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New York Times, Friday, August 24, 1990

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,899
Across
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Row : SCRAP
6
Before surgery, in hosp. argot : PREOP
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Thud : BAM
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"___ in the Dark," 1982 film : ALONE
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Chilling : EERIE
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Scorpius neighbor : ARA
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Hayworth title role : GILDA
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Wading bird : STILT
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Soused : LIT
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Peevish : SPLENETIC
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Angry : UPSET
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Grapevine concern : RUMOR
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"___ Be Kind," 1938 song : PLEASE
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Type of earthenware : FIESTA
29
Publisher-critic Joel ___ Spingarn: 1875-1939 : ELIAS
31
A Guthrie in "Alice's Restaurant" : ARLO
32
Back another's promissory note : COSIGN
34
British builder's bar : ZED
37
Sanhedrin, e.g. : COUNCIL
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Dilettante : ESTHETE
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Photography abbr. : ENL
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Most fit : HALEST
44
"Artaxerxes" composer : ARNE
45
Xinjiang oasis : HOTAN
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Encroachment : INROAD
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Tractable : DOCILE
51
Churchill's "___ Finest Hour" : THEIR
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Fuming : IRATE
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Peppery; testy : IRASCIBLE
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Coach-and-four : RIG
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Johnson of decathlon fame : RAFER
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Brickell and Adams : EDIES
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Turn right : GEE
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Long series of woes : ILIAD
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Springarn Medal presenter : NAACP
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Town on the Ouse : ELY
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Feline : CATTY
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Exalt : ENSKY
Down
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Flags : SAGS
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Swindle : CLIP
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Brötchen : ROLL
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A star in "Rebecca": 1940 : ANDERSON
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Certain gallery : PEANUT
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Italian sauce : PESTO
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Ballet movements : RETIRES
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Stoltz of "Mask" : ERIC
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Balm base : OIL
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Touchy : PETULANT
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Life raft : BALSA
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Heavenly butter : ARIES
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Roughened surface : MATTE
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Make abnormally lean : EMACIATE
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Footlike part : PES
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Filthy places : PIGSTIES
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Confront : FACE
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Mangle : IRON
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Jewish month : ELUL
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Taradiddles : LIES
33
Spanish stew : OLLA
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The mark of sorrow : ZERO
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Pittsburgh suburb : ETNA
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Doing : DEED
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Irritable : CHOLERIC
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Nag : HARRIDAN
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Beseech : ENTREAT
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Belt : HIT
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___ Creed: A.D. 325 : NICENE
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"Dies Irae" is one : DIRGE
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Protruding window : ORIEL
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Shrewd : CAGEY
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Strong : HARDY
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"___ Die": Gide : IFIT
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Predispose : BIAS
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Leaky, in Lübeck : LECK
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Make out : ESPY
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___ rigueur (literally) : ALA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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