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New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 1991

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,108
Across
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Stamp of approval? : PAID
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"Playing fields" site : ETON
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Kind : BREED
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Prado offering : ARTE
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Carefree gait : LOPE
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Defeat : OUTDO
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Use McCormick's machine : REAP
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Arise : STEM
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___ den Linden, Berlin : UNTER
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Start of a quip : CALORIECOUNTERS
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Appear : SEEM
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Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
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Herb used in cooking : BASIL
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What bugbears do : SCARE
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Hall of Fame botanist ___ Gray : ASA
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Robert Giroux, e.g. : EDITOR
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Regret : RUE
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Quip continued : SOMETIMESAPPEAR
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Stepped : TROD
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Nesselrode or mud follower : PIE
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Shelter : LEANTO
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Coin of Malaysia : SEN
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Biblical hymn : PSALM
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Groom : PREEN
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Sweet item : PEA
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Entrance for Clementine's dad : ADIT
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Quip concluded : AWFULWEAKINMATH
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"___ We Dance?" : SHALL
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Not fer : AGIN
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Singer Brickell : EDIE
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Championship : TITLE
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A small amount : SONG
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Au naturel : NUDE
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"Time is ___ of trouble": E. Dickinson : ATEST
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Like floating island : EGGY
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___ off (irate) : TEED
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Buttes-Chaumont or Monceau : PARC
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District : AREA
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Type type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Banked : DEPOSITED
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Celebrated cow : ELSIE
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Carved emblems : TOTEMS
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Oily acronym : OPEC
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Verne skipper : NEMO
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Pep : BOUNCE
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Total : RUNTO
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Wagon trailer : ETTE
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Fulda tributary : EDER
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June bugs : DORS
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Apportion again : RELOT
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Artificial : UNREAL
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Wins : BESTS
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Worship : ADORE
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"Lost in Yonkers" playwright : SIMON
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Trout container : CREEL
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From, in Friedberg : AUS
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Roofing : SLATE
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Home-run king : AARON
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Carpenter's cutter : RIPSAW
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"The ___," Wilder film : APARTMENT
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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___ the Short, Frankish king : PEPIN
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BB : PELLET
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Origination : MAKING
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Attracts : PULLS
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Squalid : DINGY
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Film terrier : ASTA
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Iota : WHIT
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Kismet : FATE
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Riley's life : EASE
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Tingly : AGOG
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Together, to Mehta : ADUE
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A nonwaiter : TIDE
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Pay attention : HEED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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