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New York Times, Thursday, December 6, 1990

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 15,003
Across
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Speak imperfectly : LISP
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Lewis's "___ Timberlane" : CASS
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Compact : TAMP
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Andean beast : LLAMA
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Of certain wage-earning workers : BLUECOLLAR
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Encircle : RING
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Large properties : ESTATES
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Make a gift : DONATE
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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Love, in Lugo : AMOR
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Walter Johnson was one : NAT
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Man from Bonn, to Luigi : TEDESCO
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Muscat native : ARAB
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Earthquake site in 1790 : ORAN
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Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
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Prefix for lingual : MULTI
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Possible census conclusion : UNDERPOPULATION
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Maudlin : TEARY
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Yesterday, in Milano : IERE
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Place for a beret : TETE
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Variety of chalcedony : SARD
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___ words (retract) : EATONES
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Thane's negations : NAES
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Gunga ___ : DIN
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Disharmony : SCHISM
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Do a Monday chore : LAUNDER
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Cowl : HOOD
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Certain refugees : BOATPEOPLE
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Suffix with beaver : ETTE
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Start : ONSET
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Gardener's nemesis : WEED
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Zeno's classroom : STOA
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Cosby's TV son : THEO
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Poverty : NEED
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Netman's ploy : LOB
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Run a car in neutral : IDLE
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Five-centime pieces : SOUS
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12-year-olds, e.g. : PRETEENERS
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British equivalent of 17 Across : CLOTHCAP
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Everybody, in Düsseldorf : ALLE
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Pop music of Latin American origin : SALSA
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Wee, to Burns : SMA
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Set of three : TERN
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Thai, for one : ASIAN
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Devilfish : MANTA
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Seattle's ___ Sound : PUGET
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Clowder members : CATS
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Pan attachment : ORAMA
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Fully grown : MATURE
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Race-track habitué : TOUT
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Lake in Ireland : ERNE
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Arp's art : DADA
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False gold : OROIDE
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Extremely conventional : BUTTONDOWN
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Impersonate : APE
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Legal claim : LIEN
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Kind of bag or box : TOTE
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Model ___ de la Fressange : INES
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"___ Daughter," 1970 film : RYANS
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Approach, as a disclosure : LEADUPTO
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Sly role : RAMBO
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Antler end : TINE
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A Wimbledon champ's family : ASHES
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Patton portrayer : SCOTT
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Atget product : PHOTO
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Cut prices : SLASH
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Inkling : IDEA
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Fits to ___ : ATEE
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Weapon for an Olympic contestant : EPEE
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U. Grant's opponent : RLEE
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Canadian prov. : ONT
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Roush of baseball fame : EDD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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