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New York Times, Saturday, January 26, 1991

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Daniel Girardi has 41 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,054
Across
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Commit a felony : STEAL
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Court order : STAY
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Clubs : SAPS
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Strap for a draft animal : TRACE
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Flubs : ERRS
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Laconic : CURT
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VCR button : RESET
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Examine diligently, with "over" : PORE
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Food-thickening agent : AGAR
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Skunk River city : AMES
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Carpenter's joint : MITER
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Computer list : MENU
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Grammatical case: Abbr : NOM
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"Endymion" poet : KEATS
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Solar-vs.-lunar year period : EPACT
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Does a farming chore : GLEANS
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Lightweight fabrics : ETAMINES
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Ropes for training horses : LONGES
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Invitation request : RSVP
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Prize : ESTEEM
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Defunct U.S. coins : EAGLES
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Calculate : CAST
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Water carrier : SLUICE
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Charm : ENTRANCE
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Creeds : TENETS
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Ingredient of some pralines : SYRUP
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High priest: Luke 3:2 : ANNAS
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Barfly : SOT
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These may be split : PEAS
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A Mayflower passenger : ALDEN
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Napoleon won here: 1796 : LODI
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He wrote "I Like It Here" : AMIS
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Actor in "Pretty Woman" : GERE
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Group of witches : COVEN
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Cager Archibald : NATE
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Hometown of soprano Mitchell : ENID
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Charpentier creation : OPERA
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French writer or town : ANET
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Slippery : EELY
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Shoulders of roads : BERMS
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Hulk Hogan hold : STRANGLE
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Organ devices : TREMOLOS
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Relief : EASEMENT
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A-one : ACES
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Tennis term : LET
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Cuttlefish : SEPIA
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Meadowlands performer : TROTTER
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Police-blotter data : ARRESTS
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W.W. I battle site : YSER
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Shore-dinner dish : SCAMPI
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Difficult and distasteful : AUGEAN
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Cavort : PRANCE
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Cakewalks : STRUTS
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Galley worker : MESSMAN
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Patella : KNEECAP
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Transfixes: Var. : EMPALES
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It couldn't wither Cleo : AGE
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Ancient Iranian language : AVESTAN
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Long Tom : GUN
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Is postponed : LIESOVER
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Outermost cell layer : ECTODERM
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Lyrical forms used by Dante : SESTINAS
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Kind of triangle : SCALENE
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Climbing plant's leafless organ : TENDRIL
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Lluvia falls here : ESPANA
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River south of Minsk : NYEMAN
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French treaty or treatise : TRAITE
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Type of apple : RUSSET
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Indigent : NEEDY
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Awry, in Yorkshire : AGEE
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Canter leisurely : LOPE
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Short, stocky horse : COB

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

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