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New York Times, Tuesday, June 12, 1990

Author:
Margaret W. Huskey
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F H K Q }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Margaret W. Huskey has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,826
Across
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Young girl : LASS
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Movie dog : BENJI
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Trust, with "on" : RELY
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Again : ANEW
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Unconscious state : COMA
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Flintstone's wife : WILMA
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Coin for brother to spare : DIME
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Inexplicable occurrences : ENIGMAS
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Tom of Coventry was one : TAILOR
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A Handel composition : ORATORIO
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Fit for plowing : ARABLE
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Perón and Gabor : EVAS
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Guests at U.S.O. buildings : GIS
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Uncovered : BARED
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Disable : MAIM
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Soothe : EASE
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Invention of Arthur Wynne: 1913 : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
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They supported A.E.S. : DEMS
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Olympic apple-tosser : ERIS
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In a difficult position : TREED
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Baseball stat : ERA
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Design : PLAN
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Initiates : STARTS
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Tax-collection point before a bridge : TOLLGATE
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Machine for cutting curves, etc. : JIGSAW
52
The spice of life : VARIETY
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___ breve : ALLA
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Pungent vegetable : ONION
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Garfield's buddy : ODIE
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Swift animal : DEER
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Decorated again : REDID
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Volunteer St. : TENN
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Preceders of wyes : EXES
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Lacks : NEEDS
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Formic-acid sources : ANTS
Down
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Mix with liquor : LACE
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Prolific auth. : ANON
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Kind of circle : SEMI
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Festoon : SWAG
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Watch out! : BEWARE
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Cherubini opera : ELISA
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Nothing : NIL
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Traffic snarl : JAM
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"The Lady ___," 1937 song : ISATRAMP
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Message receiver and sender : RADIO
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Vicious : EVIL
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Plush transportation : LIMO
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North Sea tributary : YSER
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Shapes : MOLDS
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Three-toed sloths : AIS
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Speedster's action : TEARING
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Roman poet and namesakes : OVIDS
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Alphabetical beginners : ABCDE
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More uncommon : RARER
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Distinctive fragrance : AROMA
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Mrs. Truman : BESS
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"The Star-___," Harsanyi book about Galileo : GAZER
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Ait : ISLET
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Vegetable producers : SEEDS
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Ethical : MORAL
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Old Testament book : EZRA
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Threadbare : WELLWORN
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Express : UTTER
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Blue-grass genus : POA
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Booths : STANDS
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Autocrats : TSARS
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Shun : AVOID
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Shade of green : JADE
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Holly : ILEX
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Mirth : GLEE
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Small quantity : IOTA
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Anthony or Barbara : EDEN
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Color slightly : TINT
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Fanciful desires : YENS
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Wedding-report word : NEE
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Fish or suffix : IDE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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