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New York Times, Saturday, October 19, 1991

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Kevin Boyle has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,320
Across
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Things done : RESGESTAE
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Hellkite : BEAST
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Abrogation : ANNULMENT
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Division of natural objects : ORDER
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Pen and pencil salesman : STATIONER
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Bouquet sans color : AROMA
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Letters on a Polish ship : ORP
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Eastern Orthodox spiritual adviser : STARETS
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Browning's "___ Bratts" : NED
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Precipitant : RASH
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Brian of the Talking Heads : ENO
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Prima ballerina : ETOILE
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Venus' venous fluid : ICHOR
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Turner or Louise : TINA
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Adhibits : USES
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Minute : ATOMIC
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Terminal : DEPOT
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Writer Baldrige : LETITIA
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Gallimaufry : GOULASH
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Kind of sports contract : NOCUT
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Quinze et quinze : TRENTE
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Member of the opposition : ANTI
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Gr. resistance coalition : EDES
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___ Zagora (Bulgarian city) : STARA
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Bellwether : LEADER
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Brit. fliers : RAF
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W.W. I plane : SPAD
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Shaking like a leaf : ASP
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Carlton in "Rhoda" : DOORMAN
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"So was ___ joly whistle wel y-wet": Chaucer : HIR
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Cippus : STELE
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Ravage : DEPREDATE
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What Allah revealed to Mohammed : KORAN
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Upbeats : ANACRUSES
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Upbeat : ARSIS
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Aging : SENESCENT
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Given to scratching the ground : RASORIAL
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Performance amidst a performance : ENTRACTE
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Photograph : SNAPSHOT
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Based on instincts : GUT
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Ancient Olympic games site : ELIS
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Buffeted : SMOTE
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Kind of farmer : TENANT
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Using no fluid : ANEROID
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To be, to Beaumarchais : ETRE
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Rodomontade : BOAST
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"The cautious seldom ___": Confucius : ERR
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Dreamboat wrecked by a boar : ADONIS
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Mother of Dionysus : SEMELE
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Weather-affecting winds : TRADES
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Kitchen whistler : TEAPOT
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Certain primate : HOMINID
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River mouths : OUTLETS
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Spanish ceremony : RITO
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Opp. of pos. : NEG
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Tully : CICERO
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Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
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Acct. examiner : AUD
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Stage in mitosis : ANAPHASE
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Restrict, in a way : STRAITEN
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Car-seat adjunct : HEADREST
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Earthly : TERRENE
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"America's Icebox" : ALASKA
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Oldest Greek in the Trojan War : NESTOR
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Gradual diminutions : TAPERS
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Oriental vessel : SAMPAN
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Noble British family : EDENS
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Burlesque : FARCE
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Concubines' confines : ODAS
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Saul's uncle and grandfather : NERS
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Minstrel's offering : LAI
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Dax duke : DUC

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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