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New York Times, Monday, February 19, 1990

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,713
Across
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Word before frog or year : LEAP
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Ships' records : LOGS
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Revoke, as a legacy : ADEEM
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Wheel shaft : AXLE
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Black, to Blake : EBON
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Blackmore's "___ Doone" : LORNA
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Jessica's Me. town in "Murder, She Wrote" : CABOTCOVE
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Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
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Spring from : EMANATE
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Polished; courtly : ELEGANT
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Theater sign : SRO
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Sea water : BRINE
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Church bench : PEW
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Aspen or linden : TREE
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Neckwear : ASCOTS
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Seth's father : ADAM
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Golf club : IRON
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Turning: Comb. form : ROTO
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"The ___ of Greece . . . ": Byron : ISLES
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Prong : TINE
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"___ Brute!" : ETTU
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Costly : DEAR
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Wolflike animal : HYENA
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"___ Rides Again," Dietrich film : DESTRY
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Birthmark : MOLE
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Albanian monetary unit : LEK
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Stops : HALTS
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Aim : END
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Side view of a face : PROFILE
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Enclosed : ENCASED
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Auburn and Oakland : AUTOS
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Ranch in "Bonanza" : PONDEROSA
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Audible respiration in sleep : SNORE
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Verve : ELAN
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Searches for : SEEKS
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A ruminant : DEER
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Jupiter or Mars, to Ovid : DEUS
Down
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Gift for 13th wedding anniversary : LACE
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Test : EXAM
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Provençal love lyric : ALBA
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Indian policemen : PEONS
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Reader of Scripture : LECTOR
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Hautboy : OBOE
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F.D.R.'s title: 1929-33 : GOV
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Scoff : SNEER
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Foreigners : ALIENS
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"Gunsmoke" locale : DODGECITY
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Silkworm : ERIA
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Agricultural village in Ohio : ENON
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Dillon of 10 Down : MATT
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Pastries : TARTS
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Writer O'Flaherty et al. : LIAMS
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Scenes of confusion : BEDLAMS
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Peeled : PARED
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Act dramatically : EMOTE
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Electrical power units : WATTS
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Alleviate : EASE
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Bay window : ORIEL
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One thousand kilograms : TONNE
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Move stealthily : SNEAK
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Sprawling ranch in "Dallas" : SOUTHFORK
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Air: Comb. form : AERO
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Eclogue : IDYLL
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Therefore : HENCE
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Elevates : RAISES
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Borrower's opposite : LENDER
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Lukewarm : TEPID
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Challenged : DARED
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Annie Oakley : PASS
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Early mystical poem : RUNE
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A Siouan : OTOE
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Start of Mass.'s motto : ENSE
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Exclusive : SOLE
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Quayle and Aykroyd : DANS
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Unclose, to the Bard : OPE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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