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New York Times, Tuesday, November 26, 1991

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,358

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Across
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Small quantity : DRAM
5
"Key ___," 1948 Huston film : LARGO
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Liquefy : MELT
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Kind of gravure : ROTO
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Buck and stink endings : AROOS
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Old-time actress Zasu : PITTS
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Grew nervous : TENSED
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Chinese dish : CHOPSUEY
24
Post, in the Ozarks : STOB
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Anne Nichols hero : ABIE
27
Snail, in Tours : ESCARGOT
31
Except : UNLESS
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Quiver : SHAKE
36
"Californians are ___ of people": O. Henry : ARACE
38
Like Willie Winkie : WEE
39
"The Destroyer" in Hinduism : SIVA
40
Artist El ___ : GRECO
41
Flowerless plant : FERN
42
Choler : IRE
43
Memorable Egyptian leader : SADAT
44
Kind of goose : SOLAN
45
Artificial : ERSATZ
47
A bread in Cancun : TORTILLA
49
Snoozes : NAPS
51
Rake : ROUE
52
Meat dish in Osaka : SUKIYAKI
56
Bergman of films : INGRID
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Entity : UNIT
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Of a killing: Comb. form : CIDAL
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Miles per hour : RATE
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German river : EDER
65
Ax handle : HELVE
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Russian sea : ARAL
67
Unit of weight in India : TOLA
68
Mountain nymph : OREAD
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___ like hotcakes : SELL
Down
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Mild oath : DRAT
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Tunic : ROBE
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Popular dish in Athens : MOUSSAKA
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Chihuahua, e.g. : LAPDOG
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Jackie's second : ARI
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V.M.I. group : ROTC
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City in Thuringia : GOTHA
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Veal dish in Milano : OSSOBUCO
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Tidbit : MORSEL
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A son of Isaac : ESAU
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Recent : LATE
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Salver : TRAY
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Being: Fr. : ETRE
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Yearn : PINE
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Plank : BOARD
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Lass in "The Devil's Disciple" : ESSIE
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Bake eggs : SHIRR
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Grottoes : CAVES
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Pay the bill : TREAT
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Tom of the cinema : EWELL
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Of a series of ecological communities : SERAL
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Plant of the legume family : SENNA
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Soup in Málaga : GAZPACHO
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Pâté de ___ : FOIEGRAS
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Sojourn : STAY
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Astound : STUN
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Grieg's dancer : ANITRA
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Stirred up : ROILED
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Denizen of the slopes : SKIER
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Tallow yielder : SUET
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Loosen : UNDO
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Schleswig-Holstein canal : KIEL
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Indolent : IDLE
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Unusual : RARE
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Type type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Farmer's milieu : DELL
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Actress Gardner : AVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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