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New York Times, Friday, November 2, 1990

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Kevin Boyle has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,969
Across
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Shade of brown : ECRU
5
He wrote "The Horse's Mouth" : CARY
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Apportion : SHARE
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Roald or Arlene : DAHL
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Kind of history : ORAL
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Dine at home : EATIN
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Historic series of linguistic changes : GREATVOWELSHIFT
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Furies : ERINYES
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Flat stones, in Mexico : METATES
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Iniquitous place : DEN
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Engendered : BRED
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Buddhist temple : WAT
27
Front-page boxes : EARS
29
Andress film: 1965 : SHE
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Fencer's stamp of the foot : APPEL
35
Crown : PATE
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Solar deity : ATEN
37
Dasht-e-Kavir, in Iran : GREATSALTDESERT
40
Lunar trench : RILL
41
Troublesome one : PAIN
42
Nowheresville : LIMBO
43
Qty. : AMT
44
Caution : WARN
45
Watchdog org. : EPA
46
Elevator transport : CAR
47
Festal pomp : GALA
49
One of the Apodes : EEL
52
School of Russian poetry : ACMEISM
56
Incapacitate : DISABLE
58
"Gloria in Excelsis Deo" : GREATERDOXOLOGY
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Engage in raillery : TEASE
61
Soprano from Valencia : BORI
62
O., to O. Henry : INIT
63
Ceremonial dinner : SEDER
64
Painter Jan van der ___ : MEER
65
Since, in Selkirk : SYNE
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Lined : EDGED
2
French square : CARRE
3
River of Deutschland : RHEIN
4
___ Bator, in Mongolia : ULAN
5
Secret : COVERT
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Originated : AROSE
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Kind of material : RAW
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Primordial substance of the universe : YLEM
9
Where Xerxes crossed the Hellespont : SESTOS
10
Sunken fences : HAHAS
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Have ___ (try) : ATIT
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Plenteous : RIFE
13
Tolkien's tree folk : ENTS
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A Capulet : TYBALT
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Eyed with bad intent : LEERED
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Activity at Reno : DEALING
26
Prosperity : WEAL
28
Mil. command : ATTN
29
Peduncle : STEM
30
Queencup, e.g. : HERB
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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City in Uttar Pradesh : AGRA
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Prissy : PRIM
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Whack : PELT
35
Average talk-show host? : PAAR
36
Site of the Dead Sea : ASIA
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Scanty : SPARSE
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City on the Rio Grande : ELPASO
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Salver : WAITER
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Sovereign remedy : ELIXIR
46
Word with desist : CEASE
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Esteem highly : ADORE
49
"___ and Ivory," McCartney-Wonder hit : EBONY
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___ marbles : ELGIN
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Philippine island : LEYTE
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T-men, e.g. : AGTS
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Algonquian language : CREE
54
Fermented drink : MEAD
55
SALT talks concern : MRBM
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Start of Ore.'s motto : ALIS
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Bambi's mother, e.g. : DOE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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