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New York Times, Friday, March 15, 1991

Author:
Sam Bellotto, Jr.
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { K Q X }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Sam Bellotto, Jr. has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,102

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Across
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Sacks : BAGS
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October's gem : OPAL
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Rikki-tikki-___ : TAVI
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Woody's boy : ARLO
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Meeting points : FOCI
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Leading : AHEAD
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Bank transaction : LOAN
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"Them!" critters : ANTS
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Code name : MORSE
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Halls for Amadeus? : MOZARTGALLERIES
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Rhythmic pattern : METER
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Work for : EARN
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Order of frogs and toads : ANURA
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Besides : WITHAL
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Modern weapon, for short : ABM
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Anklebones : TALI
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Raccoonlike animal : COATI
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The magic in the "Fireworks Music"? : SLEIGHTOFHANDEL
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Pucker up : PURSE
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"Green Gables" girl : ANNE
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Kind of liner or port : JET
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Motion support : SECOND
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Ferber novel : GIANT
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Actress Olin : LENA
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Oarsman : ROWER
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Full of "Appassionata"? : REDASABEETHOVEN
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Valuable violin : AMATI
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Goad : URGE
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Entertain an honoree : FETE
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Dimensions : SIZES
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City on the Wei, old style : SIAN
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Blunders : ERRS
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Supplicated : PLED
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Concludes : ENDS
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Punjabi peasant : RYOT
Down
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Emollient : BALM
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Forster's "___ With a View" : AROOM
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Sheen : GLAZE
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Chopin piece : SONATA
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Certainly : OFATRUTH
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"Turandot" role : PONG
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Sturdy thread : LISLE
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Writer Wilder : THORNTON
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Gas: Comb. form : AERI
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Amphora : VASE
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When Casca struck : IDES
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Smith's patriotic ballad : AMERICA
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Medici era: Abbr. : REN
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Statute : LAW
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Pro ___ (in proportion) : RATA
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Onward : ALONG
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Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
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To ___ (exactly) : ATEE
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Spirited tune : LILT
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Vipers : ASPS
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Kind of 21 Down : BLUE
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Pharm. item : MERC
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Former Spanish overseas province : IFNI
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In quarantine : ISOLATED
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Origin : GENESIS
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Encourages : HEARTENS
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Recombinant letters : DNA
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Box-office bargain : TWOFER
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Violate a warranty : ABUSE
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"___ Street's a Boulevard . . . ": 1953 song : EVERY
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Kind of rocket : RETRO
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Irritate : RASP
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
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Stun : DAZE
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Old oath : EGAD
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Hotbed : NEST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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