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New York Times, Tuesday, April 3, 1990

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,756
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Lowest female voice : ALTO
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Calendar girl : PINUP
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Kareem's sch. : UCLA
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This may stab or shoot : PAIN
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Type of brick : ADOBE
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Lamp-cord ending : PLUG
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Acting in secret : UNDERCOVER
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Jab : POKE
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Incubator din : PEEPS
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Where historic documents are shelved : ARCHIVES
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Bit of news : ITEM
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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Church projection : APSE
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Confers knighthood upon : DUBS
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Actress Loy : MYRNA
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Gator relative : CROC
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Cave : GROTTO
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Race segment : LAP
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Wander : ROVE
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"That's ___," Dean Martin hit : AMORE
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
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Breakfast dish for some : PRUNES
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Carson's predecessor : PAAR
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Underlayer of skin : DERMA
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Genuine : REAL
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"Am not I/___ like thee?": Blake : AFLY
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Specs supports : EARS
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Playwright Connelly : MARC
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Eau de ___ : TOILETTE
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Michelangelo statue : PIETA
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Bulldozer : EARTHMOVER
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Schooner's need : WIND
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How Buck brought 'em back : ALIVE
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___ Major : URSA
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Inquisitive : NOSY
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Obtuse : DENSE
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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"Since Hector was ___" : APUP
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Rural road : LANE
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Ebb and flow : TIDE
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Kind of swimsuit : ONEPIECE
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High winter boot : PAC
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Wedding words : IDO
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PBS series : NOVA
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"Deutschland ___ alles" : UBER
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Birdfeeder peg, e.g. : PERCH
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Snobbish : UPPITY
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Highway interchange : CLOVERLEAF
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One of the Gospels : LUKE
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A long, long time : AGES
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Queue after Q : RST
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___ sapiens : HOMO
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Bergen or Guest : EDGAR
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Low, continuous sound : MURMUR
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Bitter : ACRID
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Establish as true : PROVE
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Monarchs : SOVEREIGNS
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Pat or Debby : BOONE
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Steady flow : STREAM
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Of ships : NAVAL
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Mimicking : APERY
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Inventor Nikola ___ : TESLA
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Roomy : SPACIOUS
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Trim : PARE
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Sickness : MALADY
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Place for a comics bum? : STEAD
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78 or 33 1/3 : RPM
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Crier's employer : TOWN
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Medley : OLIO
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Story : TALE
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The Emerald Isle : ERIN
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"Climb ___ Mountain," 1959 song : EVRY
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Dick Tracy's Trueheart : TESS
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Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
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Boob tubes, initially? : TVS
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Half a bray : HEE

Answer summary: 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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