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New York Times, Saturday, May 5, 1990

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,788
Across
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Dutch genre painter : MAAS
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Like a good cake : MOIST
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Cranny : GAP
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French river : ORNE
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Rite site : ALTAR
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Body of an organism : SOMA
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Town in Alberta : OLDS
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Frat letter : SIGMA
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Green-winged duck : TEAL
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Former British wool weights : TODS
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Ditto : TOO
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Out of use : PASSE
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River to the Seine : OISE
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Facial features : EYELIDS
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A whaleboat rower : BOWOAR
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Calm, in Calabria : SERENO
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P.G.A.'s Wadkins : LANNY
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City in Turkey : ADANA
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Naut. dir. : WBN
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Nile killers : ASPS
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Venerate : ADORE
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Mrs., in Portugal : SNRA
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Amt. of heat : BTU
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Hammock rigging : CLEWS
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Quiché speaker : MAYAN
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Forecastle dwellers : SEAMEN
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Mexican painter: 20th century : TAMAYO
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Boudoir illuminator : BEDLAMP
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"There ought to be ___" : ALAW
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Be slowly destroyed : ERODE
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Einstein's birthplace : ULM
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___ victory (Churchill sign) : VFOR
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Volt preceder : MEGA
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Charpentier opera subject : MEDEA
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Besides : ELSE
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Wilander of tennis : MATS
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This may be alimentary : CANAL
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Statistic, e.g. : DATA
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Solomon servant: Ezra 2:57 : AMI
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Short-billed rail : CRAKE
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Attention-getting sound : AHEM
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Kind of court or hall : MOOT
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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A yo-yo does this : ANDDOWNPUSEOGTI
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U.S. composer: 1896-1985 : SESSIONS
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Conquer : MASTER
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Mishmash : OLIO
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A yo-yo also does this : ITGOESDOWNPUDNA
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U.S. missile : SAM
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Horse-racing gp. : TRA
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A yo-yo on a short string does this : GOESDOWNYAWFLAH
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Pile up : AMASS
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Fence picket : PALE
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Ensanguine : STAIN
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Court action : PLEA
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Opinion : SAY
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Thurber's "The ___ With Ross" : YEARS
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Irish lake : ERNE
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Squeal : BLAB
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Oven : OAST
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Revoke, as a legacy : ADEEM
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Pulverize : BRAY
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Dwarf: Comb. form : NANO
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___-Ata, Soviet city : ALMA
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Hindu sacred writings : SAMAVEDA
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Racing driver Yarborough : CALE
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___ de mer : MAL
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Icelandic literary works : EDDAS
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Southwestern dish : TAMALE
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Clean a ship's bottom, in a way : BREAM
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Austen novel : EMMA
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Security breach : LEAK
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Roman host : OSTE
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Twenty quires : REAM
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Year in the reign of King John : MCC
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"At each ___ a hearer": Hamlet : EAR

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

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