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New York Times, Thursday, August 9, 1990

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has supersymmetry.
William Baxley has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,884

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Across
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Obtain by force : USURP
6
Heavy sword : SABER
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Jessica or Lorenzo : ELOPER
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Molar surface : ENAMEL
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Try to equal or excel : EMULATE
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Where to see the Swiss Guard : VATICAN
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Small rodents : VOLES
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Goliath, to David : FOE
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Metric measure : STERE
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An anagram for sate : ETAS
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___ Tower, Chicago : SEARS
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Polynesian gesture dance : SIVA
25
Tennis necessity : NET
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O'Hara's "From the ___" : TERRACE
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River in SE France : VAR
29
Deadly African flies : TSETSES
31
Generosity : LARGESS
33
Owns : HAS
34
Musical syllable : TRA
35
Carl E. Vuono, e.g. : GENERAL
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Bear; abide : STOMACH
43
Mouths : ORA
44
Cardigan : SWEATER
46
Cote sound : BAA
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Roster : ROTA
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Rescuer : SAVER
50
Knights : SIRS
51
Works on galleys : EDITS
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Recent : NEW
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Spartan slave : HELOT
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Affectionate : DEVOTED
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Private high school : ACADEMY
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Where to see whips : SENATE
60
Paunches : RUMENS
61
___ Wences of puppetry fame : SENOR
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Inventor of farm machines : DEERE
Down
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Howl : ULULATE
2
Flatfish : SOLES
3
East Indian tree : UPAS
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Soak flax : RET
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Chooses : PREFERS
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Indefinite number : SEVERAL
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Collection of anecdotes : ANA
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Belfry denizens : BATS
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Sends out : EMITS
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Acquire : RECEIVE
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Hams it up : EMOTES
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Immature animal forms : LARVAS
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Occurrence : EVENT
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Approaches : NEARS
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Sweep : OAR
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Teeters : SEESAWS
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Strew : SCATTER
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Former rulers : TSARS
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Luce's "Margin for ___" : ERROR
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Tea, in Tours : THE
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School of whales : GAM
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Pierced : GORED
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Wears away : ERODES
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Aborigines : NATIVES
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Greek youth who swam the Hellespont : LEANDER
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Member of a cruise ship's crew : STEWARD
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Site of Hardin-Simmons Univ. : ABILENE
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Billiard shots : CAROMS
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Rash : HASTY
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A Harriman nickname : AVE
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Expiate : ATONE
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Jewish Passover feast : SEDER
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___ the Man Musial : STAN
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Part of a horse collar : HAME
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W.W. II scene of operations : ETO
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Hint : CUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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