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New York Times, Saturday, February 17, 1990

Author:
S. E. Wilkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
S. E. Wilkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,711

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Across
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Famous pan handler : CHILD
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Fencing item : SABER
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Fey : STRANGE
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Poe poem : ULALUME
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Drama by Euripides : ORESTES
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Kind of cat or rug : PERSIAN
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It hangs around the house : PAPER
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At full length : INEXTENSO
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Doglike creature : HYENA
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Skirt insert : GORE
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Notwithstanding : NONOBSTANTE
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They have the goods : SALESMEN
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Lake Geneva resort : EVIAN
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Truckled (to) : TOADIED
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TV's Rivera : GERALDO
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Like failed goals : UNMET
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Doughty : FEARLESS
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Acme : NEPLUSULTRA
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Millstone : ONUS
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Fatale woman : FEMME
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In opposite order : VICEVERSA
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Nonesuch : IDEAL
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Characterized by feeling : EMOTIVE
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Kriegspiel : WARGAME
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Chihuahua food : TAMALES
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Annual publication : ALMANAC
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Prepared : ALERT
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Certain revolutions' durations : YEARS
Down
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Crinkled cloth : CREPE
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"Dondi" cartoonist : HASEN
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On the way : INTRANSITU
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Opposite of sml. : LGE
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Emulated Blass : DESIGNED
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Crackerjack : SUPERB
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Haley and Trebek : ALEXES
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A Maverick brother : BART
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If not : ELSE
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Rack's partner : RUIN
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Last year's frosh, today : SOPH
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Ice container : TRAY
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Kettle and Perkins : MAS
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Rock producer Brian : ENO
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High time? : NOON
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Where the 'eart is : OME
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Dry land : TERRAFIRMA
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Grandparental : AVAL
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Green shade : NILE
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Little bits : TADS
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"The Dukes of Hazzard" spinoff : ENOS
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Bowl over : STUN
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Top-drawer : AONE
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Lighter of a sort : LAMP
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Henry James biographer : EDEL
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Flees : GETSAWAY
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Canal site : EAR
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Winter bugs : FLUS
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In any way : SOEVER
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Turbulence : UNREST
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Mystery writer's award : EDGAR
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Capital : MEANS
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Vicki Lawrence role : MAMA
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Current sci. : ELEC
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Grognard, for short : VET
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Cohan's "___ Popular Man" : IMA
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Cook book : COMA
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Short list shortener : ETAL
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Wretched : VILE
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Pub potable : ALE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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