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Eli Wesoff
Eli Wesoff

New York Times, Saturday, October 12, 1991

45-Across : Symbol of purity

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 18, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,313
Across
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Hacks : CABS
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H. H. Munro : SAKI
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Bakery products : RYES
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Dynasties that ruled China : TSINS
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___-1 (long-shot odds) : IOTO
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Crowd sound : ROAR
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Start of a translation of a Columbus log : ATTWOHOURS
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Put out ___ (start a voyage) : TOSEA
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"How to ___ Book": Adler-Van Doren : READA
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___ gratias : DEO
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Translation: Part II : AFTERMIDNIGHT
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Numerical suffix : TEEN
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"I am bound ___": Shak. : TOSERVE
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Coloring : HUE
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"___ My Heart" : PEGO
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Guide : LEAD
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Translation: Part III : APPEAREDTHELAND
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"Lord, ___ I?": Matt. 26:22 : ISIT
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Small drink : DRAM
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Earl Grey is one : TEA
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Symbol of purity : GALAHAD
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Sapphic creations : ODES
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Translation: Part IV : ATADISTANCEOF
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Polo Grounds star : OTT
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Sired : BEGAT
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Izaak Walton was his biographer : DONNE
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End of translation : TWOLEAGUES
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Cassius and Casca, to Caesar : FOES
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Loser to a tortoise : HARE
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Kind of rocket : RETRO
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Below the true pitch : FLAT
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Pelion's supporter : OSSA
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Remainder : REST
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Hacienda room : SALA
Down
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Map, to Columbus : CARTA
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Disinterested : ALOOF
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Crow : BOAST
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Bond or Market : STREET
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RR stop : STA
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Constrict : ASTRINGE
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Cheated on a check : KITED
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Needy : INWANT
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___ de Oro : RIO
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"___ if met where any bar is": Hardy : YOUDTREAT
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Not so hot : SOSO
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A metallic element, to Columbus : SODIO
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Harridans : HAGS
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Tortilla's cousin : AREPA
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Jan van der ___, Dutch painter : MEER
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Pandemonium : HELL
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Weathercock : VANE
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Benito's daughter : EDDA
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Sec. Shultz's predecessor : HAIG
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___-daisy : UPSA
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Hair removers : EPILATORS
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"___ Man Out," 1947 film : ODD
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Some Meadowlands competitors : TROTTERS
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"Mary ___ little ... " : HADA
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Correct a text : EMEND
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African native : HABE
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"Experience keeps ___ school ... ": Franklin : ADEAR
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Aussie W.W. I soldier : DIGGER
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Jeers : SCOFFS
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Cooking direction : SAUTE
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___ Gay, famous B-29 : ENOLA
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Tatum or Ryan : ONEAL
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Holiday celebration : FESTA
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H.R.E. emperor : OTHO
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Start of a C. Moore poem : TWAS
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Greensward : LEA
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Tosspot : SOT

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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