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New York Times, Friday, May 11, 1990

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,794
Across
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The Louvre, etc. : MUSEUMS
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More lucid : CLEARER
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What canoe is to ocean : ANAGRAM
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Necklace of diamonds : RIVIERE
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Noli me ___ (jewelweed) : TANGERE
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Rises : EMERGES
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Bore : TIRE
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Not yet : LATER
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"___ Loser," Beatles song : IMA
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Largest dam in Germany : EDER
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Digress : STRAY
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Wind : COIL
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Pol. party : DEM
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Mug : STEIN
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Firenze's ___ Vecchio : PONTE
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"The ___ Dilemma," play by G.B.S. : DOCTORS
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Tightens, with "up" : TENSES
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Knee tendon : HAMSTRING
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Tuberous flower : DAHLIA
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Thin, flat breakfast item : OATCAKE
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"___ Melancholy": Keats : ODEON
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Support for a paneled door : STILE
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Devon river : EXE
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Existed : WERE
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Starr of the Wild West : BELLE
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Coal stratum : SEAM
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Menu words : ALA
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Person of sound mind? : TUNER
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Model Macpherson : ELLE
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Workers in goldleaf : GILDERS
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Run : OPERATE
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Approve : ENDORSE
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Squire, as for Galahad : ARMIGER
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Takes umbrage : RESENTS
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Hat tippers : DOFFERS
Down
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Lusterless : MATTED
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Like Horatius Cocles at the bridge : UNAIDED
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Italian resort town : SANREMO
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Type of moth : EGGER
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Suffix with press : URE
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Impair : MAR
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Ore refiners : SMELTERS
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El Greco, by birth : CRETAN
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British gob : LIMEY
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"Second thoughts are ___ wiser": Euripides : EVER
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___ Supply, rock group : AIR
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Large land tracts : REGIONS
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St. Simeon Stylites was one : EREMITE
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Used-car transactions : RESALES
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Teacher of Alexander the Great : ARISTOTLE
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Insect's spiracle : STOMA
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Cuban group dance : CONGA
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Blot on one's escutcheon : STAIN
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The "D." in L.S.D. : PENCE
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Uncle Tom's wife : CHLOE
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Legend : TITLE
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Send to prison hastily : RAILROAD
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Queen Mary is one : DOWAGER
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Virginia Woolf's first name : ADELINE
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Announcers : HERALDS
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Port duty : KEELAGE
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Glorifier : EXALTER
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Taste and smell : SENSES
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Some descendants of Mohammed : EMEERS
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Explode : BURST
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Cross stroke on a letter : SERIF
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Set of three : TERN
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Female hare : DOE
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For : PRO
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An amt. of energy expressed in volts : EMF

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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