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Charles M. Deber
Charles M. Deber

ICIEST CITIES

New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1991

Author:
Charles M. Deber
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 500 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 127, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Charles M. Deber has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 20 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,342
Across
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Marries in haste : ELOPES
7
TV's Sharkey et al. : CPOS
11
Period of power : DAY
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Bistro : CAFE
18
Discovered : LEARNT
19
Concern : WORRY
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Ex-coach Parseghian : ARA
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Eye cheesecake : OGLE
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Texas trial? : LAREDOORDEAL
24
Peruvian post? : LIMAMAIL
26
Petulant : SULKY
27
Half of CDXIV : CCVII
29
Ravens' havens : NESTS
30
Sillographers' creations : SATIRES
33
Kingdom east of Babylonia : ELAM
34
Finished parasailing : ALIT
36
Escapes notice : ELUDES
37
Glass in Colorado? : ASPENPANES
40
Up-to-date chap : MOD
43
Presses into grains : RICES
44
Meadowlands events : TROTS
45
Travel plan : ITINERARY
47
Rolling stones lack it : MOSS
48
Domestic : MAID
49
Terra ___ : COTTA
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Skelton's script-writing wife : EDNA
51
Siouan : OTO
52
Bahamian baths? : NASSAUSAUNAS
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Put one's feet down : TROD
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Tommyrot : NONSENSE
58
Certain buoys : NUNS
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Edicts : FIATS
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Lurch : CAREEN
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Evian or Menton : SPA
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Surface lusters : SHEENS
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Fair-haired : BLOND
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Leslie King became one : FORD
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Escamillo, e.g. : TOREADOR
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August, in Arles : AOUT
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Philippines beast? : MANILAANIMAL
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Actress McClanahan : RUE
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No-nukes group : SANE
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Lechwe's cousin : ELAND
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City in S France : ALES
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Jujube : DATE
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Seat of fortitude? : INTESTINE
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Vouchers : CHITS
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Trances : COMAS
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U.S. draft agcy. : SSS
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Nigerian objectives? : LAGOSGOALS
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This is paid to heroes : HOMAGE
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Hot spot : KILN
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Like the grapes of Aesop : SOUR
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Day, Duke and Hart : DORISES
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Y. A. Tittle was one : GIANT
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Strange : WEIRD
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Fowl dish : CAPON
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Song of Norway? : OSLOSOLO
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Italian jet set? : NAPLESPLANES
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Marble piece : SLAB
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A sign of summer : LEO
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Punkies : GNATS
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Ocean current off Ecuador : ELNINO
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Coop group : HENS
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Objective : END
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RR stops : STNS
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Squealed : RATTED
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Simple addition : ELL
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___ Salonga, "Miss Saigon" actress : LEA
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Propel a randan : OAR
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Has the chair : PRESIDES
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Stands the gaff : ENDURES
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Eastern Church oraria : STOLES
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Pollock's kin : COD
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Working rule : PRECEPT
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Words of the wise : ORACLES
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Woodland dweller or deity : SYLVAN
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He painted Helena Rubinstein : DALI
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___ Ben Canaan, of "Exodus" : ARI
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Devil's-bones : YAM
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Heavenly streaker : COMET
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Turkish chiefs : AGAS
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Rove on the wing : FLIT
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Fish dish : EELS
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Crooked or ironic : WRY
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Gives the go-ahead : OKS
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Pernod flavoring : ANISE
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Lacking reverence : IMPIOUS
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Peale appeal : SERMON
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Former S.F. mayor : ALIOTO
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Arizona aristocrats? : TUCSONCOUNTS
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Bryant, but not Gumbel : ANITA
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Actresses Olin and Nyman : LENAS
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Up : ARISEN
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Two-cents plain item, once : SODA
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Envelope wd. : ATTN
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Indian plays? : MADRASDRAMAS
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Third and fourth words of a soliloquy : ORNOT
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Couples, but not Fred : DYADS
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Cup, in Caen : TASSE
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Part of the eye : RETINA
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Encolure : MANE
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U.S.A.'s best customer : CANADA
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Uncool collegian : NERD
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Still on the shelf : UNSOLD
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Above: Lat. : SUPRA
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U.S. skater David ___ : SANTEE
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Palpate : FEEL
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Wooden legs : STILTS
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Great Lakes acronym : HOMES
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Varro and Vulgar : ERAS
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Foundation : BASIS
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Advances : LOANS
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Polish or ploy : FINESSE
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Power failure : OUTAGE
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Pee Wee and Jimmy of baseball : REESES
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Bismuth or bullion : METAL
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Set straight : ALIGN
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One-billionth: Comb. form : NANO
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Proverbial kingdom-loser : NAIL
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Like some alleles : DOMINANT
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Cheongsam features : SLITS
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Au ___ (with-it) : COURANT
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Bedrock : HARDPAN
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Flower's petals, collectively : COROLLA
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___-on (happenings) : GOINGS
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Coal car, e.g. : HOPPER
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Pommels : KNOBS
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"___ Boot," 1981 film : DAS
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Golly's cousin : GOSH
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Key : ISLE
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Baritone Opie : ALAN
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Birnam, in "Macbeth" : WOOD
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These: Fr. : CES
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T. N. Page's "In ___ Virginia" : OLE
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Broadway's Cariou : LEN
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West Pt. grads : LTS
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Coll. basketball tourney : NIT
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N.Y.-to-Bos. dir. : ENE
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Turf : SOD

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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