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New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 1991

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,367
Across
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Aladdin's ___ : LAMP
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Harness parts : BITS
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Bombacaceous tree : BALSA
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Asseverate : AVER
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Alf, for one : ALIEN
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Lively French social dance : COTILLION
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Parade sight : FLOAT
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Antagonists : ENEMIES
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Matlock's forte : DEFENSE
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Auricle : EAR
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Hymn : PSALM
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Bounder : CAD
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"Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
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Adjusted to a situation : GEARED
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Chasm : ABYSS
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Ellipsoidal : OVAL
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Alaskan cape : NOME
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"___ Rosa," 1929 song : NINA
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Preprandial words : GRACE
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Knight's wife : DAME
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German river : EDER
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The ___ Eagle : LONE
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Relinquished : CEDED
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"___ and Lilies": Ruskin : SESAME
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Icelandic work : EDDA
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Aves.' kin : STS
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Joists : BEAMS
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Part of a joule : ERG
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Treeless plain : SAVANNA
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Most obscure : VAGUEST
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Better : AMEND
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Old Spanish dances : CHACONNES
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Rocketry probe : SONDE
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Nimbus : HALO
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Vaudeville singer Bayes : NORA
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"Blue ___," 1927 Berlin song : SKIES
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Sign : OMEN
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Tatting : LACE
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William's river : AVON
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Parcel (out) : METE
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First-rate : PRIME
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Jacket or dance : BOLERO
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Sacred Egyptian bird : IBIS
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As well as : TOO
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Remits : SENDS
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Thwart : BAFFLE
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German folk dance : ALLEMANDE
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V.I.P. : LION
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Swell places? : SEAS
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___ meridiem : ANTE
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Type of poker : LIARS
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Thrill for John Daly : EAGLE
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Stately 16th-century dances : PAVANES
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Flogs : CANES
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Tarry : ABIDE
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Units of force : DYNES
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Memorable Italian P.M. : MORO
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Ship anchorages : ROADS
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Playwright Robert ___ Sherwood : EMMET
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G. Cooper role: 1936 : DEEDS
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Vigorous Spanish castanet dance : SARABANDE
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Served perfectly : ACED
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Follow the reapers : GLEAN
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Freight : CARGO
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French P.M. ___-France: 1954-55 : MENDES
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Falsify; doctor : DEACON
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Assertive, virile male : MACHO
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Burlap : GUNNY
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Back talk : SASS
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Needlessly : AMOK
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Start of Caesar's boast : VENI
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Singer Jerry from N.Y.C. : VALE
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Sonny Shroyer role : ENOS
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Wizened : SERE
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Nicholas II, e.g. : TSAR
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Shack figure : HAM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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