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New York Times, Friday, July 6, 1990

47-Across : Shoddiness

Author:
Gloria Evans
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F Q W X }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,850
Across
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Open-mouthed in amazement : AGAPE
6
Ages upon ages : AEON
10
Guitarist Atkins : CHET
14
Nobel Peace Prize co-winner: 1978 : SADAT
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Plantation near Twelve Oaks : TARA
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Solemn pledge : OATH
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Superintendent Roderick Alleyn's spouse : AGATHATROY
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Highland hillside : BRAE
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German philosopher : HEGEL
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Kind of grapes or dough : SOUR
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Lang.-teaching technique : ALM
26
Indian princesses : RANIS
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Sister of Ares : ERIS
30
Battleship to remember : MAINE
32
Laundry need : DETERGENT
35
Rabbit ears, e.g. : AERIAL
37
Kind of cap or carpet : RED
38
Pipe fitting : TEE
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Trained in military marching : DRILLED
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One helping to build a library : SHELVER
44
Call ___ day : ITA
45
Gram. case : NOM
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Shoddiness : SLEAZE
48
Fla. Indians : SEMINOLES
52
Enjoyed a repast : DINED
53
Kazakhstan and Armenia, e.g. : SSRS
54
Muse with a lyre : ERATO
56
Tokyo, once : EDO
57
Deride : MOCK
59
"The House of Blue Leaves" playwright : GUARE
61
Baez or Blondell : JOAN
63
"The woman," to Sherlock Holmes : IRENEADLER
68
Unemployed : IDLE
69
Milanese money : LIRA
70
Farm-equipment man : DEERE
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Canasta ploy : MELD
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Turn's nocturnal partner : TOSS
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Readily available : ONTAP
Down
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Kind of order or rule : GAG
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City in Okla. or Minn. : ADA
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Footway : PATH
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Airy : ETHEREAL
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Be present : ATTEND
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Prior : EARLIER
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Guadalajara gold : ORO
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Dissenting votes : NAYS
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Bavarian city : COBURG
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Lord Peter's lady : HARRIETVANE
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J.F.K. posting : ETA
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Common article : THE
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Muslim title : AGA
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Above, poetically : OER
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Model of the chivalric hero : AMADIS
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Ophelia's brother : LAERTES
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The Rabbi's helpmeet : MIRIAMSMALL
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Geneviève and Catherine, e.g.: Abbr. : STES
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Evoked a Gesundheit : SNEEZED
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Zilch : NIL
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Old English letters : EDHS
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Shipworm : TEREDO
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Jocular Jay : LENO
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Senate minority leader : DOLE
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Legendary treasure city : ELDORADO
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Oahu garland : LEI
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Corporate ploys : MERGERS
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___ out (resolved difficulties) : IRONED
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Exec.-branch council : NSC
51
Spa amenities : SAUNAS
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An inventor's monogram : TAE
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Scot's wraparound : KILT
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London's "Martin ___" : EDEN
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Huck's traveling companion : JIM
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Doe anagram : ODE
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Flight destination in songdom : RIO
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Court call : LET
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Notable period : ERA
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Corded fabric : REP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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