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Nancy Nicholson Joline
Nancy Nicholson Joline

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New York Times, Sunday, September 29, 1991

Author: Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 83, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 509 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Nancy Nicholson Joline has 61 pre-Shortz puzzles and 48 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,300
Across Down
1. Chamfers : BEVELS
7. Lifts for skiers : TBARS
12. Tach reading : RPM
15. "The Old Devils" author : AMIS
19. Jolson song hit: 1920 : AVALON
20. Red dye : EOSIN
21. Baseball stat : ERA
22. " . . . for ___ of woman born": Shak. : NONE
23. Last Hawaiian queen : LILIUOKALANI
25. Rhine feeder : AAR
26. Chesterfield, e.g. : SOFA
27. Long : ACHE
28. Impaired gradually : WORE
29. Bay of Fundy attractions : TIDES
31. Auspices : EGIS
32. Alma-___, capital of Kazakhstan : ATA
33. Certain cocktails : SOURS
35. Jot : IOTA
36. NE N.J. city : LODI
37. La Scala's home : MILAN
40. Medici protégé: 15th century : POLLAIUOLO
44. Brit. lexicon : OED
45. Most venerable : OLDEST
48. Implement for catching a crab? : OAR
49. Bermuda ___ : TRIANGLE
51. Broadway Joe : NAMATH
52. De Mille specialties : EPICS
54. Gull-like predator : SKUA
55. The Father of Microbiology : LEEUWENHOEK
59. Boxer Griffith : EMILE
62. Ky. fort : KNOX
66. City in Provence : ARLES
67. Astronaut Gagarin : YURI
68. Katmandu is its capital : NEPAL
69. Zola heroine : NANA
70. Haunt : DEN
71. Tennis term : ALL
73. Sora : RAIL
74. Expiate : ATONE
76. Gravesend goodbye : TATA
79. Little Iodine's creator : HATLO
81. Erstwhile : ONCE
82. Type of type : ROMAN
83. Small, round window : OEILDEBOEUF
86. Seaport in Yemen : ADEN
88. Nurse Maass : CLARA
89. Lassos : RIATAS
93. White piano keys : NATURALS
97. "Artie" author : ADE
98. Of the number six : SENARY
99. Conquistador's goal : ORO
100. Everglades lake : OKEECHOBEE
104. Croats' neighbors : SERBS
106. Wickiup's cousin: Var. : TIPI
108. Recorded proceedings : ACTA
109. Co-Nobelist in Medicine: 1977 : YALOW
112. Tidbit for Hansel : OAT
113. Sacred image : IKON
114. Stone marten : SABLE
116. Plenteous : RIFE
117. Soil: Comb. form : AGRO
118. Norman city : CAEN
119. Mouths : ORA
120. Irish writer-teacher : SEANOFAOLAIN
124. Gould railroad : ERIE
125. A.E.C. successor : NRC
126. Painter of waterlilies : MONET
127. "Dolce far ___" : NIENTE
128. German state : SAAR
129. Comic-strip word : EEK
130. Bagnold and Markey : ENIDS
131. Scheduled : SLATED
1. Prophet rebuked by an ass : BALAAM
2. Dispossession : EVICTION
3. Odin's realm : VALHALLA
4. Sculptor Nadelman : ELIE
5. Singer Rawls : LOU
6. C. P. and Phoebe : SNOWS
7. Cancel, as a contract : TEARUP
8. Spanish dance : BOLERO
9. Botanist Gray : ASA
10. Japanese money of account : RIN
11. Stew : SNIT
12. Computer product : READOUT
13. Roman bigwig : PRAETOR
14. Trumpeter Wynton ___ : MARSALIS
15. Photographer Adams : ANSEL
16. Cantonese chicken dish : MOOGOOGAIPAN
17. Unbeliever : INFIDEL
18. Monterey Bay city : SEASIDE
24. "Hitchy ___," ragtime hit : KOO
30. Clock numeral : III
34. Slants : SLOPES
38. U.S.N. biggie : ADM
39. A 1963 Oscar winner : NEAL
41. An anagram for nail : LAIN
42. Don Marquis's cockroach : ARCHY
43. Like a certain bucket : OAKEN
46. Bed or home follower : STEAD
47. "And ___ I plight thee . . . " : THERETO
50. ___ uno : NUMERO
52. Flock member : EWE
53. Trifle : SOU
56. Neighbors of radii : ULNAE
57. Muse for Marceau : ERATO
58. Hemingway's "The ___" : KILLERS
60. Secular : LAIC
61. She, in Sedan : ELLE
62. Knot in wood : KNAR
63. Intl. alliance : NATO
64. Formation of words like "buzz" or "hiss" : ONOMATOPOEIA
65. Site of Kubla Khan's garden : XANADU
72. Lanford Wilson's "Serenading ___" : LOUIE
75. Febrero preceder : ENERO
77. Personal quirk : TIC
78. Imam's deity : ALLAH
79. As a result of this : HEREBY
80. Legal org. : ABA
84. Pedestal part : DADO
85. Aficionados : FANS
87. Japanese P.M.: 1982-87 : NAKASONE
90. To, to Sandy : TAE
91. Presumptuous : ARROGANT
92. Sensualist : SYBARITE
93. Marks : NOTICES
94. Indians of the Dakotas : ARIKARA
95. Cornwell's pen name : LECARRE
96. Reversal : SETBACK
101. "East of Eden" protagonist : CAL
102. Won : EARNED
103. George and T. S. : ELIOTS
105. Under the influence : STONED
107. Intramolecular : INNER
110. Not working : OFF
111. Disaccustoms : WEANS
115. Salinger girl : ESME
117. Ancient city near Argolis : ALEA
121. Many, many moons : EON
122. Violinist Kavafian : ANI
123. Soybean product : OIL

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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