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New York Times, Thursday, April 12, 1990

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Across
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Dried orchid tubers : SALEP
6
Loses muscle tone : SAGS
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Brazil-Bolivia boundary river : ACRE
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"___ thee not . . . ": Macbeth : IHAVE
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Obstacle for Curtis Strange : TRAP
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Fir or pine board : DEAL
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Game in "The Sting" : POKER
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Angler's catch in the Atlantic : AMBERJACK
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Princess Diana's family : SPENCERS
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Charters : LEASES
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Freshwater ducks : TEALS
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Spots : PLACES
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Congeal : CURDLE
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Imitation gem : PASTE
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G.I.'s overseas address : APO
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Home of a biblical witch : ENDOR
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Sadat : ANWAR
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Garbure, e.g. : SOUP
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Van Gogh locale : ARLES
39
Way preceder : THRU
40
Feeds the kitty : ANTES
42
Mitigated : EASED
44
Kind of cream : ICE
45
Perfume : ATTAR
47
Panoramic scenes : VISTAS
49
Part of MOMA : MUSEUM
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"Beau ___" : GESTE
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" . . . keep the word of promise to ___": Macbeth : OUREAR
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Remarkable! : TERRIFIC
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Angler's freshwater catch : BLACKBASS
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Imitative : APISH
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Preminger or Graham : OTTO
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Seraglio rooms : ODAS
61
Electrical wizard : TESLA
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Fabricated : LIED
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Poi ingredient : TARO
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London suburb : ESHER
Down
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Tastes : SIPS
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___, a skip and a jump : AHOP
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Namaycush : LAKETROUT
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Smoothed : EVENED
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Cambric's relative : PERCALE
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Antares et al. : STARS
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Start of a G.B.S. title : ARMS
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It's a gift to some : GAB
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Incantations : SPELLS
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Juxtaposed : ADJACENT
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Leave off : CEASE
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Strong water currents : RACES
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They have a Grand Exalted Ruler : ELKS
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Ranch in Ferber's "Giant" : REATA
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A former queen of Italy : ELENA
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Curtails : PARES
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Locale of a sala : CASA
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Well versed in : UPON
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Pivotal : POLAR
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Reverie : DREAM
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Angler's catch in the Great Lakes : WHITEFISH
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Ancient chest : ARCA
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Regrets : RUES
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Doublet front, in Shakespeare's day : PEASECOD
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Sunder : SEVER
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New York strip, e.g. : STEAK
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Demote a petty officer : DISRATE
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European angler's catch : TURBOT
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Stalks : STIPES
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Many: Prefix : MULTI
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Chemical salt : URATE
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Plaster-of-paris mixture : GESSO
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Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
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Peter or Nicholas : TSAR
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Archipelago unit : ISLE
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Scorch : CHAR
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Nabokov heroine : ADA

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

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