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New York Times, Wednesday, February 20, 1991

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,079
Across
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Rhyme scheme : ABBA
5
Mall unit : STORE
10
A sound of music : HIFI
14
Boxer Max : BAER
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Frankie of rock fame : LYMON
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Yemeni seaport : ADEN
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Varied background : CHECKEREDCAREER
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___ ceremony (be formal) : STANDON
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Insipid : STALE
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Malamutes, e.g. : DOGS
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Nabokov's "___ Fire" : PALE
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Garment size : PETITE
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Turn; veer : SLUE
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Scot's cap : TAM
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Turkish V.I.P. : AGHA
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Kind of oil : SHALE
34
Wrath : IRE
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Hot dog's antics : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
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Yet, in poesy : EEN
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Storehouse : ETAPE
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Where Kerman is : IRAN
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Jeanne d'Arc's title: Abbr. : STE
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Expose : BARE
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Gaseous fuel : BUTANE
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Make out : FARE
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Meat : GIST
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Mountains of Morocco : ATLAS
51
Lists : CAREENS
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Caucus site? : SMOKEFILLEDROOM
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Alleviate : EASE
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TV group : ATEAM
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Shade makers : ELMS
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Hill dwellers : ANTS
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Springe part : NOOSE
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"Easy ___ it" : DOES
Down
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TV network : ABC
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Cries of contempt : BAHS
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Root vegetable : BEET
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Pastoral : ARCADIAN
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Tool or vehicle : SLEDGE
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Novices : TYROS
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Augury : OMEN
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Curtain holder : ROD
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Business-letter abbr. : ENC
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Author of "The Luck of Roaring Camp" : HARTE
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Think-tank product : IDEA
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Grope : FEEL
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Anent : INRE
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Sheepshank, for one : KNOT
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In the arms of Morpheus : ASLEEP
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Kind of geometry : PLANE
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Old: Scot. : AULD
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Leaves : PAGES
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Wading bird : EGRET
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Title for Macbeth : THANE
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Configuration : SHAPE
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Chaplet : TIARA
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Indo-European : ARYAN
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Middle, in law : MESNE
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Rubberneck : STARE
36
Humble : DEBASE
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Featured actor : STAR
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Strewed trash : LITTERED
44
Oared galley : BIREME
45
Took advantage of : USED
46
Four-flushers : FAKES
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Celebrations : GALAS
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On the Ligurian : ASEA
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Fed : TMAN
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Pixie-led : LOST
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An Afr. queen : CLEO
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Indefinite number : SOME
55
Rooter : FAN
56
"Quincy" actor : ITO
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Novel drafts: Abbr. : MSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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