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New York Times, Tuesday, July 10, 1990

Author:
Joe Clonick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joe Clonick has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,854

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Across
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Shoelace tip : AGLET
6
Over : PAST
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Heath : MOOR
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Shout at La Scala : BRAVO
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Spore sacs : ASCI
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Famed Art Deco designer : ERTE
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Carp : CAVIL
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Horse of a different color? : ROAN
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Speaker's platform : DAIS
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Song from "Gypsy" : SMALLWORLD
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Foot part : INCH
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Algonquian tribe : SAC
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Ill. or Ind. city : PERU
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Type of railway : COG
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That woman : SHE
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Negligent : REMISS
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Penitent's garb : HAIRSHIRT
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On ___ (experiencing continued success) : AROLL
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Relative by marriage : INLAW
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"Wheel of Fortune" purchase : ANE
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Fla. city : DANIA
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Tuscan city : SIENA
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Like a stubborn cold : LINGERING
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Squalid; depraved : SORDID
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Heart test: Abbr. : ECG
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Breeze; pushover : SNAP
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One kind of wind : ILL
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Dart; flutter : FLIT
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In the main : BYANDLARGE
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Vega's constellation : LYRA
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Navy guardhouse : BRIG
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Assumed name : ALIAS
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Bean or Shepard : ALAN
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Fast period : LENT
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Ike's wife : MAMIE
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Flex : BEND
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"___ Perpetua" (Idaho motto) : ESTO
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Of a region : AREAL
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First lessons : ABCS
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About 15 grains : GRAM
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Flow from Pelée : LAVA
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Satanic : EVIL
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Donne's bell does this : TOLLS
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Of narrow scope : PAROCHIAL
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Sell tickets illegally : SCALP
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Highly flammable wood : TINDER
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Steak order : MEDIUMRARE
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Hebrew letter : RESH
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Use a lavabo : WASH
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Aptly named English author : READE
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Caruso role in "I Pagliacci" : CANIO
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Houston athlete : OILER
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Play to the crowd : GRANDSTAND
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Banks or Pyle : ERNIE
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Of a classical Greek order : IONIC
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Throw, as hash : SLING
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Scoria : SLAG
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Vocalize like a viper : HISS
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Lover : SWAIN
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"Thoughts ___ ambition . . . ": Shak. : TENDINGTO
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It's not all that glisters : GOLD
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What dilettantes do : DABBLE
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Combustible piles : PYRES
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Andean beast : LLAMA
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Spare-tire constituent? : FLAB
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Author of "The Bronx Zoo" : LYLE
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Former Peacock Throne site : IRAN
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"___ She Sweet?" : AINT
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Banned apple spray : ALAR
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Earth goddess: Var. : GAIA
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Dresden donkey : ESEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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