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CRAFT-Y SHENANIGANS

New York Times, Sunday, February 24, 1991

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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. 15,083
Across
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Festoon : SWAG
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City in Egypt : ASWAN
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Expression : CAST
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"___ a horse with wings!": Shak. : OFOR
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Islamic judge : CADI
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Be obtrusively conspicuous : STARE
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Sacher or Linzer : TORTE
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Director Clair : RENE
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Yonder : AFAR
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Chinese pleasure craft? : SUNYACHTSEN
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Old strongbox : ARCA
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Feed feasters : REGALE
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Eurasian region of Middle Ages : TATARY
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Good-for-nothing : WASTREL
31
Appeals : REFERS
33
Remote TV broadcast : NEMO
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Surfeit : CLOY
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Adieux, in Bath : TATAS
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Some buoys : NUNS
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Lacrimator : TEARGAS
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Tires : IRKS
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Dummy : SIMP
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Psalm verse ender : SELAH
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"Twelfth Night" heroine : VIOLA
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Hind : ROE
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___ Rapids, city in Minn. : COON
53
Lesions : SORES
55
One-eyed god : ODIN
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Suitcase marker : DOGTAG
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Round : ORBED
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"___ Merrilies," Keats poem : MEG
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Boa : NECKLET
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Brief piece of writing : SCRIP
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Cause: Fr. : RAISON
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Entanglement : HITCH
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Valor : ARETE
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"___ Get Started With You," 1936 song : ICANT
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Denmark's ___ Islands : FAEROE
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Type of maid : METER
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Finder of the Holy Grail : GALAHAD
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Birthplace of Hippocrates : KOS
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Quarrel : SCRAP
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During : AMIDST
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Soccer great : PELE
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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Daughter of David : TAMAR
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He was Hutch on TV : SOUL
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Kid : RIB
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Property claims : LIENS
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French pioneer in treating the mentally ill : PINEL
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British actor Roger ___ : REES
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Giant jets : SSTS
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Clayware : POTTERY
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Knob on a pipe organ : STOP
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Check for Checkers : LEASH
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Canadian lake : CREE
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Ovid's "you love" : AMAS
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A 1965 U.S. Open winner : PLAYER
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Stuck : ADHERED
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Capital of Laconia : SPARTA
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Exultant : ELATED
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River mouth : BOCA
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Don Giovanni, as a seaman? : LATEENLOVER
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Cry on a roller coaster : WHEE
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Bureau attachment : CRAT
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Was mistaken : ERRED
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N.Y. city : OLEAN
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___-majesté : LESE
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Gainsay : DENY
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Fume : REEK
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Front cover of a book : RECTO
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Monoski, e.g. : SLED
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Hilum : SCAR
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Disk for sealing letters : WAFER
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Apothegm : ADAGE
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Long-necked vessels? : GIRAFTS
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Avers : ASSERTS
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Erwin of early TV : STU
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Penury : WANT
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Indo-European : ARYAN
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Set in order : NEATEN
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President of France: 1954-59 : COTY
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Four in refrigerators : ARS
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Fret : STEW
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A-Q combo, in bridge : TENACE
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Handel specialty : ORATORIO
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Transport protectors? : FERRYGODMOTHERS
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Ever : ONCE
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Authentic : REAL
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High order of angels : THRONES
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Nobelist in Literature: 1957 : CAMUS
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Site of Gray's herd : LEA
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Pole, e.g. : SLAV
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Shipboard psychiatry? : SAICOTHERAPY
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Wheezer's menace : SMOG
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Great Lakes vessel? : SLOOPERIOR
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Slumber on a two-master? : THEBRIGSLEEP
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Strange : ALIEN
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Ratted : SANG
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Land of Qum : IRAN
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Aïda or Radamès : ROLE
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Phrase for a disorderly sailer? : KETCHASKETCHCAN
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Japanese galley utensils? : POTSAMPANS
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Pt. of E.T.A. : ARR
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Fur seal : SEACAT
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Tom Joad, e.g. : OKIE
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Boil down : DECOCT
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First name of a memorable loner : GRETA
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Horologe face : DIAL
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Alphabet: Abbr. : LTRS
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Hollywooders going steady : ITEMS
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Photo : SNAP
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Book leaf : FOLIO
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Landed : ALIT
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American Socialist: 1855-1926 : DEBS
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Large seaweed : KELP
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Friend, in Angers : AMI
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Affaire d'honneur : DUEL
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Plea : ENTREATY
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Recorded anew : RETAPED
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Fortuneteller : SEER
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Miller protagonist : LOMAN
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Italian gulf : SALERNO
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Boat covers? : SHYAWLS
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Polishing machine : REELER
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Kind of car or maid : PARLOR
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Bando of baseball : SAL
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Orarion : STOLE
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___ Levy, Cohan's first wife : ETHEL
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"Tears" poet : REESE
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Start of a kindergarten chant : ABCD
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"Divine Comedy" illustrator : DORE
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Ferret out : SEEK
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With, to Pierre : AVEC
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Quitclaim : DEED
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Uno e due : TRE
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Graze : EAT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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