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New York Times, Saturday, June 2, 1990

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,816
Across
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Brazilian dance of African origin : SAMBA
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Their ism may cause a schism : SECTS
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Harsh cry : SCREECH
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Safe : SECURED
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Co-defendant? : PARTYTOTHECRIME
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Cenozoic is one : ERA
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Diana Ross, once : SUPREME
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One of Knight's group : PIP
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Rehnquist et al. : NINE
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Strips : PEELS
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Manet's portraitist : DEGAS
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U.S.G.'s opposite : REL
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Virga's cousin : SLEET
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Bores of a summer night? : RERUNS
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Ermines in hot weather : STOATS
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Iraqi port : FAO
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Odd, to John Bull : RUM
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Where to see Nike : LOUVRE
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Halve : BISECT
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Bird's-eye, e.g. : MAPLE
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Trumpeter Tommie ___ : LOY
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Bedizen : ADORN
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"Easy ___," old radio favorite : ACES
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Outburst : BLAST
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Girlfriend, in Grenoble : AMIE
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Meuse feeder : RUR
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Dolly Vardens : DRESSES
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___ de chose (trifle) : PEU
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Treacherous person : SNAKEINTHEGRASS
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Animosities : HATREDS
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Alliance : ENTENTE
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Victorian author : READE
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Belgian composer : YSAYE
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More alarming : SCARIER
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Fix : ARRANGE
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Choo Choo Coleman was one : MET
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Former Turkish titles : BEYS
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Misbehave : ACTUP
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Word Hamlet knew not : SEEMS
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___ homo : ECCE
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Mutt : CUR
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Tercet : TRIPLET
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A Middle East people : SEMITES
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Disburse : SPEND
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Optimists : HOPERS
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Bombards : SHELLS
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Cache : DEPOT
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Loquat or ocote : TREE
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Lots of unsolicited advice : EARFULS
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Naval air station in Calif. : ALAMEDA
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Like a smoothie : SUAVE
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March man : SOUSA
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And not : NOR
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Type of dog, for short : TRI
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Coffered ceiling : LACUNAR
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Function : OPERATE
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Authors Glasgow and Douglas : ELLENS
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"Adonais" poet's middle name : BYSSHE
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Sondheim work : COMPANY
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Adriatic gulf : TRIESTE
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Painter Reginald ___: 1898-1954 : MARSH
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Kiln : OAST
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N.C. river : NEUSE
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She should be well groomed : BRIDE
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Wee : TEENY
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Good one for a Scout : DEED
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Pvts.' bosses : SGTS
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Malayan isthmus : KRA
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Cartoonist Gardner ___ : REA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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