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New York Times, Tuesday, April 24, 1990

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,777

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Across
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"The Doctor's Dilemma" playwright : SHAW
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Defraud : BILK
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Dressed for the choir's performance : ROBED
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Vaulter's need : POLE
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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___ Gay, famed plane : ENOLA
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Fencing item : EPEE
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Conceited : VAIN
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Account entry : DEBIT
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"The ___ Show," best TV comedy series: 1962-65 : DICKVANDYKE
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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___ Abner : LIL
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Start of a Dickens title : ATALE
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"Don't ___ spilt milk" : CRYOVER
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At low speed : SLOWLY
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"You ___ There" : ARE
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Admit : LETON
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Western resort lake : TAHOE
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Gives a silent O.K. : NODS
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Lost a lap : STOOD
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Captures : NABS
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Snooped : NOSED
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Plus : ASSET
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Stat for Hojo : RBI
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Tali locales : ANKLES
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Like Tallulah's voice : THROATY
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Vote into office : ELECT
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Laver or Serling : ROD
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Entire : ALL
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"The ___ Show," best TV comedy series: 1955-57 : PHILSILVERS
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Mont. city : BUTTE
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Tiny speck : MOTE
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Crazy as ___ : ALOON
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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On one's rocker? : SANE
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In proper harmony : TUNED
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Ninny : DOPE
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Holland export : EDAM
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Hurried : SPED
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Ariz. Pueblo : HOPI
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Writer Waugh : ALEC
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Every seventh day : WEEKLY
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Mussels, clams, etc. : BIVALVES
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Persia, now : IRAN
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"The best ___ schemes ... " : LAID
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Nairobi is here : KENYA
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Gave out poker cards again : REDEALT
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A person : ONE
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"The ___ Show," best TV comedy series: 1961 : BOBNEWHART
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Go out with : DATE
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Early stringed instrument : VIOL
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Jewelers' measures: Abbr. : KTS
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Bank transaction : LOAN
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Sing à la Bing : CROON
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"The ___ Show," best TV comedy series: 1951 : REDSKELTON
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Sundance Kid's girl : ETTA
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Perch : ROOST
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Theater vestibule : LOBBY
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"___ Can," Sammy Davis Jr. book : YESI
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Grandma Moses : ANNA
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Snack : NOSH
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Broker's order : SELL
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Rump : DERRIERE
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Pool area : DEEPEND
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Implement : TOOL
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J.H.S., e.g. : SCH
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Counsel : ADVISE
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Shy : TIMID
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Blind as ___ : ABAT
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Humdinger : LULU
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Trademark, for short : LOGO
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"Whoa!" : STOP
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
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Flower support : STEM
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Low digit : TOE

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

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