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New York Times, Wednesday, April 18, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q U X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,771
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Rebuff : SLAP
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Something to stake : CLAIM
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Pedro's uncle : TIO
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Money in Milano : LIRA
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Greene of "Bonanza" : LORNE
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Maestro's musicians: Abbr. : ORCH
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Start of a quip : AFELLOWIKNOWWHO
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Afternoon social : TEA
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Highly impressed : AWED
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Belgian Congo, today : ZAIRE
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Discover : FIND
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Bedecked : ADORNED
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Certain runners : MILERS
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Window shade : BLIND
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Leave out : OMIT
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Exact duplicate : CLONE
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Churchill's gesture : VEE
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More of the quip : MAKESALONGSTORY
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Soul, to Simone : AME
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Beauvais's department : OISE
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Golf great : SNEAD
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Takes to task : CHIDES
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Conestoga rider : PIONEER
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Emery-board target : NAIL
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Lances, in Sevilla : ASTAS
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Deal with : COPE
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Mischievous creature : ELF
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End of the quip : SHORTISANEDITOR
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Oriental weight : TAEL
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Spud : TATER
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Wander : ROVE
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Authors' offerings : MSS
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Dalmatian markings : SPOTS
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Limb bender : KNEE
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Bed part : SLAT
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Existence : LIFE
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Space : AREA
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Chum : PAL
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"Send in the ___," Sondheim song : CLOWNS
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Made bovine sounds : LOWED
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Like the Gobi : ARID
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India, for one : INK
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Pyle's "___ of Iron" : MEN
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In the direction of : TOWARD
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Author Shaw : IRWIN
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Earth pigment for Turner : OCHRE
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Whacked the weeds : HOED
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Hyena's hideout : LAIR
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Forms of oxygen : OZONES
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Honor with entertainment : FETE
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What Garbo wanted to be : ALONE
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"___ dong bell . . . " : DING
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N.Y.C. art gallery : MOMA
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Shiite religious leader : IMAM
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Enjoy : LIKE
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Adjective for Redford : BLOND
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Unobstructed : CLEAR
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Nullify : VOID
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Gaelic : ERSE
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"I Only Have ___ for You," 1934 song : EYES
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Most rational : SANEST
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Nautical term : ALEE
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Labor slavishly : TOIL
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Entangles : SNARLS
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Flavoring buds : CAPERS
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Hastened : HIED
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Yesteryear : PAST
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Bandleader Jones : ISHAM
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Some native Americans : OTOES
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Composition for nine : NONET
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The Censor in ancient Rome : CATO
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Stiff collar : ETON
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World spinner : LOVE
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Release : FREE
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"___ a girl!" : ITS
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Maple-sugar base : SAP
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Irritate : IRK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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