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New York Times, Thursday, December 19, 1991

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,381
Across
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Rorschach item : BLOT
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Gorgeous George of baseball fame : SISLER
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Gorilla, e.g. : APE
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Stadium sound : ROAR
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A ___ (presumptive) : PRIORI
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Wielded a baton : LED
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Playbill heading : ACTI
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First commissioner of baseball : LANDIS
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Schoolyard game : TAG
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"___ . . . hath such grace": Donne : NOSPRING
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Composed : SEDATE
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Author Deighton : LEN
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" . . . ___ bird call": Millay : LETNO
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Having rhythm : CADENT
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Biblical priest : ELI
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Browning's "___ a Villa . . . " : UPAT
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Subside : ABATE
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Seckel's kin : BOSC
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T addition : BONE
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Early Germans : GOTHS
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Goose, in Genova : OCA
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Spent : ALLIN
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On and on : EVER
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Medics : DOCS
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Bare minimum : LEAST
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Dried up : SERE
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Ratite bird : EMU
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San Diego team : PADRES
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Breathing heavily : AGASP
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Bon ___ : AMI
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Like Standardbreds : GAITED
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"I love ___ of the soul": Emerson : APROPHET
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___ Powers : ABC
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As good ___ word : ASONES
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Propound : POSE
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"___ whillikers!" : GEE
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Deliver : RESCUE
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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Increase : ADD
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Certain butterflies : SATYRS
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Give off steam : REEK
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Seed husk : BRAN
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Off one's rocker : LOCO
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Fare for Hansel : OATS
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Player like Jim Thorpe : TRIPLETHREAT
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Bonesetter's device : SPLINT
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"___ my heedless ways": Dylan Thomas : IRAN
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Lease stipulation : SINGLEOCCUPANCY
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City SE of Tel Aviv : LOD
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Controversial : ERISTIC
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No longer recumbent : RISEN
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Claudia ___ Johnson : ALTA
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Type of moss : PEAT
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Sharpness : EDGE
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Coty and Clair : RENES
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Hungry pensioner? : DOUBLEDIPPER
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"___ Dream," in "Lohengrin" : ELSAS
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Bingo devices : CAGES
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Superior : ABOVE
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Librarian's stamp : DATER
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Central : POLAR
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Kin of parsley : ANISE
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Yurts : TENTS
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Good times : BOOMS
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Where Crockett fell : ALAMO
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Part of Israel's border : DEADSEA
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Analyzes sentences : PARSES
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Things to shift : GEARS
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Infatuated : GAGA
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In the sack : ABED
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Refrigerated : ICED
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Fear, in France : PEUR
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Man's castle : HOME
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Valuable hardwood : TEAK
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East, in Essen : OST

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

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