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New York Times, Tuesday, June 26, 1990

Author:
Margaret W. Huskey
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1
Margaret W. Huskey has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,840
Across
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Clayey soil : MARL
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Pillbox and porkpie : HATS
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Emulated Mark Spitz : SWAM
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Pa. city : ERIE
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Bitter; biting : ACRID
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Buckeye State : OHIO
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Gaseous envelope surrounding Earth : ATMOSPHERE
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Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
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Grant or Majors : LEE
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Masters of a 22 Across in a 1968 film : APES
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A celestial body : PLANET
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Seth's mother : EVE
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Type of energy : SOLAR
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"The ___ declare the glory . . . ": Psalm 19 : HEAVENS
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Betsy and Diana : ROSSES
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Glowing coal : EMBER
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Cafeteria item : TRAY
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President Taft's alma mater : YALE
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Bridle part : REIN
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Rhythmical accents : BEATS
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Fr. holy women : STES
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Helm position : ALEE
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Stairs : STEPS
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Type of floss : DENTAL
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Cold-war cool-off : DETENTE
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County and river in Ariz. : GILAS
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Gypsy male : ROM
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Art of growing dwarf plants : BONSAI
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Russian range : ALAI
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Washington bill : ONE
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Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
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Sights at Palomar, etc. : TELESCOPES
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Russian river : LENA
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Uproar in the streets : RIOT
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Truth twister : LIAR
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A grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Nota ___ : BENE
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Mess aboard ship : MEAL
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Fifth zodiacal sign : LEO
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Occur : HAPPEN
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Head or ear follower : ACHE
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Ringlet : TRESS
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Gawain's title : SIR
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The sun and its revolving spheres : SOLARSYSTEM
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How soon? : WHEN
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Adjutant : AIDE
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Castle defense : MOAT
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Spreads into a battle line : DEPLOYS
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Frugal one : SAVER
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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Venus, e.g. : EVENINGSTAR
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Talked in a grand manner : ORATED
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Olympic queen : HERA
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Correct : EMEND
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"___ With Me" : ABIDE
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Astral woman? : STELLA
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Consumed : EATEN
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Snoozed : SLEPT
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Actress Charlotte ___ : RAE
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Existence : ESSE
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Idol worshiper : BAALITE
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Austere person : STOIC
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Juan's aunt : TIA
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Expunges : ERASES
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Drawing room : SALON
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Cotillion : BALL
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Sacred Chinese peak : OMEI
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Zola novel : NANA
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Ron Howard's early TV role : OPIE
58
Gas : NEON
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Noble family of Ferrara : ESTE
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Uncle, in Ayr : EME
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Celestial sphere : ORB

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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