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New York Times, Friday, January 11, 1991

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,039
Across
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Peel : PARE
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Over : PAST
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Chunk : SLAB
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Off balance : ALOP
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Root or Yale : ELIHU
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Prong : TINE
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Former chess master Richard ___ : RETI
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Surgical beam : LASER
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Assess : RATE
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Nonlizard lacrimation : CROCODILETEARS
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Play the guitar : STRUM
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Spread out, as troops : DEPLOY
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Stadium yells : RAHS
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Merit : DESERVE
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Western capital : HELENA
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Telemachus, to Odysseus : SON
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Feat : DEED
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Ratite bird : EMU
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Door rails, to architects : IMPAGES
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Mythical mischief-maker : ATE
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Bowery character : WINO
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Valise : BAG
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Styx ferryman : CHARON
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Ancient core of Constantinople : STAMBUL
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Three-handed card game : SKAT
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Pinna : EARLAP
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___ Island : RHODE
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Nonlizard fruit : ALLIGATORPEARS
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Ice sheet : FLOE
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Ancient Thracians : EDONI
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"Leave ___ that!" : ITAT
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Public disturbance : RIOT
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Beatle Starr : RINGO
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Dotted, in heraldry : SEME
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Sweet potatoes : YAMS
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Armhole : SCYE
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Musical syllables : TRAS
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René's recreation areas : PARCS
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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Copter part : ROTOR
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Gourmet : EPICURE
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Tartans : PLAIDS
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Usher's milieu : AISLE
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Collie : SHEEPDOG
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Nonreptilian sweater : TURTLENECK
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Wandered : STRAYED
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Munchausen, e.g. : LIAR
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Julian Huxley book : ANTS
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Spelling contest : BEE
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Yore, of yore : ELD
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Muscat dweller : OMANI
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Lover of Cephalus : EOS
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Nonporcine fast food : HAMBURGERS
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Aft : REAR
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Presidential rejection : VETO
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First place : EDEN
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Chops : HEWS
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Vent : EMIT
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Kind of moth : LUNA
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Droop : SAG
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Of element #46 : PALLADIC
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Acute : SHARP
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Fluffy fare : OMELETS
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Nonbeliever : ATHEIST
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Inlet: Ger. : BAI
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Kind of bath : SPONGE
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Muscle weakness : ATONY
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Western : OATER
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lonesco product : DRAMA
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___ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Ending for Saturn : ALIA
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Appear indistinctly : LOOM
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Rita's bailiwick : RIO
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Sauté : FRY

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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