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New York Times, Thursday, April 26, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,779
Across
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Shove's cousin : PUSH
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Amplifier of electromagnetic waves : MASER
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Comic : WAG
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What "video" means : ISEE
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Wear away : ERODE
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Kind of culture : AGRI
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DOORKEEPERS : COMMISSIONAIRES
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A weekday was named for this god : THOR
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Regard highly : ESTEEM
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Brass hat's gofer : AIDE
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Wyo. neighbor : NEB
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Looks for : SEEKS
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Ancient Greek assembly sites : AGORAE
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Like some beavers : EAGER
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Hayworth or Moreno : RITA
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Slate : ROSTER
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Presidential monogram : DDE
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DOORKEEPER : TRABANT
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DOORKEEPER : OSTIARY
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Bx. transports : ELS
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Mechanism in a watch : DETENT
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Stadium area : TIER
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Nurse, at times : DOSER
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Come forth : EMERGE
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Presidential monogram : RMN
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Vanderbilt and Lowell : AMYS
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Departs : LEAVES
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"And all ___ is a tall ship . . . ": Masefield : IASK
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DOORKEEPERS : PARISCONCIERGES
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Luge : SLED
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Prevent : AVERT
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Solemn vow : OATH
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Opposite of NNW : SSE
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Diamond points : BASES
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Salver : TRAY
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Flick : PIC
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G.I.'s retreat : USO
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Religious sch. : SEM
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Fashion's ever-changing line : HEM
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Network : MESH
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Fiery felony : ARSON
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Evening gatherings : SOIREES
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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A Coty : RENE
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Table attendant : WAITER
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Consent : AGREE
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Plato was one : GREEK
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Beliefs : ISMS
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Graceful tree : ITEA
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Declare firmly : ASSERT
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"I Enjoy Being ___," 1958 song : AGIRL
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Minute amounts : IOTAS
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Colorless : DRAB
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Bernstein's waver : BATON
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A Johnson : ARTE
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Heroic deed : GESTE
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Sea mammal : OTTER
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Cheese factory : DAIRY
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Lees : DREGS
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Australian lake : EYRE
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Worships : ADORES
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Newsy tidbit : ITEM
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Furs for royalty : ERMINES
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Continental ___ (great watershed) : DIVIDE
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Fabricate : MAKE
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Site of the Brenner Pass : ALPS
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Symbols of office : SEALS
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Biblical weeds : TARES
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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Presides, as a judge : SITS
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Eggs for Cato : OVA
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Baloney! : ROT
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Needlefish : GAR
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Bashful : SHY

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

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