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New York Times, Friday, October 11, 1991

Author:
Mark Blakeburn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 49, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.74)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Mark Blakeburn has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,312

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Across
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Price : COST
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Komatik, e.g. : SLED
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Baby's foot covering : BOOTEE
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Sour : ACIDIC
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Cantankerous oldster : BUZZARD
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Greedy predator : VULTURE
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Wicker : OSIER
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With aloofness : ICILY
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Electrical unit : REL
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"We hold ___ truths . . . " : THESE
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Paddock newcomer : FOAL
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Crook found in a tree : KNEE
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"___ a Rebel": The Crystals (1962) : HES
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Symbol of Venice : LION
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Form : SHAPE
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Old woman: Ger. : ALTE
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Take steps : ACT
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Like a good potato : MEALY
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Peace lover : DOVE
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Warmonger : HAWK
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Military group : CADRE
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Set : GEL
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Long and Ellis: Abbr. : ISLS
40
Race-car driver Irvan : ERNIE
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Pasteur portrayer : MUNI
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___ Tau, U.S.S.R. range : ALA
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Netman Sampras : PETE
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Plant pith : PULP
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Malcolm-___ Warner, TV actor : JAMAL
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"___ Dien" (Prince of Wales's motto) : ICH
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"A Confederacy of Dunces" author : TOOLE
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In re : ANENT
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Coward : CHICKEN
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Nuts : CUCKOOS
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George and T. S. : ELIOTS
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Hillocks : KNOLLS
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Bonnie bairn : LASS
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Retired : ABED
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Most warmly comfortable : COZIEST
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Transudes : OOZES
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Etiquette boo-boo : STARE
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Gerard ___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
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Row : SCULL
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Turk's-cap : LILY
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Summer time in N.Y.C. : EDT
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Daily : DIURNAL
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Dry measure : BUSHEL
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Building : EDIFICE
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Birdlike : AVIAN
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Eerie : CREEPY
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Former South African President : BOTHA
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Loser to S. Grant : ELEE
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Crotchety person : COOT
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Uniform cloth : KHAKI
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Wash : LAVE
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Darn : SEW
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Murray or Arcaro : EDDIE
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Landlocked neighbor of Algeria : MALI
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Small change in Denmark : ORE
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Nag : HENPECK
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Nativity tableau : CRECHE
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Certain colony's creation : ANTHILL
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Dupe : GULL
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"The ___ Moon," 1927 song : SAMEOLD
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Pampas' kin : LLANOS
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Preserves : SALTS
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Majestic : EPIC
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Atomic particles : MUONS
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Brooke and Field : POETS
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Sculptor Epstein : JACOB
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What a spat covers : ANKLE
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Refs' decisions : TKOS
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Robert M. Gates's org. : CIA
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Actress Merkel : UNA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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