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New York Times, Monday, November 5, 1990

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Spans: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,972

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Across
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Sanitaria : SPAS
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The ___ and the Papas (rock group) : MAMAS
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Two ___ kind : OFA
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Excuse : ALIBI
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Possessive pronoun : OURS
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Mays or Ott, once : OUTFIELDER
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Arizona neighbor : UTAH
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Gretna ___ : GREEN
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Without noise : SILENTLY
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Haggard novel : SHE
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___ fountain : SODA
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Rialto sign : SRO
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Hippodrome : ARENA
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English actor Robert ___ : DONAT
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Comic Costello : LOU
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Fragrant flower : LILAC
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Advantage : EDGE
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Broken : OUTOFCOMMISSION
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Bolivia neighbor : PERU
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Vex : PEEVE
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Some coll. students : SRS
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Growing out : ENATE
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City near the Ruhr : ESSEN
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Own, in Perth : HAE
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Teeny-bopper : GIRL
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Compass dir. : SSE
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Expurgated : CENSORED
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Cheer up : ELATE
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Rum drink : GROG
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Invisible : OUTOFSIGHT
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Entre ___ : NOUS
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A musical Ringo : STARR
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City WSW of Algiers : ORAN
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Downs' partner : UPS
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Try out : ESSAY
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Cheerio's cousin : TATA
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"Pea soup" in L.A. : SMOG
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Rain hard : POUR
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"Cough up," in poker : ANTE
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Strongboxes : SAFES
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Actress Murray : MAE
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"___ Well . . . " : ALLS
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French Riviera area : MIDI
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A brother of Seth : ABEL
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Begets : SIRES
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Bizarre : OUTLANDISH
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Scuffle : FRAY
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___ Wednesday : ASH
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Surpasses : OUTDOES
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Cut ___ (bisect) : INHALF
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Signal approval : NOD
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Writer Ambler : ERIC
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Lie on a slant : SLOPE
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City on the Seine : ROUEN
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Disgraceful : OUTRAGEOUS
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Hurry to 19 Across, once : ELOPE
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Monikers : NAMES
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Peaks : ACMES
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Greek marketplace : AGORA
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High-strung : TENSE
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Picnics, e.g. : OUTINGS
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Currier's partner : IVES
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Perceives : SENSES
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Hesitant sounds : ERS
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At large : LOOSE
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Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
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Horseman's whip : CROP
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Furrows : RUTS
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Copperfield's first wife : DORA
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City on the Yamuna : AGRA
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Part of id est : THAT
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Active volcano in Italy : ETNA
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African antelope : GNU
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Fish-eating banquet : FRY

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