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New York Times, Tuesday, October 1, 1991

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { Q W Y }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,302
Across
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Departed : LEFT
5
Catch on a trunk : HASP
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___ avis : RARA
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"And ___ down alone": Housman : ILIE
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Forearm bones : ULNAS
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Moa's cousins : EMUS
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Overlook : MISS
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Farrier : BLACKSMITH
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Thai monetary units : BAHTS
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Farm machines : REAPERS
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Household : MENAGE
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Dundee headgear : TAM
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Roman poet : HORACE
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Cardinal : REDBIRD
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Singer Peerce : JAN
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Kitchen implement : PEELER
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Weird-sounding lake : ERIE
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Eggs on : URGES
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Kind of code : ZIP
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Verify : PROVE
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Peak : APEX
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Site of Harford Comm. College : BELAIR
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Actor Beatty : NED
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Wintry gale : NORTHER
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Argots : IDIOMS
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Rya, e.g. : RUG
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Magician's word : PRESTO
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Obliteration : ERASURE
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After-dinner items : MINTS
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Seth Thomas was one : CLOCKMAKER
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Molding : OGEE
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Franklin product : STOVE
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Withered : SERE
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Dabs : PATS
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County capital : SEAT
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Hibernia : ERIN
Down
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Precarious perch : LIMB
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An essayist's pen name : ELIA
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Piscatory purveyor : FISHMONGER
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Canopy : TESTER
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Boston Statehouse, to O. W. Holmes : HUB
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Entirely : ALL
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Gin : SNARE
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Step : PACE
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"I ___ You," 1942 song : REMEMBER
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Turkish title : AMIR
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Boring routines : RUTS
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Ski wood : ASH
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Peggy Fleming, e.g. : SKATER
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Mining nail : SPAD
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Sinecures : SNAPS
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Perfect tennis serve : ACE
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Eccentric fuddy-duddy : GEEZER
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One of the Marxes : HARPO
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Fix : REPAIR
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Hardware dealer, in London : IRONMONGER
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Cleaves : RIVES
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Proof of title : DEED
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San ___ Capistrano, Calif. : JUAN
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Epithet for Abner : LIL
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Pries out : EXTRACTS
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Light refractor : PRISM
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Widows of agas : BEGUMS
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Food fish : IDE
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Shuck : HUSK
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Indolent : OTIOSE
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Sri Lanka product : PEKOE
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Cinders of comics : ELLA
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Radix : ROOT
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Cry of frustration : RATS
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Spotted : SEEN
56
Detonator : CAP
57
Stowe girl : EVA
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No longer active: Abbr. : RET

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

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