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New York Times, Monday, April 23, 1990

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 10, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,776
Across
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Explosive sound : BANG
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Stringed instruments : HARPS
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Wrapping for food : FOIL
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Playwright's award : OBIE
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Keen : SHARP
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Famous lioness : ELSA
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Special days in the spring : SECRETARIESWEEK
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Pilfer : STEAL
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Trite : BANAL
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Command to Dobbin : GEE
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Grouchy one : CRAB
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Aid for a 17 Across honoree, perhaps : WORDPROCESSOR
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Garden evictee : EVE
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Engrave with acid : ETCH
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Misers do it : HOARD
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Morays : EELS
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Back of the QE2 : STERN
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Place for a banjo : KNEE
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Helps with the dishes : DRIES
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Space : ROOM
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Hereditary factor : DNA
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Many 17 Across honorees do this : TAKEDICTATION
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Etna output : LAVA
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The self : EGO
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"___ a Camera" : IAM
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These vary at La Scala : TEMPI
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"___ It," 1943 Skelton film : IDOOD
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Gifts for 17 Across honorees : FLOWERSANDCANDY
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Office cabinet : FILE
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___ firma : TERRA
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Harold of the comics : TEEN
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New Haven campus : YALE
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Freezing rain : SLEET
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Alleviate : EASE
Down
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Employer : BOSS
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Help a hood : ABET
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Pleasant : NICE
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One of the Fords : GERALD
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F.D.R.'s successor : HST
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Gregory Peck role : AHAB
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___ avis : RARA
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Charming or Charles preceder : PRINCE
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Asparagus units : SPEARS
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Not many : FEW
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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"Peek-a-boo, ___ you" : ISEE
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Huron or Erie : LAKE
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Marry on the run : ELOPE
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Cut, as prices : SLASH
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Some are martial : ARTS
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Library purchase : BOOK
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Word with chick or rag : WEED
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Completed : OVER
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Kindled again : RELIT
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Fall mo. : OCT
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Danielle's dear one : CHERI
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The Amazing ___, illusionist : RANDI
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Gambling town : RENO
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College V.I.P. : DEAN
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Performing pinniped : SEAL
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Huge bird of legend : ROC
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Memo : NOTE
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Emulate Eric Heiden : SKATE
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Henning's forte : MAGIC
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Chrissie's parents : EVERTS
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Maiden : DAMSEL
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Until now : TODATE
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Uncertain : IFFY
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Inter ___ (among other things) : ALIA
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Gangster's girl : MOLL
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Trim : PARE
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Concerning : INRE
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"___ penny, two . . . " : ONEA
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Lyric poems : ODES
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Tiny : WEE
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"Can't Help Lovin' ___ Man," 1927 song : DAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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