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New York Times, Monday, May 21, 1990

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { B F G J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,804
Across
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Separate : PART
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Italian fashion center : TURIN
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Article : ITEM
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Scent : ODOR
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Grape seeds, e.g. : ACINI
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Cab : TAXI
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Song from "Born to Dance" : EASYTOLOVE
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Venetian-blind piece : SLAT
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Three, in Trento : TRE
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Locale of the halls of ivy : ACADEME
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Constantine's birthplace : NIS
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Erase : DELE
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Deception : IMPOSTURE
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Lowest female voice : ALTO
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Venetian traveler : POLO
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Holy Fr. female : STE
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Ethical : MORAL
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Wrathful : IRATE
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"A Nightmare on ___ Street" : ELM
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Potter's wheel : LATHE
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Large Hawaiian hawks : IOS
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Site west of Nod : EDEN
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Prophet : SEER
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Gas used in a blowtorch : ACETYLENE
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Monetary unit in Iran : RIAL
52
Juan Carlos, e.g. : REY
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Disease of domestic animals : CHOLERA
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Moray : EEL
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MOMA display : ART
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Air: Comb. form : AERO
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Song from "Can-Can" : ILOVEPARIS
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Eastern European : SLAV
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Kind of cat : CIVET
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Moreno or Hayworth : RITA
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She, in Arles : ELLE
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Tiny margins : HAIRS
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German river : EDER
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Merrill or Wilbur : POET
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Hebrew month : ADAR
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Ascended : ROSE
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Attempt : TRY
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Followers of Lao-tzu doctrines : TAOISTS
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West Coast inst. : UCLA
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Cruise port, for short : RIO
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Trespass : INVADE
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Caroline, to Sen. Kennedy : NIECE
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Song from "Red, Hot and Blue" : ITSDELOVELY
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Lamb product : TALE
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Midterm challenger : EXAM
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Speck : MITE
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Speaker of baseball : TRIS
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San Antonio mission : ALAMO
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Song from "Me and Juliet" : NOOTHERLOVE
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Hardwood tree : IPIL
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Units of time, in prosody : MORAS
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It's passed at Mass : PLATE
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Colo. Indian : UTE
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Memento : RELIC
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Barter : TRADE
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Made of cereal grain : OATEN
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Smooth-breathing mark : LENE
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Weird : EERIE
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A Stooge : MOE
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Fleet and Oxford : STREETS
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Speech loss : ALALIA
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Shrill cry : YELP
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"If I Were ___ Man," 1964 song : ARICH
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Container : CASE
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Sheol : HELL
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Spoken : ORAL
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Always : EVER
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Devoid of interest : ARID
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Ceremony : RITE
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Despot : TSAR
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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"You ___ My Sunshine," 1940 song : ARE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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