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New York Times, Friday, March 9, 1990

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
William Baxley has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,731
Across
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Viral disease, for short : FLU
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Prow of a ship : STEM
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White water : RAPIDS
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Author Yutang : LIN
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"Rosamond" composer : ARNE
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Indulged in cabotinage : EMOTED
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Jennings and Koppel work here : ABC
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Indian weight unit : TOLA
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Venomous reptiles : VIPERS
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Site of famed Copacabana Beach : RIODEJANEIRO
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Lou Grant's wife : EDIE
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Accented syllable in poetry : ARSIS
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Prehistoric implement : CELT
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Danish community near Santa Ynez, Calif. : SOLVANG
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Finery : REGALIA
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Bulldog, e.g. : EDITION
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Organic compounds : ENOLS
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Inclines : LEANS
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Tenants : LESSEES
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Lobster's sensory appendage : PALP
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Singer Manchester : MELISSA
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Entomologists' subjects : INSECTS
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Hit-show signs : SROS
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Fidelity, old style : TROTH
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Faithful : TRUE
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Philadelphia locale of a U.S. Navy Yard : LEAGUEISLAND
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Warhol's forte : POPART
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Ruined : GONE
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New Zealand parrot : KEA
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Hue at Syracuse U. : ORANGE
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Titanic : HUGE
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White-tailed sea eagle : ERN
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Some apartments, for short : CONDOS
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Tyrant of yore : TSAR
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Mil. induction agency : SSS
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Emergency signals : FLARES
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Psychic energy : LIBIDO
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Release, as a certain spring : UNCOIL
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"Pig out" : SATE
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Hector and Paris : TROJANS
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Elaborate, with "upon" : ENLARGE
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Wherewithal : MEANS
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Amended : REVISED
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Arabic commander : AMIR
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Famed Mexican hot spot? : POPOCATEPETL
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Adherent: Suffix : ITE
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German article : DER
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Student org. active in the 1960's : SDS
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Where Dreyfus was imprisoned : DEVILSISLAND
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Irish Free State : EIRE
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Lamb of "Pork" fame : ELIA
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Columbia's mascot : LION
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Absorbs solar emissions : TANS
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Projections on a cathedral : APSES
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Liquid measures : GILLS
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End of an O'Neill title : ELMS
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___-do-well : NEER
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Nobel Institute locale : OSLO
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Sights at Beverly Hills : ESTATES
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Noted puppeteer : SARG
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Arousing compassion : PITEOUS
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Snakebird : ANHINGA
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Long-legged rails : CRAKES
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Radio dials : TUNERS
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Portable chairs : SEDANS
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___ to (should) : OUGHT
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Therefore : ERGO
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Oracle : SEER
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A cruise stop: Abbr. : POC
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Coronado's quest : ORO
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Criticize severely : PAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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