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New York Times, Monday, August 13, 1990

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,888

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Across
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Rooms at Ga. Tech : LABS
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African snake : MAMBA
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Weaken : SAP
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U.S.S.R. range : ALAI
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Co-op employees : SUPERS
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Children's game : HIDEANDSEEK
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NATO member : USA
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One of baseball's Jacksons : REGGIE
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Greek letter : ETA
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On the ___ (punctual) : DOT
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Showed disdain : SNEERED
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Siberian plain : STEPPE
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Old Testament book : EZRA
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Tropical plant : TARO
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Blubbers : SOBS
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One, in Germany : EINS
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Cottons to : LIKES
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Board game : CHINESECHECKERS
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England's Scilly ___ : ISLES
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Shortly : SOON
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Mex. wives' titles : SRAS
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Kooks : NUTS
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Grain ears : SPIKES
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Picked up the tab : TREATED
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___-la-la : TRA
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Sigma follower : TAU
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Diner : EATERY
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" . . . ___ daily bread" : OUR
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Card game : RUSSIANBANK
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Bizarre : ODD
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Certify : ATTEST
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Where la Chine is : ASIE
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Innermost part : HEART
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Golfers' needs : TEES
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Comedian Bert's family : LAHRS
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Foreigner : ALIEN
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"The Red ___ of Courage" : BADGE
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Military encirclement : SIEGE
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Kind of hen or turtle : MUD
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Church projection : APSE
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Come together : MEET
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Swimmer's ___ stroke : BREAST
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Question : ASK
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Card game : STUDPOKER
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Fabulist : AESOP
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Piece of tableware : PLATE
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"Gesundheit" preceders : SNEEZES
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Leeds's river : AIRE
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Dehydrates : DRIES
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Face-powder ingredient : TALC
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Actors Estrada and Rhodes : ERIKS
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Architectural bracket : ANCON
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___-fi : SCI
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Cries of surprise : OHS
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Table game : BILLIARDS
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Kind of thief : SNEAK
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Holler : SHOUT
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Epoch : ERA
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Draft agcy. : SSS
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Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
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Implore : ENTREAT
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Crafty : ASTUTE
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Actor Connery : SEAN
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Kind of pigeon : STOOL
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Bluenose : PRUDE
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Facing the pitcher : ATBAT
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Badger : TEASE
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Tennessee ___ Ford : ERNIE
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One of Connie Mack's stars : DYKES
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Consumer : USER
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Cheer : RAH
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Adherent : IST

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