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New York Times, Thursday, August 2, 1990

Author:
Don Groat
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 255 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Don Groat has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,877

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Across
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Numbers men, for short : CPAS
5
Boswell was one : SCOT
9
Containing lather : SOAPY
14
Hawaiian city : HILO
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Opera's Gluck : ALMA
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Radii neighbors : ULNAE
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Printing style, for short : ITAL
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Fortress protection : MOAT
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Times Square features : NEONS
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"No entertainment is so ___" (start of a Lady Montague quotation) : CHEAPASREADING
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Ecology term : SERE
24
Masefield heroine : NAN
25
Ravioli, e.g. : PASTA
28
Strong cord : TWINE
31
Drift to leeward : SAG
34
Place de l'___, Paris : ETOILE
36
Parseghian of football-coaching fame : ARA
37
Concerning : INRE
38
Mend : DARN
39
Of ships : NAVAL
41
Isinglass : MICA
42
Give ___ up (assist) : ALEG
43
Andress film : SHE
44
One who lays mines : SAPPER
46
Shepherded : LED
47
Deceivers : LIARS
49
Winter vehicles : SLEDS
50
"___ o' My Heart" : PEG
51
"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
53
Continuation of quotation : NORANYPLEASURE
60
Gourd : MELON
61
Actor-comic Thicke : ALAN
62
Stravinsky : IGOR
63
Cancel : ERASE
64
Symbol of authority : MACE
65
Earthenware jar : OLLA
66
One beyond hope : GONER
67
Editor's term : STET
68
Kremlin disapproval : NYET
Down
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Cleverly stylish : CHIC
2
Inside stuff : PITH
3
Winglike structures : ALAE
4
End of quotation : SOLASTING
5
Philippine island : SAMAR
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Kind of drama : CLOSET
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Sharif : OMAR
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London art gallery : TATE
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Ice-cream treat : SUNDAE
10
Liquid glyceride : OLEIN
11
Before long : ANON
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Throe : PANG
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Affirmative : YES
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Sound of thunder : PEAL
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Chronicles : ANNALS
25
Bicycle necessity : PEDAL
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Stark Young's "___ the Rose" : SORED
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Vacillate : WAVER
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Nest egg acct. : IRA
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Wading bird : SNIPE
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Moved on a curve : ARCED
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Toothed wheels : GEARS
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Streamer : ENSIGN
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Inward burst : IMPLOSION
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Cry of triumph : AHA
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Movie dog : ASTA
47
Horseshoes term : LEANER
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Allay grief : SOLACE
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Thackeray's forte : PROSE
52
Doctrine : TENET
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L. D. Ahenobarbus : NERO
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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Edible tubers : YAMS
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Map of a city : PLAT
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Kind of duckling : UGLY
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Performance part : ROLE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Jo's sister : MEG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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