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New York Times, Tuesday, December 31, 1991

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,393
Across
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Upright : ERECT
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Danube feeder : ISAR
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Unhinged : DAFT
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Rogers contemporary : AUTRY
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Beachcomber's concern : TIDE
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___ Cristina : ISLA
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Reversed parts? : STRAP
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Adorned : CLAD
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Confidence game : SCAM
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Start of a timely verse : THENIGHTHASCOME
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"Old chap" preceder : ISAY
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Ford's successor : CARTER
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Artificial : ERSATZ
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Suffuse with liquid : BATHE
30
Mountain pass : COL
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Poetic hue : EBON
33
List particulars : ITEMS
37
"And the ___" (more of verse) : COUNTDOWNSBEGUN
41
Guest or Poe : EDGAR
42
Calendar event, with 66 Across : LEAP
43
Bikers' org. : AMA
44
Mudder or bangtail : RACER
46
___ on (gather facts) : READUP
49
Locust tree : ACACIA
52
Baltic and Andaman : SEAS
53
"Hi, New Year! ___" (end of verse) : SOLONGNINETYONE
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"Now hear ___!" : THIS
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Protuberance : NODE
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Violinist Mischa : ELMAN
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Four-star review : RAVE
63
Fencer's weapon : EPEE
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Argument : RUNIN
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Individuals : ONES
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See 42 Across : YEAR
67
Say "cheese" : SMILE
Down
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Down ___ (Maine) : EAST
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The Babe : RUTH
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To be, in Tours : ETRE
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Skulls : CRANIA
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Pool member : TYPIST
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Antsy : ITCHY
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Sediment : SILT
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A wife of Esau : ADAH
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Edit : REDACT
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Separate : DISCRETE
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Tie or scarf : ASCOT
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Heartthrob : FLAME
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Less ferine : TAMER
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Eyeballed : GAZED
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Master, in Madras : SAHIB
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___ homo : ECCE
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Shot of booze : SLUG
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Cottage : BOWER
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Naturalist Comstock : ANNA
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Tree trunk : BOLE
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Mild oath : EGAD
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Voluminous dress : MUMU
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Easy chore : SNAP
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Stuporous states : NARCOSES
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Retinue : TRAIN
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Carousal : SPREE
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Portrayer of 50 Down in 1942 : CAGNEY
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Van Gogh's "The Potato ___" : EATERS
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Temporary refuge : ASYLUM
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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"Over There" songwriter : COHAN
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Breathing : ALIVE
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Show scorn : SNEER
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Uh-uh : NOPE
55
Brainstorm : IDEA
56
Atlanta arena : OMNI
57
Polish preceder : NAIL
58
Kin of ette and trix : ENNE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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