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New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 1991

Author:
Virginia Butler
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Virginia Butler has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,051
Across
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Commercials : ADS
4
Unfermented grape juice : STUM
8
Altercation : BRAWL
13
Inst. in Cambridge : MIT
14
Classy : TONY
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Weird : EERIE
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Fruit of the apple family : POME
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"Think nothing ___" : OFIT
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Monads : ATOMS
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Choicest; best : CREAMOFTHECROP
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Rip to pieces : TEARUP
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Greek letter : CHI
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Morse-code word : DIT
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Items for table setters : PLACEMATS
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Clear, fresh air : OZONE
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Queues : LINES
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Princess's sleeping problem : PEA
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Loaf : LAZE
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Godfrey instrument : UKE
37
Rugged rock : CRAG
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Donkey, in Nice : ANE
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Luce subject : WOMEN
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___ Vance, fictional sleuth : PHILO
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Refined emotion : SENTIMENT
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Kind of can or cloth : OIL
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___ Johnson, explorer : OSA
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A ___ sheep's clothing : WOLFIN
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Saroyan play, with "The" : TIMEOFYOURLIFE
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Palindromic title : MADAM
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King or producer : LEAR
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Crocus, e.g. : IRID
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Sharp mountain ridge : ARETE
58
Pismires : ANTS
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Id ___ (that is) : EST
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Defective car : LEMON
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Attention getter : PSST
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Some coll. linemen : RTS
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Love, in Milano : AMORE
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Readily available : DIMEADOZEN
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Candlemaker's need : STEARINE
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Condescend : STOOP
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British dandy : TOFF
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United whole : UNIT
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Tale about Eros, e.g. : MYTH
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Jones, Pebble, etc : BEACHES
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Adorn again : RETRIM
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Buck chaser : AROO
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Ineffective one : WIMP
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"___ Girls," Kelly movie : LES
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One-hundredth part: Abbr. : PCT
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Silent : MUTE
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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Feather : PLUME
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Compare : LIKEN
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As to : ANENT
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Fun date : APRILFIRST
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River duck : TEAL
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Starchy food : SAGO
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Waves, to Pedro : OLAS
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Grey of the westerns : ZANE
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Not so warm : CHILLIER
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Epiphany trio : WISEMEN
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Hawaiian thrush : OMAO
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"Alas! ___ Yorick" : POOR
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Source of a sauce : TOMATO
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Sausage : WURST
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"___ Tuesday . . . ": 1969 film : IFITS
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Sparks or Beatty : NED
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Leguminous plant : TARE
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The same, to Seneca : IDEM
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Hullabaloo : FLAP
52
Cravings : YENS
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Feed-bag fillers : OATS
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___ de mer (cruise blues) : MAL

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

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