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New York Times, Monday, December 10, 1990

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 242 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,007
Across
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Lyric poets : BARDS
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Hill dwellers : ANTS
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Summer quaffs : ADES
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Customary : USUAL
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Use an auger : BORE
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Hayloft's location : BARN
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Horned animal, for short : RHINO
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Where Kuwait is : ASIA
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Kazan : ELIA
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Start over : RENEW
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Alarming : STARTLING
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Watering place : SPA
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Pseudo butter : OLEO
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Secreted : HID
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Abstain : DESIST
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Pindaric work : ODE
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Where Inchon is : KOREA
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Repute : ODOR
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Leave ___ (accept the status quo) : WELLENOUGHALONE
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Tardy : LATE
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Scornful look : SNEER
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___ an egg (flop) : LAY
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Viewpoints : SLANTS
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Nicholas II, e.g. : TSAR
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Grads-to-be : SRS
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Tannish : ECRU
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Captain's record : LOG
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Rebels against Queeg : MUTINEERS
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Butler portrayer: 1939 : GABLE
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School test : ORAL
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Newborn's nursemaid : NANA
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More competent : ABLER
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Fabled monster : OGRE
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Bit of information : ITEM
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Some are proper : NOUNS
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Makes, as profit : NETS
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Varlets : CADS
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Pick up the tab : TREAT
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Hamilton's killer : BURR
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Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
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Devastate : RUIN
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Hamlet's people : DANES
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Dawdler : SLOWPOKE
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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Leave ___ (be thorough) : NOSTONEUNTURNED
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Error's partner : TRIAL
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Burned : SEARED
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Fourth person : ABEL
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Melting-watch painter : DALI
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The old sod : ERIN
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Hidden obstacle : SNAG
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Low digit : TOE
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English river : AVON
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Wails : HOWLS
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Perfect : IDEAL
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River-mouth area : DELTA
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God of love : EROS
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Impresario Hurok : SOL
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Graven images : IDOLS
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Marine sound system : SONAR
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Deuce takers : TREYS
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Stone and Iron : AGES
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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Get well : HEAL
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Haughty : ARROGANT
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Sawbuck : TEN
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Like the Grand Canyon : SCENIC
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Lasso : REATA
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Eva or Zsa Zsa : GABOR
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Night light : MOON
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Exhort : URGE
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Small pie : TART
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Seine sights : ILES
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Snead and Spade : SAMS
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Cerulean : BLUE
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Capp's ___ the Hyena : LENA
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Formerly, formerly : ERST

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

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