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New York Times, Monday, October 28, 1991

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,329
Across
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One of a 22-card set : TAROT
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Lyric poems : ODES
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Cranberry patch : BOG
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Duck : EVADE
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Leather substitute : VINYL
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Miscalculate : ERR
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Require a stylus? : NEEDANEEDLE
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Actress Alicia : ANA
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Perfume : SCENT
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Microcomputer : LAPTOP
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Enervate : SAP
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Commercials : ADS
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Do voice-overs : NARRATE
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Spasms : CRICKS
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Rub elbows (with) : HOBNOB
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Remus or Tom : UNCLE
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Author Bellow : SAUL
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Harvest : REAP
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Kon-___, Heyerdahl's raft : TIKI
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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Rhyme scheme : AABA
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Where ends meet : SEAM
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Corrida cheers : OLES
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Web-footed mammal : OTTER
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Pledged; risked : PAWNED
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Incantations : SPELLS
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Rule by a select group : ELITISM
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Simian : APE
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Journal attachment : ESE
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Late : RECENT
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Vigilant : ALERT
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___ of the covenant : ARK
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Gave Irene the role? : CASTACASTLE
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It takes a year to get around him : SOL
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Matriculate : ENTER
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Care chaser : TAKER
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Watch : EYE
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Abound : TEEM
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Eat into : ERODE
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Knockout number : TEN
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Charlotte or Norma : RAE
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Probability : ODDS
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It goes with the punch : TEACAKE
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Hot spots : OVENS
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Topic of many a best seller : DIET
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Zone for gridders : END
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Word unit : SYLLABLE
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Outplay Ringo? : BEATABEATLE
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"Here I come, ready ___!" : ORNOT
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Vine item : GRAPE
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Ascertain : LEARN
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Beatty and Rorem : NEDS
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Divide proportionately : PRORATE
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Rabbit tails : SCUTS
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"L.A. Law" character : ARNIE
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Select a gherkin? : PICKAPICKLE
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Cats and dogs, e.g. : NOUNS
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Factor important to snowbirds : CLIMATE
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Sped : HARED
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Capital of Ore. : SALEM
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Actor and labor leader : ABELS
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Analyze a sentence : PARSE
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Unremitting : CONSTANT
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Run : OPERATE
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Blench or flinch : WINCE
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On ___ (at a risk) : SPEC
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Change one's mind on paper : ERASE
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Baby of films : LEROY
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Apprehension : ALARM
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Peter or Paul : TSAR
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Stat for Foreman : TKO
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Was ahead : LED
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Afore : ERE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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