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New York Times, Monday, November 12, 1990

9-Down : San Diego nine

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,979
Across
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Combos : BANDS
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Breathe laboriously : GASP
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Box : SPAR
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Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Pa. city : ERIE
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Speechless : TONGUETIED
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Soggy ground : MIRE
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Sailor : SEAMAN
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Shows up : ARRIVES
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Engraving, for one : ART
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Swiss painter: 1879-1940 : KLEE
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Summer drink : ADE
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Beat or shoot preceder : OFF
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Genuine : TRUE
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Utah's Great ___ Lake : SALT
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Word of grief : ALAS
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Gibbons : APES
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Twosome in Mecca : CEES
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Sneak a look : PEEK
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Trim : NEAT
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Whiskies : RYES
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Yuletide poem opener : TWAS
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Coaster : SLED
50
Farm animal : EWE
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G.I.'s mail address : APO
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R.b.i., for one : STAT
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Limb : ARM
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One point, in tennis : FIFTEEN
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Merchant : DEALER
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Rush headlong : TEAR
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Triumph in a close race : WINBYANOSE
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___ homo : ECCE
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Filmdom's Kazan : ELIA
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Singer Ross : DIANA
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Strong odor : REEK
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Obligation : DEBT
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Wallace associate : SAFER
Down
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Gambles : BETS
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Actress Foch : NINA
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Fixed belief : DOGMA
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Portrait painter Gilbert ___ : STUART
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Roscoe : GAT
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"___ was saying ... " : ASI
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Embezzle : STEAL
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San Diego nine : PADRES
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Half: Prefix : SEMI
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Ventilated : AIRED
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Pee Wee of the Dodgers : REESE
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Snare : ENTRAP
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Attain : REACH
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Most acute : KEENEST
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Durable wood : OAK
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Toss : FLIP
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In confrontation : FACETOFACE
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Bone ___ (study) : UPON
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Smirk's relative : LEER
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Twist : SKEW
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Close tightly : SEAL
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Large number : SLEW
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Imperial command : UKASE
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Stable : STEADY
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Köln-to-Bonn dir. : SSE
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Cooked : STEWED
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Fears greatly : DREADS
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Look ___ (tend) : AFTER
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Hunk : PIECE
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Craze : MANIA
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Arduous journey : TREK
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Dawdle : LOAF
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Slave of yore : ESNE
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Raise : REAR
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Sparrow's beak : NIB
66
Binge : BAT

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