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IT'S ALIMENTARY!

New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 1991

Author:
Gloria Evans
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 538 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Gloria Evans has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,307
Across
1
African republic or lake : CHAD
5
Attempt : STAB
9
Caravel or coaster : SHIP
13
Nephrite : JADE
17
Son, in Sonora : HIJO
18
Greenhorns : TYROS
20
Blue shade : ALICE
21
Inky, poetically : EBON
22
Thyroid cartilage projection : ADAMSAPPLE
24
Doctor Mirabilis : ROGERBACON
26
Athenian statesman : PERICLES
27
Fierce anger : WRATH
29
Treeless plain : TUNDRA
30
Kind of walk : CAKE
31
___ Taylor, memorable musicologist : DEEMS
32
Curdle : TURN
33
Saar ___, German territory : BASIN
36
Many: Comb. form : MULTI
37
Collected : GARNERED
41
Nuncupative : ORAL
42
"Dream Children . . . " author : CHARLESLAMB
45
In the manner of : ALA
46
Widely prevalent : RIFE
47
Baltic island : AERO
48
Seine land masses : ILES
49
Gyre : SPIN
50
WNW's reciprocal : ESE
51
A bit at a time : PIECEMEAL
55
Hustlers after rustlers : POSSE
56
Ten-sided figures : DECAGONS
59
"A Passage to India" director : LEAN
60
They're often wild : DEUCES
61
Catherine de Médicis, e.g. : REINE
62
Organization for high-I.Q. folk : MENSA
63
City of NW Turkey : BURSA
64
Meager : SPARSE
66
Gallic girlfriend : AMIE
67
Circular, towerlike fort : MARTELLO
70
Implied : TACIT
71
Chancy social engagement : BLINDDATE
73
___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
74
Actress Sommer : ELKE
75
Scheme : PLOT
77
Subject of Plato's Symposium : EROS
78
Steadfast : FIRM
79
Highlands uncle : EME
80
Tatterdemalions : RAGAMUFFINS
84
An O'Neill : OONA
85
Spanish inns, English style : PARADORS
88
Kind of wrench : ALLEN
89
Province of SE China : HUNAN
90
Metropolitan thrush : DIVA
91
Sub's "ears" : SONAR
92
Mashhad money : RIAL
94
"___ for tennis?" : ANYONE
97
Central Asian range : ALTAI
98
Pacific island group : MARIANAS
102
Pretended disdain for the unattainable : SOURGRAPES
104
Misleading clue : REDHERRING
106
Sported : WORE
107
Needlework loop : BRIDE
108
Gannet : SOLAN
109
First-act finale in "La Bohème" : DUET
110
Home of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
111
Without : SANS
112
World's longest river : NILE
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Emulates Dorcas : SEWS
Down
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Fellow : CHAP
2
Coati's coat : HIDE
3
"Momo" author: 1978 : AJAR
4
Residence : DOMICILE
5
Pursue stealthily : STALK
6
Melville work : TYPEE
7
Some Dadaist works : ARPS
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N.B.A. stringbean : BOL
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Cotterways : SLOTS
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Companion of mighty : HIGH
11
Frazil : ICE
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Troubles : PERTURBS
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Patroness of France since 1922 : JEANNE
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Initial quartet : ABCD
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Kind of prize or post : DOOR
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Composer of "The Princess on the Pea" : ENNA
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"Black Beauty" author : SEWELL
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One of a Dumas trio : ARAMIS
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Analyze verse : SCAN
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Dissipate : BURN
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Plexus : RETE
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Breed of hog : DUROC
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Milky : TAME
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Used a gimlet : BORED
34
Originate : ARISE
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Yegg : SAFECRACKER
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___-nest (hoax) : MARES
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Effrontery : GALL
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Scaramouch : RAPSCALLION
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Beethoven's "Für ___" : ELISE
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Jutlanders : DANES
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Head over heels? : CAPONE
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"Die Lorelei" poet : HEINE
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Climbing vine : LIANA
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Drench : SOUSE
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Lacquer ingredient : ELEMI
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Kingsley's "___ White" : MENIN
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Alleviated : EASED
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Procacious : PERT
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John Denver album : AERIE
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Essential part : GIST
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Coercion : DURESS
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Its people were decorated for bravery: 1942 : MALTA
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Long loaf of bread : BATON
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Use a teapot : STEEP
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Majorca's capital : PALMA
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"Lower Manhattan" painter : MARIN
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Half sister of Liza : LORNA
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Ottoman dynasty founder : OSMAN
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Quagmires : BOGS
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Put off : DEFER
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Old Testament book : PROVERBS
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Narrative poem by Byron : LARA
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Tie fabrics : FOULARDS
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___-tung, former Chinese leader : MAOTSE
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Bone below a humerus : ULNA
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Knacks : FLAIRS
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Doted on : ADORED
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Bell sound : DING
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"Age of Aquarius" musical : HAIR
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Komatiks : SLEDS
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Indy 500 winner: 1986 : RAHAL
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One of the Horae : IRENE
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May Sarton's "___ Are Now" : ASWE
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High time : NOON
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Cosmonaut Gagarin : YURI
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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DXVII x III : MDLI
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Savage Island : NIUE
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Once more : ANEW
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York and Friday: Abbr. : SGTS
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Celestial Altar : ARA
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Ages and ages : EON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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