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New York Times, Wednesday, June 6, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,820

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Across
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Winter pear : BOSC
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"Of ___ and Men" : MICE
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Romantic isle : CAPRI
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Woody's boy : ARLO
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Muscat's land : OMAN
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Belgian battle site in W.W. I : YPRES
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Sacred image : ICON
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Green, in Grenoble : VERT
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"___ With a View": Forster : AROOM
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Start of a quip : THECHILDRENOF
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Regretted : RUED
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Mavourneen's land : ERIN
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Quip: Part II : THETSARAND
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Swiss mountain : ALP
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Hurries along : TROTS
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" . . . ___ of sympathy with other men": Emerson : ATIE
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Extinct flightless bird of N.Z. : MOA
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Assess : RATE
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Concise : TERSE
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___ the bill (pay for) : FOOT
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King topper : ACE
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White or fire follower : SALE
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Lint remover : BRUSH
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Tormé or Ferrer : MEL
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Quip: part III : TSARINAARE
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Butter portions : PATS
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Glaciation stage : WURM
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End of the quip : BABYTSARDINES
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Overindulge : SPOIL
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Charged particles : IONS
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Variable star : NOVA
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Dress style : ALINE
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Adorable; attractive : CUTE
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Grating : GRID
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Sheds feathers : MOLTS
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Health resorts : SPAS
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Casa division : SALA
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"Fish or cut ___" : BAIT
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Maestro's gp. : ORCH
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Actual : CONCRETE
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The silver screen : MOVIES
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Shoe lover Marcos : IMELDA
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Funny fellow : CARD
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Begs : ENTREATS
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It smells like bitter almonds : CYANIDE
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Front part of a stage : APRON
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N.Y.U. teacher, e.g. : PROF
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Classic car : REO
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Tenet : ISM
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Crude shelters : HUTS
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A Ford : ERNIE
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Vestige : TRACE
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Urban home away from home : HOTEL
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More unusual : RARER
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Love affair : AMOUR
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Untethered : LOOSE
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World's access to the maker of a better mousetrap : PATH
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London trolley : TRAM
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Yummy : TASTY
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Rubber bands : ELASTICS
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Skeletal structures : FRAMINGS
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Horses' homes : STABLES
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Shakespeare, e.g. : BARD
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"___ Girl Just Like the Girl . . . " : IWANTA
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Some are practical : NURSES
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Pinto : PAINT
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Seethe : BOIL
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Minestrone or won ton : SOUP
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Mrs. Charles : NORA
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Wicked : EVIL
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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"Play it, ___" : SAM
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Arafat's gp. : PLO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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