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New York Times, Friday, April 27, 1990

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,780

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Across
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Musical inspired by T. S. Eliot : CATS
5
Flank : SIDE
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Depose : SWEAR
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Latin I verb : AMAT
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Walked over : TROD
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Laconic : TERSE
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Emulates a scryer : FORECASTS
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Retreat : OASIS
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Value : ESTEEM
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Pledge : EARNEST
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School like Groton : PREP
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Calx : LIME
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Irregular triangles : SCALENES
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Decrease : REDUCE
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Child born in early Apr. : ARIES
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Quoted : CITED
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Forthwith : NOW
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Passing modes : FADS
39
Fence pickets : PALES
40
Ireland, to a Gael : EIRE
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She raised Cain : EVE
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Skeins : HANKS
43
Perfume ingredient : ESTER
44
Dunkirk event: 1940 : RESCUE
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Plugs : STOPPERS
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Oriental nursemaid : AMAH
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Agitate : STIR
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Steroid or insulin : HORMONE
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Glacial epoch : ICEAGE
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Arabian ruler : EMEER
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Their printing is raised relief : EMBOSSERS
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River at Tours : LOIRE
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Rostrum : DAIS
64
"Honi ___ . . . " : SOIT
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Single-celled organism : MONAD
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Existence: Comb. form : ONTO
Down
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Kind of society : CAFE
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Old Testament book : AMOS
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Pastry : TART
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Church towers : STEEPLES
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Flower organ : STAMEN
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D. C. collection agency : IRS
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Period : DOT
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Ford's folly : EDSEL
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Raged : STORMED
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Disaccustomed : WEANED
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A Celtic language : ERSE
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Sale condition : ASIS
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Repose : REST
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Vegetation goddess : CERES
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Pie nut : PECAN
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Morley of "60 Minutes" : SAFER
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Desire strongly : CRAVE
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Assistants : AIDES
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Jockeys' uniforms : SILKS
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Join : UNITE
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Kitchen utensil : CORER
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Wide-mouthed jugs : EWERS
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Assays : TESTS
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Song of triumph : PAEAN
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Italian beverage : ESPRESSO
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Indulged : HUMORED
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"Odyssey" and "Iliad" : EPICS
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It gives fun to Funt : CAMERA
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Idle : OTIOSE
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Obeys : HEEDS
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Tiller : HELM
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Melville book : OMOO
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Restrain : REIN
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Very long time : AEON
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Fortitude : GRIT
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This, in Toledo : ESTO
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Edna ___ Oliver of films : MAY
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Storage crib : BIN

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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