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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1991

Author:
Shirley Soloway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K W X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Shirley Soloway has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,379
Across
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Unruly mob : GANG
5
Wielded : PLIED
10
Dieters' retreats : SPAS
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Walter of Hollywood : ABEL
15
Oakes of "CHiPs" : RANDI
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Got off a steed : ALIT
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"Madame ___," 1977 film : ROSA
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Mangles : IRONS
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Irene Dunne role : MAMA
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PRETENDS : PUTSONANACT
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Desire : YEN
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Precollege exams : SATS
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Ran out : LAPSED
27
Deduces : INFERS
30
Gena Rowlands film: 1980 : GLORIA
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Rent : LEASE
33
Historical periods : ERAS
34
Mimicked : APED
37
Nathan, to David : SON
38
Gadgets : DEVICES
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Beer alternative : ALE
42
Rectangular pier : ANTA
44
Scarf holder : NAPE
45
By itself : PERSE
47
Straightens : ALIGNS
49
Cloth-stretching framework : TENTER
50
A first banana : COSTAR
52
Eye drop : TEAR
53
Porthos, to Athos : AMI
54
PRETENDS : MASQUERADES
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Level : RAZE
62
Leap : VAULT
63
Willing : GAME
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Movie re ants: 1954 : THEM
65
"South Pacific" hero : EMILE
66
Author Calderon : ERMA
67
Impudence : SASS
68
Hold back : DETER
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Negotiate : DEAL
Down
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Robin Williams role : GARP
2
___ Ben Adhem : ABOU
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Tree house of sorts : NEST
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Bifocals : GLASSES
5
Snapshots : PRINTS
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"___ Theme" : LARAS
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Part of the scheme : INON
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Best of films : EDNA
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Make public : DISCLOSE
10
P.I. Spade : SAM
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PRETENDS : PLAYSAPART
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___ Semple McPherson : AIMEE
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Lectern : STAND
21
Propelled a dinghy : OARED
22
Roof topping : TAR
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Singer Zadora : PIA
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Visitor to Rick's place : ILSA
28
Bright lights : NEON
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PRETENDS : FANTASIZES
30
Holds tightly : GRIPS
31
Fancy fabric : LACE
33
Author Hunter : EVAN
35
Otherwise : ELSE
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Forest forager : DEER
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Impressed deeply : ENGRAVED
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Primitive weapon : SPEAR
43
Ht. : ALT
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Infuriated : ENRAGED
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"___ a Dancer," 1973 film : IAM
49
Wobble : TEETER
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Wagons : CARTS
51
Neb. metropolis : OMAHA
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Veiling : TULLE
55
Identical : SAME
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Leave the job : QUIT
57
Challenge : DARE
58
Mme. Bovary : EMMA
59
Ball balancer : SEAL
61
Rheine's river : EMS

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

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