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New York Times, Tuesday, May 1, 1990

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,784
Across
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Under the covers : ABED
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Oceanic : VAST
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Scarlett's plantation : TARA
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Complications : NODI
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Brain passage : ITER
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N.H. state flower : LILAC
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Butterine : OLEO
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Russian saint : OLGA
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Deputy : AGENT
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Leo's lawn invader? : DANDELION
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Buttes' kin : MESAS
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Evening, in Paris : SOIR
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On : ATOP
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Stipend : SALARY
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Takes off : DOFFS
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"___ nome," Verdi aria : CARO
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Fleur-de-lis : IRIS
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Soil: Comb. form : AGRO
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Heating vessels : ETNAS
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Behind schedule : LATE
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Holly : ILEX
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Blushing : ROSY
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Tenth U.S. President : TYLER
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Reedy marsh vegetation : SEDGES
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Abominable Snowman : YETI
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Rents : LETS
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Ant or bee : INSECT
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Madrid mister : SENOR
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Grumpy flowering tree? : CRABAPPLE
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Rome's Fontana di ___ : TREVI
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Italian artist: 17th century : RENI
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Aerial maneuver : LOOP
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Match : AGREE
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Armbone : ULNA
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Teen-ager's skin problem : ACNE
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Deities : GODS
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Unopposed slots in tournaments : BYES
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Quaker pronoun : THEE
Down
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"___ for Ben Jonson": Herrick : ANODE
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Gaucho's weapon or weapons : BOLAS
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Utopias : EDENS
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Electron tube : DIODE
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R.I. state flower : VIOLET
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Hun king : ATLI
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Utah state flower, for short : SEGO
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Across: Prefix : TRANS
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Feline floral femme? : TIGERLILY
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Malt drinks : ALES
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Bombay bigwig : RANA
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Performs : ACTS
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Sorceress : LAMIA
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Namesakes of a Spanish queen : ENAS
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Bears, to Bolívar : OSOS
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Cato's VIII : OCTO
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Heartsease : PANSY
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Russian sea : ARAL
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"The ___ of Spring": Stravinsky : RITE
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River in Flanders : YSER
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Podium : DAIS
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Eye amorously : OGLE
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Flintstone of comics : FRED
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Reynard's floral mittens? : FOXGLOVES
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Martha of the movies : RAYE
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Louise or Turner : TINA
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Hair-raising : EERIE
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Leg bones : TIBIAS
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Stunted tree : SCRUB
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Chair slat : SPLAT
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Period of time : EPOCH
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Propagated replica : CLONE
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Conical tent : TEPEE
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Male caribou : STAG
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Hence : ERGO
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Dork : NERD
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Actress Baxter : ANNE

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