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New York Times, Wednesday, September 26, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, 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. 14,932
Across
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Raced : SPED
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Cummerbund : SASH
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Taps down : TAMPS
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Novice : TYRO
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"___ girl!" : ATTA
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Serviceable : UTILE
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Russian river : URAL
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Dressed : CLAD
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Opus for nine : NONET
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Start of a quip : BETTYHASJOINED
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H.C.H. opponent: 1928 : AES
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Take advantage of : USE
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Metallic element : COBALT
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Garfunkel or Buchwald : ART
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Order to Fido : STAY
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"___ Get Started With You," 1936 song : ICANT
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Saline drop : TEAR
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Notable period : ERA
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More of the quip : THENAVYSHEISNOW
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Slip : ERR
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Love god : EROS
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Part of a springe : NOOSE
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Secretary : DESK
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Knot in cotton fiber : NEP
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Made an exact duplicate : CLONED
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Self : EGO
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Angle a nail : TOE
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End of the quip : APERMANENTWAVE
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Hillside : SLOPE
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Lady's man : LORD
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Made angry : IRED
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Street show : RAREE
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Hurt : PAIN
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Motionless : INERT
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Nonesuch : ONER
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
Down
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Short pencil : STUB
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Heap on which Joan of Arc died : PYRE
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Q.E.D. word : ERAT
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Simpleton : DOLT
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Drawer freshener : SACHET
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Cartography collection : ATLAS
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Penn et al. : STAS
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Mecca trek : HADJ
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Former Barbary state : TUNIS
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Makes up for : ATONES
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Golconda : MINE
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Begged : PLED
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Gel : SET
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Famous meeting site: 1945 : YALTA
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Quoted : CITED
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Pigment for John Opie : OCHRE
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Max and Buddy : BAERS
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Mass. cape : ANN
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Fabulous moralist or moralistic fabulist : AESOP
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Cheers : RAHS
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Mortise's partner : TENON
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Obeyed the alarm clock : AROSE
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Deviated from course : YAWED
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Londoner's radial : TYRE
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Malice : VENOM
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Table Bay is one : INLET
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U.S.-Canada canals : SOO
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Big enough fish for an angler : KEEPER
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New World vulture : CONDOR
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Say "hello" : GREET
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Pithy : TERSE
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Author Paton : ALAN
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Minute opening : PORE
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As well : ALSO
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Cooper's was "High" : NOON
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Dry the dishes : WIPE
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U.S.S.R. inland sea : ARAL
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Cloistered life : VEIL
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Best of Hollywood : EDNA
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___ Lanka : SRI

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

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