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New York Times, Thursday, October 11, 1990

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,947
Across
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Kind of hanger : STRAP
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"Hiroshima, Mon ___" : AMOUR
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Rollbook abbr. : ABS
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Island for reclining or refining : ARUBA
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Idaho's capital : BOISE
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Slice : CUT
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Feast of ___ (Succoth) : TABERNACLES
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J.F.K. abbr. : ARR
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Saw : EYED
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Clear sky : ETHER
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Liberated : FREE
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Pita, e.g. : BREAD
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Telescope parts : LENSES
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Departure of Israelites from Egypt : EXODUS
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Bryant or O'Day : ANITA
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Italian commune : TRENTO
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Aspect of 29 Across commemorated during Succoth : DESERTWANDERING
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Evita and Juan : PERONS
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Make a new knot : RETIE
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Month of Succoth : TISHRI
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Partner of be-all : ENDALL
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Zodiacal Ram : ARIES
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Jiggs wore them : SPATS
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"September ___" : MORN
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Gounod opera : FAUST
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Author Kingsley ___ : AMIS
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Henri's donkey : ANE
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Event celebrated during Succoth : FALLHARVEST
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Author Deighton : LEN
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Originated : AROSE
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Valle d'___, Italy : AOSTA
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Sullivan and Asner : EDS
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One beyond help : GONER
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Faint : SWOON
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Glut : SATE
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Salver : TRAY
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Bumpkin : RUBE
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In one's bunk : ABED
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Golfer's concern : PAR
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Lessen : ABATE
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Yemeni seaport : MOCHA
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Did a lube job : OILED
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Addict : USER
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Legal thing : RES
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Tick or mite : ACARID
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Bedroom piece : BUREAU
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Emphasis : STRESS
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Saul's grandfather and uncle : NERS
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Knocked down : FLOORED
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Safari staff : BEARERS
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Nonresident medical staff : EXTERNS
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Terhune dog : LAD
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Wind dir. : ENE
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Serbian city : NIS
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Virginia Woolf, née ___ : STEPHEN
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Finis : END
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Pair : TWO
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Operated : RAN
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Trio in Kennebunk : ENS
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Prefix with cycle or pod : TRI
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Greenland Eskimo : ITA
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Nothing : NIL
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Set : GEL
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Oaxaca treat : TAMALE
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Pressed : IRONED
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Warning signals : SIRENS
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Kett of comics : ETTA
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Celebrity gathering : SALON
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Regular vibration : PULSE
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Eighth son of Jacob : ASHER
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Gambling game : FARO
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Acknowledge : AVOW
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Intermediate: Comb. form : MESO
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Musial or Laurel : STAN
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Make tired by hard work : FAG
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Abyssinian prince : RAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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