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New York Times, Tuesday, April 16, 1991

Author:
Nancy W. Atkinson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 55, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Nancy W. Atkinson has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,134
Across
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Frequently, in verse : OFT
4
Bath, for one : SPA
7
Secures : BOLTS
12
Russ Columbo was one : CROONER
14
Write-ups : REPORTS
16
Scene of a riot in Chicago: 1886 : HAYMARKETSQUARE
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"Alibi ___," 1935 film : IKE
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Villainous once-over : LEER
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Chess pieces : MEN
21
Tack : BASTE
24
A broad finish : CAST
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Whizzed along : SPED
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Crumb : ORT
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African grazer : GNU
29
Defeats decisively : WHOPS
30
Where bovines browse : LEA
31
Networks for Artie? : RETIA
34
Director Roach : HAL
35
An indication : ASTRAWINTHEWIND
40
Soft endings : IES
41
Water wheel : NORIA
42
Eur. country : NOR
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Onagers : ASSES
45
Real conclusion : IST
46
Super add-on : EGO
47
Particulars: Abbr. : DETS
48
Large whale : ORCA
51
Barber's item : STROP
53
Witch bird : ANI
54
Lion's den : LAIR
55
Mo Udall's brother : STU
56
Christie mystery, with "A" : POCKETFULLOFRYE
62
Apprentice : TRAINEE
63
Mame et al. : AUNTIES
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Busy place in June : ALTAR
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Catch the idea : SEE
66
Lacuna : GAP
Down
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Alas, in Ayr : OCH
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___ Angelico : FRA
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Whirligig : TOY
4
Forget-me-not : SNAKEGRASS
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Fille's father : PERE
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"Lost" artifact in a 1981 film : ARK
7
Harass : BESET
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N-S links : OPQR
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Gossett of films : LOU
10
Tumbler, at times : TRAMPOLINER
11
Star of "Sophie's Choice" : STREEP
13
Skip over : OMIT
14
Road systs. : RTES
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___ packing (fires) : SENDS
17
High note : ELA
21
Cattle catcher : BOLA
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A son of Hera : ARES
23
Based on data : STATISTICAL
24
Break up a dancing pair : CUTIN
25
Captain Brassbound's creator : SHAW
28
Avant-garde : NEW
29
English physicist-inventor: 1802-75 : WHEATSTONE
32
Italian's diminutive suffix : INO
33
Mall areas : ATRIA
36
Roger ___, English actor : REES
37
Towel word : HIS
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Thumbs down : NOGO
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Kind of kick : DROP
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Conform : ADAPT
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A Madrileña's title : SENORA
48
"High Noon," e.g. : OATER
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Bountiful : RIFE
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Vineyard: Fr. : CRU
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Topknot : TUFT
54
Actress Olin : LENA
55
Pivot : SLUE
57
Set of parts : KIT
58
Scale notes : LAS
59
Trump up : RIG
60
Ja or da : YEA
61
Psychic inits. : ESP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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