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New York Times, Wednesday, March 28, 1990

Author:
Calista Luminati
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Across
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Blubber : SOB
4
Kin of "Darn it!" : DRAT
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Sights on 16 Across : BOATS
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Playwright's "moment of truth" : PREMIERE
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Burger companion : MALTED
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Expanse west of Albania : ADRIATIC
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John and Priscilla : ALDENS
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Bridle part : REIN
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Negative contraction : SHANT
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Most browned by the sun : TANNEST
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First : INITIAL
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Land south of the Med : ALG
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Expanse also called the Euxine : BLACK
32
Hag : CRONE
33
Hit-show sign : SRO
34
Purfle : HEM
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M.I.T. is one : INST
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Ending of "America the Beautiful" : SEATOSHININGSEA
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Joint, to Luigi : ARTO
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Chinese dynasty : HAN
44
Mauna ___ : LOA
45
Spacious : ROOMY
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Oriental expanse : JAPAN
49
Quant. : AMT
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Native of Ramla : ISRAELI
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Mistaken : INERROR
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Speech problems : LISPS
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___ Sanctorum : ACTA
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Profits : AVAILS
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Link between the Old World and New : ATLANTIC
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Tart : HARLOT
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Mercurial : VOLATILE
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Crooked : ASKEW
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Napoleon slept here : ELBA
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These, in Toulon : CES
Down
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Lacedaemon : SPARTA
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Feverel's trial : ORDEAL
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U.S.S.R. and U.S.A. share this expanse : BERING
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Day, in Durango : DIA
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Soak flax : RET
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Bristle : ARISTA
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Cal or Georgia ___ : TECH
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Gdansk's ships sail here : BALTIC
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Antiquated : OLD
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Grazed : ATE
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Hamilton bill : TEN
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Student gp. in the 60's : SDS
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Wis. neighbor : MINN
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"Doktor Faustus" author : MANN
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Pulitzer Prize poet: 1930 : AIKEN
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Spanish river : EBRO
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Splash through water : SLOSH
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Roman chariot : TRIGA
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Charged particles : IONS
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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"___ Smile Be Your Umbrella" : LETA
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Expanse off Taiwan : CHINA
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Ostiole : STOMA
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Site of "The Last Supper" : MILAN
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Ganges garb : SARI
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A son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Suffix with comment : ATOR
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Muslim pilgrims : HAJIS
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Not one : NONE
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Expanse also called Huang Hai : YELLOW
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Husband of Nell Quickly : PISTOL
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Greenland's ocean : ARCTIC
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Exhibiting movement : MOTILE
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Vestiges : TRACES
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Shopper's aid : LIST
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Bluster : RANT
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Diamond setting : PAVE
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Eureka! : AHA
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Duct : VAS
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Boat built for twos : ARK
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Degree for an att. : LLB
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Car owners' org. : AAA

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

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