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New York Times, Friday, November 8, 1991

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 235 (avg 1.26)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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Across
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Noted violinist : STERN
6
Welsh river : USK
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Crystal-lined stone : GEODE
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___ Irvan, 1991 winner at Daytona Beach : ERNIE
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Mötley Crüe member : LEE
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Colo. range : RATON
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Song with a refrain : ROUNDELAY
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Plus : ASSET
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Pelages : FURS
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Unit of acceleration : GAL
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City west of Düsseldorf : NEUSS
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Liner's cheapest quarters : STEERAGE
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Kuwait's great resource : OIL
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Thomas Gray was one : ELEGIST
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Formerly called : NEE
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Manet's portraitist : DEGAS
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Electrical conductor : SOLENOID
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Adaptable : ELASTIC
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Utopia, almost literally : NOWHERE
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Old Greek jars : AMPHORAS
43
Songwriter-entertainer Peter ___ : ALLEN
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Kind of deer : ROE
45
Certain muscle : ROTATOR
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Dadaist Ray : MAN
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Skinner : MULETEER
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Corday's victim : MARAT
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Primate : APE
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It, in Avila : ELLO
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Instrument for 1 Across : AMATI
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Athenian tribunal : AREOPAGUS
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Game of chance : LOTTO
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Zilch : NIL
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Playwright's ploy : ASIDE
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City of the Ruhr : ESSEN
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Way of Chuang-tzu : TAO
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Alaskan Athapaskans : DENES
Down
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Feudal underlings : SERFS
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Schubert's "___ Quintet" : TROUT
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Harden : ENURE
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Wash lightly : RINSE
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He's raised by the riled : NED
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Amount by which a cask falls short of being full : ULLAGE
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Ability lacked by landlubbers : SEALEGS
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Small island : KEY
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Speckled pottery : GRANITEWARE
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Frame for Arp : EASEL
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City of Honshu : OTSU
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Suffices : DOES
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Tolkien tree creatures : ENTS
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Equal, in Arles : EGAL
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Return of the Jews to Palestine: c. 538 B.C. : RESTORATION
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European capital : OSLO
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Tragedy by Euripides : ION
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Carol : NOEL
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Name on a green stamp : EIRE
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TV's Jeannie : EDEN
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Precious : DEAR
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"Sesame Street" muppet : ELMO
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Yawn : GAPE
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Ygdrasil is one : ASH
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Rangers' org. : NHL
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Club for Faldo : IRON
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Hoisting tackle : CAT
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Biblical country : SAMARIA
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Black gum : TUPELO
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___ strut (plane part) : OLEO
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Having a dull surface : MATTE
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Vex : TEASE
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___ marbles : ELGIN
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Avoid adroitly : ELUDE
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Floribundas : ROSES
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"The ___ Animal," 1940 play : MALE
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Joel's follower : AMOS
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Mild expletive : RATS
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A hexapod : ANT
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Type of saddle : PAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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