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New York Times, Saturday, June 30, 1990

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Part : COMPONENT
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Segment at La Scala : SCENA
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Cocktail at 7 A.M.? : EYEOPENER
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Capitations : TAXES
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Peach of a fruit? : NECTARINE
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Northern rte. : ALCAN
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Pony : TROT
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Duants : DEES
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Ange part : AILE
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Educated guesses at LAX or ORD : ETAS
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Oenologist, at times : TASTER
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Razor-billed auks : MURRES
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Gait, in Paris : MARCHE
33
Wipes clean : ERASES
34
On a grand scale : EPIC
35
Davis or Hyman : MAC
38
Score dir. : RIT
39
Ship's cargo capacity : TONNAGE
41
Waste watcher's org. : EPA
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Explorer Johnson : OSA
43
Ashtabula's lake : ERIE
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H. C. Andersen's birthplace : ODENSE
46
Rich cakes : TORTES
48
Forwarded : SENTON
49
In short supply : SPARSE
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A-one : BEST
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Star of "Mon Oncle" : TATI
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"Portrait of Gala" painter : DALI
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Envious ensign : IAGO
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Famed furrier : ASTOR
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Kind of progression : GEOMETRIC
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Banal : STALE
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Create : ESTABLISH
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Abhorred : HATED
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They rate zero on the "credit-ability" scale : DEADBEATS
Down
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Piggy-bank item : CENT
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Terminer's cohort : OYER
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Musician Monardo : MECO
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Ceramic craftsmen : POTTERS
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Fed. regulatory agency : OPA
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Saul's grandfather : NER
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Bagnold namesakes : ENIDS
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Hamadryad's be-all and end-all : TREE
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Penn., e.g. : STA
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Two-wheeled carriage : CALASH
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What some speed demons crave : EXCITEMENT
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English hymnist : NEALE
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M. T. Moore's boss: 1970-77 : ASNER
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Covered with bristles : STRIGOSE
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Wavers on the brink : TEETERS
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Mixed : ASSORTED
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Gives the nod to : ACCEDES
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Large grouper : MERO
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"Battle Cry" author : URIS
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Rapid drum beat : RATATATTAT
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First Egyptian king : MENES
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Paraguay-Brazil river : APA
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Capital of Calvados : CAEN
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Never, in Bonn : NIE
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Give one a claim to : ENTITLE
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Troupial : ORIOLE
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Hiding place : STASH
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Neapolitan noodles : PASTA
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Regional plant and animal life : BIOTA
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___ P, Dickens character : AGED
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___-majesté : LESE
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"Eri tu," for one : ARIA
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Nub : GIST
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Operatic baron : OCHS
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Tape or letter preceder : RED
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Senseless : MAD
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Dwindle : EBB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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