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New York Times, Monday, March 5, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
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. 14,727
Across
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Recedes : EBBS
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New York and Boston : PORTS
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Soothing substance : BALM
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Depend (on) : RELY
15
In progress : AFOOT
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Sheltered, as a sailor : ALEE
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Bridge feat : SLAM
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With nary a sou : STONEBROKE
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Tail on many a list : ETC
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Like some cars : USED
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Halt : ARREST
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Actress Black : KAREN
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Barrie pirate : SMEE
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Tried out : TESTED
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Purified : CLEANSED
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Like a flophouse : RATTY
33
Loan follower : SHARK
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Uno, due, ___ : TRE
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Contest, Greek style : AGON
36
Oceans and seas : DEEPS
37
Kind of camp : BOOT
38
Kingsley's "___ in White" : MEN
39
Toilers in Ivanhoe's day : SERFS
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Tout le ___ (everybody) : MONDE
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Land and buildings : PREMISES
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Life work : CAREER
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Pride of Pindar : ODES
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Supreme Being of Islam : ALLAH
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Stiff-drink follower : CHASER
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Matinee ___ : IDOL
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Christian or Caesarean : ERA
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Storm pellets : HAILSTONES
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Obstruction : SNAG
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Assistant : AIDE
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Run away to wed : ELOPE
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Monster : OGRE
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London trolley : TRAM
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Depressions : DENTS
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Garden interloper : WEED
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Strap : BELT
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Legal authority: 1723-80 : BLACKSTONE
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Prefix for metrical : SYM
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Made no bid : PASSED
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Cross : ROOD
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Heavy weight : TON
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Certain ships : STEAMERS
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Sterile : BARREN
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Tub plant : ALOE
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Albanian coins : LEKS
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Convene : MEET
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Period between sessions : BREAK
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1934 : UREY
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Letter abbr. : ATTN
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Cuffs : SLAPS
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Hobo : TRAMP
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Avid : EAGER
28
Kitchen mavens : CHEFS
29
Salisbury Plain monument : STONEHENGE
30
Wear away : ERODE
31
Hold back : DETER
33
Ancient Chinese : SERES
36
Like a ghost town : DESERTED
37
Cold Adriatic wind : BORA
39
Opponents : SIDES
40
Shopping center : MALL
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Mussulman : MOSLEM
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Shuts : CLOSES
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Handy : ADEPT
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Friendly talk : CHAT
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Head covering : HAIR
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Radamès's beloved : AIDA
49
Privy to : INON
51
Unusual : RARE
52
Describing nonagenarians : AGED
54
Bullring cry : OLE
55
Female pig : SOW

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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