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New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 1991

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Asterisk : STAR
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Adjust to suit : ADAPT
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Part of U.M.W. : MINE
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Alms box : ARCA
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Challenger : DARER
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Take an oath : AVOW
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Elizabeth or Ala.'s capital : MONTGOMERY
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Engagement : DATE
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Inscribed pillar : STELA
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Touch lightly : PAT
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Eats in style : DINES
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Antilles, e.g. : ISLES
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Force : VIS
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Stonewall or Miss.'s capital : JACKSON
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Bank transaction : DEPOSIT
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Concurs : AGREES
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Perform : ACT
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French resort : NICE
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No, in Edinburgh : NAE
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More lustful : RANDIER
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Writer Anaïs ___ : NIN
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Daredevil Knievel : EVEL
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Hive occupant : BEE
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Abjure : RECANT
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In a lukewarm way : TEPIDLY
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Sir Walter or N.C.'s capital : RALEIGH
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Society-page word : NEE
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Kind of code : PENAL
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Elbowroom : SPACE
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Young doe : TEG
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Seed covering : TESTA
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Too : ALSO
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Dance of the 1920's or W. Va.'s capital : CHARLESTON
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Wind into a ring : COIL
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Vichyssoise : PUREE
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Shading : TINT
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Musial of baseball : STAN
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Helpers: Abbr. : ASSTS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Huff and Snead : SAMS
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Horse's gait : TROT
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Skin problem : ACNE
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Resembling a rodent : RATLIKE
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Fuss : ADO
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Wet : DAMPEN
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Regions : AREAS
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Saucy : PERT
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Attempt : TRY
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Monroe's preceder or Wis.'s capital : MADISON
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___ the Terrible : IVAN
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Memo : NOTE
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Lambs' mamas : EWES
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Good joke: slang : GASSER
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Brief swim : DIP
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Capable of being misplaced : LOSABLE
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Ex-serviceman : VETERAN
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Gaynor or Leigh : JANET
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Century plant : AGAVE
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Inch along : CREEP
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Ovid's 601 : DCI
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Mount of Moses : SINAI
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Cake topper : ICING
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First extra inning : TENTH
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Fruit drink : ADE
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Marshal of France: 1804-15 : NEY
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Tell : RELATE
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A tunnel or Neb.'s capital : LINCOLN
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Actress Holm : CELESTE
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Low passing grade : DEE
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Rue : REGRET
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Fleshy fruits : PEARS
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Pouches : SACS
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Machination : PLOT
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Large land mass : ASIA
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Therefore : THUS
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Arouse : STIR
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Heavy weights : TONS
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Prefix with chamber : ANTE
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Acct. auditor : CPA
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Guitarist Paul : LES

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

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