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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 1991

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,080

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Baritone Gorin : IGOR
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A rival of ABC : CBS
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Vesicle; sac : BURSA
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Shade of green : NILE
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Assay : RATE
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Tatum or Ryan : ONEAL
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Chew on wood, as some horses : CRIB
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Vocation : TRADE
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What a Missourian might be : ADOUBTINGTHOMAS
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Shoe saver : TREE
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Of an important period : ERAL
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Salsa's bed : PASTA
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Anecdotal collection : ANA
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Ko-Ko's notations : LIST
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Wait on : ATTEND
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Strength: Lat. : VIS
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Mil. detector : GCR
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Hedonist? : GOODTIMECHARLIE
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House wing : ELL
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Chief, in Calcutta : MIR
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Yokels : YAHOOS
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Ruck : SLEW
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Hosts on TV shows : MCS
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Birthplace of Ampère : LYONS
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Mimic : APER
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Steam-engine pioneer : WATT
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Stargazer? : STAGEDOORJOHNNY
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Charles is its prince : WALES
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Vivacity : BRIO
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Dairy sounds : MOOS
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Wide-awake : ALERT
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"___, Brute!" : ETTU
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Man, for one : ISLE
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Sanctify : BLESS
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" ... and bells on ___ toes" : HER
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Blacken on the outside : CHAR
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Peruvian of yore : INCA
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Hem in : GIRD
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Answered a debater : REBUTTED
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Greek isle : CRETE
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Count who played winning numbers : BASIE
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Musial or Getz : STAN
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Former South African president : BOTHA
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Ready the red carpet : UNROLL
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Paper measure : REAM
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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City in S France : ALES
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Aiming at improving the breed : EUGENIC
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Type of goose : BRANT
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Worthless : TRASHY
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Senate boys : PAGES
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Lagoon holder : ATOLL
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Shoulder piece : STOLE
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Maintains : AVERS
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Dome-shaped hut : IGLOO
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Descendant : SCION
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Lock : TRESS
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Lowered the lights : DIMMED
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Pathogenic bacterium : MICROBE
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Finnish architect: 1898-1976 : AALTO
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Cadenced : RHYTHMIC
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Actions at Belmont : WAGERS
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Nuisances : PESTS
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Compose prose : WRITE
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Of a certain openwork pattern : AJOUR
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Clean the deck : SWAB
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Lofty : TALL
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Helm position : ALEE
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Straight: Comb. form : ORTH
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Raid the refrigerator : NOSH
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Lopez theme : NOLA
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Flanders river : YSER

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

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