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New York Times, Monday, August 6, 1990

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,881
Across
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North African city : ORAN
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"Per ardua ad ___," R.A.F. motto : ASTRA
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Yawn : GAPE
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Erstwhile White House pet : FALA
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Wise preceder : OTHER
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Not written : ORAL
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Chekhov play : THETHREESISTERS
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Made tracks : SCOOTED
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Pal Joey's creator : OHARA
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Scarlett's terrain : TARA
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Federal agcy. : IRS
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Steps over fences : STILES
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Stripped : NUDE
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Frighten with threats : COW
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Mushroom : MOREL
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Teen-ager's plight : ACNE
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Mitigate : EASE
36
Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
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Painter Magritte : RENE
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Scram! : SHOO
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African republic : NIGER
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Prefix with dent or sect : TRI
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Unhearing : DEAF
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Hognose snakes : ADDERS
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Creek : RIA
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Memorable Surrealist : DALI
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Fountain drinks : SODAS
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Obscure riddles : ENIGMAS
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O'Neill play : THEICEMANCOMETH
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Legal right : LIEN
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Connect again : RETIE
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Manitoban Indian : CREE
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Bungler's apology : OOPS
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Hardwood trees : ASHES
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Facsimile : COPY
Down
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Recurrently, to Donne : OFT
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Yale Bowl sounds : RAHS
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A Waugh : ALEC
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Intl. pact : NATO
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Arterial ducts : AORTAS
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Bum ___ (bad advice) : STEER
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Auden poem : THEDANCEOFDEATH
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Legal thing : RES
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Onassis nickname : ARI
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Barbarians : GOTHS
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Henry VIII's Catherine : PARR
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Designer Schiaparelli : ELSA
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Tourists' stopovers : HOTELS
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Lesion : SORE
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Thought: Comb. form : IDEO
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Sting : SMART
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Barfly : TOPER
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Tabriz native : IRANI
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___-majesté : LESE
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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Beg : CADGE
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Willow tree : OSIER
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Has on : WEARS
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Ottoman bigwig : AGHA
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Geraint's wife : ENID
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On the Baltic : ASEA
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Shade of blue : INDIGO
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Record : DISC
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"___ Restaurant," 1969 film : ALICES
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Cloudbursts : RAINS
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Laurie or Rooney : ANNIE
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Town west of Caen : STLO
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Mississippi feeder : OHIO
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Unfathomable : DEEP
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MC doubled : MMCC
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Prefix with drome : AERO
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Short distance : STEP
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NOW goal : ERA
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My: Fr. : MES
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Attention-getting call : HEY

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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