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New York Times, Saturday, February 23, 1991

39-Across : Descendant of Fatima

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,082
Across
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Caribbean island : CURACAO
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Hemp derivative : HASHISH
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Sour liquids : ALEGARS
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Loss of power to understand words : APHASIA
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Recent ring retiree : SUGARRAYLEONARD
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Houston player : ASTRO
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Some wins by 17 Across : KOS
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Pangolin's meal : ANTS
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Epic translated by Pope : ILIAD
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High, in Hebrew : ELI
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Spice and staff : MACES
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Symbol of nudity : JAYBIRD
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Dine : SUP
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Della and Lizette : REESES
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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A Wimbledon champion: 1981 : CHRISEVERTLLOYD
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Descendant of Fatima : ALID
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Kind of bond : YANKEE
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Modernist : NEO
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Pleistocene mammal : MYLODON
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Kyle and Tobin of football : ROTES
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Manager Piniella : LOU
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Elbows or shells : PASTA
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Adonis's killer : BOAR
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Ouse feeder : CAM
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Diminish : ABATE
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N.B.A. scoring leader: 1960-66 : WILTCHAMBERLAIN
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Minimally : ATLEAST
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Bade : ORDERED
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"Our hope for ___ come": Watts : YEARSTO
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Wimple wearers : SISTERS
Down
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Pedro's house : CASA
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Small one: Suffix : ULUS
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Command of a col. : REGT
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Edible mushroom : AGARIC
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Christmas singers : CAROLERS
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Part of E.T.A. : ARR
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Prefecture of Japan : OSAKA
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"Herring Vender" artist : HALS
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Morris's "The Naked ___" : APE
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Full of shallow spots : SHOALY
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Twain's boyhood home : HANNIBAL
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"The Hun ___ the gate!": Kipling : ISAT
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Bors and Kay : SIRS
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Owned : HAD
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Hebrew letter : YOD
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Peek-a-boo phrase : ISEEYOU
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Spring feasts : EASTERS
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Grass type : MUHLY
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Millay's "Second ___" : APRIL
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Steve Martin role: 1979 : JERK
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Perfume component : IRONE
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Spanish kings : REYES
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"Wonderland" bird : DODO
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Confidence game : SCAM
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Conductor Whallon : EVAN
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Short for Long: 1931-35 : SEN
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Devotee : IDOLATER
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Tights named for their creator : LEOTARDS
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Biblical seamstress : DORCAS
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Inscribed slab : TABLET
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Knave of clubs : PAM
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Early Christian pulpits : AMBOS
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Orthodontist's concern : BITE
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Earthen jar : OLLA
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Clouseau's servant : CATO
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Rhine tributary : AARE
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Rank : TIER
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Means' justifiers? : ENDS
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"Swann's ___": Proust : WAY
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D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI

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

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