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New York Times, Friday, February 23, 1990

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,717
Across
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Sir's kin : MADAM
6
Imitated Crabtree : ACTED
11
Area for grape plants : VINERY
12
Wrath : CHOLER
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___hip : BATTLES
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___tick : CANDLES
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"The Tempest" spirit : ARIEL
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Biting : TART
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Butte's Knievel : EVEL
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Book end : ING
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Derogatory : SNIDE
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Philosophy : CREDO
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Indonesian island : NIAS
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In an acerbic manner : ACIDLY
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Indigo, e.g. : DYE
30
Prize : ESTEEM
32
Papal authority : TIARA
34
___king : SHELLAC
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___ant : TRIUMPH
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Limber : LITHE
42
What talkative Juan shoots? : ELTORO
43
Match starter : MIS
46
Became less aloof : THAWED
48
Gibson of old westerns : HOOT
49
It follows "nothin' like" : ADAME
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Dreaded element : RADON
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Dir. for a skipper : NBE
54
Gilda portrayer : RITA
55
Over, in Aix : FINI
56
Support for Jasper Johns : EASEL
58
___tone : CORNERS
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___hop : BARBERS
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Bike for two : TANDEM
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Type of man : LADIES
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Carbonara complement : PASTA
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Lightened or lessened : EASED
Down
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Make less severe : MITIGATE
2
Cost, at cards : ANTE
3
Vales : DELLS
4
A surface measure : ARE
5
Of hidden meaning : MYSTIC
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___able : ACCREDIT
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Confab : CHAT
8
Vogue : TON
9
Forefather : ELDER
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Did thorough research : DELVED
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Nottingham nail polish : VARNISH
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Like an oboe's sound : REEDY
14
Memorable Texan's middle name : BAINES
16
Wild plum : SLOE
19
Entrance for Clementine's dad : ADIT
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Football's famed Joe : NAMATH
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Actor Ritchard : CYRIL
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Convince : SELL
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City on the Rio Grande : LAREDO
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Type of type : ELITE
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A. A. Milne, e.g. : AUTH
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___tic : CHARISMA
37
Carolina creeper : MOONSEED
38
Diligent investigators : PROBERS
39
Monopoly pieces : HOTELS
41
John, in Wales : EWAN
43
Writer Connelly : MARC
44
Describing certain cards, in TV : IDIOT
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Subordinate despot : SATRAP
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Esculent : EDIBLE
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Spiritual nourishment : MANNA
52
Stupes : NERDS
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Vexation : FRET
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Rose fancier : ABIE
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Begley and Wynn : EDS
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Battery size : AAA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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