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New York Times, Tuesday, March 19, 1991

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,106

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Across
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Sentry's word : HALT
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Bucks, e.g. : HES
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Japanese beverage : SAKE
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Graceful tree : ITEA
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Kind of energy : SOLAR
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Actions taken by hot-dogs : GRANDSTANDPLAYS
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Pivot : HINGE
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Muslim deity : ALLAH
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Concorde, e.g. : SST
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Lexicographer's abbr. : OBS
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Pry : LEVER
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Onager : ASS
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Calif.'s Big ___ : SUR
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Type of shaving-cream container : AEROSOL
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Clock sound : TICK
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Lascivious look : LEER
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With great coldness : ICILY
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Shirley Temple film: 1934 : STANDUPANDCHEER
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Famed Swiss mathematician : EULER
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Teacher of Heifetz : AUER
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Bacchanal's cry : EVOE
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Looms or seems : APPEARS
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Soc. entrant : DEB
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Sinuous letter : ESS
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Flash flood : SPATE
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Was successful : WON
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Viper : ASP
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"South Pacific" role : EMILE
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Projecting foundation piece : SOCLE
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Whence rahs emanate : CHEERINGSECTION
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Funds : MONEY
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Yawn : GAPE
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"L'___ c'est moi" : ETAT
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Pitcher : EWER
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Deli bread : RYE
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British sand hill : DENE
Down
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"___ Tor," Anderson play : HIGH
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Longfellow town : ATRI
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Like Cassius : LEAN
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"Last ___ in Paris," Brando film : TANGO
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Owns : HAS
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Kett of comics : ETTA
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Booth : STALL
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The sun, to Seneca : SOL
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"Woe is me!" : ALAS
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Actress Francis et al. : KAYS
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Ignorant : UNLEARNED
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Globular : SPHERIC
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Five-time also-ran : DEBS
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Baseball's Winfield : DAVE
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"Star Trek" navigator : SULU
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Rock, in Rouen : ROCHE
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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No-hands exercise : SITUP
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Hair carrier : SCALP
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Gluing again : REPASTING
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Strainer : SIEVE
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Butter substitutes : OLEOS
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Instruments for Erato and Hermes : LYRES
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Joints for genuflecting : KNEES
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___ de Cologne : EAU
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Loose clothing : DRAPERY
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Actor John: 1853-1927 : DREW
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Branches : RAMI
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Winter pear : BOSC
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"Pomp and Circumstance" composer : ELGAR
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Eminent : NOTED
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Peak : ACME
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Display : SHOW
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Painter Guy ___ du Bois : PENE
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Descry : ESPY
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Quote : CITE
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Bank offering : LOAN
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Being, in Granada : ENTE
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Shoe width : EEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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