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New York Times, Monday, September 17, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,923
Across
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Kind of support : ARCH
5
Diminish : FADE
9
Competent : ABLE
13
Soft drink : COLA
14
Scale : CLIMB
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___ end to end : LAID
17
Horror story : HAIRRAISER
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Diet food : BRAN
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Wear out : ERODE
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Take before Wapner : SUE
22
Bosom companion : BRA
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Opera feature : ARIA
26
Titles of respect for French clerics : ABBES
29
Dweller : RESIDENT
33
Range players : DEER
34
Killer whales : ORCS
35
Of lyrical poetry : ODIC
37
Roll-tops, e.g. : DESKS
40
Eastern V.I.P. : AMIR
41
Rope material : SISAL
43
Book by J. C. Oates : THEM
44
Kind of drip : NASAL
46
Certain hairdo : AFRO
47
Easy, swinging gait : LOPE
48
The seven ___ : SEAS
50
As American as ___ : APPLEPIE
52
Sea anemone : POLYP
53
___ Nostra : COSA
54
In favor of : FOR
55
Dine : EAT
57
"The ___ Menagerie": Williams : GLASS
62
Muddy the waters : ROIL
64
Tonsorial parlors? : CLIPJOINTS
67
Caen's river : ORNE
68
Germ cell : SPORE
69
E.r.a. or r.b.i. : STAT
70
Kind of cycle or ton : MEGA
71
Uppity one : SNOB
72
Earl Anthony's targets : PINS
Down
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Charley horse : ACHE
2
Sound after a touchdown : ROAR
3
Muse of history : CLIO
4
Adamant : HARD
5
U.S. agricultural agcy. : FCA
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Pasha or Baba : ALI
7
Uneasiness : DISSATISFACTION
8
Ratite bird : EMEU
9
Priestly robe : ALB
10
Kind of quartet : BARBERSHOP
11
Fibbers : LIARS
12
Actress ___ May Oliver : EDNA
15
Staff of life : BREAD
18
Peruse : READ
24
Vintage cars : REOS
25
Where Kipling was born : INDIA
27
Bunk : BED
28
Bailey of comics : BEETLE
29
White-flecked horse : ROAN
30
Writer Bombeck : ERMA
31
Eliminating from a text : SCISSORING
32
Jerusalem's milieu : ISRAEL
36
Fruit: Comb. form : CARPO
38
Military cap : KEPI
39
"Peter Pan" pirate : SMEE
42
Truncates : LOPS
45
Minstrel's ballad : LAY
49
Gramp's glasses : SPECS
51
Como, to Carlo or Carlos : LAGO
52
Perley of journalistic fame : POORE
54
Out of : FROM
56
Swiss sight : ALPS
58
Speech problem : LISP
59
Opponent : ANTI
60
The Man of baseball : STAN
61
Fast planes : SSTS
63
Greensward : LEA
65
Golf-club V.I.P. : PRO
66
Gen. Stuart of the C.S.A. : JEB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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