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New York Times, Friday, October 19, 1990

Author:
Jean M. Hunt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jean M. Hunt has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,955
Across
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Plant disease : SMUT
5
Star in Lyra : VEGA
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Muslim crusade : JIHAD
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Italian lake : LAGO
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Indigo plant : ANIL
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Shelley's "Adonais," e.g. : ELEGY
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Frogner Park's locale : OSLO
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Legal wrongs : MALA
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A lingua franca : KOINE
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Doctor in "Of Human Bondage" : PHILIPCAREY
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Click beetle : DOR
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James Herriot, for one : VET
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Steve and Woody : ALLENS
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Rubbernecked : STARED
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Stuyvesant had one : PEGLEG
33
Lagomorphs : HARES
34
"___ la France!" : VIVE
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Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
38
An O.K. Corral gunfighter : EARP
39
Watchdog, perhaps : BITER
40
Part of a rifle : SEAR
41
Spiny plant : ALOE
42
Soon : ANON
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Singer Haggard : MERLE
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Doctor played by Nigel Bruce : WATSON
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___ up (admits, for short) : FESSES
47
Rouse : BESTIR
49
Hawaiian-born actor : LOO
50
Ulmaceous plant : ELM
51
Doctor played by Robert Young : MARCUSWELBY
58
Peppy : ALIVE
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Polly, to Sawyer : AUNT
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Steak order : RARE
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Evaluator : RATER
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"Dies ___" : IRAE
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Seed coat : ARIL
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Residue : ASHES
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Villainous look : LEER
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Asian weight : TAEL
Down
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Doctor in "Tristram Shandy" : SLOP
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Where Hawkeye practiced : MASH
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Citrus fruit : UGLI
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Screwdriver, e.g. : TOOL
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What Theda Bara did : VAMPED
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Legislate : ENACT
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___ monster (lizard) : GILA
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Winglike : ALAR
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Doctor in an R.L.S. tale : JEKYLL
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Worldwide workers' assn. : ILO
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"Dr. ___ Experiment": Hawthorne : HEIDEGGERS
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Co-Nobelist in Literature: 1966 : AGNON
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Colorists : DYERS
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Avid : EAGER
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Rents : LEASES
27
African tree : SHEA
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Afrikaans : TAAL
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Sinclair Lewis doctor : ARROWSMITH
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Iterate : REPEAT
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Mountain climber's need : PITON
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Level : EVEN
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"In ___ veritas" : VINO
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Breathing sound : RALE
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Mythical hawk : ARES
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Iraqi port : BASRA
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Catty comment : MEOW
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Kitchen gadgets : TIMERS
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"Be-puddled" Doctor ___ : FOSTER
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"I ___ charmed life . . . ": Macbeth : BEARA
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Greece, to Greeks : ELLAS
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Moons over Marcellus : LUNAE
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Wading bird : RAIL
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Physician's aim : CURE
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Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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Poem by Byron : LARA
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Holler : YELL
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Second after tee : VEE

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

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