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New York Times, Wednesday, August 8, 1990

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,883

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Across
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Cinema canine : ASTA
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Nourished : FED
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Bat, cat or rat, e.g. : MAMMAL
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He wrote "I, the Jury" : SPILLANE
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Primps : PREENS
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Something to live off : THEFATOFTHELAND
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Like Lucy's locks : RED
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Farm machine : BALER
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Cousin of "Mayday!" : SOS
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In ___ (bogged down) : ARUT
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Penates' partners : LARES
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Void's partner : NULL
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Narrative poetry : EPOS
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Neighbor of Calif. : NEV
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Water babies : ROE
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Little tyke : TOT
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Mischance : ACCIDENT
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Something to look on : THEBRIGHTSIDE
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First showing : PREMIERE
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RR depot : STA
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Actress Zadora : PIA
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Prefix for metrical : GEO
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Forbear's tail? : ANCE
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Groups of whales : PODS
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Tangle : SNARL
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Arkin or Alda : ALAN
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Behave : ACT
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Perfect : IDEAL
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The self : EGO
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What a speed demon might come to : ASCREECHINGHALT
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"___ these truths . . . " : WEHOLD
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Swift, appraising glance : ONCEOVER
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Had to have : NEEDED
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Middling grade : CEE
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"___ Kelly's Blues," Cahn-Heindorf song : PETE
Down
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"Ad ___ per Aspera," Kan. motto : ASTRA
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Globe : SPHERE
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Busy : TIEDUP
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Furry TV fellow : ALF
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Deadly : FATAL
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The ___ Gay bomber : ENOLA
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Yield : DEFER
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Speed-limit letters : MPH
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Greek god of war : ARES
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Breakfast fruit : MELON
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Careful and guarded : MEASURED
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Actress Sothern : ANN
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Hallucinatory drug : LSD
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Dr. Jekyll's hangout : LAB
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Ditch : TRENCH
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Ojibway pole carving : TOTEM
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Religious factions : SECTS
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Only : LONE
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Allow : LET
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Ferber book : SOBIG
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Panorama : VISTA
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Kilmer poem : TREES
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Epoch : AGE
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Rigg or Ross : DIANA
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D'Artagnan's pals, e.g. : TRIO
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Annoying person or situation : HEADACHE
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Subtly sarcastic : IRONIC
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Oh, so softly: Mus. abbr. : PPP
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Cling (to) : CLEAVE
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Aerie fledgling : EAGLET
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Young haddock : SCROD
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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Roi's mate : REINE
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Lamas role in "Falcon Crest" : LANCE
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___ Dame : NOTRE
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Prompter prefix : TELE
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More than med. : LGE
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Barley beard : AWN
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Bishopric : SEE
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"Kookie" Byrnes : EDD
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School dance : HOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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