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New York Times, Thursday, December 12, 1991

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,374
Across
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Bearing : MIEN
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A first name in photography : ANSEL
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Pull for : BACK
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___ account : ONNO
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Italian white wine : SOAVE
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Meanie : OGRE
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Used (to) : ACCUSTOMED
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R.P.I. home : TROY
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Weapons for negotiation : BARGAININGCHIPS
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Bran source : OAT
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Palatial protection : MOAT
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Turnovers : PIES
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Vintner's shady spot : ARBOR
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Rate-fixing agcy. : ICC
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Eve's opposite : MORN
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Erotic : STEAMY
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Partnership : CAHOOTS
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Rode : NEEDLED
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Hebrew letters : ALEPHS
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Erect : REAR
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Far from sml. : LGE
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"___ luego" : HASTA
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Stitched : SEWN
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Grouch : BEAR
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"___ a Girl ... " : IWANT
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For each : PER
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Some economic downers : STOCKMARKETDIPS
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Vehicle for Hirsch : TAXI
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Interrupts : BREAKSINON
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Expanse : AREA
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Take a powder : LEAVE
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"The ___ Love" : MANI
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He wrote "The High and the Mighty" : GANN
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Icelandic literary works : EDDAS
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AFB enlisted man : SSGT
Down
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A son of Lot : MOAB
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Llama leader of old : INCA
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Makes inroads : ENCROACHES
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Nutty confection : NOUGAT
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___ spumante : ASTI
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High time for mad dogs : NOON
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Geisha guitar : SAMISEN
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Occasions : EVENTS
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Shelf : LEDGE
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Vexed : BOTHERED
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Cultural lead-in : AGRI
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Jockey's aid : CROP
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Ivories : KEYS
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Convened : SAT
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Lunar super bowl : CRATER
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Hebrew prophet : MICAH
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Fla. city : OCALA
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Nursery assemblage : POTS
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Collector from John Q. : IRS
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Degas subjects : BALLERINAS
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End : OMEGA
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Actress Winona ___ : RYDER
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Hudson branch : MOHAWK
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Actor Penn : SEAN
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Glasses specialist : OPTICIAN
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Novel : NEW
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Tire type : RETREAD
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Caught : SNARED
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Darkens : BEDIMS
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Walk leisurely : AMBLE
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TD sextet : PTS
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Dateless : STAG
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Home of Irish kings : TARA
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Plow pullers : OXEN
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Intoxicating Polynesian drink : KAVA
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___ out (supplements) : EKES
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"Turandot" character : PONG
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Tizzy : SNIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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