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New York Times, Wednesday, August 1, 1990

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,876
Across
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Up and ___ (busy) : DOING
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Namesakes of Hungarian hero Nagy : IMRES
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Watch pocket : FOB
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Mr. Doubleday : ABNER
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Very poor : NEEDY
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Hail or farewell : AVE
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Fla. resort city : WINTERHAVEN
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Fall behind : LAG
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Terry Bradshaw was one : STEELER
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Choir voice : ALTO
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French possessive : SES
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Bobby Ewing's beloved : APRIL
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Debit's opposite : ASSET
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Shillelagh : CLUB
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Easy as ___ : PIE
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Munitions, for short : AMMO
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Celebrating a victory : TRIUMPHAL
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Self-reproach : REMORSE
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Examine a second time : RESTUDY
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Aspirant, as to a throne : PRETENDER
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Angers : IRES
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Dip bait lightly : DIB
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Year at the end of the reign of Decius : CCLI
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Bathes : LAVES
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Bad dog : BITER
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Owns : HAS
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"Lucky Jim" author : AMIS
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Jungle treks : SAFARIS
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___ Pot, Cambodian leader : POL
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Ill. city where Lincoln is buried : SPRINGFIELD
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Word with will or bred : ILL
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Rear : ERECT
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Powerful beam : LASER
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Wedding-report word : NEE
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Auto parts in England : TYRES
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Vacuous : EMPTY
Down
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"See-saw, Margery ___ . . . " : DAW
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Sash : OBI
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Smalll hotel : INN
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N.B.A. team : NETS
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Garbo : GRETA
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Was bequeathed : INHERITED
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More powdery : MEALIER
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Make merry : REVEL
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River in W. Germany : EDER
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Opposite of ant. : SYN
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City near Alexandria, Va. : FALLSCHURCH
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Egg-shaped : OVATE
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Sired : BEGOT
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Corded fabric : REPP
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Germ-free : ASEPTIC
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Cut into a steep slope : SCARP
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Fudd or Gantry : ELMER
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Town in Ga. or S.C. : SUMMERVILLE
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Gifts to the poor : ALMS
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Layette items : BOOTEES
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Industrial city in E. Germany : AUE
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Annoyances : IRRITANTS
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Writer St. Johns : ADELA
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Gradual recession of a disease : LYSIS
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Cath. and Prot. : RELS
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Bend in a ship's plank : SNY
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Imposing building : EDIFICE
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Icy hazard at sea : BERG
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Rabbit fur : LAPIN
48
Soap plant : AMOLE
49
Less clothed : BARER
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M-1, e.g. : RIFLE
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Agile : SPRY
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Where Anna taught : SIAM
56
Defeat a contract at bridge : SET
57
Sixth sense, for short : ESP
58
Rent out : LET
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Exsuccous : DRY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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