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New York Times, Thursday, October 10, 1991

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
William Baxley has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,311
Across
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Allotted : METED
6
University council : CAPUT
11
Legally responsible : LIABLE
12
Harangued : ORATED
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N.J. river or city : PASSAIC
15
Blunderbuss, e.g. : FIREARM
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Rival of Foyt or Mears : UNSER
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Tender : OFFER
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Shout of disapproval : BOO
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Netman Wilander : MATS
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French ___ : FRIES
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Partner of might : MAIN
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Olympic imp : ATE
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Fierce stare : GLARE
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Actress Burke from Orlando : DELTA
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Part : SEPARATE
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Ratified : SEALED
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Redeye or white lightning : FIREWATER
32
Limit : DEFINE
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Mountebank : OPERATOR
39
Asian rulers : AMIRS
40
Ade book : ARTIE
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Rosary bead : AVE
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Sped : TORE
43
"Catch-22" actor : ARKIN
44
Kind of glass or silk : SPUN
45
Summer, in Cannes : ETE
46
Carpal joint : WRIST
47
Type of wheat : SPELT
48
Entertainers Reynolds and Allen : DEBBIES
50
Diamond figures : UMPIRES
52
Eva Perón, née ___ : DUARTE
53
Male buffleheads : DRAKES
54
Gretna ___, Scotland : GREEN
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Ancient Briton's vehicle : ESSED
Down
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Fall preceder : MISSTEP
2
Alleviates : EASES
3
Ski lift : TBAR
4
Yale student : ELI
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Adorn : DECORATE
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Contents of a biggin : COFFEE
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Starry-eyed Ram : ARIES
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Young salmon : PARR
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Navajo's foe : UTE
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Certain perforated container : TEABALL
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Woolly : LANATE
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À ___ (on the right): Fr. : DROITE
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Cougars : PUMAS
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Protozoan : MONAD
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Pyrotechnic display : FIREWORKS
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Signal light : FLARE
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Actress in "The Other Woman": 1983 : MEARA
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Beams : GRINS
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Farm-machine pioneer : DEERE
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Toby's cousin : STEIN
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Inclination : APTITUDE
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Passé : DATED
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Hammed it up : EMOTED
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Pyromaniac : FIREBUG
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Diminished gradually : TAPERED
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Small eggs : OVULES
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Landlords' collections : RENTS
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Up and about : ARISEN
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Sharp-crested ridge : ARETE
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Actor-director Lee : SPIKE
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Finish line : WIRE
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Vichy, Bath et al. : SPAS
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Ingot : BAR
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Woolf's "___ Dalloway" : MRS

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

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