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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 1991

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { B G J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,306
Across
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Jerky : SACCADIC
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Dogmata : CREEDS
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Deplete marine life : OVERFISH
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Coronet : DIADEM
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Extract from a book : PERICOPE
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Pilwiz : SPRITE
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Arabian sultanate : OMAN
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An avatar of Vishnu : RAMA
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Real things, in metaphysics : ENTIA
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Marie Louise de la ___ (Ouida) : RAMEE
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___-miss (haphazardly) : HITOR
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Comp. device : OCR
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Boundary: Comb. form : ORI
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Harden : SEASON
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Asylums : ARKS
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Start of Va.'s motto : SIC
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Slum sight : TENEMENT
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Pasch : EASTER
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"Father of the H Bomb" : TELLER
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Awned : ARISTATE
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Scottish friend : EME
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Leap with fury : RAMP
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Cosmopolitan snake : ELAPID
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Kind of hemp : PUA
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S.A. river : APA
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Prettify : PRIMP
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Hustle : SHILL
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Walk daintily : MINCE
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Mariner IV photo subject : MARS
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Traditional Indonesian law : ADAT
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Roscian people : ACTORS
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Move under one's own power : LOCOMOTE
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Kitchen whistler : TEAPOT
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Medium, at times : EVOCATOR
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Former Qumran denizen : ESSENE
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Roanoke group : SETTLERS
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Sleepy : SOPOROSE
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Rosary bead : AVEMARIA
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Potter's field : CERAMICS
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Hair : CRINE
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Part of the N.F.L. : AFC
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Christian once lionized by stylists : DIOR
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Persian rug : ISPAHAN
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Woman's undergarment : CHEMISE
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LP alternatives : CDS
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Not so green : RIPER
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Merit : EARN
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Perry White, for one : EDITOR
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Free of mites : DETICK
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Slings mud : SMEARS
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Shred : ATOM
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One of the nitrites : ESTER
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Uruguayan novelist Juan Carlos ___ : ONETTI
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More creepy : EERIER
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Pac. counterpart : ATL
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Requirements : NEEDS
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Begin to use : TAP
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Scaly : LEPIDOTE
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Mimic, in computerese : EMULATOR
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Changes again : REALTERS
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Paltry : SLIM
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Mexican dish : TAMALES
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O.K. : APPROVE
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Branching out : RAMATE
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Summits : APICES
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Devilfish : MANTAS
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Juan or Eva : PERON
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Oriental porter : HAMAL
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Handle handily : COPE
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Assess for tax : SCOT
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Fall mo. : OCT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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