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New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 1990

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,897
Across
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Word with jump or shot : LONG
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Help a hood : ABET
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They'll get old Dobbin going : SPURS
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Actor Sharif : OMAR
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Unadulterated : PURE
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Attractive and endearing tot : CUTIE
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Sage : WISE
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Decorate : TRIM
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Blake Edwards film starring P. Sellers : THEPINKPANTHER
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Court barrier : NET
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Dieter's "now" word : LITE
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Capture : BAG
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Oxidized : RUSTED
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Marsh plant : REED
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Canadian export : ALE
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Notion : IDEA
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Dancer Gene : KELLY
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Burl Ives hit : LITTLEWHITEDUCK
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Big name in mail-order business : SEARS
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Portent : OMEN
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"The ___ is cast" : DIE
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Opponent of : ANTI
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Cover the cost, up front : PREPAY
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Magazine V.I.P.'s : EDS
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Barnyard bleat : MAA
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Elocutionist's phrase : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
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End : OMEGA
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Mayor Sonny of Palm Springs : BONO
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Becomes wearisome : PALLS
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Road to ancient Rome : ITER
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Nothing but : ONLY
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Small bay : INLET
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Fine wood : TEAK
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Part : ROLE
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In the dumps : LOW
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Leave out : OMIT
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A noted Ogden : NASH
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Inexperienced : GREEN
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Natural ability : APTITUDE
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Sunbather's bane : BURN
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Home of the Owls : TEMPLE
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Meager : SCANT
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Worked about casually : PUTTERED
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Provo is here : UTAH
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Vex : RILE
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Prophet : SEER
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"The ___ of Pauline" : PERILS
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Partner of 5 Across : AID
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Modeler's wood : BALSA
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Foreign : ALIEN
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Find accessible; bribe : GETAT
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Stitch : SEW
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Resort lake : TAHOE
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Dodge : ELUDE
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Spanish hero : ELCID
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Erstwhile slugger for Connie Mack : DYKES
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Man from Nairobi : KENYAN
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Percussion instrument : TRIANGLE
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Rascal : IMP
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Coordinated effort : TEAMWORK
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Church bench : PEW
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Flopsy or Mopsy : RABBIT
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Cook the standing ribs : ROAST
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Baryshnikov, at times : ACTOR
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Ariz. Indian : HOPI
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Neighbor of Saudi Arabia : OMAN
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In the pink : WELL
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Memory alone : ROTE
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Draft status : ONEA
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Words of dismay : OHNO
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Humpty's perch : WALL
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Pumpernickel : RYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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