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New York Times, Thursday, October 31, 1991

Author:
Barbara J. Weakley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Barbara J. Weakley has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,332

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Across
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Lively party : BASH
5
Word with fire or transit : RAPID
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Hebrew instrument : ASOR
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Column part : ORLO
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Fill with joy : ELATE
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Behind schedule : LATE
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Landed : ALIT
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Major Hoople's word : EGAD
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Halloween visitors? : ZOMBIES
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Dilatory : LAGGARD
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Cell component : RNA
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Herschel's discovery : URANUS
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Describing a Halloween gala? : SPOOKTACULAR
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Spock portrayer on TV : NIMOY
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No-nos : DONTS
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Arafat's gp. : PLO
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Islamic theologian : ALIM
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Bette or Ossie : DAVIS
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Necklace item : BEAD
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Favorite : PET
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Halley's, for one : COMET
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Carpenter's tool : PLANE
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Entertainer at 26 Across? : GHOSTSPEAKER
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Adherent of Islam : MUSLIM
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Fabulous bird : ROC
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Oval : ELLIPSE
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Irritated : RANKLED
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City in the Sooner State : ENID
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Boat hoist : DAVIT
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Bear's lair : CAVE
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Domesticate : TAME
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Stage whisper : ASIDE
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Sound from a corner : AMEN
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Notices : SEES
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Sycophants' replies : YESES
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Yurt, e.g. : TENT
Down
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Biblical husband : BOAZ
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"___ 'n' Janis," comic strip : ARLO
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Slender : SLIM
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Stolen Halloween vehicle? : HOTBROOM
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Iterate : REPEAT
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Start of Ore.'s motto : ALIS
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Buddy : PAL
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Type type, for short : ITAL
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Gets in arrears : DEFAULTS
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Sour liquid : ALEGAR
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She wrote "The Unmade Bed" : SAGAN
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Japanese port : OTARU
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Foxx namesakes : REDDS
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Atramentous : INKY
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Fat, in France : GRAS
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Break suddenly : SNAP
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Dock support : PILE
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Neglect : OMIT
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Character considered to be Hemingway's alter ego : ADAMS
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Break a Commandment : COVET
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Entitles : UNITS
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Crest : PEAK
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Country road : LANE
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European river : ODER
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Time of judgment : DOOMSDAY
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Pet of the wicked witch? : BLACKCAT
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Cookie ingredient : CHIP
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Mexican muzhik : PEON
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Skims across : GLIDES
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Babbles : PRATES
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Holds a session : MEETS
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Radii neighbors : ULNAE
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Viscous mud : SLIME
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Comfort : EASE
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First U.S. woman in space : RIDE
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Gold cloth : LAME
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All tied up : EVEN
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Headway of a sort : DENT
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Force : VIS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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