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New York Times, Tuesday, April 17, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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. 14,770

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Glossy fabric : SATIN
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Baden-Baden and Ems : SPAS
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One-tenth of MDX : CLI
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Unisonally : ASONE
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Kind of angel : ARCH
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Snow vehicle : SLED
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Scary tale : GHOSTSTORY
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Duck or color : TEAL
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Greet snappily : SALUTE
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Observe : SEE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Sill : LEDGE
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Frolic : SPREE
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Hold back : RESTRAIN
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Hosiery shades : TANS
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Buchwald or Carney : ART
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Tom Brokaw's employer : NBC
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Mend : PATCH
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Walk through puddles : SLOSH
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Inquiring interjections : EHS
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Shalom, in Hawaii : ALOHA
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Pillar topped by a bust : HERMA
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Thou, commonly : YOU
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Cartoonist Chast : ROZ
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Scream : YELL
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Any single species constituting a genus : MONOTYPE
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Diminish : ABATE
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Old womanish : ANILE
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Blossom, in Barcelona : FLOR
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Matched collection : SET
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Connects : TIESIN
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Wings, to Cato : ALAE
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New Orleans wellspring of jazz : STORYVILLE
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Rendered fat : LARD
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Sewing case : ETUI
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Occupied : INUSE
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In addition : AND
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Tool for scraping : RASP
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Double tide : AGGER
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Droops : SAGS
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E African group : ASHA
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Awl or adz : TOOL
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Affront : INSULT
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One who makes seines : NETTER
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Posed : SAT
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Like some tissue of a higher plant : PROSENCHYMATOUS
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Land measure : ACRE
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Most bashful : SHYEST
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High-window section of a structure : CLERESTORY
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Rent : LEASE
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Run in neutral : IDLE
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Of breastbones : STERNAL
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Auto type : SEDAN
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Taunt; jeer : GIBE
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One of radio's Goldbergs : PAPA
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Impulsive : RASH
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Writer Gardner : ERLE
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Panel helpful to a film director : STORYBOARD
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Kind of sticks : CHOP
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Atmospheric phenomenon : HAZE
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Bedaubed : SMEARED
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Stop : HALT
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In the near future : SOON
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A source of strength : UNITY
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___ Antilles : LESSER
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Actress De Havilland : OLIVIA
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Strange activity, with "off" : TEEING
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___-a-Dale : ALLAN
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F.D.R. dog : FALA
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Singer James : ETTA
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Lambaste : SLUG
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Pianist von Alpenheim : ILSE
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___-do-well : NEER
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Tear : RIP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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