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New York Times, Saturday, December 7, 1991

Author:
Rosalind Pavane
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q }
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Rosalind Pavane has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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BUCK
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X
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BUCK
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BUCK
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P
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R
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M
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A
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BUCK
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,369
Across
1
Tenner : SAWBUCK
5
Commence : START
10
Low-cut shoe : PUMP
14
Actinal : ORAL
15
Vietnamese capital : HANOI
16
Chemical compound : ENOL
17
Queue : LINE
18
Dizzy : AREEL
19
___ Caliente, Costa Rica : AGUA
20
Annie's benefactor : DADDYWARBUCKS
22
Crooner Columbo : RUSS
23
Salad addition : OIL
24
Sand-trap shot : BLAST
25
Produce : SPAWN
28
A star of "Cats" on Broadway : BETTYBUCKLEY
32
Mexican muzhik : PEON
33
Town NE of Baltimore : BELAIR
34
Sarlak : YAK
35
Court arbiter : REFEREE
36
Duty : TAX
39
Musical that won six Oscars : OLIVER
40
Nickname for an Ohioan : BUCKEYE
41
Abbott-Costello film: 1941 : BUCKPRIVATES
45
"___ Mrs. North," 1941 film : MRAND
46
Gobel's widow : ALICE
47
Fuss : ADO
48
Hick : RUBE
49
Makeshift firefighting group : BUCKETBRIGADE
56
Eight bits : ONEBUCK
57
Implement of Figaro : RAZOR
58
Inky : EBON
59
Gargantua : OGRE
60
Yoga posture : ASANA
61
Take it from the top : REDO
62
Trousers part : SEAT
63
Vidal book: 1974 : MYRON
64
Slack; not busy : SLOW
Down
1
Hawked : SOLD
2
Song for Millo : ARIA
3
Baton : WAND
4
Tuneful order to Winsocki : BUCKLEDOWN
5
Stole : SHAWL
6
Hill near Dublin : TARA
7
Male ant : ANER
8
A male deer : ROEBUCK
9
Sesames : TILS
10
"Sons" author: 1932 : PEARLBUCK
11
Claw-shaped : UNGUAL
12
Chilled dessert : MOUSSE
13
Surgical repair: Comb. form : PLASTY
21
Yang's companion : YIN
24
Cow shed, in Yorkshire : BYRE
25
Smiley was one : SPY
26
Princess annoyer : PEA
27
"Thumbs up" message : AOK
28
Suit : BEFIT
29
Pupil of a maître : ELEVE
30
Noxious weeds : TARES
31
Layer : TIER
33
Bartók or Lugosi : BELA
35
Stray : ROVE
36
An infusion : TEA
37
Novelist Rand : AYN
38
Crossed out : XED
40
Spaceman hero in comics : BUCKROGERS
41
Cowboys : BUCKAROOS
42
Dive : PLUNGE
43
Rio bank : RIBERA
44
Place for cubes : ICEBUCKET
45
Year in Luther's time : MDI
47
A Scottish isle : ARRAN
49
Stiff fabric for lining : BUCKRAM
50
Simple : EASY
51
Russian ruler: Var. : TZAR
52
Palm Springs's mayor : BONO
53
"Green Mansions" hero : ABEL
54
Fuddy-duddy : DODO
55
FitzGerald's "enough" : ENOW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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