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New York Times, Thursday, October 4, 1990

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { C J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,940

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Across
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Arduous journey : TREK
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Jungfrau et al. : ALPS
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Forsaken : LEFT
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Bellows : ROARS
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Telegram : WIRE
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Bourse : SALE
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A 1953 hit song : APRILINPORTUGAL
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Financier who got his cut? : MELLON
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Fijian capital : SUVA
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___ Abner : LIL
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Solitary : LONE
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Clouseau portrayer : SELLERS
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N.T. book : ROM
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Maine's main plant : PINETREE
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Periods : ERAS
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Penpoint : NIB
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Disease tsetses cause : NGANA
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Astaire-Rogers hit: 1933 : FLYINGDOWNTORIO
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Ex-international org. : SEATO
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Recent: Prefix : NEO
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Sawyer's pal : FINN
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Displays : ARRAYALS
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Actor Billy ___ Williams : DEE
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He said "War is hell" : SHERMAN
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Calif. valley : NAPA
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Rhine tributary : AAR
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Gallic angel : ANGE
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Serviette : NAPKIN
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Chauncey Olcott classic since 1899 : MYWILDIRISHROSE
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Chief Norse god : ODIN
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"Step ___!" : ONIT
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Sublime : NOBLE
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Neagle of old films : ANNA
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___ War, famed race horse : MANO
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"Hud" Oscar winner : NEAL
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Streetcar : TRAM
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Halyard : ROPE
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Rank below marquis : EARL
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Whale fare : KRILL
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Bristle : AWN
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Hot ___ Houlihan : LIPS
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Combray's creator : PROUST
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Carhop, e.g. : SERVER
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Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
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Colonel's insignia : EAGLE
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Bent : FLAIR
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Spills the beans : TELLS
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Knockabout : SLOOP
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Result of six outs : INNING
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Gift : TALENT
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Author Bagnold : ENID
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___-mutton sleeves : LEGOF
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N.B.A. officials : REFS
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Heraldic term : ORLE
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Yucatán inhabitant, once : MAYA
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Deep black : EBONY
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Lute for Shankar : SITAR
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Parched : ARID
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Number of inches in a span : NINE
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Top-drawer : AONE
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Regular : NORMAL
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Free from dependency : WEAN
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Lloyd and Jeanette : NOLANS
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Kind of sample : RANDOM
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Throat ailment : ANGINA
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Hall of Fame pitcher : SPAHN
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Pacific islands : SAMOA
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"The Creation" composer : HAYDN
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"The Stu ___ Show" on TV: 1950-55 : ERWIN
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Stage part : APRON
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The Emerald Isle : ERIN
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Honshu port : KOBE
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Any of the Balearics : ISLA
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Portraitist Alice ___ : NEEL
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Actress Claire : INA
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Japanese statesman : ITO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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