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SVITTLES

New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 1990

Author:
Phyllis Fehringer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 95, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,957
Across
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Supergiant in Scorpio : ANTARES
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Put two and two together : ADDEDUP
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Agreement : PACT
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Arrowhead, e.g. : NEOLITH
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Bleach : ETIOLATE
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Gate City of the West : OMAHA
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Cassava grains : TAPIOCA
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Dinner course, dressed up? : SMOCKTURTLESOUP
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News nugget : ITEM
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"Get ___ the Church . . . " : METO
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Brazilian dance : SAMBA
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Putting salt in one's coffee, e.g. : BOOBOO
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Lincoln's "Cap'n ___" : ERI
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Tipples : NIPS
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Cowpoke's poker : SPUR
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Switch positions : ONS
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Work : OPUS
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Make ___ in (progress) : ADENT
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Have the flu : AIL
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Energy : VIM
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Debussy's sea : MER
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Grilled fare gets splintered? : SLIVERANDONIONS
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Like good news : ELATING
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Cliques : COTERIES
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Apprizes : WARNS
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Free : RELEASE
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Marathon winner: 1972 Olympics : SHORTER
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A Borgia in-law : ESTE
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Donees : TAKERS
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Ictus syllable : ARSIS
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Jaeger : SKUA
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Bad Soden is one : SPA
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Dame Myra ___ : HESS
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Hammett dog : ASTA
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Restaurants? : SEATINGPLACES
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Yearn : ACHE
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Question : ASK
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Ethyl's end : ENE
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Spore clusters : SORI
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Ears catch note of derision? : SCORNONTHECOB
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Capone nemesis : NESS
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Calculator key : PLUS
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Featherweight champ: 1942-48 : PEP
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Burden : ONUS
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Lanyards : ROPES
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Put away : STORED
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Pitcher Saberhagen : BRET
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Bestow a right upon : ENTITLE
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Fined : AMERCED
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Shutter parts : SLATS
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Washer's swasher : AGITATOR
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Reply to "Why?" : BECAUSE
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Inebriated vege-taters? : SMASHEDPOTATOES
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Chance : LOT
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Macadam stickum : TAR
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Lennon's "___ Do You Sleep?" : HOW
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Kind of sided : LOP
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German river and Hungarian city : EGERS
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Game of chance : KENO
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Result of 8 Across : SUM
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Cosmic times : EONS
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Uke ridge : FRET
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It opens sesame : ESS
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Crude vessels? : OILERS
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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Medley : STEW
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Arena for the Hawks : OMNI
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Sonora sandwich : TACO
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Easter quarry fragment? : SHARDBOILEDEGGS
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Unaffected : NATURAL
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Flock of geese : SKEIN
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Skier's turn : TELEMARK
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Put into law : ENACTED
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Tolkien tree creatures : ENTS
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Squeeze out : EXTRUDE
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Diapers, in Dover : NAPKINS
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Oppositionist : ANTI
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Undiluted : NEAT
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Drink without moderation : TOPE
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Out on ___ : ALIMB
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One Grande : RIO
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List extender : ETC
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Grill counterfeits? : SHAMBURGERS
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Kind of sphere? : ATMO
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God, in Genoa : DIO
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Johnny's bandleader : DOC
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Grand Exalted Ruler, e.g. : ELK
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Go together : DATE
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Intersection maneuver : UTURN
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Darius's subjects : PERSIANS
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Campaigner, for short : POL
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Nice souls in Iowa? : AMES
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Chihuahua houses : CASAS
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Sadie of "Rain" : THOMPSON
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This, in Spain : ESTO
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Hair colors : AUBURNS
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Warmish : TEPID
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Achilles' killer : PARIS
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Aurora, in Greece : EOS
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Attu canoe : OOMIAK
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Marine area : OPENSEA
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Diaskeuasts : EDITORS
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Numismatic tails : REVERSE
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Immovability : INERTIA
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Decelerates : SLOWSUP
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Finished : OVER
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Ramses' river : NILE
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Shake center, colored blue? : SMALTSHOP
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Kauai hi : ALOHA
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Adriatic gulf : TRIESTE
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Act pts. : SCS
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Gas: Comb. form : AER
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South African province : NATAL
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Choler : IRE
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Madison Avenue come-on : TEASER
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Heart track, initially : EKG
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Candlestick Park info : STATS
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Dirks of yore : SNEES
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Sarcastic remarks from the deli? : SCOLDCUTS
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Cuzco country : PERU
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Broadway play: 1985 : ASIS
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Chest fastener : HASP
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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Cigarette end : ASH
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"Holiday ___," Crosby film : INN
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"Ad astra per ___" : ASPERA
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Important ore of boron : KERNITE
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Realm of Boreas : NORTH
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"Hell is ___": T. S. Eliot : ONESELF
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Filbert : NUT
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Kind of pudding : COTTAGE
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Narcotics : OPIATES
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Reno raisers : BETTORS
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Fabric for a filly? : STABLELINEN
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"Make ___ Happy," 1960 song : SOMEONE
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Blackthorns : SLOES
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Principal's cousin : RECTOR
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Kind of relief : BAS
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One kind of maniac : EGO
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Forage plant : ERS
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Isaac's first-born : ESAU
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Corium : DERM
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Evens out : SMOOTHS
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Fall tool : LAWNRAKE
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Desire, in this puzzle : APPETITE
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Butter trees : SHEAS
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Not ventro : DORSO
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Relations : KIN
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Traffic stopper : SIREN
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Fax predecessor : TELEX
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Siberian city : OMSK
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Adhered : STUCK
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Colliery access : ADIT
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Whip lash : WELT
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Huge hideosity : OGRE
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Esthetic course for freshmen : ARTI
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Calvados capital : CAEN
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Auto maker : OLDS
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Infantry gps. : BNS
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Weber's "___ Freischutz" : DER
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Rhea's relative : EMU
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Chisel : GAD
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Literary oddments : ANA
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Spigot : TAP

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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