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Sidney L. Robbins
Sidney L. Robbins

New York Times, Monday, March 19, 1990

19-Across : Realistic

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 50, Avg Word Len: 4.73, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 51, Cheaters: 18, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,741
Across
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Wind's companion? : GONE
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Trousers' occupants? : ANTS
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Kind of window : BAY
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Peak : APEX
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Frighten : ALARM
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Wile : RUSE
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Inferior; amateurish : BUSHLEAGUE
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Health agcy : OSHA
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Kind of case : STAIR
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Realistic : EARTHY
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Meadows, to Milton : LEAS
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Ape lions : ROAR
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Garden State capital : TRENTON
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Beelzebub : SATAN
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Farm animal : EWE
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Herr, in Madrid : SENOR
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Twilled cotton : DENIM
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Inlet : RIA
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Fathered : SIRED
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Aconcagua's location : ANDES
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Sable and Breton : CAPES
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Corrode : EAT
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Irish patriot : EMMET
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___ Ferry, W.Va. resort : HARPERS
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Once-around-Sol period : YEAR
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Sailor's tale : YARN
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Muslim scholarly groups : ULEMAS
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Approaches : NEARS
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Agitate : STIR
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C.I.A. director: 1976-77 : GEORGEBUSH
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Lights-out signal at camp : TAPS
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Good-night girl : IRENE
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Gasps of pleasure : AHS
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Arabian gazelle : CORA
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Latin existence : ESSE
Down
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Shoot the breeze : GAB
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Major work : OPUS
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Cozy place : NEST
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Breathe out : EXHALE
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Mimic Xanthippe : NAG
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Faithful : TRUE
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Daubs : SMEARS
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Woodsman : BUSHRANGER
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Wan : ASHY
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Favorable vote : YEA
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Adds oxygen : AERATES
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Revolve : ROTATE
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Mortgages : LIENS
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Burma ___ : ROAD
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Kind of boom : SONIC
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Strong thread : TWINE
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Command at a 1988 convention : READMYLIPS
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Maugham's "___ Nesbit" : NORAH
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Foch and Simone : NINAS
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Period : ERA
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What avengers do : REPAY
33
Wife of Amen-Ra : MUT
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Throw into disorder : DERANGE
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Eastern V.I.P.'s : EMEERS
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This may be sewn fine : SEAM
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Frolic : SPREE
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Truly sad : TRAGIC
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Permit : ENABLE
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Salt Lake's state : UTAH
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An antitoxin: Comb. form : SERO
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Regrets : RUES
54
Speedy planes : SSTS
55
Penn, e.g. : STA
57
Above, to Key : OER
58
Ribose acid, for short : RNA
59
Work the garden : HOE

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

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