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New York Times, Friday, November 1, 1991

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Author:
Whit
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,333
Across
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Noisome : OLID
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___ grudge (have malice) : BEARA
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"Wizard ___," Parker-Hart comic : OFID
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Trident feature : TINE
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Firth of Clyde isle : ARRAN
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One of the Nereids : DOTO
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Fool's gold : IRONPYRITE
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Tolkien creatures : ORCS
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Unit of luminous intensity : CANDLE
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Crème ___, stinger ingredient : DEMENTHE
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Steak order : RARE
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Half-witted : DOTTY
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Novice : BEGINNER
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Musical Jimmie and Peter : NOONES
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Camel's first stomach : RUMEN
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Cephalopod's smoke screen : INK
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Mah-jongg piece : TILE
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Phrygian king : MIDAS
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Celebes ox : ANOA
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Antiquity, in antiquity : ELD
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Indigent : NEEDY
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Sluggish : INERT
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___ base (box-score statistic) : LEFTON
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Spar parts : YARDARMS
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Architectural order : IONIC
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Vend : SELL
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Sea east of the Sulu Sea : MINDANAO
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Seesaw : TEETER
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Kafka heroine : OLGA
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Bulbul's lavish prison : GILDEDCAGE
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Borscht ingredient : BEET
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Silkworms : ERIAS
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Type of work : TEAM
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Time long past : YORE
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Single drink : SNORT
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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Auricular : OTIC
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Coin equaling 100 centesimi : LIRA
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Involved with : INON
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Branch of a neuron : DENDRITE
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Munich's Staat : BAYERN
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Slip or trip : ERR
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Hardscrabble : ARID
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Gave a value to : RATED
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Windflowers : ANEMONES
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Tooth: Comb. form : ODONTO
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Montana, e.g. : FORTYNINER
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Desire : ITCH
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Prescribed amount : DOSE
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Kind of geometry : PLANE
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Stiff collar : ETON
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Spectral : EERIE
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Palm variety : BETEL
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Novelist Zola : EMILE
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Fleming thriller : GOLDFINGER
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Reddish : RUDDY
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Huge, old style : ENORM
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Three-handed card games : SKATS
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Yucatán Indians : MAYAS
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Brain-enveloping membranes : MENINGES
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Collection of literary passages : ANALECTA
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Singer-songwriter Hendryx : NONA
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Ran in neutral : IDLED
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So far : TODATE
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Assay anew : RETEST
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Heap of stones : CAIRN
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"___-Dick" : MOBY
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Former Congolese P.M. : ILEO
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Hodgepodge : OLIO
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Chinese weight : TAEL
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Mild oath : EGAD
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San ___, Riviera resort : REMO
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Nabokov novel : DAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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