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PUN NAMES

New York Times, Sunday, August 26, 1990

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 93, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 668 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,901
Across
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Caesar's partner : COCA
5
Skelton's script-writing spouse : EDNA
9
End of a G. Eliot title : FLOSS
14
Soldat's hat : KEPI
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Di's spouse : CHAS
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Dry : ARID
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Emcee's opening word : LADIES
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Members of the peerage : BARONS
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French actress with chutzpah? : CATHERINEDENERVE
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Jane Wyatt role in "Star Trek IV" : AMANDA
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Record before showtime : PRETAPE
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Thwacks : LICKS
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___ Gay, W.W. II bomber : ENOLA
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Potter, in "M*A*S*H" : COL
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Is human? : ERRS
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Sinuous : SLINKY
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Maurois or Malraux : ANDRE
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"Get lost!" : SHOO
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___ standstill : ATA
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Singles : ONES
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Little charmer : CUTIE
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Shaven : SHORN
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Espionage agent : SPY
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Prying tool : LEVER
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"Crimes and Misdemeanors" director : ALLEN
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Street weapon : SHIV
49
Buddy : PAL
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___ seaman : ABLE
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Base runner's ploy : SLIDE
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Of G.B.S. : SHAVIAN
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Lovable evolutionist? : CHARLESDARLIN
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"But of course!" : NATURALLY
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Anagram for artisan : SINATRA
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Roofing of a sort : THATCH
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Camus essay : LETE
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Commit perjury : LIE
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He wrote "John Brown's Body" : BENET
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What 66 Across was : POET
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Integrity : HONOR
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Ghost of Christmas ___ : PAST
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Fearsome beasts : DRAGONS
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Strongman in a bar : BOUNCER
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Actress Lamarr : HEDY
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Internal obstruction : ILEUS
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Tidy, in Ayr : SNOD
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Scandinavian kings : OLAFS
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Governor of Guam : ADA
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Palaver : TALK
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Miss Kitty's business : SALOON
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Tartness : ACIDITY
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Turkey Day pie : MINCEMEAT
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Presidential Twinkle-Toes? : HERBERTHOOFER
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Matrons, in Madrid : SENORAS
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A pièce de résistance : ROAST
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Artificial: Abbr. : IMIT
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"___ the season ... " : TIS
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Caddis or crewel : YARN
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Ballerina's rail : BARRE
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Pluto, to Plato : HADES
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Opposite of ant. : SYN
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One way to be in love : MADLY
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Bulwer-Lytton novel : LEILA
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Author of "The Counterfeiters" : GIDE
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Clairvoyance, for short : ESP
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Functions : USES
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Corneous; cal­lous : HORNY
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Artist's purchase : CANVAS
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Dumbo's wings : EARS
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Novel by Kathleen Coyle : LIV
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Polite blokes : GENTS
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"En ___!" : GARDE
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Schleps : CARRIES
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Kimbrough and Post : EMILYS
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Muscular magazine editor? : HELENGURLEYBRAWN
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Calif. county : SONOMA
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Lacking a key : ATONAL
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Mother Hubbard's quest : BONE
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Neb. Indian : OTOE
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Asseverates : VOWS
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Fusty : STALE
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Brings to court : SUES
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Diminish : WANE
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Letters on a U.S.S.R. player's jersey : CCCP
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Chicago's airport : OHARE
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Prepare fare for an affair : CATER
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Obsolescent receptacle? : ASHTRAY
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O.K. Corral shootout participant : EARP
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Helps with the dishes : DRIES
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"Winter of Artifice" writer : NIN
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Author ___ Virginia Woolf : ADELINE
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Speckles : FLECKS
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Tall and thin : LANKY
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Parabases : ODES
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Pinero's title : SIR
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Tarkington opus : SEVENTEEN
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___ Sutra : KAMA
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Pitcher's stat. : ERA
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Leader in Mexican outerwear? : PONCHOVILLA
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Like some sports : INDOOR
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Sondheim's "___ the Clowns" : SENDIN
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Bundle of cotton : BALE
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Arty party : SALON
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Vane point : EAST
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Roadside stop : DINER
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Miner's delight : ORE
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Adored : LOVED
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"___ Lang Syne" : AULD
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God riding a bull called Nandi : SHIVA
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Red Deer's locale : ALBERTA
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Assure victory : CLINCH
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Stock item : SHARE
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Master, in Madras : SAHIB
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Kind of geometry : PLANE
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Joy Adamson's pet : ELSA
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Got off : ALIT
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Close : SHUT
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Pts. of a jigsaw puzzle : PCS
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Change : ALTER
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Thin board : SLAT
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Area for a taffrail : STERN
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Baba and Pasha : ALIS
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Gorbachev's refusal : NYET
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Travis or Quaid : RANDY
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Expiate : ATONE
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Indian monkey : RHESUS
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Not sotto voce : ALOUD
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Hang out with : HOBNOB
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Sprightly dance : POLKA
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Clarinetist Jimmy of jazz fame : NOONE
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Madrid museum : PRADO
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"___ Goat-­Boy": Barth : GILES
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Apache chief : COCHISE
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Prufrock's creator : ELIOT
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Easter entrees : HAMS
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Mrs. Kovacs : EDIE
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Actor from Asti? : DANNYDEVINO
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"Beau Geste" locale : SAHARA
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Kind : SORT
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Number for Hawaii : FIFTY
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Toklas's companion : STEIN
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Ex-quarterback Bradshaw : TERRY
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T. Mann's "___ and His Dog" : AMAN
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___-majesté : LESE
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"Ma, He's Making Eyes ___," 1921 song : ATME
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Jan.-to-Jan. periods : YRS
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Embers : COALS
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Lionel output : TRAINSETS
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"___ cockhorse ... " : RIDEA
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Parisian airport : ORLY
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German cannon's name : BERTHA
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Indian religion : HINDU
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Duly and truly, e.g. : ADVERBS
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Nickname Piaf had : SPARROW
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Slip-ons : MULES
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Sci-fi master : ASIMOV
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Nol of Cambodia : LON
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Mouthwash : GARGLE
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Montenegrin, e.g. : SERB
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"For ___ jolly ... " : HESA
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Sight from Buzzards Bay : CANAL
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Setting : SCENE
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Lariat : RIATA
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Attach, as a button : SEWON
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Places for workouts : GYMS
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Yes votes : AYES
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Koko's weapon : SNEE
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Moo : LOW
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Salt pillar's husband : LOT
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Singer Rawls : LOU

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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