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New York Times, Tuesday, November 6, 1990

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,973
Across
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Cities in Russia and Texas : ODESSAS
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B-F connection : CDE
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Larrigan : PAC
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Part of TNT : TOLUENE
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"It Must Be ___," Carr hit : HIM
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A Gardner : AVA
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Encroachers : TRESPASSERS
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Spanish hero, with "El" : CID
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French legislative body : SENAT
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Seine feeder : EURE
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Title for a countess : LADY
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A Yemeni capital : SANAA
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Woman's shawl : FICHU
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Reserved; cool : ALOOF
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Gear : TACKLE
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Bridge : SPAN
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Soprano Te Kanawa : KIRI
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Delicate : FRAIL
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Oran and Boston : PORTS
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Blue : SAD
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Anything whatever : AUGHT
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Selves : EGOS
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Cubs or Reds : TEAM
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Bar accessories : STOOLS
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Varnish resin : ELEMI
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Kind of baseball game : NOHIT
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By ___ and bounds : LEAPS
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Charlie Brown's critic : LUCY
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Conductor Klemperer : OTTO
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Affect strongly : SMITE
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A Gershwin : IRA
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Fellowship : FREEMASONRY
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Shampoo additive : EGG
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Polish author Stanislaw ___ : LEM
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Thief's aide : ABETTOR
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Actress Ruby ___ : DEE
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Lgth. measures : YDS
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Bureaucratic routine : REDTAPE
Down
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Mel and Ed of baseball : OTTS
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Family of French illustrator Gustave : DORES
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"Maria ___," 1933 song : ELENA
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Advocate of women's right to vote : SUSANANTHONY
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Of a partition : SEPTAL
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Zaire's Mobutu ___ Seko : SESE
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Colette novel : CHERI
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Straightforward : DIRECT
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North Sea feeder : EMS
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S.A. rodent : PACA
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Eager : AVID
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Elizabeth ___ Stanton : CADY
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See 4, 13 or 22 Down : SUFFRAGETTE
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Advocate of women's right to vote : LUCRETIAMOTT
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Excellent, for short : AOK
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Knife handle : HAFT
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Belgian-French river : OISE
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"Kiss Me, ___" : KATE
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Lombard money : LIRA
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Ancient kingdom : ELAM
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Health clubs : SPAS
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Sulker's fit : POUT
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Devil-god : IDOL
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Norman town : STLO
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Salt, in Sedan : SEL
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Made stable, with "up" : SHORED
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Botched : MESSED
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Bits of gossip : ITEMS
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A 1492 caravel : PINTA
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Barber's need : STROP
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German song : LIED
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Prod : URGE
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Zoo structure : CAGE
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Tentmaker-poet : OMAR
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Brontë's Jane : EYRE
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Emulate Earhart : FLY
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Vigoda or Burrows : ABE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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