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New York Times, Tuesday, December 3, 1991

Author:
Brenda Pomerance
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Fire; can : SACK
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Let fall : DROP
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Type of test : FINAL
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Licorice flavoring : ANISE
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TEETH : BABYANDBICUSPID
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Chest bone : RIB
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Clothing : DUDS
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Indian and Pacific : OCEANS
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Indefinite person : ANYBODY
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Fat : SUET
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Roll-call response : HERE
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Fascinated : RAPT
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B.S. or Ph.D. : DEG
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Burn ___ in one's pocket : AHOLE
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Sedan : AUTO
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Mexican moola : PESO
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TEETH : MOLARANDINCISOR
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Heed : OBEY
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Homophone for scene : SEEN
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Felicitous : HAPPY
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Ring victories : KOS
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Compete in the ring : SPAR
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Yearn : PINE
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Pokey : STIR
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Sounds from firearms : REPORTS
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Charm : ENAMOR
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Turns right : GEES
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Triumphant cry : AHA
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TEETH : CANINEANDWISDOM
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Good for something : UTILE
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Rural area : DALE
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Prince Charles's game : POLO
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Did a shoemaker's job : SOLED
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Eye sore : STYE
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Under sail : ASEA
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Israeli native : SABRA
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One more time : AGAIN
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Snug spots : CUBBYHOLES
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Important : KEY
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Bare : DENUDE
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Singer Helen : REDDY
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Planets : ORBS
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Hawaiian dish : POI
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Tap : FAUCET
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Atlas feature : INSET
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Asiatic palm : NIPA
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"It's ___ to Tell a Lie" : ASIN
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Certain diodes, for short : LEDS
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Crèche figure : ADORER
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It's often clipped : COUPON
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Secure a rope, in climbing : BELAY
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Fabric for fancy sheets : SATIN
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More impolite : RUDER
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Oater bad guys : DESPERADOS
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Fringe benefit, at a co. : ESOP
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Sanguinary : GORY
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Bad way to run : AMOK
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Bindlestiff : HOBO
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Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Serkin played it : PIANO
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Have high objectives : ASPIRE
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Letters just before omega : CHIPSI
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High : STONED
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Little Leaguer : PEEWEE
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What a dentist can prettify : SMILE
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In a ruddy way : REDLY
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Gunwale pin : THOLE
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"Rain" setting : SAMOA
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Former French coins : ECUS
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Defense-treaty gp. : NATO
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Indigo : ANIL
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Midge : GNAT
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Promo pieces : ADS
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Watering hole : SPA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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