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New York Times, Wednesday, March 14, 1990

17-Across : Gershwin brothers' song: 1930

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,736
Across
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Gardener's bane : WEEDS
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Peel : RIND
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Mark on a leopard : SPOT
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Acknowledge : ADMIT
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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Strauss of jeans fame : LEVI
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Gershwin brothers' song: 1930 : IGOTRHYTHM
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Hebe's hawkish brother : ARES
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Occupied an ottoman : SAT
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"___ Camera": Van Druten : IAMA
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External : OUTER
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Foot pedal : TREADLE
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Woody, Steve or Mel : ALLEN
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Fishing aid : NET
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Spoil : RUIN
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Cagers' org. : NBA
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President from Ohio: 1909-13 : TAFT
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Tremendous success : SENSATION
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Gershwin brothers' tune: 1927 : STRIKEUPTHEBAND
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Some of the boas : ANACONDAS
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Automotive pioneer : OLDS
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Patti and Maureen's pop : RON
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"An apple ___ ... " : ADAY
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Old Sol : SUN
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It follows "Sirs" : COLON
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Many college grads pursue these : CAREERS
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Shankar plays one : SITAR
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Sudden, sharp pain : PANG
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Foggy vapor : MIST
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Gershwin brothers' hit: 1927 : SWONDERFUL
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Single time : ONCE
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First name in mystery writing : ERLE
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Clamor : NOISE
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Dr. Frankenstein's aide : IGOR
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Given a color bath : DYED
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Some are pear-shaped : TONES
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Part of an hourglass figure : WAIST
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Candice Bergen's dad : EDGAR
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Overact : EMOTE
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Morse dot : DIT
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Long step : STRIDE
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What Mike and Ike do : RHYME
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Smidgen : IOTA
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Raze the roof, and more : DEMOLISH
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Bluish gray : SLATE
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Plant renewing itself yearly : PERENNIAL
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Finished : OVER
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"___ the season ... " : TIS
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Sentry's command : HALT
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Forearm bones : ULNAE
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Odd and funny : ANTIC
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Mom's sisters, e.g. : AUNTS
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Compensate : REPAY
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Double 0 7 : BOND
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No ifs, ___ ... : ANDS
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Russian ruler : TSAR
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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"San ___," Gable film of 1936 : FRANCISCO
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Its capital is Khartoum : SUDAN
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Steak cut : TBONE
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Down Under bear : KOALA
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Gave approval to : ENDORSED
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Word with paper or piper : SAND
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Needing quick action : URGENT
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Aquatic frolicker : OTTER
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Wove a chair seat : CANED
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Like Santa's helpers : ELFIN
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Stir from sleep : ROUSE
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Clerks hope to make them : SALES
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Warble : SING
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Flag support : POLE
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"Me?" to Miss Piggy : MOI
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Ironic, as humor : WRY
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Aussie hopper, for short : ROO

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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