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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 1991

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Kevin Boyle has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,383

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Across
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Needs : DESIDERATA
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Free of charge : COMP
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Device supplying current to a battery : ELIMINATOR
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Navigation system : OBOE
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Sudden turn of events : PERIPETEIA
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Swear : AVOW
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Calcars : OVENS
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White, in Rx's : ALB
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Tupik : TENT
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Bushman : SAN
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Khayyám : OMAR
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Tony winner for "Tru" : MORSE
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"___ to laugh": Pinero : ITIS
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Largest of seven : ASIA
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Chasing : AFTER
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Skilled artist, for short : TECH
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In ___ (really) : ESSE
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Shoe forms : LASTS
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Fainéant : IDLE
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Clamor : ROAR
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Spiteful gossip : TABBY
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Emulate Clotho : SPIN
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Reformer Lucretia : MOTT
48
Island off Venezuela : ARUBA
49
One of the Alosa : SHAD
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Litigious person : SUER
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Missile installations : SILOS
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Actor Vidov : OLEG
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"The Waste Land" poet's inits. : TSE
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Persuade : SELL
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Featherweight Attell : ABE
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Jamaican cult : RASTA
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"Let ___," Beatles hit : ITBE
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Like a one-note performance : MONOTONOUS
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French political unit : ETAT
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Fan : AFICIONADO
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Patriot Warner : SETH
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The six days of the Creation : HEXAEMERON
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Alluvium : DEPOSIT
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Put in high spirits : ELEVATE
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Alluring : SIRENIC
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"___ the Mood for Love" : IMIN
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Admiral of the Red : DIPSO
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Compass pt. : ENE
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Squeal : RAT
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"For ___ an intellectual thing": Blake : ATEARIS
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A Churchill offering : TOIL
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Swift steed : ARAB
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Knight's tabard : COATOFARMS
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Shows another surface : OBVERTS
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Lunar phenomenon : MOONSET
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Certain alloys : PEWTERS
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Ronan's son in Irish myths : MAEL
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Size up : ASSESS
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___ fide (not genuine) : MALA
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Pet phrase : SHIBBOLETH
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Visionary : AERIAL
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Permian Period, in Europe : DYAS
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Billow, in Breton : ONDE
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Small drinks in Scottish pubs : TASSIES
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Short melody : ARIETTE
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Nighthawk : BULLBAT
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Cardinals' home : PHOENIX
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Fly higher : OUTSOAR
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Ancient Roman military shelter : TESTUDO
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Dreyfus trial subject : TREASON
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He has a stable job : GROOM
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Nursemaid, in the Far East : AMAH
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Lung, in León : BOFE
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First queen of Great Britain : ANNE
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Sorrel of the Andes : OCA
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Yoke : TIE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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