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New York Times, Thursday, April 18, 1991

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,136

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Across
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Short distance : STEP
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Musical symbols : RESTS
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Visit between whalers at sea : GAM
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Small combo : TRIO
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Lake Indians : ERIES
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Emanation : AURA
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Start of a hungry man's quip : OURLOCALDRIVEIN
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Teeny-weeny : WEE
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It can be floppy : DISK
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Pries : NOSES
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Wave sound : ROTE
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He painted "Interior With Eggplants" : MATISSE
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Modest : DEMURE
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Mount near Nazareth : TABOR
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A "terrible" czar : IVAN
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Basque beanie : BERET
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Wapiti : ELK
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More of the quip : RESTAURANTOFTEN
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Explosive letters : TNT
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Film segment : FRAME
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Ascended : ROSE
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Solo males : STAGS
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Strip blubber : FLENSE
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Gentle colors : PASTELS
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Prepare the Devon cream : CLOT
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Like an enthusiastic crowd : AROAR
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State of mind : MOOD
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Secreted : HID
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End of the quip : CURBSMYAPPETITE
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Wanes : EBBS
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Gnats and rats : PESTS
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Helm position : ALEE
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"___ Kapital" : DAS
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Fresh : SASSY
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Cavort : ROMP
Down
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Pack away : STOW
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Veritable : TRUE
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Irish republic : EIRE
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D.C. denizen : POL
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Say by heart : RECITE
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Clean the slate : ERASE
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Parachute : SILK
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A Kennedy : TED
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Ukr., e.g. : SSR
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Conjecture : GUESS
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Ram on high : ARIES
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Minister's residence : MANSE
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To have, in Le Havre : AVOIR
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Repute : ODOR
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Entirely : INTOTO
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Litter's littlest : RUNT
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Seine feeder : MARNE
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Drive the getaway car : ABET
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Gossip : DIRT
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Neck-and-neck : EVEN
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Sail suspender : MAST
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Sides : TEAMS
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Toots one's own horn : BRAGS
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On its playing fields, "Waterloo was won" : ETON
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Minus : LESS
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Place for a cap : KNEE
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Dessert, in Devon : AFTERS
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Eurasia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Stew : FRET
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Wild guesses : STABS
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A sibling of Cottontail : FLOPSY
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Sourdough's strike : LODE
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Emulated some expectant fathers : PACED
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West Indian island : ARUBA
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European trees or apples : SORBS
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Egyptian Christians : COPTS
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Large lump : MASS
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Hawaiian seaport : HILO
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List segment : ITEM
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Like the Mariana Trench : DEEP
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AWOL's nemeses : MPS
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Verily : YEA
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A danger for smokers : TAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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