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New York Times, Friday, February 9, 1990

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,703

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Across
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Kind of Chinese pottery : HAN
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"East River" author : ASCH
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In ___ (minus basic data) : VACUO
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Kind of engr. : ELEC
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Sprinter's target : TAPE
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Wry humor : IRONY
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Peter Jennings, e.g. : ANCHORMAN
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Nez ___, Northwest Indian tribe : PERCE
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Vittorio Emanuele, re ___ : DITALIA
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Magnetic-change line on a map : ISOPOR
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"___ for naebody": Burns : ICARE
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Covers for bldgs. : RFGS
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Fighting Tigers at Baton Rouge : LSU
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Cousins or Lear : NORMAN
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Old-time illuminants : OILLAMPS
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Spiced hot wine beverage : NEGUS
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Clerical vestment : ORALE
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Agt.'s cut : PCT
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Hotel functionary : DOORMAN
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High-wire accessory : NET
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"___ Foolish Things ... ": 1935 ballad : THESE
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Surrounded by : AMONG
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Caballero's date : SENORITA
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Two-time A.L. homer leader Thomas : GORMAN
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___ compos (out of touch) : NON
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Field hand of yore : ESNE
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___ retreat (decamp) : BEATA
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Sad songs : DIRGES
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Worn down : TRODDEN
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Heifetz contemporary : ELMAN
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Carson-Sajak alternative : LETTERMAN
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Oxlike African antelope : ELAND
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Heathery hill : BRAE
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"___ Can": Sammy Davis Jr. : YESI
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Remains in the air : PENDS
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___ Willard, 1919 Dempsey victim : JESS
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Barbara Bush, ___ Pierce : NEE
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Make for the harbor : HEADIN
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Magnetic alloy : ALNICO
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Heavenly quaff : NECTAR
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City once called Hadria Picena : ATRI
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Leyte's neighbor : SAMAR
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Fin. troubleshooter : CPA
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Female lobster : HEN
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Wheels, honchos et al. : VIPS
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Filled with interstices : AREOLAR
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Army medic : CORPSMAN
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Loose a caboose : UNCOUPLE
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___ and terminer : OYER
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Kind of bracelet : CHARM
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Poisonous evergreen shrub : OLEANDER
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Icel. or Ire. : ISL
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Like some Olympic bobsleds : FOURMAN
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Doohickey : GISMO
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Modernist : NEO
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Description of an English horn : LONGOBOE
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Adamant : SET
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World Series unfortunates : GOATS
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Gal. components : PTS
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Bedspread material : CHENILLE
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A saxophonist : TENORMAN
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Sharp-cornered: Abbr. : ANG
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___-dance man : SONGAND
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Book ends? : IES
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Demoisturize again : REDRY
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Berserkers : MADMEN
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Parade-ground command : ATEASE
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U.K. nursemaid : NANNIE
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Miss Kett et al. : ETTAS
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Sea or six preceder : DEEP
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Means justifiers : ENDS
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Lines on A.A.A. maps : RTES
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Winner over B.M.G.: 1964 : LBJ
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" ... ___ the mightiest Julius fell": Shak. : ERE

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

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