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New York Times, Friday, October 12, 1990

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, 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. 14,948

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Across
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Reindeer herder : LAPP
5
Roles in "Othello" productions : IAGOS
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Dig beneath : SAP
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Kind of code : AREA
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Mutant : SPORT
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Loud outburst : GALE
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Ward heelers, e.g. : POLS
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Where Vallee went to college : ORONO
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Spicy stew : OLLA
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Erects : SETSUP
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Portals : DOORWAYS
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Enola Gay cargo : ABOMB
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Carolina river : PEEDEE
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With persistence : DOGGEDLY
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U.S.N.A. grad : ENS
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Film critic James : AGEE
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You, to Hans : SIE
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Catch again : RETRAP
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Greek letter : DELTA
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Bartender's need : ICE
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Aswan, formerly : SYENE
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Bristlelike : SETOSE
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Egg-shaped ornaments : OVA
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Kiln : OAST
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Serai : INN
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Sermonizes : LECTURES
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Plastered : STONED
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Part of U.S.S.R. : UNION
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TV's Max ___ : HEADROOM
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Uninvolved; easygoing : DEGAGE
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Sumerian water god : ENKI
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Ben Ezra, e.g. : RABBI
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Anthropologist Margaret ___ : MEAD
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On the Black or Red : ASEA
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Cram : STUFF
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Weapon for Pierre : ARME
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In medias ___ : RES
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Trial : ESSAY
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A Coward : NOEL
Down
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Race parts : LAPS
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___ Islands of Indonesia : AROE
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Fur : PELT
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Forster's "A ___" : PASSAGETOINDIA
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Crustaceans with seven pairs of legs : ISOPODS
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Spring mo. : APR
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Roth book: 1959 : GOODBYECOLUMBUS
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Yes ___ (quiz instruction) : ORNO
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Miss Hardcastle in a Goldsmith comedy : STOOPER
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Waldorf or Caesar : SALAD
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" . . . ___ faithful" : ALLYE
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Kind of porridge : PEASE
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Advice popularized by Greeley : GOWESTYOUNGMAN
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Yamaguchi city : UBE
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Coty and Dubos : RENES
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Twice DXXVI : MLII
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Pops : DADS
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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Kale : GELT
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Bring up : REAR
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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Sulks : PETS
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Actor Ed from Kansas City : ASNER
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Tied : EVEN
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Sanction : ENDORSE
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Make sour : ACIDIFY
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Pedal digit : TOE
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Clip : SHEAR
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Taut : TENSE
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Sinbad role on TV : OAKES
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Treat for Dobbin : OATS
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Gas: Comb. form : AERO
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Curling or hurling : GAME
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A biographer of Henry James : EDEL
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Deg. for a museum curator : BFA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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