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New York Times, Friday, May 18, 1990

6-Down : Action for Bunyan

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q V Y Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,801
Across
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Kind of story : TALL
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Herman and Didrikson : BABES
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Loyal : TRUE
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Yours, to Pierre : ATOI
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Aggrandize : EXALT
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Air Force unit : WING
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Dhu's group : CLAN
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Actress Lavin : LINDA
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European preceder : INDO
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Godzilla's opponent in a 1963 film : KINGKONG
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Dances like Valentino : TANGOS
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Protracted : LONG
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Dynasty noted for porcelain : MING
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Wide-mouthed : GAPING
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Dominated : MASTERED
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Spirited self-assurance : ELAN
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Japanese religion : SHINTO
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Latin I verb : AMO
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Dialect : LINGO
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High-school math. : ALG
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Consumer advocate : NADER
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Present participle's suffix : ING
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Where the bull does the throwing : RODEOS
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___ qua non : SINE
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Blass or Beane : DESIGNER
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Start of many a Gunther title : INSIDE
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"Manhunt" author : MAAS
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Medieval blade : SNEE
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Island also called Ceram : SERANG
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Ossining's former name : SINGSING
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Advertising bit : PLUG
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Oleoresin : ELEMI
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Zeno's "classroom" : STOA
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Actor Novarro : RAMON
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Collar or coat type : ETON
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Cards : WAGS
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Kingdom once ruled by Benny Goodman : SWING
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Fields-McHugh creation : SONG
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Sailing maneuver : TACK
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Hunnish king : ATLI
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Advance : LOAN
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Famous panda : LINGLING
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Is properly placed : BELONGS
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Action for Bunyan : AXING
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Loud sound : BANG
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Antiquity, in poesy : ELD
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Compiler of e.r.a., r.b.i., etc. : STATIST
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Cramp or stab : TWINGE
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Tyson's milieu : RING
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Render null : UNDO
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Selves : EGOS
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Heyerdahl's "___ Tiki" : KON
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Susan ___ of TV : ANTON
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Tropical fruit : MANGO
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Icy : GELID
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Dress style : ALINE
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Throes : PANGS
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Paavo Nurmi was one : MILER
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Spokes : RADII
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Edit : EMEND
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European fish : DOREE
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Pluto's domain : HADES
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The heart is one : ORGAN
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Evaluates : ASSESSES
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Catapults : ONAGERS
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Action discussed by a hamartiologist : SINNING
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Effigies : IMAGES
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Med.-test result : NEG
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Jean Giraudoux protagonist : SIMON
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Pour forth : SPEW
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Sarah Battle's creator : ELIA
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Ladder step : RUNG
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Truck part : SEMI
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"Tell ___ the Marines" : ITTO
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High time : NOON
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China's ___ of Four : GANG
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Father William's profession : LAW

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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