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New York Times, Thursday, August 23, 1990

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,898
Across
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Indian princess : RANI
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Univ. of Calif. site, with 10 Across : SANTA
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See 5 Across : CRUZ
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Trammell of the Tigers : ALAN
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Decorate : ADORN
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Actress Virna ___ : LISI
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Zilch : NONE
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Unit of capacitance : FARAD
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It, in Italy : ESSO
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Loser in 1972 : GEORGESMCGOVERN
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Shirt type : TEE
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Sped : TORE
25
Part of a TV set : SCR
28
Specialty at U.C.L.A. : EDUC
31
J. R.'s bailiwick : DALLAS
35
Kin of hic or hoc : HAEC
37
Not sanguine : GRIM
39
French historian : TAINE
40
College at 5 & 10 Across named after loser to Eisenhower : ADLAIESTEVENSON
43
Painter El ___ : GRECO
44
Air: Comb. form : AERI
45
Art cult : DADA
46
Writers Ernest and Anya : SETONS
48
Antitoxins : SERA
50
In the go position : SET
51
Middle East bread : PITA
53
Literary monogram : TSE
55
Loser in 1988 : MICHAELSDUKAKIS
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Height: Comb. form : ACRO
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Painter ___ della Francesca : PIERO
65
Kálmán operetta : SARI
66
Espied : SEEN
67
Records : TAPES
68
Catchall abbr. : ETAL
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Deuce topper : TREY
70
Path preceder : OSTEO
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Kind of job : DESK
Down
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Hit the doorbell : RANG
2
Medicinal plant : ALOE
3
Billionth: Comb. form : NANO
4
Like neon : INERT
5
Kind of file : SAFEEDGE
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Huxtable and Rehan : ADAS
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Standard : NORM
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Pamphlet : TRACT
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"Susan ___," 1937 play : ANDGOD
10
Winner over Blaine (1884) and Harrison (1892) : CLEVELAND
11
Start the day : RISE
12
U.N. Security Council member : USSR
13
National park in Utah : ZION
21
Aitch preceder : GEE
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Emulate D. Webster : ORATE
25
Catches flies : SHAGS
26
Core group : CADRE
27
Lease again : RELET
29
Sky Bear : URSA
30
Quotes : CITES
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Actresses Eilbacher and Kirk : LISAS
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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French legislature : SENAT
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Harsh sound : CACOPHONY
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Simple : MERE
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Where Ephesus was : IONIA
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José Iturbi was one : VIRTUOSO
47
"___ the Rear," old song : STEPTO
49
Invite : ASK
52
A k a : ALIAS
54
Let up : EASED
55
Vertical spar : MAST
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Bakery worker : ICER
57
Canadian Indian : CREE
58
Family branch : SEPT
59
Endure, in Edinburgh : DREE
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"Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
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Keoghs' kin : IRAS
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Smooth as ___ : SILK

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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