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New York Times, Thursday, June 14, 1990

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,828

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Across
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South African hill : KOP
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Most basic: Comb. form : ARCHI
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Haifa native : SABRA
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Poet's "before" : ERE
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Lost color : PALED
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Clear : PLAIN
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Where 37 Across died : BALTIMORE
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Artist Odilon ___ : REDON
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Play start : ACTI
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Archimedes's exclamation : EUREKA
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Mingled : BLENDED
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Impart gradually : INSTIL
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Its special day is June 14 : OLDGLORY
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Graduated : SCALAR
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Single : UNAL
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Anthem author : FRANCISSCOTTKEY
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Comfort : EASE
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Famed biblical scholar: 1841-1915 : CHEYNE
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Number of stripes in 31 Across : THIRTEEN
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A state in Malaysia : SABAH
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Beset : ASSAIL
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Salad ingredient : LETTUCE
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It has lashes : EYELID
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Pithy remarks : MOTS
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Like the Capitol : DOMED
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"Oh ___ wave/O'er the land . . . " : LONGMAYIT
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Kind of tower : IVORY
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Theater parts : LOGES
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Cain's mother : EVE
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Affliction affecting Fido : MANGE
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To the left, at sea : APORT
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
Down
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Cookout items : KEBABS
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Attraction at ancient Delphi : ORACLE
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Throw things at : PELTER
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Himalayan peak : API
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Ouida's real name : RAMEE
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___ nine (euphoric state) : CLOUD
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German title : HERR
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Leapt : SPRANG
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Cousin of kvass : ALE
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Unfavorable : BAD
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"___ Bravo," J. Wayne film : RIO
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"___ Vickers," Lewis novel : ANN
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Nancy Sinatra's sister : TINA
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Dead Sea feeder : KIDRON
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Harrow part : DISC
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Slovenly woman : SLUT
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Deuces-wild rummy : TONK
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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"Euphues . . . " author : LYLY
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Comedian Ole ___ : OLSEN
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Having a delicate, open pattern : LACY
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Actress Tyson : CICELY
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Bowl calls : RAHS
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Sale words : ASIS
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Tiber tributary : NERA
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Assay : TEST
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Certain decorated cloth : TIEDYE
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World Soul, to a Hindu : ATMA
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Encouraged, with "up" : BUOYED
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Moving : ACTIVE
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Hawthorne heroine : HESTER
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Jargon : LINGO
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Lawn tool : EDGER
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Actress Raines : ELLA
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Chicago feature : LOOP
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Indistinct : DIM
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Eggs, to Cato : OVA
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"Hiroshima, ___ Amour" : MON
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Work unit : ERG
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Denver hrs. : MST

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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