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New York Times, Monday, July 23, 1990

33-Across : Measuring sticks

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,867
Across
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Fellow : CHAP
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___ to (takes care of) : SEES
9
Title of respect for a Parisian cleric : ABBE
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Protection : AEGIS
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Breathe rapidly : PANT
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Strike hard : SLUG
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Police vehicle : BLACKMARIA
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Sharp pain : PANG
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Atomizer : SPRAYER
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Shows the way : DIRECTS
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Overdue : LATE
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Clark or Tracy : DICK
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Undergarment, for short : BRA
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Tiny colonizer : ANT
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Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
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Measuring sticks : RULERS
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Faucet : TAP
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___-track mind : ONE
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Certain wild flowers : BLACKEYEDSUSANS
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Business abbr. : INC
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Triumphed : WON
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Hardens : INURES
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"Land ___ alive!" : SAKES
49
Western Indian : UTE
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Guided : LED
52
W.W. I's Hari : MATA
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Thistlelike flowers : TEASELS
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Rubbers : ERASERS
64
Move hesitantly : EDGE
65
Prodigal son, e.g. : BLACKSHEEP
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Indigo plant : ANIL
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Orient : EAST
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Broom ___ of the comics : HILDA
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London raincoats, for short : MACS
71
Tanguay and Perón : EVAS
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Attention-getting sound : PSST
Down
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Urban transportation : CABS
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Succor : HELP
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Food thickener : AGAR
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Type size : PICA
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Ancient Greek rival of Athens : SPARTA
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Corn cob : EAR
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Novelist Bagnold : ENID
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Reserved in manner : STAID
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Appearance : ASPECT
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Classroom feature : BLACKBOARD
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Baseball ploy : BUNT
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___ on (goads) : EGGS
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Songbird : SKYLARK
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___ culpa : MEA
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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International accord : ENTENTE
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Witchcraft : BLACKMAGIC
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___ room : REC
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Small boy : TAD
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Actress Meara : ANNE
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Hardy lass : TESS
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Baseball stats : RBIS
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Armbone : ULNA
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Stitch : SEW
37
Greek letter : PSI
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"___ Are Woman," 1964 song : YOU
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Set Fido loose : UNLEASH
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Go to court : SUE
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Atelier gear : EASELS
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Opts : ELECTS
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Nettle : IRK
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Red Sox or Celtics : TEAM
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Actress Best : EDNA
58
Eastern European : SLAV
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Oiler, for one : SHIP
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Grown-up elvers : EELS
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Cerise and vermillion : REDS
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Squabble : SPAT
66
___ rule (generally) : ASA

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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