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New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1991

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,386

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Across
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Comes in first : WINS
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Walked the floor : PACED
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Critics do it : RATE
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"Silly old Bear!" : POOH
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Rent : LEASE
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Royal name in Norway : OLAV
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Car : AUTO
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Colorful marble : AGATE
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Winged goddess : NIKE
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Christmas song : AWAYINAMANGER
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Prejudice : BIAS
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Like some horns : TINNY
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U.S. department : LABOR
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Williem ___ of "Platoon" : DAFOE
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Sailing : ASEA
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Jewish greeting : SHALOM
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Inst. at Dallas : SMU
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Christmas song : WHATCHILDISTHIS
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The Violets' inst. : NYU
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TV adjunct : AERIAL
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Sombreros, e.g. : HATS
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Fair fun : RIDES
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Certain chicken : FRYER
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Church official : ELDER
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Bangkok native : THAI
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Christmas song : JOYTOTHEWORLD
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First name in scat : ELLA
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French sculptor : RODIN
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Artist's quarters : LOFT
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Applause from Thor? : CLAP
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"Good night, ___" : IRENE
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Entertainer Adams : EDIE
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Daly of "Cagney & Lacey" : TYNE
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Spring bloomer : PANSY
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Campus bldg. : DORM
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New Deal Agcy. : WPA
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Marker : IOU
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"___ creature was . . . " : NOTA
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Kern musical : SHOWBOAT
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"___ Simple Melody" : PLAYA
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Auspices : AEGIS
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James of "The Godfather" : CAAN
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"¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Consider : DEEM
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Jimmy's successor : RONNIE
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Adjust, as car wheels : ALIGN
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Smitten : TAKEN
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Each's partner : EVERY
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Balloon filler : AIR
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Molecular makeup : ATOMS
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Grassy expanse : LAWN
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Wan : ASHY
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Swain : BEAU
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Some Surrealist paintings : DALIS
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Alan of "M*A*S*H" : ALDA
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Aluminum wrap : FOIL
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Lean-to : SHED
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Employ : HIRE
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Chaise : SHAY
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Tiny pest : MITE
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U.N. member : USSR
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Largest African city : CAIRO
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In seventh heaven : THRILLED
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Do the video over : RETAPE
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Distant : FAR
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Toss out : EJECT
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Candy for Prince William : LOLLY
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Welsh poet Thomas ___ : DYLAN
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Minnesota team : TWINS
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Sweetie pie : HONEY
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Journey : TRIP
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Paradise : EDEN
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Birdbrain : DODO
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An evergreen : FIR
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Pro ___ (for the time being) : TEM

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

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