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New York Times, Monday, February 5, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { C J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
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. 14,699

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Browning's "___ Ben Ezra" : RABBI
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Ripens : AGES
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From another planet : ALIEN
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Go kaput : FAIL
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Stubborn one : MULE
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In a line : SINGLEFILE
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He helps : AIDE
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Ancient sect : ESSENES
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Left port : SAILED
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Toddler : TOT
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Vestibule : ENTRY
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Tentmaker-poet : OMAR
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Private eye, at times : SEEKER
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Religious maxims : LOGIA
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Letter sign-off : REGARDS
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All-out bet : DOUBLEORNOTHING
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Hold back : RESERVE
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Weird : EERIE
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McGuffey product : READER
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Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
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Plunger's loss : SHIRT
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Kind of bridge or brow : LOW
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Torment : HARASS
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Traveling bags : VALISES
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"Terrible" ruler : IVAN
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Baseball rarity : TRIPLEPLAY
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Eye part : LENS
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Part of AWOL : LEAVE
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Patella's site : KNEE
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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British sand hills : DENES
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Headland : RAS
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"It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
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Compartments : BINS
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Importunes : BEGS
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Cove : INLET
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Decadent : EFFETE
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Podium : DAIS
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Nothing : NIL
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Pub drinks : ALES
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With full force : AMAIN
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Culpability : GUILT
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Church bigwig : ELDER
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Gone to pot : SEEDY
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A grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Make bubbly : AERATE
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Antiquated : OLD
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Secure a ship : MOOR
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Malarial fever : AGUE
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Joshes : RIBS
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Went awry : ERRED
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Knowledge : KEN
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Self : EGO
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Warns : ALERTS
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Gossip : DIRT
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Fit of anger : SNIT
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Before, to Keats : ERE
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Eggs : OVA
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Army V.I.P. : GEN
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Pass by : ELAPSE
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Kind of call : ROLL
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Dodge : SHIRK
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Port : HAVEN
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Furious : IRATE
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Rajah's lady : RANEE
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Handle : WIELD
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Historic Norman town : STLO
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Honeysuckle or cucumber : VINE
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Verve : ELAN
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Buy a C.D. : SAVE
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Col.'s command : REG
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Word of assent : YES

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