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New York Times, Saturday, September 8, 1990

Author:
Jack Lechner
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1990, The New York TimesNo. 14,914

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Across
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Places for some dumbbells : GYMS
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Pair or set : CASE
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Slug or gab attachment : FEST
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Lop the crop : REAP
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Libyan or Jordanian : ARAB
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Former South African leader : BOTHA
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Symbol of false friendship : IAGO
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___ Deep, depression near Guam : NERO
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Slip : ERROR
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Film by 35 Across, with "The" : THIRTYNINESTEPS
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Binge : TOOT
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Ess chaser : TEE
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Author of "Play It as It Lays" : DIDION
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Diverted a stream at its source : BEHEADED
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Notion, in Nantes : IDEE
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Of an Islamic mysticism : SUFIC
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Boxer K.O.'d by Charles: 1951 : OMA
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Film director born in 1899 : ALFREDHITCHCOCK
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Dolley Madison, ___ Payne : NEE
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Refrigerates : COOLS
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Locale : AREA
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Collared : ARRESTED
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Word following curtain or hell : RAISER
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All-purpose trk. : UTE
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"Watering holes" : BARS
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Film by 35 Across : THELADYVANISHES
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Roads scholars : HOBOS
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Intentions : AIMS
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A Greek liqueur : OUZO
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Thomas Gray specialty : ELEGY
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U. of New Mexico athlete : LOBO
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Former capital of Japan : NARA
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Uncanny : EERY
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Character actor Jack ___ : ELAM
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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Spunk : GRIT
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Fab Four word : YEAH
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Epiphany trio : MAGI
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More jazzy : SPORTIER
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Gorge : CANYON
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"___ We All?": 1929 song : ARENT
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Calcutta covering : SARI
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Black, to a bard : EBON
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" ... and two ___" : FORTEA
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To be, in Bourgogne : ETRE
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Emporium : SHOP
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Sea dogs : TARS
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Implore : BESEECH
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Also : TOO
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Moral principle : ETHIC
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Moon goddess : DIANA
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Otiose one : IDLER
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Postpone : DEFER
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Erect : BUILD
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Newts : EFTS
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Wickets, e.g. : DOORS
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Pat Sajak, for one : EMCEE
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Capital of Senegal : DAKAR
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Jeff MacNelly comic strip : SHOE
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Rapture : ECSTASY
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Adored, with "on" : DOTED
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Chests for ammunition : CAISSONS
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Funeral oration : EULOGY
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Novel by Jay McInerney : RANSOM
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Uris hero : ARI
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"La ___," Valens hit : BAMBA
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Biblical word : THEE
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Puncture : HOLE
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Hair stylist Jose : EBER
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Mythical beast : YALE
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Instrument popular in Shakespeare's day : VIOL
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Blacklist-era Cong. committee : HUAC
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Poet Pound : EZRA
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Fly a glider : SOAR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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