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Joy L. Wouk
Joy L. Wouk

New York Times, Monday, April 9, 1990

52-Across : False, malicious report

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,762
Across
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Pierce : STAB
5
Eban of Israel : ABBA
9
Seder juice : GRAPE
14
Ear part : LOBE
15
Sediment of 9 Across : LEES
16
Irritates : RILES
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Haggadah subject : EXODUSFROMEGYPT
20
Dick of "Tender Is the Night" : DIVER
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Supply oxygen through respiration : AERATE
22
Northern parts of the U.S. : SNOWBELT
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Deli delight : SALAMI
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"___ in the Family" : ALL
29
"___ De-Lovely," 1936 hit : ITS
30
Choreographer Lubovitch : LAR
31
Unisonally : ASONE
34
Foofaraw : ADO
35
Shade of blue : BICE
36
Seder staple : UNLEAVENEDBREAD
39
Ancient Greek shrine : NAOS
40
Hgt. : ALT
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Me. university town : ORONO
42
Election winners : INS
43
Pig pad : STY
44
Donkey, in Metz : ANE
45
Where Gauguin died : TAHITI
47
Crusader slayer : ASSASSIN
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False, malicious report : CANARD
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Classic western film : SHANE
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Youngster's activity at a seder : ASKINGQUESTIONS
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Stripped : BARED
60
Japanese apricots : UMES
61
Dill herb : ANET
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Masts : SPARS
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Vipers : ASPS
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Towel word : HERS
Down
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Luges : SLEDS
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Poison : TOXIN
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From the beginning : ABOVO
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Moisten, in a way : BEDEW
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Pacino and Smith : ALS
6
Happen to : BEFALL
7
French hat : BERET
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Garbo et al. : GRETAS
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Star in Orion : RIGEL
11
A Khan : ALY
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Vigor : PEP
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Triple this for an Italian wine : EST
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Ill. university city : URBANA
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Large, extinct mammals : MASTODONS
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Like a good sermon : ELEVATING
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"She stood ... amid the ___ corn": Keats : ALIEN
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Portuguese territory in China : MACAO
27
Angered : IRED
29
Fish or suffix : IDE
31
Pineapple : ANANA
32
Splash through mud : SLOSH
33
Whirlwinds or vowels : OES
34
Hill dweller : ANT
35
Fam. member : BRO
36
Single part : UNIT
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Culbertson : ELY
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Turkey portion : BREAST
43
Tolerates : STANDS
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" ... sea,/My love ___ ... ": Shak. : ASDEEP
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More gelid : ICIER
47
Calla lilies : ARUMS
48
Islamic division : SHIAH
49
River at Lyon : SAONE
50
Kind of tube : INNER
51
Hatching posts : NESTS
53
Bluish green : AQUA
55
Attendance-book abbr. : ABS
56
Maple-sugar source : SAP
57
Malay isthmus : KRA
58
Draft gp. : SSS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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