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New York Times, Monday, March 25, 1991

Author:
Reginald L. Johnson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Reginald L. Johnson has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,112
Across
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Venomous creatures : ASPS
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Domino or Waller : FATS
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Money or Johnny : CASH
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Mild fight or gaiter : SPAT
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Allen or Frome : ETHAN
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Evening, in Paris : SOIR
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Make amends : ATONE
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Sprat's diet : LEAN
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Famous R.L.S. novel : TREASUREISLAND
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Play part : ACT
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Us, to Ovid : NOS
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Fastener or unbranched antler : SPIKE
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Partner of vigor : VIM
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Gallery or golf shot : LOFT
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Dowel or trifle : PIN
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Big beasts, for short : RHINOS
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Gambling game : FARO
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"Yo-ho-ho, ___" : ANDABOTTLEOFRUM
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Armstrong or Diamond : NEIL
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Scottish fabric : TARTAN
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Exclamation or command : GEE
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Tar or condiment : SALT
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___ Vegas, N.M. : LAS
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Decorate : ADORN
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Consume or corrode : EAT
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Ring name : ALI
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Character in 20 Across : LONGJOHNSILVER
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Persian poet : OMAR
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Kingdom : REALM
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Notable periods : ERAS
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Chinese: Comb. form : SINO
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Follow : ENSUE
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Location : SITE
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Crude building : SHED
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Try : TEST
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Burro or fool : ASS
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In 20 Across, it was black : SPOT
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Couple : PAIR
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Vein or strain : STREAK
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Banquet : FEAST
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One of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Norse god : THOR
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Rational : SANE
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Cancels : CALLSOFF
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"Iacta ___ est" : ALEA
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Musial or Laurel : STAN
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Ben Gunn, e.g. : HAND
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Fritz's negative : NEIN
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Sour : ACERB
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The sun : SOL
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Bridge or measure : SPAN
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Loblollies or ocotes : PINES
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Madras is here : INDIA
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Essential to life : VITAL
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Within: Prefix : INTRA
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Sheds feathers : MOLTS
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N.D. city : FARGO
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More accurate : TRUER
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Kind of shot : HOT
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Red or Black : SEA
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Augury : OMEN
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Lively musical passages : ALLEGROS
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___ sides (everywhere) : ONALL
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Strip of rights or rank : DIVEST
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Ripped : TORE
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Pointed carefully : AIMED
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Misplace : LOSE
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Skip : OMIT
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Nursemaid in Norfolk : NANA
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Poulards or pullets : HENS
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Poet or car : NASH
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Swing around : SLUE
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Lake or canal : ERIE
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Word of disgust : RATS
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Defeat at bridge : SET

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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