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New York Times, Monday, February 25, 1991

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,084
Across
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Speech defect : LISP
5
___ Stoker, Dracula's creator : BRAM
9
Quip : GAG
12
Scent : ODOR
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Horde : ARMY
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First-rate : BLUERIBBON
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Taxco toiler : PEON
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Kind of ace or break : SERVICE
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Most luxurious : RICHEST
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Adherent: Suffix : ITE
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Nickel or dime : COIN
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Professions : CAREERS
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Snuggles : CUDDLES
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Again : ANEW
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"___ World" : WEARE
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Bankbook abbr. : INT
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Overture : BID
35
Derided : SCORNED
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J. Low org. : GSA
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Baseball-bat lumber : ASH
39
"___ Doone" : LORNA
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Avoid : SHUN
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___ Islands, bird sanctuary : LEEWARD
43
Finite : LIMITED
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Ribbed fabrics : REPS
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Nautical chain : TYE
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Prophesied : FORESAW
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Most obtuse : DENSEST
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Barren : ARID
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Cranial mass : GRAYMATTER
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Taverns : INNS
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Roof overhangs : EAVES
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Ste. ___ de Beaupré : ANNE
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Table support : LEG
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Tore : SPED
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Surfeit : SATE
Down
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Tennis ploys : LOBS
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Unemployed : IDLE
3
Bitter : SOUR
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Show for critics : PREVIEW
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Ruth or Didrikson : BABE
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Kid : RIB
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Hand work : MANICURE
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Go signal : GREENLIGHT
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Old Testament book : AMOS
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Ibsen's "Peer ___" : GYNT
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Plant pest : APHID
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Ceremony : RITE
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Ciphered : CODED
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Conspiracy : CABAL
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Cordial flavor : ANISE
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Diversionary tactic : REDHERRING
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Scimitar : SWORD
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Waterway : CANAL
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Result : ENSUE
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Bear : STAND
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Raptorial sea bird : ERN
35
Rebukes : SLAPS
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Bouquets worn at proms : CORSAGES
40
Noonday naps : SIESTAS
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Garden invaders : WEEDS
44
Articles : ITEMS
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Starling's cousin : MYNA
48
Go broke : FAIL
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Camembert cheese region : ORNE
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Envelop : WRAP
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Colored : DYED
52
Active European volcano : ETNA
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Transmitted : SENT
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Catalpa or paulownia : TREE
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Lexington or Madison in N.Y.C. : AVE

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