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New York Times, Saturday, August 18, 1990

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Kevin Boyle has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,893
Across
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Like molasses : SLOW
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James, of the blues : ETTA
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"A very riband in the ___ youth": Shak. : CAPOF
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Moki : HOPI
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Sic : THUS
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Chameleon's cousin : ANOLE
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Miserly curmudgeon : EBENEZERSCROOGE
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Meant : DENOTED
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Mammal that's long in the tooth : NARWHAL
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Draft-board inits. : SSS
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Susiana : ELAM
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Ohio airport code : TOL
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Front-page box : EAR
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Waterfall : SAULT
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Thrice daily, in Rx's : TID
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Card sharp John : SCARNE
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Electronic-circuit tech. : LSI
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Unctuous hypocrite : MISTERPECKSNIFF
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Early Nebraskan : OTOE
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Aliens : ETS
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" . . . Nod, on the ___ Eden" : EASTOF
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Source of the above quot. : GEN
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Vigilant : AWAKE
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Greek letter : TAU
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Aesc : ASH
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"___ Love Her," Beatles song : ANDI
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Kind of race or hole : RAT
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Vociferous Greek herald : STENTOR
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Oscillate about a norm : DEVIATE
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Improvident optimist : WILKINSMICAWBER
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Life preserver? : ALBUM
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"___ le roi!" : VIVE
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Astronaut Shepard : ALAN
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Engage in trifling raillery : TEASE
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James Merrill product : POEM
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Sight at a truck stop : SEMI
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Pours forth : SHEDS
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Auricular parts : LOBES
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Game time? : OPENSEASON
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Skid-row denizen : WINO
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Attila, in German legends : ETZEL
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Actress Bara and namesakes : THEDAS
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Door, in Deutschland : TUR
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Org. : ASSN
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Certain incentive : CARROT
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"And they brought ___ . . . ": Lear : ANOWL
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___-bah (pompous one) : POOH
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Actress Petrova : OLGA
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Sense : FEEL
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Unchanging, long ago : ETERNE
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Feline : CATLIKE
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First dime novel: Var. : MALESKA
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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U.C.L.A. rival : USC
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Readily pulverized : TRITURABLE
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Tout's dope, e.g. : INFO
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Take one's hat off : DOFF
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Urban problem : SMOG
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Call to attention : CITE
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Butler novel : EREWHON
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Saturn ring feature : ANSA
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School gp. : PTA
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Cannabis ___ (hemp plant) : SATIVA
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"___ Goes By," 1931 song : ASTIME
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Witloof : ENDIVE
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Elephant goad : ANKUS
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Ten, to Tacitus : DECEM
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U.S. Special Forces unit : ATEAM
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Birthplace of Tacitus : TERNI
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Smart blow : SWAT
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Exile island : ELBA
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Invitation inits. : RSVP
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Translation for Cato's "eram" : IWAS
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"O sole ___" : MIO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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