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New York Times, Wednesday, February 7, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,701

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Bank transaction : LOAN
5
Tail end : LAST
9
Certificate : SCRIP
14
Rest : EASE
15
Florence's river : ARNO
16
Shiner : MOUSE
17
Proofreader's word : STET
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Sports side : TEAM
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Downed, as doughnuts : EATEN
20
Start of a quip : THATCHAP
22
Minced : HASHED
23
Deprivation : LOSS
24
Uncovered wagon : CART
25
Choose from the menu : ORDER
28
Double this for a candy : BON
29
Letters on a radio : AMFM
33
More of the quip : HEISNTBALD
36
Dr. Zhivago's love : LARA
37
King topper : ACE
38
Combat missions : SORTIES
40
L.B.J. pooch : HIM
41
Tedious routines : RUTS
43
Still more of the quip : HEONLYHASA
45
Gaelic : ERSE
46
Perceptive faculty : EAR
47
Beds at sea : BUNKS
48
Lecture : TALK
50
Hairdo : COIF
52
Soft shade : PASTEL
55
End of the quip : TALLFACE
59
Fall flower : ASTER
60
President Carter's middle name : EARL
61
"___ Ordinary Man," song from "My Fair Lady" : IMAN
62
Darling, in Dijon : CHERI
63
Wise men : MAGI
64
Boy, in Barcelona : NINO
65
On edge : TENSE
66
Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
67
Obtains : GETS
Down
1
"___ we forget . . . " : LEST
2
Vow : OATH
3
On the Coral : ASEA
4
Irritates : NETTLES
5
Wood strips : LATHS
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Spaces : AREAS
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Cinch : SNAP
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Kind of cat : TOM
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Besmirch : SMEAR
10
Of the seashore : COASTAL
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Sultan of Swat : RUTH
12
Words of understanding : ISEE
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Hang fire : PEND
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Toe tormentors : CORNS
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"Xerxes" composer : HANDEL
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Bobwhite : COLIN
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Chicago airport : OHARE
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Happen again : RECUR
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Fights fat : DIETS
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Ulan ___, Mongolia : BATOR
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Naval historian : MAHAN
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Search a suspect : FRISK
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Papas' helpmeets : MAMAS
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"___, allegiance!": Shak. : TOHELL
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Shatter : BREAK
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Disraeli work that caused factory reform : SYBIL
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Hunting dogs : SETTERS
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Blowing hard : HUFFING
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High home : AERIE
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Freighter's load : CARGO
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Stan's sidekick : OLLIE
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Agreement : PACT
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Tennis great : ASHE
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British gun : STEN
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Afrikaans : TAAL
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Pierre's girlfriend : AMIE
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Tilt : CANT
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Slaughter of baseball : ENOS
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Printers' measures : EMS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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