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New York Times, Monday, February 18, 1991

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,077
Across
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Lugs : TOTES
6
Smallest of a litter : RUNT
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Eight furlongs : MILE
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Cancel a mission : ABORT
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Fencer's need : EPEE
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Fragrant river? : ODER
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"And now you ___" : COMEATNOON
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Hire out : RENT
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Golf gadget : TEE
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Free from fat : LEAN
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Contribute : DONATE
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Verve : ELAN
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Sandwich shop : DELI
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Youngster : SHAVER
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Rhetorical : FORENSIC
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Handled roughly : PAWED
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Reason : SAKE
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Auction call : GONE
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Scottish seaport : OBAN
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Full : SATED
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Dressed : CLAD
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Kon-___ : TIKI
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The Great Pacificator : CLAY
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"Lorna ___" : DOONE
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Author of "Le Rouge et le Noir" : STENDHAL
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Stretched out one's neck : CRANED
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Beneficial : GOOD
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Song for two : DUET
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Calif. city : FRESNO
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Gobs : TARS
51
Yield : BOW
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Catalogue : LIST
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Tomato's family : NIGHTSHADE
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The Charleses' dog : ASTA
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Wicked : EVIL
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Uncanny : EERIE
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Draft beverage : BEER
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Umps' cousins : REFS
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Imbibed : DRANK
Down
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Diplomacy : TACT
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Reed instrument : OBOE
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Scholarly volume : TOME
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Before, to Donne : ERE
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Played for time : STALLED
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French biographer of Jesus : RENAN
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"Once ___ a time . . . " : UPON
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Modernist : NEO
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Proffered : TENDERED
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Cutaway : MORNINGCOAT
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Thought : IDEA
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Period of fasting : LENT
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Great Art Deco name : ERTE
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Eye drop : TEAR
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Fronton cheer : OLE
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Venus, e.g. : EVENINGSTAR
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Okey-___ : DOKEY
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Stains : SPOTS
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Nun's garb : HABIT
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Activate : AWAKE
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Deadly : FATAL
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Wise lawgiver : SOLON
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Empty : INANE
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Surrendered formally : CEDED
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Greens course : SALAD
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Masted ship : SCHOONER
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Adorned : DRESSED
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Put on : DON
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Terse or brusque : CURT
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Arlene and Roald : DAHLS
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Loose body tissue : FLAB
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Extend upward : RISE
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Punta del ___, Uruguay : ESTE
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Worker's fifth-day cry : TGIF
51
Silents' Theda : BARA
52
Chief Norse god : ODIN
53
Seven-day cycle : WEEK
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"___ Got a Secret" : IVE
57
"Leave ___ to heaven": Shak. : HER

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

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