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New York Times, Saturday, October 26, 1991

Author:
Ronnie K. Allen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 6 (2 triple stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ronnie K. Allen has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,327
Across
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Ex-Congresswoman turned exodontist? : CLARETOOTHLOOSE
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Red Cross packages : HUMANITARIANAID
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Mass-transit options : INTERCITYBUSSES
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Ballet step : PAS
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Gives the green light : OKS
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Birthday query : AGE
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See 17 Across : ELS
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One way the rich get soaked? : YACHTING
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Petty : SMALL
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Orthodontist's bay? : BIGHT
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Kerouac's "Big ___" : SUR
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Whale watcher's jackpots : PODS
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Eldritch : EERIE
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G.P.'s group : AMA
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Took to the byways : ROVED
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Diminutive suffix : CLE
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Ultrazealous : RABID
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Stretch the budget : EKE
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Lyric poem type : EPODE
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It's often put before Descartes : RENE
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Scuba refill : AIR
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Hobbled : LAMED
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Cartographer's masterwork : ATLAS
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Shut out : DEBARRED
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Contemporary of e.e.c. : TSE
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Sailor's ___ jacket : PEA
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Afflict : AIL
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Sinai snake : ASP
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Dato : MALAYSIANLEADER
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Annoyingly solicitous : OVERCONSIDERATE
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How hygienists know you didn't floss? : DENTALTELEPATHY
Down
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Bicuspid nick : CHIP
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Alchemist's silver : LUNA
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Totals: Abbr. : AMTS
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Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
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Enter a frosh : ENROLL
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Clock talk : TICKS
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Singer Redding : OTIS
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Grain for Grani : OAT
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Rugby score : TRY
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Kyoto cooker : HIBACHI
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Reaction to "Duck Soup" : LAUGHTER
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Town near Cape Cod : ONSET
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Intl. group since 1948 : OAS
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She, in Schleswig : SIE
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Magazine execs : EDS
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Differently : ELSE
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Threw in the towel : YIELDED
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Played the yes man : AGREED
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Name with a ring to it? : ISABEL
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District deities : NUMINA
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Pupil's concern : GRADES
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Oleo : SPREAD
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Wilson of the Blue Jays : MOOKIE
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Now or never : ADVERB
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Look good on : BECOME
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Village SE of Fresno : DELREYCA
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Bonnet alternative : PARASOL
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Catching Z's : ASLEEP
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Like some poles : APART
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Mark penned over "n" : TILDE
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Indigo shrub : ANIL
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Islamic law : ADAT
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Eve's third : SETH
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What a wolf wolfs : PREY
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Like groovy threads : MOD
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Caesar's hello or goodbye : AVE
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Writer Deighton : LEN
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Prin.'s earning : INT
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Starry Altar : ARA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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