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New York Times, Thursday, September 6, 1990

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,912

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Across
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"___ Carlotta," T. A. Daly poem : MIA
4
Works with rattan : CANES
9
Line winder : SPOOL
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Constant : INVARIANT
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Spiteful : CATTY
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"___ Dundee," 1986 movie : CROCODILE
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Like many rings or watches : AURIC
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Reeve role : KENT
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Actor in 56 Across : ELIWALLACH
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A cube's sextet : SIDES
24
Curmudgeon's cry : BAH
25
Golfer Peete : CAL
28
Woman's wide, lacy collar : BERTHA
30
Gift for some Scorpios : OPAL
34
Soap plant : AMOLE
36
Boozer : SOT
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Wingding : GALA
38
Put in a new carton : REBOXED
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Tardy : BELATED
43
City in Scotland : OBAN
44
The real issue : NUB
46
What some burglars gain : ENTRY
47
Playwright Connelly : MARC
48
Port on the Black Sea : ODESSA
51
"___ Magic," Doris Day hit : ITS
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Actor Linden : HAL
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Of both kinds: Comb. form : AMPHI
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"The ___," 1981 movie : SALAMANDER
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"___ Enchanted Evening" : SOME
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"___ Romance" : AFINE
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"The ___ People," 1959 movie : ALLIGATOR
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Abdul-Jabbar was one : LAKER
68
Jet design : DELTAWING
69
Dice throws : TREYS
70
A strong point : ASSET
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Mich. locks, for short : SOO
Down
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Rocker Jagger : MICK
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Concerning : INRE
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Bath's county : AVON
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___-Magnon : CRO
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___-camp : AIDEDE
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Carpenter, often : NAILER
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Gets one's help : ENLISTS
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Jugged hare, e.g. : STEW
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Milan's La ___ Opera House : SCALA
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Star of 17 Across : PAULHOGAN
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Norwegian river : OTRA
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Of hearing : OTIC
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Churchyard's ___ gate : LYCH
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Biblical book : ACTS
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Simmer down : ABATE
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Wild goat : IBEX
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Billiard shot : CAROM
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Very simple animal : AMEBA
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Of a part of the lungs : LOBAR
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Raise ___ (behave destructively) : HOB
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Page or LuPone : PATTI
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Argus-eyed : ALERT
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___-slipper (orchid) : LADYS
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Actor in 65 Across : LONCHANEY
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___ Gay, W.W. II bomber : ENOLA
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Clinker : DUD
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A wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Parish officers : BEADLES
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Whiffs : SMELLS
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Tinker Bell, e.g. : SPRITE
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Natives of the U.S.A. : AMERS
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"Was it a cat ___?" : ISAW
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Shaker contents : SALT
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Almost out of sight : AFAR
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Much the same as : LIKE
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It's nothing to Juan : NADA
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Name in lifts : OTIS
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Kind of rail : MONO
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Therefore : ERGO
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Thug's heater : GAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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