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New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 1991

19-Down : West Coast island resort

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,061
Across
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War club : MACE
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Sacred bull : APIS
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Vanzetti's friend : SACCO
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Stravinsky ballet : AGON
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Something to pick? : BONE
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Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
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Giants entertain here : CANDLESTICKPARK
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Laughter, in Lyon : RIS
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Other : ELSE
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Region of Saudi Arabia : ASIR
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Ready to serve : ONTAP
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Once, once : ERST
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Lower Slobbovia founder : CAPP
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Corrode : RUST
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Rome's Porta ___ : PIA
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Corp. chairman : CEO
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Bari is its capital : APULIA
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Famed Virginian's monogram : REL
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Immediately, in prescriptions : STAT
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Elite listings : SOCIALREGISTERS
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New Testament book : ACTS
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Court call : LET
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Not quite : NEARLY
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Miss Piggy's favorite pronoun : MOI
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Soprano Souez : INA
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Longfellow's bell town : ATRI
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It's played with a plectrum : ASOR
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Cartoonist Hulme : ETTA
51
"Romola" character : TESSA
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Dutch landscape painter : NEER
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Whip a hide : TAN
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What a hearty meal does : STICKSTOTHERIBS
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Must : HASTO
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Genu : KNEE
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Freehold unit : ACRE
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Play part : ACTII
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Tasmanian peak : OSSA
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To dare: Sp. : OSAR
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Large: Comb. form : MACRO
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Once more : AGAIN
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Certain jurist : CONSTRUCTIONIST
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Objective : END
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Elie of newscasting fame : ABEL
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Hustlers after rustlers : POSSE
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What 3 Down makes : INTERPRETATIONS
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Small whale : SEI
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He directed "The Odd Couple" : SAKS
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Jiggly dish : ASPIC
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Wax: Comb. form : CER
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Mork's home : ORK
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Seizure: Comb. form : LEPSIA
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West Coast island resort : CATALINA
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Whence Greeks sailed for Troy : AULIS
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Victory, to Goethe : SIEG
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Very pale gray : PEARL
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Hopscotch : POTSY
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Scorekeepers : TALLIERS
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Honshu volcano : ASAMA
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___ de Caldas, Brazilian spa : POCOS
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Gape : STARE
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Tear : RENT
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Couch : SETTEE
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Straight muscles : RECTI
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Pot fillers : ANTES
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Native-born Israeli : SABRA
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Goose genus : ANSER
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A Nigerian people : EKOI
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Indian sheep : SHA
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Air Force gp. : TAC
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Ring dec. : TKO
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"Kanthapura" author : RAO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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