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New York Times, Monday, January 28, 1991

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,056
Across
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As well : ALSO
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Crowd together : PACK
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Attire : GARB
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Abate : LETUP
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___-et-Vilaine, French department : ILLE
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Munich's river : ISAR
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TV studio sign : ONAIR
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Project : PLAN
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Periwinkle, e.g. : VINE
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Longfellow's "Tales of a ___" : WAYSIDEINN
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Blue-pencil : EDIT
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Patch : DARN
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Krupp works site : ESSEN
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Divining rod : DOWSER
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Cuff : BLOW
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Mexican dish : TACO
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Unkempt : RATTY
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Begot : SIRED
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Colt or Magnum : GUN
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Lofty, snug retreat : EYRIE
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Bridge card : HONOR
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Coral ridge : REEF
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Fictional home in Dixie : TARA
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Soft leather for gloves : NAPA
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Transient of a sort : ROOMER
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Subject : THEME
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Decree : FIAT
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Onetime Turkish governors : BEYS
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What those in the van do : LEADTHEWAY
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Over again : ANEW
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Swiss patriot : TELL
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Portuguese city : EVORA
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Hollywood's Barrett : RONA
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" . . . or ___ swoon to death": Keats : ELSE
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"Cry Me a ___" : RIVER
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Cart : DRAY
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Colorer : DYER
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Sprat's diet : LEAN
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Down, to a salt : ALOW
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Singer Horne : LENA
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Abide : STAY
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French assents : OUIS
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Thieving Tom's father : PIPER
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Weary : ALLIN
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Family : CLAN
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Animal shelter : KENNEL
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Yields : GIVESWAYTO
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Digression : ASIDE
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Arrested : RANIN
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Writer Harte : BRET
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Group of lions : PRIDE
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Bolt : DART
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Tender : SORE
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Soupçon : DASH
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Ragout, for one : OLIO
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Exhausted : WORN
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Consider seriously : SEEONESWAY
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Femur or fibula : BONE
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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Hint : CUE
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Mine vehicle : TRAM
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Radial : TIRE
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Leap or lunar follower : YEAR
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Perfumery weight : DRAM
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Coll. rushers : FRAT
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Assailed with repeated blows : PELTED
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Different in nature : OTHER
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Drift : TENOR
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Nocturnal carnivore : HYENA
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Deceptive : FALSE
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Fainéant : IDLER
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Rhymer : BARD
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Hard to hold : EELY
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Base : EVIL
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Emulated Penelope : WOVE
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Locale : AREA
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Windy narrative : YARN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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