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New York Times, Saturday, April 28, 1990

Author:
Rhonda Kraus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Rhonda Kraus has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,781
Across
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Soothing lotion : BALM
5
Probe : TEST
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Church recess : APSE
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Count : ENUMERATE
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Coolidge and Tushingham : RITAS
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Possessing heavenly qualities : ANGELICAL
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Cut drastically : SLASH
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Strange purchase : TEE
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City in Germany : LAHR
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Containing a flintlike rock : CHERTY
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Resti ___ cibo (Italian leftovers) : DEL
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Star in the Greater Dog : SIRIUS
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Moods : HUMORS
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Long Island college : ADELPHI
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Keyboard wood : EBONY
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Memo : NOTE
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Conductor de Waart : EDO
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Zero, to Cash : LOVE
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Knitting stitch : SLIP
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Actress Zetterling : MAI
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Antony's friend in Egypt : EROS
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Apportion : ALLOT
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Shakespeare's "The ___" : TEMPEST
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Parts of pandowdies : CRUSTS
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Fishing boat : SEINER
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Fortify : ARM
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Do some sleuthing : DETECT
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Actress Skye : IONE
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Chit : IOU
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Undo : ERASE
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Events in eastern Europe: 1989 : UPRISINGS
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Femme fatale : SIREN
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Came back in : REENTERED
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Chimney on das Haus : ESSE
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Key's cousin : ISLE
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Titubate : REEL
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Bushed : BEAT
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Author Tyler : ANNE
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Winter Olympics event : LUGE
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Mrs., in Marseille : MME
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Job suffered many of these : TRIALS
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Every one : EACH
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A E F newspaper, in France: 1918 : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Hill, to an Arab : TEL
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Abstract Expressionist Gorky : ARSHILE
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Amass : PILEUP
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Projectiles illuminating enemy positions : STARSHELLS
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___ Ham, London suburb : EAST
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First name of Nikki Porter's boss : ELLERY
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Timid : SHY
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Island of the Minotaur : CRETE
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Over : DONE
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Adored one : IDOL
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Ship's wheel : HELM
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Tirpitz's menace: 1915 : UBOAT
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Shearer and Woolley, once : MOVIESTARS
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___ box (TV) : IDIOT
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Chooses : OPTS
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Common contraction : ARENT
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Medicine measure : DOSE
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Rundown area : SLUM
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Flaccid : EPICENE
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Stop : ARREST
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Former U.S. Attorney General and family : MEESES
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Hershfield's "Rubber, the ___ Cop" : CANINE
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Ecole ___ Beaux-Arts : DES
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Fourth of HOMES : ERIE
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Regarding : INRE
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Gula : OGEE
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Frances Perkins's D C sphere : USDL
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Israeli psychic Geller : URI
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Comparative ending : IER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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