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New York Times, Monday, April 1, 1991

Author:
William S. McIlrath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William S. McIlrath has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

Four theme answers must be read backwards. April Fools!

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M
2
U
3
M
4
S
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T
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U
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L
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S
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A
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N
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E
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T
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S
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A
S
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A
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O
N
I
C
E
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W
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R
E
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R
E
I
D
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P
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L
A
F
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O
R
A
N
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S
D
R
A
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W
K
C
A
B
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A
D
O
P
T
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T
I
N
Y
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S
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E
R
E
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F
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R
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I
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L
O
C
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H
31
B
E
H
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A
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V
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E
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R
E
S
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E
T
T
L
E
37
B
A
T
M
A
N
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A
C
E
S
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E
R
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R
41
P
I
N
T
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P
A
R
A
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D
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E
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D
E
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N
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O
U
N
C
E
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S
P
E
C
I
E
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S
L
A
B
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O
E
R
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R
E
N
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A
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A
S
O
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F
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P
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L
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A
I
D
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D
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E
T
C
E
L
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F
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E
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R
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R
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V
A
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A
L
L
I
E
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A
L
S
O
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E
D
I
T
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F
E
L
O
N
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R
O
T
A
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P
O
D
S
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T
R
E
N
T
71
E
W
E
R
© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,119
Across
1
The word? : MUMS
5
City on the Arkansas : TULSA
10
Snoods : NETS
14
On a cruise : ASEA
15
In reserve : ONICE
16
As it ___ (so to speak) : WERE
17
Diplomat Whitelaw ___ : REID
18
Middle Eastern dish : PILAF
19
Algerian port : ORAN
20
How to look for nostalgia? : BACKWARDS
22
Vote to accept : ADOPT
23
Atomic : TINY
24
Withered : SERE
26
Apr. 5, 1991 : FRI
29
Lomond, e.g. : LOCH
31
Comport : BEHAVE
35
Square accounts again : RESETTLE
37
A hit movie of 1989 : BATMAN
38
Pitchers like Clemens : ACES
39
Misplay : ERR
41
Pub measure : PINT
42
Berlin's "Easter ___" : PARADE
45
Execrate : DENOUNCE
48
Coin : SPECIE
49
A piece of the rock : SLAB
50
Atop, poetically : OER
51
Actress Sofer : RENA
53
___ now (to date) : ASOF
55
Crossbarred pattern : PLAID
58
Like some images? : REFLECTED
63
___ Ridge, 1972 Derby winner : RIVA
64
Kate's TV friend : ALLIE
65
Additionally : ALSO
66
Correct : EDIT
67
Arsonist, e.g. : FELON
68
List : ROTA
69
Shells : PODS
70
___ Canal, Ontario : TRENT
71
Jug : EWER
Down
1
An offspring of Juno : MARS
2
No longer new : USED
3
She wrote "My Life": 1975 : MEIR
4
Co-Nobelist: 1978 : SADAT
5
Crest of feathers : TOPKNOT
6
Big wheel in the circus world : UNICYCLE
7
Actress Kedrova : LILA
8
Plant diseases : SCABS
9
Black Jack's com. : AEF
10
With 36 Down, Kaufman book : UPTHEDOWN
11
Eliel's kin : EERO
12
Eelpot, e.g. : TRAP
13
Dispatched : SENT
21
Succumb : WILT
22
Square measure : AREA
25
Recede : EBB
26
Binds tightly, on a ship : FRAPS
27
Summation : RECAP
28
French department : ISERE
30
Packs of camels : HERDS
32
Kind of acid : AMINO
33
Writer Packard : VANCE
34
Register : ENTER
36
See 10 Down : STAIRCASE
40
Affinity : RELATION
43
Was left on base : DIED
44
Twilight, to Tennyson : EEN
46
Being born : NASCENT
47
Piffero, for one : OBOE
52
Ethical Culturist : ADLER
54
Skirt style : FLARE
55
Attend Andover : PREP
56
Beach resort : LIDO
57
Grasping : AVID
59
Chic French magazine : ELLE
60
Scapa trailer : FLOW
61
Ferrara family : ESTE
62
Bellow : ROAR
64
Toward the stern : AFT

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

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