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New York Times, Monday, December 9, 1991

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.56, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,371

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Across
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Hardens : SETS
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Women servants : MAIDS
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Level : FLAT
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Horse's gait : TROT
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Weird : EERIE
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Knowledge : LORE
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Assistant : AIDE
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Stage play : DRAMA
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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"Sweet ___ Brown," 1925 song : GEORGIA
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Everlasting : ETERNAL
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Wrathful : IRATE
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Hit the slopes : SKI
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Weighing device : SCALE
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Terminate : END
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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___ corpus : HABEAS
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Large cask : TUN
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Actor Alda : ALAN
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Actress Lupino : IDA
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Place where beer is served : TAPROOM
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Part of a fish : FIN
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High plateau : MESA
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Low passing grade : DEE
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Part of the eye : RETINA
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Inscribed slab : STELA
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Label : TAG
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Fork prongs : TINES
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Cigar residue : ASH
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Seized : TAKEN
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Furnished an excuse : ALIBIED
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___ Jones, H. Ford role : INDIANA
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Monetary unit of Italy : LIRA
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Greek goddess of peace : IRENE
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Gabor and Bartok : EVAS
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First man : ADAM
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Punjabi princess : RANEE
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Half: Prefix : SEMI
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Jaffe or Barrett : RONA
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Top performers : STARS
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Very, in French : TRES
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Male deer : STAG
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Jay Gould's railroad : ERIE
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Commotion : TODO
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Barren : STERILE
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Radio and TV : MEDIA
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Ventilate a lawn : AERATE
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Savings plan: Abbr. : IRA
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Kind of novel : DIME
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Stock-exchange memberships : SEATS
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The Sunshine State : FLORIDA
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Forsaken : LORN
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Region : AREA
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Narrate : TELL
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"___ Day," 1929 song : GREAT
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Supplement, with "out" : EKE
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Petition : ENTREAT
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Wedge-shaped pieces : SHIMS
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V.M.I. student : CADET
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Cast down : ABASE
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Pair : DUO
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Fairylike : ELFIN
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"Remember the ___" : MAINE
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Pavlova and Magnani : ANNAS
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Mournful : SAD
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And not : NOR
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Favorite : PET
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Allotted : METED
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Pop-song group : ALABAMA
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Adjective for a runt : TINIEST
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"Unaccustomed ___ am ... " : ASI
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Type of dive : GAINER
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Inheritors : HEIRS
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Leg joints : KNEES
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Winglike : ALAR
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Venetian resort : LIDO
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Kashan is here : IRAN
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Mild oath : DRAT
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Declare : AVER
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Title : NAME
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Used-car ad statement : ASIS
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Ex-queen of Spain : ENA

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