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New York Times, Wednesday, August 15, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,890
Across
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Entreaty : PLEA
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Escorts : DATES
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Anguish : PAIN
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Diner sign : EATS
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Crème de la crème : ELITE
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Florence's river : ARNO
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Start of a quip : ATTHEFLEACIRCUS
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Christie's "Murder ___ Said" : SHE
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Regan's father : LEAR
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Martin or Hart : MARY
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Walked triumphantly : STRODE
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Choir accompaniments : ORGANS
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Pertaining to bees : APIAN
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Olds classics : REOS
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Place for an élève : ECOLE
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"___ About the Boy": Coward : MAD
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More of the quip : AMUTTSTROLLEDBY
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Kismet : LOT
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Where Joan of Arc was executed : ROUEN
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Bibliotheca: Slang : LIBE
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Thigh-high skirts : MINIS
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Pampers : BABIES
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Author of "Popo": 1980 : REEVES
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Tree's torso : BOLE
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Idaho's capital : BOISE
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Like the White Rabbit : LATE
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Little piggie : TOE
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End of the quip : ANDSTOLETHESHOW
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Like Mary Lou Retton : LITHE
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Loll : LAZE
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Manor master : LORD
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Discourage : DETER
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Washington bills : ONES
Down
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Garbanzos' cousins : PEAS
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Plaster backer : LATH
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Major or kitchen follower : ETTE
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St. Helens's output : ASH
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Tables : DEFERS
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Mollify : ALLAY
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Stratum in a stadium : TIER
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Like some wine : SEC
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Dolly from Tenn. : PARTON
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Rainbow-shaped : ARCED
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Harden : INURE
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Proboscis : NOSE
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Panache : ELAN
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Lebanon neighbor : ISRAEL
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Forest food : MAST
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Dish's elopement partner : SPOON
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Cash drawer : TILL
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Spoken : ORAL
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San ___, Riviera resort : REMO
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Gourmand's gripe? : GOUT
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Farmers' fields : ACRES
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Small cases : ETUIS
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DCCLI x II : MDII
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French secular cleric : ABBE
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Changes color : DYES
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Table protector : TRIVET
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Loudness measure : SONE
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River to the North Sea : ELBE
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Ate aboard a U.S. warship : MESSED
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Take the trouble : BOTHER
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Helm position : ALEE
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Last movement of a sonata : RONDO
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Down producer : EIDER
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Use the Jacuzzi : BATHE
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Pail handle : BAIL
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Latvian : LETT
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Comparative word : THAN
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Seep : OOZE
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Merinos' moms : EWES
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On in years : OLD
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Terse road sign : SLO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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