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New York Times, Saturday, August 11, 1990

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.76)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has super symmetry.
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,886
Across
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Remiss : SLACK
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Mock : SNEER
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Soft fabric : CHALLIS
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Dart about : SCAMPER
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English essayist-critic: 1778-1830 : HAZLITT
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Overturn : CAPSIZE
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Yerby's "A Rose for ___ Maria" : ANA
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Arbor : PERGOLA
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Former Albanian king : ZOG
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Belem : PARA
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Pan-fry : SAUTE
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Lisbon lady : DONA
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Nestles : SNUGS
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Employ : USE
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Mrs. Will Durant : ARIEL
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Burmese and Siamese : ASIANS
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Memorabilia : RELICS
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Cask : TUN
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Axlike tool : ADZ
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Intervals : SPACES
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Rossano of "South Pacific" : BRAZZI
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Simon's "Plaza ___" : SUITE
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Anger : IRE
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Distort : SLANT
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Dix's follower : ONZE
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Conductor Solti : GEORG
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Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
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Work by G. Stein: 1941 : IDA
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A cosmetic : MASCARA
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Margin : HEM
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Former Seahawk star Steve ___ : LARGENT
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Los Angeles enclave : TARZANA
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Ornamental shrub : SYRINGA
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Accompanies : ESCORTS
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By oneself, on stage : SOLUS
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U.S. revolutionary Daniel ___ : SHAYS
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Syndicated TV show : SHANANA
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She wrote the Miss Liberty poem : LAZARUS
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"___ in the Family" : ALL
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Gridiron misdeed : CLIP
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Small raptors : KITES
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Ascend : SCALE
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Calif. valley : NAPA
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Dorothy's auntie and others : EMS
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Externally parasitic : EPIZOIC
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Gerrymanders, perhaps : REZONES
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Leggings : CHAPS
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Composer of "The Chocolate Soldier" : STRAUS
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Diving duck : SCOTER
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Imperial : REGAL
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Astronaut Grissom : GUS
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Churn : AGITATE
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Light rain : DRIZZLE
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Rémoulade, e.g. : SAUCE
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Theatrical father and son : ALDAS
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Tampa-to-Ocala dir. : NNE
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Site for a drum : EAR
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Updike's "A Month of ___" : SUNDAYS
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Conqueror of the Incas : PIZARRO
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Mexican's midday rest : SIESTA
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Upbraid : BERATE
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He came between James and Millard : ZACHARY
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Purposes : INTENTS
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Besmirches : SOILS
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Fabulous bird : ROC
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___ Masaryk, Czechoslovakia's first president : TOMAS
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Scourge of some cities : GANGS
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Zoysia is one : GRASS
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Computer list : MENU
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Coy : ARCH
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Baseball's Hodges : GIL
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Individuals, to biologists : ZOA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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