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New York Times, Tuesday, September 11, 1990

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,917

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Across
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Hooey : BLAH
5
Cuts short : CROPS
10
Tempo : PACE
14
Places : LOCI
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An Asian capital : HANOI
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Producer-director Tors : IVAN
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Like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar : TALL
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Negatively charged atom : ANION
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Army post : FORT
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Bit of alliteration from "The Tempest" : FULLFATHOMFIVE
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Sieve : SIFT
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Church official : ELDER
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Swift : RAPID
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Entertain : AMUSE
31
In the sack : ABED
32
Undeveloped : LATENT
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An arm of H.U.D. : FHA
37
Home field of the Denver Broncos : MILEHIGHSTADIUM
40
Asta, to Nora : PET
41
Melodious : ARIOSO
42
"___ Want for Christmas . . . " : ALLI
43
Mission head? : TRANS
44
How some musicians play : BYEAR
45
Wing support : STRUT
48
Peck role : AHAB
50
In all ways, with "the" : WHOLENINEYARDS
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Constellation name : URSA
57
Slur over : ELIDE
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Every's partner : EACH
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Dresden denial : NEIN
61
Ruhr valley city : ESSEN
62
Jai ___ : ALAI
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Autry or Kelly : GENE
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Soviet First Lady : RAISA
65
Tenderhearted : KIND
Down
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A sandwich, for short : BLT
2
What slugabeds do : LOAF
3
Rights org. : ACLU
4
Slope : HILLSIDE
5
Grain husks : CHAFF
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Attacked : RANAT
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Step ___ (hurry) : ONIT
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Milne's Winnie the ___ : POOH
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Pertaining to China: Comb. form : SINO
10
Nonsense : PIFFLE
11
Shun : AVOID
12
Slice : CARVE
13
Join a contest : ENTER
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Cover : LID
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"Hostess With the Mostes" : MESTA
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Inclined walkway : RAMP
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His Rose was Irish : ABIE
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Skin : PELT
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A Musketeer : ATHOS
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Jumble : MESS
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"Do ___ others . . . " : UNTO
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Milano money : LIRA
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Not "fer" : AGIN
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Office cabinet : FILE
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Luau entertainment : HULA
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Muslim prince : AMIR
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Poker Flat's creator : HARTE
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Dawn : DAYBREAK
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New Orleans campus : TULANE
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Barnyard bleat : BAA
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Enjoyed a hammock : SWUNG
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Trey : THREE
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Purchase for Perlman : ROSIN
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Deadly mosquito : AEDES
49
Aardwolf look-alike : HYENA
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___-do-well : NEER
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Ingrid, in "Casablanca" : ILSA
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Unless, in law : NISI
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Miró contemporary : DALI
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Examine quickly : SCAN
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Obscured : HID

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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