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New York Times, Monday, October 21, 1991

Author:
Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { K X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Melvin Kenworthy has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,322
Across
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Eccentric rotators : CAMS
5
Enjoy; relish : SAVOR
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Interlock : MESH
14
Crooked : ALOP
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Castle or Rich : IRENE
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___ pura : AQUA
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Flatfish : SOLE
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Inexperienced : GREEN
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Void's partner : NULL
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Wife of the 27th U.S. President : HELENHERRONTAFT
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Something to bite? : DUST
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Fitzgerald and Cinders : ELLAS
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Engender : SPAWN
28
Century plant : AGAVE
31
Oratorio part : ARIA
32
Deli item : SALAMI
34
Cote sound : BAA
37
Wife of the 16th U.S. President : MARYTODDLINCOLN
40
Bad ___, German spa : EMS
41
European diving birds : OUZELS
42
First name in whodunits : ERLE
43
Tops : SUPER
44
Fold : PLEAT
45
One of Cortés's victims : AZTEC
48
Bern waterway : AARE
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Wife of the 3d U.S. President : MARTHAJEFFERSON
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Ignore : OMIT
58
Choir member : TENOR
59
That one: Lat. : ILLE
60
Citrus fruit : LIME
61
N.Z. native : MAORI
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
63
Comfort : EASE
64
Start : ONSET
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Twelve months : YEAR
Down
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J. C. Penney's middle name (honestly!) : CASH
2
Lily-family member : ALOE
3
Gangster's girl : MOLL
4
Indianapolis feature : SPEEDWAY
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Ennui sounds : SIGHS
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Court decree in Quebec : ARRET
7
Deviate : VEER
8
Lulu : ONER
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Where the Truckee flows : RENO
10
Cloak; conceal : MANTLE
11
Peer : EQUAL
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Kind of drug : SULFA
13
Stops : HALTS
21
Sister : NUN
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Composer Ethelbert ___ : NEVIN
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Identical : SAME
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British buggy : PRAM
27
Broadcasts : AIRS
28
Tree resistant to rot : ALDER
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Audacity : GALL
30
He wrote "How's Your Glass?" : AMIS
32
Garbure, e.g. : SOUP
33
Axlike tool : ADZE
34
Eagre : BORE
35
___ breve : ALLA
36
Dill herb of the Bible : ANET
38
One of the senses : TOUCH
39
Speed : CELERITY
43
Furniture item : SETTEE
44
Before: Prefix : PRE
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Floridian plant having a crown of palmlike leaves : ZAMIA
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Prunes : TRIMS
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Preceder of said or mentioned : AFORE
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Mythical Arabian demon : AFRIT
51
Air: Comb. form : ATMO
52
Harlow or Stapleton : JEAN
53
A son of Seth : ENOS
54
___ gin : SLOE
55
Southwestern stewpot : OLLA
56
Poetic contraction : NEER

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

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