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New York Times, Monday, August 20, 1990

28-Across : Interlocks

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,895
Across
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Branch of math : ALG
4
Wood that wears well in water : ALDER
9
Does some housework : DUSTS
14
Down Under hopper : ROO
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"___ Pacific," 1949 musical : SOUTH
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Tool that makes holes : AWL
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Where to see kickers : SOCCERFIELD
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Most adroit : DEFTEST
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Exactly : TOATEE
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Musical gps. : ORCHS
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Energy source : ATOM
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Welles and Bean : ORSONS
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Interlocks : MESHES
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Melancholy : BLUE
35
___ off (cheats) : RIPS
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Imperturbable one : STOIC
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Torino coin : LIRA
39
Encourages : ABETS
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Beige : ECRU
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Kilns : OASTS
44
Cicatrix : SCAR
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Stretched, with "out" : EKED
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Tops of ranges : CRESTS
48
Kind of play or crown : TRIPLE
50
Picasso medium : OILS
52
Philippine island : LEYTE
55
___ Leone : SIERRA
58
Dispute : QUARREL
60
Where to see aces : TENNISCOURT
62
___ will (enmity) : ILL
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Gall : NERVE
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Expunge : ERASE
65
Dundee denial : NAE
66
Certain canasta cards : TREYS
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Soft drinks : SODAS
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Novelist Kesey : KEN
Down
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Texan's acres for farming : ARADO
2
Debase : LOWER
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Where to see eagles : GOLFCOURSE
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Writer Anita : LOOS
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Tubular passage : DUCT
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Common abbr. : ETC
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Scarlett's man : RHETT
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Maligns : DEFAMES
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Module or monad : UNIT
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
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Southwestern bulrush : TULE
13
A Caesar : SID
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Space : ROOM
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Intimidations : THREATS
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Appearances : ASPECTS
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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Pen points : NIBS
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Pittsburgh football pro : STEELER
30
Where to see hat tricks : HOCKEYRINK
31
Emerald Isle, to a Gael : EIRE
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Sail before the wind : SCUD
33
Coalition : BLOC
34
Fabulist : LIAR
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Sirius or Rigel : STAR
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___ Lanka : SRI
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O. Henry products : STORIES
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Titles of respect : SIRS
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Dentures or licenses : PLATES
51
Shoe features : LACES
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Anatomical tissues : TELAE
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Actress Terry : ELLEN
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Clairvoyant : SEER
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Pertaining to : INRE
57
Begrudge : ENVY
58
Four-sided figure, for short : QUAD
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Major or Minor constellation : URSA
60
Explosive : TNT
61
Gold, in Cádiz : ORO

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

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