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New York Times, Wednesday, July 11, 1990

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,855
Across
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Pacific salmon : COHO
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Penurious : MEAN
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Leading : AHEAD
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Rib donor : ADAM
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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Fla. key : LARGO
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Bare : MERE
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Tie a boat to a dock : MOOR
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Thirstier : DRIER
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Start of a quip : PATRIOTICBAKERY
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Three, in Torino : TRE
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Compass pt. : ESE
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___ Forge, Pa. : VALLEY
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Ditty syllable : TRA
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Neck part : NAPE
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"Abdul the Bulbul ___" : AMEER
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Roughage for a dieter : BRAN
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Enclosure : PEN
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More of the quip : GOODSARECOVERED
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Samovar : URN
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Frequent source of Washington news : LEAK
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Martini munch : OLIVE
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"L'___, c'est moi" : ETAT
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Snack for Sea Biscuit : OAT
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Like fuzz on worn sweaters : PILLED
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In the past : AGO
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Fixation : TIC
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End of the quip : WITHOFTHEEICING
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Own up : ADMIT
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Justice's seat : BANC
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Margarine : OLEO
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D.M.D.'s concern : TEETH
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Out of the wind : ALEE
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Extremely : VERY
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Ancient Nile-delta city : TANIS
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Decays : ROTS
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Icelandic epic : EDDA
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Tent : CAMP
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Concert halls : ODEA
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Red deer : HART
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Hebrew dry measure : OMER
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Flashback : MEMORY
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Mine, to Mimi : AMOI
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Fed. flic : NARC
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Robert and Alan of films : ALDAS
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Listen to : HARKEN
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Tribe whose name means "long tail" : ERIE
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Ripener : AGER
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Fishing boat : DORY
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Anatomical passages : ITERS
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Bingo's brother : BEANO
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Imprecise : VAGUE
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Lifeless, old style : AMORT
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Soprano Mitchell : LEONA
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Started the bridge play : LED
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Trick's alternative : TREAT
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Hat holder : RACK
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"The cruellest month," to Eliot : APRIL
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Annoy : PEEVE
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Over : ENDED
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Calif. city : BREA
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Remote : ALOOF
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Behold, in Bayonne : VOICI
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House wing : ELL
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One of the Society Islands : TAHITI
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Parts : PIECES
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Barbarians : GOTHS
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Belief : TENET
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Bulb-brightness measure : WATT
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Fresh thought : IDEA
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Gov. agents : TMEN
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Holy circle : HALO
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Where vessels nestle : COVE
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"___ Three Lives" : ILED
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Simp of a sort : NERD
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"The Naked Maja" painter : GOYA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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