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New York Times, Friday, August 17, 1990

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,892
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"___ at the pane . . . ": Browning : ATAP
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Talking horse on TV : MRED
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Part of a steeple : SPIRE
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An anagram for male : LAME
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Tops : AONE
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Baseball's Big Poison : WANER
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Agreements in Nantes : OUIS
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With 64 Across, first line of a Gershwin hit song : SWONDERFUL
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"Gunsmoke" star : ARNESS
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Dress-shirt fastener : STUD
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Unclose, to Shelley : OPE
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Highwayman : FOOTPAD
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Hide's companion : SEEK
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Shield : AEGIS
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Scythe handle : SNATHE
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Do something : ACT
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Nimble, to René : LESTE
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Berlin's "___ Be Surprised" : YOUD
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With "You," line after 64 Across : SHOULDCAREFORME
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The Brinker boy : HANS
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" . . . woes that wait ___?": Byron : ONAGE
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Kind of strike : TEN
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Zeno's classrooms : STOAS
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Poet Walter ___ Mare : DELA
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Footstool : OTTOMAN
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Healer at Valhalla : EIR
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Streamlet : RILL
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"Such ___!" : ISLIFE
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See 18 Across : SMARVELOUS
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Computer input : DATA
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Late queen of Romania : MARIE
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Formerly, once : ERST
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Cupid : AMOR
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Correct a text : EMEND
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Urges : YENS
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Grocer's stock in Soho : TINS
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"Half ___ is better . . . " : ALOAF
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Bull: Comb. form : TAURO
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___ acids : AMINO
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Monetary unit in Zaragoza : PESETA
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Kneaded : MASSAGED
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Noisy quarrel : ROW
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Father of Cainan : ENOS
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Armor marrers : DENTS
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Jenny Lind's home : SWEDEN
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Nominal value : PAR
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The lowdown : INFO
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Enlist again, in G.I. argot : REUP
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___ Wilson, Aussie novelist : ERLE
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Jettage : DUES
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What Circe cast : SPELL
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Type of nightclub : DISCO
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Moon Mullins's bratty brother : KAYO
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Watergate figure : STANS
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Civil wrong : TORT
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Actor Cronyn : HUME
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Genesis site : EDEN
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County in N.C. : ASHE
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Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
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Great amounts : TONS
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A sister of Thalia : ERATO
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Secondhand : USED
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People with "I" trouble : EGOTISTS
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Daring deeds : FEATS
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Showing courage : NERVED
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Author Wiesel : ELIE
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Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du ___" : SOLDAT
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Allen had one : ALLEY
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Home of the N.B.A.'s Heat : MIAMI
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River in a Burns poem : AFTON
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Comes close : NEARS
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Muslim priest : IMAM
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Exceptional : RARE
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Body of tradition : LORE
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Part of a cinema dog's name : RIN
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Bull Halsey's dept. : USN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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