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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1991

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,385

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Across
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Prefix with body : ANTI
5
Surgical transplant : GRAFT
10
In the distance : AFAR
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Traditional knowledge : LORE
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Norse gods : AESIR
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Malaysian palm : SAGO
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With 55 Across, Yuletide greetings : AMERRYCHRISTMAS
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Bishopric : SEE
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Feeds the kitty : ANTES
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Pilose : HAIRY
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Prohibition : TABOO
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Spin a baton : TWIRL
27
Ill-tempered person : TARTAR
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Flaherty's "Man of ___" : ARAN
30
Thither : YON
33
Slanted : ATILT
34
Drudge : SLAVE
35
___-Magnon : CRO
36
Cross-country rig : SEMI
37
Growing out : ENATE
38
Swipe : GLOM
39
Scottish headwear : TAM
40
"Romancing the ___" : STONE
41
A river at Lyon : SAONE
42
"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
43
Crows' calls : CAWS
44
Squelches : SITSON
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Lake in SE Africa : NYASA
47
Parsonage : MANSE
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Wrinkled, in a way : RUGAL
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"Common Sense" author : PAINE
52
Barbara Bush, ___ Pierce : NEE
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See 17 Across : ANDHAPPYNEWYEAR
58
Greeting in Genova : CIAO
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Actors Clunes and McCowen : ALECS
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Spinning toy : YOYO
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Changed clock time : RESET
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Employs : USES
Down
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"Lackaday!" : ALAS
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City in Alaska : NOME
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Yule decorating time : TREETRIMMINGDAY
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Ending for front : IER
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Actress in 10 Down : GAYNOR
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Top quality : FIRSTRATE
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Prefix with pod : TRI
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"___ Is Born," 1937 film : ASTAR
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Compatibility of kith and kin : FAMILYCLOSENESS
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Culture medium : AGAR
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Optimistic : ROSY
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Moroccan seaport : RABAT
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Luster : SHINE
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King of the Huns : ATLI
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Flutter : WAVE
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Palate : TASTE
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" . . . the homage of ___": Byron : ATEAR
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King and Bates : ALANS
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Me. college town : ORONO
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Name: Lat. : NOMEN
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Winter fruit : SNOWAPPLE
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Roscoes : GATS
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La ___ Opera House : SCALA
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Tendon : SINEW
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Most rational : SANEST
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Brutish person : YAHOO
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Kind of pie : MINCE
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Risqué : RACY
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Freshwater mussel : UNIO
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Affirmative votes : AYES
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Alleviate : EASE
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Historic periods : ERAS
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Golf term : PAR
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Kern's "___ Are Love" : YOU

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

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