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New York Times, Saturday, August 4, 1990

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 240 (avg 1.28)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,879

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Across
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More attractive : CUTER
6
Air-raid shelters : ABRIS
11
Ill. city : MOLINE
12
Marvel : WONDER
14
Swoops : POUNCES
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Place for matériel : ARSENAL
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Meat and vegetable stews : OLLAS
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Three winning lotto numbers : TERN
20
Italian wine region : ASTI
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Japanese statesman and family : ITOS
22
Like some carriers or goods : BONDED
24
"Gotcha!" exclamation : AHA
25
Author of "One Human Minute" : LEM
26
Persian king : CYRUS
27
Professor, at times : RATER
29
Never defeated : UNBEATEN
31
Eremites : LONERS
32
Foreknowing : PRESCIENT
34
Counts (on) : RELIES
37
Broker's customer : INVESTOR
41
Raise : ERECT
42
Foundations : BASES
43
Palindromic word : ERE
44
Songwriter Kahn : GUS
45
Diving duck : SCOTER
47
Billow, at Brest : ONDE
48
___ dixit : IPSE
50
Who's sorry now? : RUER
51
Showed partisanship : SIDED
52
More pitiless : STONIER
54
Laborers : TOILERS
56
Saws wood in bed : SNORES
57
Records : ENTERS
58
Low-lying marsh area : SWALE
59
Activists : DOERS
Down
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Electrical unit : COULOMB
2
Counterparts of tibias : ULNAS
3
Fixations : TICS
4
Nantes-to-Angers dir. : ENE
5
Touches up old masters : RESTORES
6
Emmy and Oscar : AWARDS
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"___, like thy bubbles, onward": Byron : BORNE
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Important hosp. personnel : RNS
9
Brainchild : IDEA
10
Having esthesia : SENSATE
11
Liquified by heat : MOLTEN
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Rival of Brokaw : RATHER
14
French soldier : POILU
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Prevaricators : LIARS
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Utter in an articulate way : ENUNCIATE
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Computer quantities : BYTES
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Hive idlers : DRONES
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Proofreaders' marks : CARETS
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Formicary dwellers : ANTS
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"Poema del Cid," e.g. : EPIC
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Peavy : LEVER
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Put in : INSERTED
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Noted Jesuit high school in N.Y.C. : REGIS
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Bursts : ERUPTS
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Teaching sessions : LESSONS
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Offers : TENDERS
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Church ranks : ORDERS
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Bamboolike grasses : REEDS
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Stock exchange : BOURSE
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Fisherman's basket : CREEL
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Engine-room employee : OILER
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FitzGerald's "enough" : ENOW
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Locale : SITE
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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"Sail ___ Union!" : ONO

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