
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Privy to : INON
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Split : TORE
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Cigar ending : ETTE

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

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