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New York Times, Friday, February 15, 1991

Author:
Arthur W. Palmer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Arthur W. Palmer has 38 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,074

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Across
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Concentrate : MASS
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Eyed amorously : OGLED
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___-free : SCOT
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This, in Tijuana : ESTO
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Boiling : IRATE
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Kind of bearer : TALE
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D.A.R. CHEST : SHUFFLETHECARDS
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They stand guard : SENTRIES
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Ornamental tag : AGLET
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"For ___ of a nail . . . " : WANT
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Mummer : MIME
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Arose : SPRANG
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Kind of table : TIME
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Fitting : APT
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Controversial apple spray : ALAR
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More reasonable : SANER
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Mrs., in Mexico : SRA
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GET NICE : GENETICMUTATION
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Burrows of Broadway : ABE
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Hideous giants : OGRES
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Unit of yarn : HANK
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Episcopate : SEE
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Close by : NEAR
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Overcharges : STINGS
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Nancy or Helena : CITY
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Passage for Pompey : ITER
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Sound of bugles : BLARE
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Monograph : TREATISE
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STEM VENOM : REFORMMOVEMENTS
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Mars follower : AVRIL
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Savoie summers : ETES
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Gusset : GORE
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Uncaps : OPENS
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Memorandum : NOTE
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Botch : MESS
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Daze : STUN
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Computer equipment : SOFTWARE
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Mechanic's job : OILING
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Salute : GREET
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Former coins in Riga : LATS
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Biblical verb ending : ETH
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Aberdeen river : DEE
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Milieu for Drew : STAGE
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Poet Sandburg : CARL
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Ye ___ shoppe : OLDE
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Assay : TEST
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Kukla's friend : FRAN
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Funt's funmaker : CAMERA
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Without : MINUS
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"___ a man with seven wives" : IMET
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Romans-fleuves : SAGAS
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Newcomer to West Point : PLEBE
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Hindu queen : RANEE
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Less risky : TAMER
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Mongolian, e.g. : ASIAN
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Trident part : PRONG
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Cisterns : TANKS
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Tern : SCRAY
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More fashionable : TONIER
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"___ no kick . . . " : IGET
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Triskaidekaphobic item : THIRTEEN
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Wall Street category : STEELS
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Harnessed Clydesdales : TEAM
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Hag : CRONE
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___ S. Cobb : IRVIN
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Vaunt : BRAG
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Mother of Apollo : LETO
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Miles away : AFAR
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Sped : TORE
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Division word : INTO
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Galley term : STET
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To be: Lat. : ESSE
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Hua predecessor : MAO
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Giants' Ottis Anderson, for short : MVP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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