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New York Times, Thursday, August 16, 1990

Author:
Margaret W. Huskey
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Margaret W. Huskey has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,891
Across
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Finale : END
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Elmer Gantry's wife : CLEO
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Lights-out signal : TAPS
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Ransack : LOOT
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Welty's "The Ponder ___" : HEART
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Skip : OMIT
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Former queen of Greece : OLGA
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Event in N Calif.: Oct. 17, 1989 : EARTHQUAKE
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Bridge bids : NOTRUMPS
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Reddish brown : RUSSET
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Roasts, in Paris : ROTIS
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Trompe l'___ (illusion) : OEIL
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Lists of candidates : SLATES
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Blood ___ (aid in coagulation) : PLATELET
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Fencers' cries : HAIS
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Cornered : TREED
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Dreadful : DIRE
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Beautician Westmore : ERN
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___-Coeli Church, in Rome : ARA
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Club for swingers : BAT
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He composed "Happy Days Are Here Again" : AGER
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Hunter's hiding place : BLIND
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Presidential power : VETO
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Emulate haruspices : FORETELL
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Press again : REIRON
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Antimacassar : TIDY
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"Gondoliers" lass : TESSA
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Shrewd : ASTUTE
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Darts, e.g. : MISSILES
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Carol, Hugo and others : HURRICANES
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Novice: Var. : TIRO
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Innisfail : ERIN
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Danish monetary unit : KRONE
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Town destroyed in 1944 : STLO
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Alcott heroine and namesakes : MEGS
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Tore : SPED
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Thus far : YET
Down
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N.C. college : ELON
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Defendant's ___ contendere : NOLO
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Obedience-school worker : DOGTRAINER
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Pierre or Marja Curie : CHEMIST
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Bounds' partner : LEAPS
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Supporters of spectacles : EARS
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Morsel for Spot : ORT
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Rumpled : TOUSLED
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Second of a Latin trio : AMAS
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A Colo. mountain is named for him : PIKE
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Printer's direction : STET
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Old card game : TAROTS
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Filament : THREAD
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Stop : QUIT
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A Shoshonean : UTE
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A N.Y. city : OLEAN
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Bundle : SHEAF
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Very slow, to Solti : LARGO
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Jeopardy : PERIL
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Bounty : LIBERALITY
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Muse of bridal songs : ERATO
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Wyo.'s ___ Range : TETON
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Mass meeting : RALLY
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Post-Election Day arithmetic : RETURNS
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Adorn : BEDECK
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Scolded, with "down" : DRESSED
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Guests' sojourns : VISITS
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Glossy-leaved tree of the southern U.S. : TITI
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Curve : ESS
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He has, in Honduras : TIENE
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Attention getter : AHEM
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Unwavering : SURE
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Smartly dressed : TRIG
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Alphabet foursome : MNOP
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Film director Kenton : ERLE
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Powdery carbon : SOOT
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Ovid's "___ Amatoria" : ARS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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