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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

EVER HEAR OF . . .

New York Times, Sunday, August 12, 1990

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,887
Across
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. . . "THE PALLID PROF" by J. B. Poquelin? : DONWAN
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Men, e.g. : BIPEDS
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Seasoning herbs : BASILS
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An ointment : OLEATE
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Of the moon : SELENIC
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Ancient marketplaces : AGORAE
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. . . "RIGHT? RIGHT!" by A. Loos? : GEEGEE
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Slender and sharp : ACEROSE
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Expand : DILATE
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Paradigm : MODEL
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. . . "GRAND IMAGES" by H. Gardner? : ATHOUSANDCLONES
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"The law is a ___": Dickens : ASS
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Occupied : INUSE
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Convert into cash : REDEEM
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Got a hole-in-one : ACED
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Newspaper-publishing family : HEARSTS
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Port of Scotland : OBAN
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Year or frog preceder : LEAP
43
Islet : AIT
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Pronoun for the Andrea Doria : ESSA
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Medicinal root : SENEGA
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. . . "O'ER THE LENT HERB" by P. Osborn? : ONBORROWEDTHYME
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Nicholas II & Ivan IV : TSARS
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World-weary : BLASE
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Jockey's garb : SILKS
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Milieu for Levine : MET
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Effort : STAB
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Blockheads, in Brest : ANES
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Pasture : LEA
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Cries of disgust : FIES
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. . . "AVE, SALVADOR" by M. Stewart & J. Herman? : HELLODALI
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. . . "SAGAN'S STARS" by A. Miller? : ALLMYSUNS
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Identical : SAME
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___ de plume : NOM
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Hollow out : CAVE
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Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
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Uncle in 36 Across : EME
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Organizational regulation : BYLAW
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Generator's power output : LOAD
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Observant one : NOTER
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Bamboo lover of China : PANDA
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. . . "MOLDING MOLD" by E. Williams? : THECORNICEGREEN
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Harmonize : ATTUNE
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Norse poem : RUNE
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Mythical piper : PAN
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Parts of joules : ERGS
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"More matter with ___ art": Shak. : LESS
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Did some sowing : PLANTED
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Fixations : TICS
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Steal : THIEVE
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F's forerunners : ABCDE
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Job of TV's Teddy Z. : AGT
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. . . "HOSTESS TO THE IMPECUNIOUS" by J. Gay? : THEBEGGARSOPRAH
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Jockey, at times : RATER
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Dwell : RESIDE
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Frame braces : TIERODS
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Plant also called germander : BETONY
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Ballerina McKerrow : AMANDA
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Reference works : ATLASES
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French ordnance : BALLES
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Book of prayers : MISSAL
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Blush : REDDEN
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Least forthright : SLIEST
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System of tenets : DOGMA
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Spreads : OLEOS
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Sleep, food, etc. : NEEDS
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Carry on : WAGE
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Imperfective, as a verb : ATELIC
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Maiden-name preceder : NEE
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___-de-mer (trepang) : BECHE
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Former Congolese prime minister : ILEO
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City on the Wabash : PERU
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He lived 905 years : ENOS
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Upsets : DISARRAYS
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Tantrums in public : SCENES
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Misfortune, in Hibernia : BADCESS
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Spry : AGILE
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Guadalcanal, Malaita et al. : SOLOMONS
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New Persia : IRAN
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Lasting into the wee hours : LATE
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Homophone for seize : SEES
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Col. entrance exams : SATS
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TV sound signal : AUDIO
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Insecticide in disrepute : DDT
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Niggardly : NEAR
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Asch's "The ___" : APOSTLE
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Pleasurable : HEDONIC
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A Lauder : ESTEE
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Bat wood : ASH
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Dorset town : BEAMINSTER
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Matches : AGREES
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Family of a memorable cartoonist : NASTS
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Lugworm : LOB
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Signed up, as a G.I. : ENL
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Humiliations : ABASEMENTS
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"The ___ Dogs," Burns poem : TWA
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French connections : ETS
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Actual : REAL
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Israeli airline : ELAL
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Stir until foamy : MILL
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Grade sch. : ELEM
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Land a haymaker : KAYO
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Like a skeleton : BONY
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Relished : SAVORED
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Public uproars in England : FURORES
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Hooked at the tip : HAMATE
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Numskull : DOLT
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Oriental nurse : AMAH
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Scraggy : LEAN
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Intoned : SUNG
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Calyx segment : SEPAL
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Byrd book : ALONE
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Interdict : BAN
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Mineral resembling feldspar : WERNERITE
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Skinny follower : DIP
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Brain specialist's rec. : EEG
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T.L.C. givers : RNS
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Trash-cans-on-Thames : DUSTBINS
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Collegian's prerogative : CUT
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Tricky drawback : CATCH
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Actress Markey : ENID
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Living near the ground, as insects : EPIGEAL
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Part of a journey : LEG
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Human incarnation of a deity : AVATAR
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Breakfast food : CEREAL
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Hopper of Hollywood : HEDDA
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Shakespearean forest : ARDEN
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Food fish : BASS
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Southwestern porridge : ATOLE
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Chromosome constituents : GENES
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Lovers' date : TRYST
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Trombone, to a jazzman : TRAM
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Half: Prefix : HEMI
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Those niñas : ESAS
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Rarely, old style : SELD
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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Raise a question : POSE
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Gudrun's victim : ATLI
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Airgun ammo : BBS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 13 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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