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New York Times, Tuesday, August 14, 1990

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,889
Across
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Destroys with a ray gun : ZAPS
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"___ of angels . . . " : ABAND
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Sheet of stamps : PANE
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"___ a man . . . " : IMET
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Spiteful : CATTY
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Greek warrior : AJAX
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"___ deserves the fair": Dryden : NONEBUTTHEBRAVE
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Common spice : CINNAMON
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Ireland, to a Gael : EIRE
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___ Nevis, highest peak in Great Britain : BEN
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Increases : EKES
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"___ on the Keys" : KITTEN
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Pulitzer Prize cartoonist: 1967 : OLIPHANT
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Not windward : ALEE
34
Ignited : AFIRE
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Scrooge interjection : BAH
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"Faint heart ___" (old saying quoted by Cervantes) : NEERWONFAIRLADY
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Make lace : TAT
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Boleyn and Bancroft : ANNES
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Article : ITEM
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German poet: 1759-1805 : SCHILLER
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Longfellow subject : REVERE
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Charon's river : STYX
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Precollege exam : SAT
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Rubik's ___ : CUBE
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Imputation : INNUENDO
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"To err is human, ___": Pope : TOFORGIVEDIVINE
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Eared seal : OTARY
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"When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
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Org. : ASSN
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Sells : VENDS
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Mtg. : SESS
Down
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An element : ZINC
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Mine: Fr. : AMOI
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Sean or William : PENN
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British gun : STEN
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Shrewdness : ACUMEN
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Relay rod : BATON
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Business-letter abbr. : ATTN
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___ degree : NTH
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Color : DYE
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Boston Celtics star : PARISH
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What a closed door is not : AJAR
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Wheel hub : NAVE
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Devon river : EXE
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Naïve person : BABE
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Electronic signaler : BEEPER
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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___ Te Kanawa, famed soprano : KIRI
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German philosopher's family : KANTS
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Pertaining to the ileum : ILEAC
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Canines, e.g. : TEETH
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Thrice: Comb. form : TER
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Bid : OFFER
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Lessen : ABATE
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Consumer advocate : NADER
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Garden herb : THYME
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Addition : ANNEX
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Cronkite or Hampden : WALTER
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Simply : ONLY
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Actress Ullmann : LIV
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"A Star ___" : ISBORN
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Boxer Turpin and singer Travis : RANDYS
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Sewing case : ETUI
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McCarthy's cousin : SNERD
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Gear teeth : COGS
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E.T.'s vehicles? : UFOS
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Terrible czar? : IVAN
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Gabor and Le Gallienne : EVAS
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Blue or White river : NILE
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Genetic materials : DNAS
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Ref. books : OEDS
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Aunt, in Avila : TIA
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Cuomo of N.Y. : GOV
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Inhabitant of: Suffix : ITE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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