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New York Times, Saturday, April 21, 1990

Author:
Ronnie K. Allen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,774

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Across
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Article in a conversation pit : COFFEETABLE
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Take shape : FALLINTOPLACE
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Daredevil driver's warning to a passenger : HOLDONTOYOURHAT
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Crooked : ASKEW
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Atlas feature : INSET
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Inflation victim, often : EGO
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Doobie roller : USER
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Prefix with corn or dent : TRI
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Drudged : MOILED
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Rock's ___ Zeppelin : LED
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Geek, e.g. : FREAK
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Excalibur, for one : SWORD
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What G.H.W.B. headed: 1976-77 : CIA
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Zip : NIL
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Just : ONLY
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Fulsomely flattering : SMARMY
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Itsy-bitsy : TEENSY
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Froth on the Firth of Forth : FOAM
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Deflate instantly : POP
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Vintner's tub : VAT
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Has a soft spot for : LIKES
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More pleasant : NICER
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Egyptian cotton : SAK
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Portion of the iris : AREOLA
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Need an eraser : ERR
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"Return of the ___" : JEDI
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Capitol org. : SEN
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Pianist Watts : ANDRE
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Alexander, to Aristotle : PUPIL
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"Be patient! Don't panic!" : KEEPYOURSHIRTON
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Plants of the morning-glory family : SWEETPOTATOES
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Like the Artful Dodger : STREETSMART
Down
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Made watertight : CALKED
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Gramps, to Junior : OLDER
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Gush : FLOW
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Shark sign, sometimes : FIN
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Whole : ENTIRE
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English preppy : ETONIAN
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Yo-yos and tops : TOYS
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"___ lovely as a tree": Kilmer : APOEM
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Popeye's foe et al. : BLUTOS
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Choreographer Lubovitch : LAR
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Command levels : ECHELONS
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"Pippin" director : FOSSE
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With joyful expectation : EAGERLY
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Tow : HAUL
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Hot beverage : TODDY
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Chaplin role : TRAMP
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"___ Grow Up," song from "Peter Pan" : IWONT
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Tree sacred to Pan : FIR
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Caboodle complement : KIT
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Minor role : CAMEO
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This will give you a lift : LEVER
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Evening fetes : SOIREES
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Hit the papers : MAKENEWS
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Over that way : YON
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Stirrup site : EAR
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Brandy holder : FLASK
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French mime role : PIERROT
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St. George, to the dragon : SLAYER
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Peaks : CRESTS
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Snow White's dwarfs, e.g. : SEPTET
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Ta-ta, in Tijuana : ADIOS
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Pottery oven : KILN
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Make ___ of (record) : ANOTE
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One of 12 in a box : JUROR
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Gull : DUPE
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Round bread : PITA
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Spot or Tabby : PET
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He has shack, will rap : HAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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