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New York Times, Monday, March 18, 1991

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,105
Across
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Home of the Mets : SHEA
5
Ill-mannered ones : CADS
9
Biblical miracle site : CANA
13
Bitter : ACERB
14
Inner: Comb. form : ENDO
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Wading bird : IBIS
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She wrote "Emma" : JANEAUSTEN
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Swallow fast : GULP
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Spring mo. : APR
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Drivel : BLAH
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Certain marbles : AGATES
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Mantas : RAYS
25
Race horse at Yonkers : TROTTER
27
Jabber : JAW
29
Playwright Simon : NEIL
30
Spree : JAG
33
Capital of Guam : AGANA
35
Actor O'Neal : RYAN
36
Superb : AONE
37
He wrote "The Razor's Edge" : SOMERSETMAUGHAM
40
Gardener, often : HOER
41
Franklin and Maxwell : CARS
42
Hues : TINTS
43
U.S.N. officer : ENS
44
Roman statesman : CATO
45
Mass. state tree : ELM
46
Horrifies : APPALLS
49
One, in Bonn : EINS
52
Dresser : BUREAU
55
Fish bait : LURE
57
"Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
58
Burden of proof : ONUS
59
He wrote "War and Peace" : LEOTOLSTOY
62
Toper : WINO
63
Mt. Blanc, par exemple : ALPE
64
Jots : ATOMS
65
On which a riser rises : STEP
66
Gypsy gentlemen : RYES
67
He portrayed Zola : MUNI
Down
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___ Flow, British naval base : SCAPA
2
He wrote "Washington Square" : HENRYJAMES
3
Poetic conjunction : ERE
4
Rhyme scheme : ABAB
5
Composer Franck : CESAR
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He wrote "Barchester Towers" : ANTHONYTROLLOPE
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E.T.O.'s C.I.C. : DDE
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Musical composition : SONATINA
9
Cheroot, e.g. : CIGAR
10
Border on : ABUT
11
Shade of green : NILE
12
Vipers : ASPS
13
Discordant : AJAR
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Maximum: Abbr. : ULT
22
Congeal : GEL
24
More rational : SANER
26
Cooperative groups : TEAMS
28
Conflict : WAR
30
He wrote "Paradise Lost" : JOHNMILTON
31
Med.-school subject : ANAT
32
Cat's-eyes, e.g. : GEMS
33
Tennis great : ASHE
34
Thug : GOON
35
Gaucho's rope : REATA
36
Nimble : AGILE
38
Monk's garment : SCAPULAR
39
Western Indian : UTE
44
Preparer of accts. to I.R.S. : CPA
46
Fabulous fabulist : AESOP
47
Pear-shaped instruments : LUTES
48
Box-office sign : SRO
50
Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
51
"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
52
Curves : BOWS
53
Entity : UNIT
54
Mystical mark : RUNE
56
Old Asian kingdom : ELAM
60
Bridge man Culbertson : ELY
61
Actor Erwin : STU

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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