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New York Times, Sunday, February 17, 1991

Author:
Norman S. Wizer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.32, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 125, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Norman S. Wizer has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,076
Across
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Castle feature : MOAT
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Violin's predecessor : REBEC
10
Girasols : OPALS
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Paraphernalia : GEAR
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Othello's ancient : IAGO
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Poetry Muse : ERATO
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A Heep of literature : URIAH
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River at Rennes : ILLE
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Tallyho for dancer, pitcher, saxophonist and actor : CHAMPIONHUNTERGETZFOX
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Conserve : HUSBAND
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Concealed obstacles : SNAGS
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Ammonia derivative : AMINE
30
Like Hume's tomes : DEEP
32
Letter opener : SIRS
33
Tahiti togs : SARONGS
35
Bower : ARBOR
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White poplar : ABELE
41
Handles roughly : PAWS
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The old grind for two actresses and two authors : FARMERMILLSWILDEOATES
50
Hemsley sitcom : AMEN
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Warwick, to Houston : AUNT
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Footpace : DAIS
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Type of vaccine : SALK
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TV network's concern : RATINGS
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Hooch or all-night flight : REDEYE
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Clown in "Pagliacci" : TONIO
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Saturn attachment : ALIA
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Kitt from S.C. : EARTHA
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Faulty cobbling for jockey, philosopher, runner and TV actor : SHOEMAKERKANTFIXXSOUL
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Humphrey's widow : LAUREN
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Poet Lizette Woodworth ___ : REESE
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Centers; hubs : FOCI
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Structure on a predella : ALTAR
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Lined with mother-of-pearl : NACRED
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Following the sun : WESTING
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Saul's uncle and grandfather : NERS
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Tony Pena's glove : MITT
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Abbreviated attribute : QUAL
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Culinary blunder for actor, TV narrator, comedian and essayist : GREENECOOKEBURNSBACON
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Belgian river : YSER
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This features Achilles' wrath : ILIAD
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Yoga position : ASANA
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Resembling : SIMILAR
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Cry of woe : ALAS
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Takes advantage of : USES
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Sky: Comb. form : URANO
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Numbers game : LOTTO
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Rats : TATTLES
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Outdoor chore for author, singer, showman and President : GARDNERWATERSROSEBUSH
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Stake : ANTE
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Acronym for an ex-treaty : SEATO
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Shade of green : OLIVE
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Con : ANTI
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Inlets : RIAS
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Stand-in for Standish : ALDEN
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Goren partner Helen ___ : SOBEL
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Use a scythe : REAP
Down
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Wolverine St. : MICH
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Locale of Diamond Head : OAHU
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Turkish titles : AGAS
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Pyramid, e.g. : TOMB
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Catherine de Médicis was one : REINE
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Subject to planation : ERODE
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Censor : BAN
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Numerical suffixes : ETHS
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Advise : COUNSEL
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Increased faster : OUTGREW
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Vintner's gear : PRESS
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Broadcast : AIR
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Billiard opening action : LAG
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Andress film: 1965 : SHE
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Thingamajig : GIZMO
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Sprite-ly : ELFIN
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In conformity with : ALONG
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Harrison and Reed : REXES
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G.I.'s devil-dodger : PADRE
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Brad and spad : NAILS
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Ankle: Comb. form : TARSO
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Gagne ___ (French breadwinner) : PAIN
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Hekzebiah Hawkins's daughter : SADIE
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Terrifies : AWES
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From a distance : AFAR
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Hero in a Sanskrit epic : RAMA
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A Maverick of TV : BRET
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Hawks fly here : OMNI
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PBJ alternative : BLT
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Tie-breaking contest, e.g. : PLAYOFF
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Loose overcoat : RAGLAN
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Bach's output : MUSIK
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Common Latin phrase : IDEST
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Hebrew instruments : ASORS
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So much, to Verdi : TANTO
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One of Job's friends : ELIHU
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Trondheim toast : SKOAL
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Identifier : NAMER
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Croupier, e.g. : RAKER
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Enlarging gradually : EVASE
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Feasted : DINED
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Goes from gate to runway : TAXIS
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Effervescing device : AERATOR
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Surpasses : EXCELS
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Ade medium : SLANG
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Czech coin : HALER
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Clear a tape : ERASE
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Hawkeye : IOWAN
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More refined : NICER
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Madre's sisters : TIAS
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Quechuan : INCA
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Element #10 : NEON
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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L. L'Amour's "The Haunted ___" : MESA
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In the capacity of : QUA
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Indic language : URDU
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Parachute material : NYLON
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Explosive force : KILOTON
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Make jubilant : ELATE
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Nightclubs : BISTROS
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Thrash : BASTE
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Honeyed word : SUGAR
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He may come from Qum : IRANI
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The Street Singer's theme song : MARTA
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Rameau's "Les ___ galantes" : INDES
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Winged ant : ALATE
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Franklin invented one : STOVE
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Support for Soyer : EASEL
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A Nobel Institute site : OSLO
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Clair de ___ (porcelain) : LUNE
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Spanish demonstrative : ESTA
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Corvette, for one : SHIP
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Hockey star Tikkanen : ESA
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Electrical unit : REL
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Paper ball : WAD
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Tease : RIB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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