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New York Times, Tuesday, March 20, 1990

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,742
Across
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Boast : CROW
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Wrong : AMISS
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Disgusting! : ICKY
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Sharpen : HONE
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Florentine poet : DANTE
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Stereo's predecessor : MONO
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Church section : AMENCORNER
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Smug moralist : PRIG
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What Ford gave Nixon : PARDON
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Droop : SAG
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Against : ANTI
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Tear : RIP
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Dissolve and be washed away : LEACH
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Make very angry : INCENSE
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Discerning : ASTUTE
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Spoils : BOOTY
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Fissure : CHINK
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA
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Equine father : SIRE
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Leap : VAULT
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Comical theater piece : SKIT
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Ivan of the courts : LENDL
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Locale : SCENE
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A gender : NEUTER
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Oft prescribed pill : ASPIRIN
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Vouchers : CHITS
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Norse god of thunder : THOR
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Airline abbr. : ETA
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___ bark, cinnamon source : CASSIA
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Lasso : ROPE
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Burns celebrated this John : BARLEYCORN
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" . . . baked in ___" : APIE
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Unyielding : RIGID
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Part of a G.I.'s weaponry : AMMO
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Veggie choice : PEAS
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Hacienda material : ADOBE
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Intend : MEAN
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Gent : CHAP
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Capitale d'Italia : ROMA
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Nonpareil : ONER
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Go on (one's way) : WEND
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He was "boared" to death : ADONIS
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Damage : MAR
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Country havens : INNS
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Real bargain : STEAL
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York or Preston : SERGEANT
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Collision : IMPACT
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Nebraskan : CORNHUSKER
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Broken bones usually do this : KNIT
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Bear or Berra : YOGI
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Like many a joke : CORNY
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Kind of pie : PECAN
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Inquire : ASK
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"Hedda Gabler" playwright : IBSEN
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Bête ___ (bugbear) : NOIRE
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Overflowing fullness : CORNUCOPIA
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Cézanne's summer : ETE
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Singer Lopez : TRINI
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All gone, as dessert : EATEN
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U.S. agency in the news : HUD
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___ ease (uncomfortable) : ILLAT
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Bit of the backbone : VERTEBRA
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___-fi : SCI
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Floral ring around the collar : LEI
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Spread apart : SPLAY
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TV's "___ Company" : THREES
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Formally withdraw from membership : SECEDE
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Settled and steady : STAID
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Ambush : TRAP
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Aspire : HOPE
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Former constellation : ARGO
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Confidence game : SCAM
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A few or more : SOME
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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In a bit : ANON
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Women's ___ : LIB

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