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HISTORIC DAY

New York Times, Sunday, December 1, 1991

Author:
Ralph G. Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.38, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 557 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 110, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 21, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Ralph G. Beaman has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,363
Across
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Dadaist of note : ARP
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Malefic : EVIL
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Shoreline peril : SHOAL
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___ Sec. of the Navy (F.D.R.: 1913-20) : ASST
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Old Ace of Spades : LEE
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Family car : SEDAN
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Cougar's color : TAWNY
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Isinglass : MICA
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Four ___ kind : OFA
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Coded order to Adm. Nagumo: 12/2/41 : CLIMBMOUNTNIITAKA
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Took the tube at Waikiki : SURFED
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Diet follower : ICIAN
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Youngman quip : ONELINER
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E.T.O. town : STLO
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Riviera acquisition : TAN
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Reveal or pretend : LETON
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Honshu city N of Tokyo : SENDAI
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"Japanese . . . swooped down on ___": Press, 12/8/41 : OAHUISLAND
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Kind of bread : RYE
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___ du Diable : ILE
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W.W. I poster man : FLAGG
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Man with a Plan : GEORGECMARSHALL
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___ Island : RHODE
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Stack : HEAP
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___ Flow : SCAPA
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Mindanao's Tasadays, e.g. : SUBTRIBE
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June 6, 1944 : DDAY
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Thief : HEISTER
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Violinist Ughi : UTO
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Thralls and helots : SERFS
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Snatch : GRAB
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Jawaharlal ___ : NEHRU
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Letter opener : SIRS
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Oklahoma and West Virginia : BATTLESHIPS
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Bird or fruit : KIWI
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Longed : ACHED
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Chimney problem : SOOT
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Sedate : STAID
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Fault : SIN
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Kenya's capital : NAIROBI
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Get ready for the O.R. : PREP
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Early penman's chore : SCRIBING
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Umpteen years : AEONS
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Requirement : NEED
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Ships, to poets : KEELS
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Type of ship not in port: 12/7/41 : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
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Birchbark : CANOE
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Gene letters : RNA
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Row : OAR
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Memorable target: 12/7/41 : USSARIZONA
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Open-eyed : ASTARE
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Bonheur and Ponselle : ROSAS
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"Harper Valley ___" : PTA
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River in Hesse : EDER
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Infirm with age : DECREPIT
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Dweller in a Yemeni port : ADENI
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Pen : CORRAL
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Army partner to Hickam Field : SCHOFIELDBARRACKS
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"___ on parle . . . " : ICI
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Type of gas : TEAR
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Murrow's "___ Now" : SEEIT
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Hints : CLUES
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Strategic port in W.W. II : LAE
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Give it ___ (attempt) : ATRY
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Singer-actress Cara : IRENE
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Bristle : SETA
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P.O. item : LTR
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Inge's "___ Roses" : ALOSSOF
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Disproof : REFUTAL
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Site in the news: 12/7/41 : PEARLHARBORHI
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Suffix for inchoative verbs : ESCE
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Kin of savannas : VELDTS
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Ugandan exile Amin : IDI
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Layers : LAMINAE
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Porticoes for Pericles : STOAE
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Visit habitually : HAUNT
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Baruch's "My ___ Story'" : OWN
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Opposites : ANTONYMS
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One of the Redgraves : LYNN
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"A miss is as good as ___" : AMILE
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Audit a course : SITIN
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Ancient name for a N European area : SCANDIA
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"Winner ___," 1975 film : TAKEALL
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TV network : NBC
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Cain's "___ Pierce" : MILDRED
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Ending for pant or scant : IES
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Plath work : ARIEL
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Warred : FOUGHT
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Branch of mathematics : ALGEBRA
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Ogre : ORC
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Musicians Kipnis and Buketoff : IGORS
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Dance-drama of Japan : NOH
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Apiece : EACH
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Doohickey fancier : GADGETEER
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Scattered: Fr. : EPARS
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Mystery writer Foley : RAE
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Joy ride : SPIN
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Noted Czech novelist : HASEK
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___ alt. (druggist's "every other day") : DIEB
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Dey or Brownell Anthony : SUSAN
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N.Y. city on the Mohawk : UTICA
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Newts : EFTS
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Derisive calls : YAHS
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End of a 7:58 A.M. alert: 12/7/41 : THISISNODRILL
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General Rommel : ERWIN
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Penitent's activity : RUING
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End : STOP
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Smidgens : BITS
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Ice pinnacle : SERAC
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Actress Patterson : LORNA
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Old prospector : PACKRAT
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Address for a king : SIRE
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Active one : DOER
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Otto, nove, ___ : DIECI
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Stole : BOA
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Lowdown : INFO
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Examiner : PERUSER
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Team jacket : BLAZER
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Alarming person : STARTLER
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Hades : DIS
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Romanian city and county : ARADS
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Class comprising ants, flies, etc. : INSECTA
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Pawl engager : RATCHET
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Observations : ESPIALS
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Sandlot game : ONEACAT
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At a previous time : EARLIER
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Shady business : RACKET
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Reboant : AROAR
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Put on the pan again : REFRY
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Finial : EPI
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Salk contemporary : SABIN
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"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 ___ . . . ": F.D.R. : ADATE
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Italian town near Ancona : IESI
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A.E.C. successor : NRC
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Mount in Tasmania : OSSA
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Rocker Kiki ___ : DEE
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Snooker stick : CUE

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 14 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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