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New York Times, Tuesday, March 13, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 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. 14,735
Across
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Sacred fig tree of India : PIPAL
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Defect : FLAW
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Worship : ADORE
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Top-notch : AONE
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Tavern quaff : BEER
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Preparation fighting cavities : DENTIFRICE
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Land measure : ACRE
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Wise one : SAGE
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Facilitate : EASE
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Ivan and Nicholas : TSARS
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Hastened : SPED
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Like a certain Hollow : SLEEPY
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Alternative to an elevator : STAIRS
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Tolerate : STAND
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Cocoa source : CACAO
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Dick and Harry's companion : TOM
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Bill : TAB
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Request from a D.D.S. : OPENWIDERPLEASE
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Forsake bachelorhood : WED
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Cravat : TIE
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Titillate : AMUSE
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Opera extra's prop : SPEAR
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Apes Chubby Checker : TWISTS
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Lambastes : CREAMS
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Wang ___, P. Buck character : LUNG
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Spoils : BOOTY
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Pope in W.W. II : PIUS
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Kind of road or bird : RAIL
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Adjoin : ABUT
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Tot's banker? : TOOTHFAIRY
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Gaelic : ERSE
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"Comus" composer : ARNE
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Planet carrier : ATLAS
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Evaluate : RATE
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Yarborough holder's bid : PASS
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Legal middle : MESNE
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Exaggerates an expense account : PADS
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Thought : IDEA
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Ping follower : PONG
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Kind of well : ARTESIAN
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Hawaiian garland : LEI
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Volt unit : FARAD
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Actress Nettleton : LOIS
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Progenitor : ANCESTOR
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"___ Small Hours," D. Mann tune : WEE
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Lowered : ABASED
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Sum up, in short : RECAP
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A V.P. under Madison : GERRY
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Mine finds : ORES
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Professional charges : FEES
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Half a score : TEN
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Ship section : PROW
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Light caster : LAMP
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Freight vessel : SCOW
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Record : TAPE
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Hit a perfect serve : ACED
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Conn : STEER
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Greek letters : TAUS
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Buzzers : BEES
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Entry on an invoice : ITEM
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Any group scattering or exile : DIASPORA
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Suburban sight : LAWN
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Depart, as in 38 Down : EMIGRATE
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Seat for two : SETTEE
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Wages : PAY
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Pooh! : TUSH
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Charmer's snake : COBRA
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Yank from Morpheus' arms : ROUST
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Stringed instruments : LUTES
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Bugs or Buddy : BAER
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Charged atoms : IONS
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Is under the weather : AILS
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Persia today : IRAN
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Destroy cells : LYSE
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Faucet : TAP
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Albee's "___ and Yam" : FAM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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