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New York Times, Tuesday, February 6, 1990

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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. 14,700
Across
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A French brandy : MARC
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Capital of Nigeria : LAGOS
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Engels associate : MARX
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Appellation of Athena : ALEA
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Chris of tennis : EVERT
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Seaweed derivative : AGAR
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Any Russian soldier : IVAN
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Famed film mime : HARPO
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Roster : ROTA
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Chalks : MARKERS
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Cab : HACKNEY
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Suffix with host or priest : ESS
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British bishop's headdress : MITRE
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Intelligent : SMART
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Pouch : SAC
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Musical composition : ETUDE
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One not included as a member : OUTSIDER
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Placard : POSTER
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Tail: Comb. form : URO
38
French nobleman : MARQUIS
40
Japanese statesman: 1841-1909 : ITO
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Bearcats : PANDAS
43
Removed a hood : UNCOWLED
45
Ice pellets : SLEET
46
Red or Dead, e.g. : SEA
47
"Till ___ Was You," 1957 song : THERE
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Medieval musical notation : NEUME
50
Caddoan Indian : REE
51
" . . . he ___ bigger than his head": Shak. : SEEMSNO
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Undress : DISROBE
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Wagnerian role : ERDA
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Arthur ___ Doyle : CONAN
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Fitzgerald of songdom : ELLA
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Bitter, in Paris : AMER
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Molecular parts : ATOMS
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Ripening agent : AGER
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German coin : MARK
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Stage of development : PHASE
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Playing marbles : TAWS
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Disable : MAIM
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Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Kind of admiral : REAR
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Plant diseases : CANKERS
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Annealing ovens : LEHRS
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Gardner and namesakes : AVAS
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Eur. country : GER
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Oracular : ORPHIC
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One of the weasels : STOAT
10
Stores : MARKETS
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Balanchine-Stravinsky ballet : AGON
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Miles per hour, e.g. : RATE
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Roentgen's discovery : XRAY
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Calculates approximately : ESTIMATES
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Applies wood preservative : CREOSOTES
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Canopy : MARQUEE
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Consommé and broth : SOUPS
27
Wall adornment : MURAL
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Make amends : ATONE
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Pulpit talk: Abbr. : SER
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Useful : UTILE
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Inhibit : DETER
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Wear away : ERODE
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"___ Kapital," by 10 Across : DAS
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One of the flicks : PIC
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Actress Merkel : UNA
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Copenhagen is its capital : DENMARK
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At which point : WHEREAT
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Not rough : SMOOTH
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Remove a bottle's cover : UNCAP
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Laundry cycle : RINSE
51
Visible juncture : SEAM
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Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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W. German river : EDER
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Water barriers : DAMS
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Former queen of Greece : OLGA
56
Tooted : BLEW
57
Lugs of jugs : EARS
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Common, in Hawaii : NOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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