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New York Times, Wednesday, April 25, 1990

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q U V X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,778

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Stick it out : LAST
5
Handles for swordsmen : HAFTS
10
Potpourri: Abbr. : MISC
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Operatic show-stopper : ARIA
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Cove : INLET
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"My Way" man : ANKA
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Rival of Octavian : MARKANTONY
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"How sweet ___!" : ITIS
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Like some ballots or landlords : ABSENTEE
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Most modern : LATEST
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Grows old : AGES
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Puritano, e.g. : CIGAR
25
Used talons : CLAWED
28
Hobbies : PASTIMES
31
Of the kidneys : RENAL
32
Lindsey and Sahl : MORTS
33
East attachment : ERN
34
MacDonald's co-star : EDDY
35
Yawn producers : BORES
36
Poet Pound : EZRA
37
Trifle : TOY
38
Gave a party for : FETED
39
Implement for Figaro : RAZOR
40
Signed up : ENROLLED
42
Sentence curtailment : PAROLE
43
Dairy-case choices : OLEOS
44
Huck or Mickey : FINN
45
Dr. K. of baseball : GOODEN
47
Chuck ___, jazz musician : MANGIONE
51
Actress Francis : ANNE
52
His motto is: "The puck stops here" : GOALTENDER
54
Jeanne and Agnès: Abbr. : STES
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French cup : TASSE
56
Reverse, for one : GEAR
57
Singer-guitarist Axton : HOYT
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Tryon's "The ___" : OTHER
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Fast planes : SSTS
Down
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Tibetan priest : LAMA
2
Bedouin : ARAB
3
Business-letter greeting : SIRS
4
Subtract : TAKEAWAY
5
Intimated : HINTED
6
Kitty starters : ANTES
7
Chunk of ice : FLOE
8
Decade : TEN
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Hairdressers, e.g. : STYLISTS
10
Bar order : MAITAI
11
Music for the break : INTERMEZZO
12
Equipment at Chamonix : SKIS
13
Choose actors : CAST
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Cheryl Ladd, once : ANGEL
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Go-betweens: Abbr. : AGTS
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Was concerned : CARED
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Mediterranean island : CRETE
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Lured : LEDON
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Sunday evening critic on TV : ANDYROONEY
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Read closely : PORED
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Flynn or Garner : ERROL
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Catch : SNARE
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They dance in sunbeams : MOTES
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"You ___ Me," 1952 song : BELONGTO
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Statement on a 1099 form : EARNINGS
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Escape : FLEE
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Kind of finder : RANGE
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Most venerable : OLDEST
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"The Homecoming" playwright : PINTER
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Untrue : FALSE
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Slit : GASH
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" . . . ___ the fray!" : ONTO
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Crush : MASH
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Some lyric poems : ODES
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Orderly : NEAT
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Blunders : ERRS
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Type of cake : OAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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