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New York Times, Tuesday, July 31, 1990

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J P Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,875
Across
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Spongelike cake : BABA
5
She gets what she wants : LOLA
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Give the eye to : OGLE
13
Digression : ASIDE
15
Saudi, e.g. : ARAB
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Light gas : NEON
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Benevolence : KINDLINESS
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Whilom : ONCE
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Site of the Norman Conquest : ENGLAND
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How's that again? : HUH
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Scottish cap : TAM
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Inclusive abbr. : ETC
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Quite : REALLY
27
Cushion : MAT
30
Word on a towel : HIS
32
Saw : ADAGE
33
Neighborhood : AREA
35
Name on a marquee : STAR
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Rajah's spouse : RANEE
40
Compassion : KINDHEARTEDNESS
43
Foy or Cantor : EDDIE
44
Show dizziness : REEL
45
Aide: Abbr. : ASST
46
Heron : EGRET
48
Hood's exit : LAM
50
Comprehend : SEE
51
Tirade : SCREED
53
Beige : TAN
55
Discharge : CAN
56
Make a lap : SIT
58
Olio : MELANGE
62
Again : ANEW
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Open-mindedness : TOLERATION
66
Gertrude Stein's flower : ROSE
67
Hautboy : OBOE
68
Sped : RACED
69
Song or gab follower : FEST
70
Torn : RENT
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Not so much : LESS
Down
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Use a kiln : BAKE
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"It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
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Singer Crosby : BING
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Confuse : ADDLE
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Light : LAND
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Mispickel, e.g. : ORE
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Scold severely : LASH
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Ridiculous : ABSURD
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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Refinement; serenity : GENTLENESS
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It makes whistle stops : LOCAL
12
Hector, to Achilles : ENEMY
14
Gulf of Aqaba city : ELATH
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Cut : INCISE
22
Harkened : HEARD
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Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Create : MAKE
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Describing Death Valley : ARID
29
Loving quality : TENDERNESS
31
Commence : START
32
Russian co-op : ARTEL
34
Verona's river : ADIGE
36
"Some ___ born great": Shak. : ARE
38
Start of the N.C. motto : ESSE
39
Tasso's patron : ESTE
41
"___ mud in your eye" : HERES
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Click beetle : ELATER
47
Newspaper V.I.P. : EDITOR
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Zygomatic bone : MALAR
51
Boa : SCARF
52
Indian craft : CANOE
54
Inborn : NATAL
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What 38 Down means : TOBE
58
Face : MEET
59
Pleasant : NICE
60
Departs : GOES
61
Goals : ENDS
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Kind of blanket : WET
65
Actor Chaney : LON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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