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BRAVING THE ELEMENTS

New York Times, Sunday, July 1, 1990

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 176, Blocks: 90, Avg Word Len: 4.99, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 630 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,845
Across
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Rudimentary : BASAL
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Sacred choral piece : MOTET
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Scrooge's invectives : BAHS
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Scalawags : SCAMPS
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January, in Juárez : ENERO
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Massenet's forte : OPERA
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Petroleum-cartel inits. : OPEC
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Shoulder-to-elbow bones : HUMERI
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SILVER : LONERANGERSHORSE
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Rubbed with rubber : ERASED
29
Sinker : DONUT
30
Inn's descendant : MOTEL
31
Robert Burns's one : ANE
33
Leaking radiator's sound : SISS
34
Self-important person : ASS
36
Nipa palm : ATAP
38
Escorted anew : RELED
40
Convert into cipher : ENCODE
42
Ferrigno and Rawls : LOUS
44
Two-toed sloth : UNAU
46
Put down : LAY
47
Vega or Rigel : STAR
48
Preceders of xi's : NUS
51
KRYPTON : SUPERMANSPLANET
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Discernment : INSIGHT
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___ of iniquity : DEN
59
Brewer's need : HOPS
60
Bireme gear : OARS
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Collapsed, with "in" : CAVED
66
Oriental units of weight : TAELS
68
Ring up : PHONE
70
Greek goddesses of the seasons : HORAE
71
Petri-dish contents : AGAR
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Ciro ___, 17th-century Italian painter : FERRI
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Bagellike roll : BIALY
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Mortise's partner : TENON
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Hero of "Giants in the Earth" : PER
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Classify : SORT
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Intones : CHANTS
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Woe : GRIEF
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Undefiled : PRISTINE
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Pointillist's prop : EASEL
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Printing-machine operators : PRESSMEN
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Simone's school : ECOLE
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Undeveloped state : EMBRYO
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Bloody Mary's daughter : LIAT
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Apt anagram of aye : YEA
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Swizzles : STIRS
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La ___, Milano's opera house : SCALA
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Concede : GRANT
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Holmes's creator : DOYLE
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Where Hercules slew the Hydra : LERNA
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Service club : LIONS
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Moral nature : ETHOS
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Mil. truant : AWOL
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Dish list : MENU
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Ear: Comb. form : AURI
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Cariou or Deighton : LEN
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Maligns : DEFAMES
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NEON : SIGNILLUMINATOR
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Celestial sphere : ORB
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One of Manhattan's rivers : EAST
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To's companion : FRO
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Getz or Kenton : STAN
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Positive : SURE
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Ef, e.g. : LETTER
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___ cum laude : SUMMA
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Painting and poetry, e.g. : ARTS
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Oomph : PEP
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Dutch or French follower : DOOR
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Catch in the act : NAB
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University in Oxford, Ohio : MIAMI
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Civil War general : MEADE
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Like a solarium : SUNLIT
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IRON : NUMBEREDGOLFCLUB
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Mustard-family vegetable : RADISH
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Cannel : COAL
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Cove : INLET
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Take flight to unite : ELOPE
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One of the Furies : ALECTO
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Brontë's Jane : EYRE
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Idyllic spots : EDENS
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Actress Spacek : SISSY
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___ canto : BEL
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Upward: Comb. form : ANO
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Sentences : SENDSUP
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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Doone of fiction : LORNA
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Super Bowl M.V.P.: 1990 : MONTANA
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Aperture: Abbr. : OPG
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Rain cats and dogs : TEEM
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Boo-boo : ERROR
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Sapor : TASTE
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Kind of algebra : BOOLEAN
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Eliot's cruellest mo. : APR
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"___ Rebel," 1962 tune : HESA
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Bergman's "___ From a Marriage" : SCENES
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TV spy film of 1980 : SHE
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Computer-display pointers : CURSORS
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" . . . the way of a man with ___": Proverbs : AMAID
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MERCURY : MESSENGEROFMYTH
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Fraternity V.I.P. : PRES
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Caesar or Luckman : SID
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"___ in New York," 1935 song : AUTUMN
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Greece, to Greeks : HELLAS
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Full : ENTIRE
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Hirt and Jolson : ALS
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Trifle : SOU
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Roast or roaster : PAN
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Henna, e.g. : DYE
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Preserves : CANS
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Passover feast : SEDER
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End of a Poe title : USHER
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Prussian cavalryman : UHLAN
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Eye problem : STYE
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Rubicund : RED
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COPPER : POLICEMAN
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Disks for a deejay : LPS
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Adz and awl : TOOLS
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Perfume additives : IRONES
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Word with body and way : ANY
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"Li'l Abner" cartoonist : CAPP
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Ripening device : AGER
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PLATINUM : VARIETYOFBLONDE
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Coat with an alloy of tin and lead : TERNE
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Funnyman Johnson : ARTE
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Covered with evergreens : PINEY
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IODINE : HATLOGIRL
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Knock over a joint : HEIST
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Discomfits : FOILS
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Iraqi port : BASRA
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Doctor : TREAT
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Squirrel away : STORE
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"¿___ usted español?" : HABLA
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Beams : GRINS
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Herb of the lily family : SCILLA
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Blueprint : PLAN
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A first name in architecture : EERO
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Dundee denials : NAES
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Oysters' hues : ECRUS
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Seed planter : SOWER
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E.M.K. is one : SEN
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Muddies the waters : ROILS
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Lab burners : ETNAS
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Pedestal part : DADO
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Diminish : LESSEN
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Sand's "Elle et ___" : LUI
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"Frae morn to ___ . . . ": Burns : EEN
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Headcheese, e.g. : MEAT
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Social disintegration : ANOMIE
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Archway element : LINTEL
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Maker of verses : METRIST
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Conditions : IFS
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Grouse : GRUMBLE
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Thespian Hagen : UTA
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Woodchucks : MARMOTS
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Black gums : TUPELOS
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Bismuth, e.g. : ORE
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Corded fabric : REP
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Hypnotic state : TRANCE
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Borne by the wind : EOLIC
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Singer Osmond : MARIE
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Better : AMEND
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Strongboxes : SAFES
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Double : DUAL
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Keep afloat : BUOY
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Inactive : IDLE
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When Yazdegerd III died : DCLI
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Mme., in Madrid : SRA
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However, for short : THO
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Deface : MAR
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Four-star off. : GEN
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Periods of prosperity : UPS
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Turhan ___, 40's film actor : BEY

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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