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New York Times, Monday, September 24, 1990

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 246 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,930
Across
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Practice for a bout : SPAR
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Evans or Robertson : DALE
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Tennis coups : ACES
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Plane's fixed route : LANE
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Muslim decree : IRADE
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Letterman, to friends : DAVE
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Graham or Preminger : OTTO
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Bestowed : GIVEN
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Portend : OMEN
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G. B. Shaw play: 1893 : THEPHILANDERER
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Consume : EAT
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Transgress : SIN
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Meager : SCANT
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Altar in the sky : ARA
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Notches : NICKS
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Airport abbr. : ARR
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Misstatements : ERRATA
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River in Ireland : NORE
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G. B. Shaw play: 1932 : TOOTRUETOBEGOOD
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Novel by Jane Austen : EMMA
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Receiver of goods in trust : BAILEE
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Casablanca-to-Tunis dir. : ENE
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Distributed, as cards : DEALT
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Fifth note of the diatonic scale : SOL
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Bus passenger : RIDER
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A son of Gad: Gen. 46:16 : ERI
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Female rel. : SIS
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G. B. Shaw play: 1903 : MANANDSUPERMAN
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Something owed : DEBT
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___ Arledge, TV executive : ROONE
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Right-hand man : AIDE
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Jersey is one : ISLE
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Avoid : ELUDE
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Geraint's spouse : ENID
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Cast off : SHED
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Walked on : TROD
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Permits : LETS
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Niche : SLOT
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Lane : PATH
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Unclose again : REOPEN
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Toe, e.g. : DIGIT
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Molten rock : LAVA
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Paradise : EDEN
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Activity for a decorator : ADORNING
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Arrived : CAME
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Always : EVER
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Cambodian coin : SEN
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Terminates : ENDS
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Misanthrope : HATER
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One, in Bonn : EIN
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Surfeited : SATED
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"___ Yellow," Huxley book : CROME
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Regions : AREAS
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Proportion : RATIO
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Coral island : ATOLL
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Made dove sounds : COOED
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Monetary unit of Denmark : KRONE
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Passover meal : SEDER
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Polish; massage : RUB
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Actor Vigoda : ABE
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Possessing special aptitude : TALENTED
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Weird : EERIE
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___-la-la : TRA
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Jerusalem is its capital : ISRAEL
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Concerning : INRE
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Swiftness : SPEED
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Network : MESH
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Adjective for some seamen : ABLE
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Blockhead : DOLT
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Acerbic : SOUR
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Remove a knot : UNDO
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Dig for ore : MINE
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Colliery entrance : ADIT
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Beatty and Sparks : NEDS
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Asunder: Prefix : DIS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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