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New York Times, Monday, February 26, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 4.67, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,720

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Across
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Dinghy and dory : BOATS
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Bridge : SPAN
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Earl Grey, e.g. : TEA
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Passage to a culvert : INLET
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A Gardner : ERLE
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Influence: Colloq. : PULL
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Follows orders blindly : GOOSESTEPS
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Therefore : ERGO
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Kind of rocket : RETRO
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Mil. vessel : LST
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Related : AKIN
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Play part : SCENE
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Snakes : ASPS
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Degenerate : ATROPHY
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Scottish landowner : LAIRD
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Source of annoyance : PEEVE
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Child's game : TAG
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Cats and goats : ANGORAS
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Large boiler : CALDRON
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Comprehend : SEE
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Tickle : AMUSE
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Mrs. Helmsley : LEONA
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Anti : OPPOSED
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Dilemma : STEW
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"Paddle your own ___" : CANOE
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Shanks' mare : LEGS
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Arthur of tennis : ASHE
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Soft drink : ADE
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Stan's pal : OLLIE
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Pulled the trigger : SHOT
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Gym-shower items : DUCKBOARDS
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Slippery ones : EELS
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Slow one : SNAIL
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Opp. of NNW : SSE
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Like winter cheeks : ROSY
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Kind of pudding : HASTY
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Large : BIG
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___ about (date-setting phrase) : ONOR
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Lily plant : ALOE
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Examination : TEST
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Metric measure : STERE
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Coterie : SET
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Church dignitary : PRELATE
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Yodel site : ALPS
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Robin's retreat : NEST
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Popular dance of yore : TURKEYTROT
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___ marbles : ELGIN
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
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Georgian belle? : PEACH
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Old ___ (the sun) : SOL
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___ linguae (slip of the tongue) : LAPSUS
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Participate in a certain bee : SPELL
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Wellaway! : ALAS
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Showing sound judgment : SANE
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Categorize : PIGEONHOLE
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Smash sign : SRO
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Go back : RECEDE
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Eggs, to Cato : OVA
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Fold : DRAPE
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Top-notch : AONE
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Corrode : GNAW
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I love: Lat. : AMO
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___ Moines : DES
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Chooses : SELECTS
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Shelley and Keats : POETS
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Jobs for Perry Mason : CASES
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Vestiges : ASHES
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Sailor : GOB
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Wade through water : SLOSH
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Spanish coin : DURO
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Turner or Cantrell : LANA
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Retirees' nest eggs: Abbr. : IRAS
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Redact : EDIT
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" composer : KEY
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Foxy : SLY

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