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New York Times, Saturday, January 12, 1991

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,040

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Across
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Some cheese in Okla. oil center? : SALUT
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"The ___ Soprano," Ionesco play : BALD
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Air-rifle ammo : BBS
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U.S. rocket stage : AGENA
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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In ___ (bogged down) : ARUT
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Novelist Potok : CHAIM
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Sulfur : BRIMSTONE
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Rescues from fire in Nev. gambling city? : SALVAGES
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Kind of weight or number : ATOMIC
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A son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Plant tendrils : CIRRI
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Price and Bumbry : SOPRANI
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Givers of T.L.C. : RNS
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Musical buildups : CRESCENDOS
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Slammer : JAIL
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". . . this world is all ___": E. E. Cummings : ALEAK
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Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Part of a statue foundation : SOCLE
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European blackbird : MERL
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Fruit fly : DROSOPHILA
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Harper Valley gp. : PTA
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Male turkey : TOM
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Harm, in Hamburg : SCHADEN
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Billy and nanny : GOATS
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Comparative conjunction : THAN
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Egg foo yong, e.g. : OMELET
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Analyze in Calif. port? : DIAGNOSE
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Chess-tournament constraint : TIMELIMIT
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Tribe : CLAN
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A pub. utility : ELEC
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"___ Milk Wood," Dylan Thomas radio play : UNDER
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Pismire : ANT
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Impetuous : RASH
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Repasts in Ore.'s capital? : MEALS
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Pouches : SACS
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Turkish title : AGHA
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Loyal, in Lanark : LEAL
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Catholic : UNIVERSAL
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A larch : TAMARACK
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Rodgers-Hart musical : BABESINARMS
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Mus. adaptations : ARRS
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Garland : LEI
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Realms in Wis.'s capital? : DOMAINS
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Ulan ___, Mongolia : BATOR
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Halogenous compound : BROMICACID
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African antelope : SUNI
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Shamus : TEC
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Orch. sections : STRS
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"___ With the Wind" : GONE
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Type of needlework : CROSSSTITCH
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Scaramouch : SCAMP
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Narrow architectural fillet : ORLET
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John Burke, Irish genealogist : PEERAGEMAN
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Moon valley : RILLE
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City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
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To God: Lat. : DEO
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Characteristic of the Apostle John : JOHANNINE
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Peat moss prized by gardeners : SPHAGNUM
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Madder in Mich. city? : DOTTIER
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Turkish weight: Var. : OCHA
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Asian weight : TAEL
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Odorous : OLENT
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Stock gp. : OTC
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"___ 18," Uris novel : MILA
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Is left on base : DIES
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Town N of Valencia : ONDA
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Falconry term : SEEL
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Sins : ERRS
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Org. for language specialists : MLA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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