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New York Times, Wednesday, March 13, 1991

Author:
Christopher Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { G J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Christopher Page has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,100
Across
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Played craps : DICED
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Whitney or Wallach : ELI
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Fictional salesman : LOMAN
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Merman or Waters : ETHEL
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Staff : MAN
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Teed off : IRATE
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Area of authority : BAILIWICK
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Muster : RAISE
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"Winner takes ___" : ALL
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A Redgrave : VANESSA
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Conducted : LED
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Grain and liquor : RYES
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Yellow jacket : VESPA
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Guy : STAY
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Earl of Avon : EDEN
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Part of a trawler's gear : OTTER
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Most firmly secured : FASTEST
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Patio's cousin : TERRACE
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Cowboy's need : RIATA
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Heavenly hunter : ORION
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Meara's partner : STILLER
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First-aid items : SPLINTS
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"___ entertain you" : LETME
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Chaucer product : TALE
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Circumference parts : ARCS
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Specialist among builders : MASON
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Aswan and Kariba : DAMS
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Gallic gala : BAL
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Cab or horse : HACKNEY
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Wagner's "___ Walküre" : DIE
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On : ABOVE
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Storm pellet : HAILSTONE
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Spud : TATER
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Savoie's summer : ETE
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Sinned : ERRED
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Chloroform's cousin : ETHER
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German article : DER
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Parings : RINDS
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Interdict : DEBAR
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A neighbor of Austria : ITALY
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Santiago is its capital : CHILE
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Moray : EEL
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Year in Justinian I's reign : DLIV
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Highly regarded : EMINENT
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Ties : LACES
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Ivory Watson or Charlie Fuqua, e.g. : INKSPOT
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Vatican City coin : LIRA
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Holdup target of the old West : MAILTRAIN
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Confused : ATSEA
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Indigent : NEEDY
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Undulations : WAVES
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Stuff : SATE
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Arbitrates successfully : SETTLES
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Compact : SERRIED
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Ran a blackjack game : DEALT
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Fish with a towed line : TROLL
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Monastery gp. : FRS
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Small island : AIT
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Mizzen material : SAILCLOTH
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Fingerstall : COT
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U.S.N.A. grad. : ENS
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Madame Bovary : EMMA
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Got to : REACHED
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More unfeeling : STONIER
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Type of truck : PANEL
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Ease up : ABATE
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Moroccan capital : RABAT
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Emulate Dorothy Hamill : SKATE
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Beautify : ADORN
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Accessed ore : MINED
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Origins : SEEDS
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Mister, in Munich : HERR
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Belgian flower : YSER
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Churchill's sign : VEE
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Prefix with corn or color : TRI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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