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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 1990

23-Across : Siberian plains

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,000
Across
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Courage, colloquially : GUTS
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Nut tree : BEECH
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Chatter : GAB
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Lie adjacent to : ABUT
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Roman chamber : ATRIUM
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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Links shout : FORE
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Dance of the 1920's : CHARLESTON
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Counterfeit : FAKE
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Ring victories : KOS
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Dumbfound : AMAZE
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Siberian plains : STEPPES
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___ up (arrive) : SHOW
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Time period : YEAR
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Actor Erwin: 1903-67 : STU
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Item on a list : ENTRY
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Tarnish : SOIL
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Copperfield's first wife : DORA
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Gob : TAR
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Learned person : SCHOLAR
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Ref's relative : UMP
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Shortly : ANON
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Heating lamps : ETNAS
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Tardy : LATE
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___ West, Fla. : KEY
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Funny fellow : CARD
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Not up : ABED
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Marched in a procession : PARADED
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Grain stalk : STRAW
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Vessel for "three men" : TUB
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Singer Vikki : CARR
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Cio-Cio-San, e.g. : GEISHAGIRL
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Little Sheba's creator : INGE
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___ King Cole : NAT
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Snow vehicle : SLEDGE
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Sgts., e.g. : NCOS
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One, to Juan : UNO
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Limb joints : KNEES
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___ even (retaliates) : GETS
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Large fishing hooks : GAFFS
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Submarine of W.W. I : UBOAT
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Ragtime dance : TURKEYTROT
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More precipitous : STEEPER
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Broadway "angel" : BACKER
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Character of a people : ETHOS
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Ages : ERAS
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Round: Abbr. : CIR
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Polynesian dance : HULAHULA
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Saxophonist Stan : GETZ
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Liliaceous plant : ALOE
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Storage container : BIN
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Brief note : MEMO
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Did a carpenter's chore : SAWED
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Discharges a debt : PAYS
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Fence crossing : STILE
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Black : SOOTY
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Old-time ballroom favorite : ROUNDDANCE
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"___ virumque cano": Virgil : ARMA
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Army bugle call : TAPS
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Nursemaid in Newcastle : NANA
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Particle : SHRED
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Strutting dance : CAKEWALK
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Raise : REAR
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Approaches : NEARS
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Following the trail of : TRACING
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Sends by telegraph : CABLES
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Cries of contempt : BAHS
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Cleanse : PURGE
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Plant fungus : ERGOT
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Mother Hubbard, e.g. : DRESS
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Connery or O'Casey : SEAN
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Memorable Yugoslav : TITO
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Ebb is one : TIDE
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African antelope : GNU
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Army off. : GEN

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