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New York Times, Tuesday, April 2, 1991

Author:
C. McInerney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
C. McInerney has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,120

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Across
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Start of a kindergarten chant : ABCD
5
Told a whopper : LIED
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Poached-egg pad : HASH
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Section of London : SOHO
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"Don't throw bouquets ___" : ATME
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Receiver : DONEE
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"It ___ ancient Mariner" : ISAN
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Mercator's forte : MAPS
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___ and wiser : OLDER
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Grope gamely? : SCRABBLE
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Loony : WEIRDO
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Sweetsop : ATIS
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NBC's parent, formerly : RCA
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Word companion : DEED
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Secret messages : CODES
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Game for a hermit? : SOLITAIRE
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Rainbow display : HUES
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She preceded Abby and Ann : DOROTHY
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"___ Superman!" : ITS
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Fräulein's one : EIN
34
___-neck sweater : VEE
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Beaver's blockade : DAM
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Got away : ESCAPED
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Used horsepower? : RODE
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Trois x sept : VINGTETUN
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Type of butter : LEMON
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Polynesian rover : OMOO
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Knock : RAP
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Cousin of "Oui, oui" : SISI
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Victor's share : SPOILS
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Job advantage? : PATIENCE
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Gypsum-glue mixture : GESSO
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Big butte : MESA
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Origin : ROOT
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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School founded by Henry VI : ETON
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Close place for cards : VEST
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Mtg. : SESS
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Vipers : ASPS
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"¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Caution tag : ASIS
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Anjou kin : BOSC
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Blatant pretenses : CHARADES
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Gives : DONATES
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Fleeced ones : LAMBS
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Sloped ptg. : ITAL
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O'Neill's Jones : EMPEROR
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Manon's ___ Grieux : DES
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Cukor film: 1938 : HOLIDAY
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___ Gromyko : ANDREI
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Cloud converter : SEEDER
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"And ___ upon a cherub . . . ": Psalm 18:10 : HERODE
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Common John : DOE
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Diva's delight : BIS
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Stuck around : WAITED
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Like Satan's hoofs : CLOVEN
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Ill. city : CHI
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Not at home : OUT
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Concert piece : SONATA
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___ Game: Harvard vs. Yale : THE
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Crapshooters : DICERS
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"C'___ la vie!" : EST
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Some masks : DOMINOES
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Fuss : ADO
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Boys, eventually : MEN
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Conceits : EGOISMS
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Geppetto's works : PUPPETS
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Set aside : RESERVE
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Range in NE France : VOSGES
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Hinder : IMPEDE
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Loops on ropes : NOOSES
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Double XXVI : LII
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Laurel and Musial : STANS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Really wet : ASOP
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Outlay : COST
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Sundance Kid's girlfriend : ETTA
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___ culpa : MEA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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