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New York Times, Tuesday, August 7, 1990

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F J K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,882

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Lower : ABASE
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Des Moines's locale : IOWA
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Hind's mate : STAG
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Take it easy : RELAX
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Bedouin, e.g. : ARAB
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Kind of way : THRU
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Bystander, often : EYEWITNESS
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Lake or canal : ERIE
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Touch is one : SENSE
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Actor Erwin : STU
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Extinct birds : MOAS
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Rags : TATTERS
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Intruder in the dust : ANT
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Blueprint datum, for short : SPEC
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Pub item : DART
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Rip : TEAR
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Boot out : OUST
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Propelled a dinghy : ROWED
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Runs in : ARRESTS
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Glossy silk fabric : ALAMODE
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Davis or Midler : BETTE
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Lucid : SANE
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Sch. head : PRIN
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Clarinet attachment : REED
50
Auto-map abbr. : RTE
51
Proofreader's direction : STET
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Ratite bird : EMU
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The ___, New York Bay section : NARROWS
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Slams into : RAMS
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New Deal meas. : REA
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Lardner's "___ Ike" : ALIBI
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Mature : RIPE
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Triumph in a close call at the track : WINBYANOSE
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Nonpareil : ONER
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Gloomy Dean : INGE
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Aviator Balbo : ITALO
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Require : NEED
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Material for a lecture : NOTES
Down
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Exist : ARE
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Former Ottoman bigwigs : BEYS
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Sheltered, at sea : ALEE
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Cut, as by a carpenter : SAWN
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Live : EXIST
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Author Fleming : IAN
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Tragedy by Euripides : ORESTES
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Trash : WASTE
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Ridiculous : ABSURD
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Hold back : STEM
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Bellflower or foxglove : THROATWORT
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Suffix with sect : ARIAN
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___ host (TV oxymoron) : GUEST
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Tempest in a ___ : TEAPOT
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Support for a bridge : TRUSS
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F.D.R.'s mother : SARA
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Pierce : STAB
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Maman's man : PERE
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Hearing aid : EARTRUMPET
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City in Neb. : CRETE
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Frolics : ROMPS
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So much, in Milano : TANTO
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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Misshape from a minor mishap : DENT
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Observed : SEEN
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Degree of freedom : LEEWAY
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Adjust properly : ARRANGE
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"Natural selection" theorist : DARWIN
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Mistake : ERROR
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A neighbor of Quebec : MAINE
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Marie Antoinette was one : REINE
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An anagram for nails : SLAIN
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Withered : SERE
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Two prepositions in one : INTO
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What not to rock : BOAT
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Part of an archipelago : ISLE
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Every river has one : BED
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Dawn goddess : EOS

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