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RARAE AVES

New York Times, Sunday, April 21, 1991

Author:
Jeanette K. Brill
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 572 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 12, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Jeanette K. Brill has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,139
Across
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Short haircuts : BOBS
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Perfume ingredient : ESTER
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Indian chief : RAJAH
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Asian unit of weight : TAEL
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In ___ (going nowhere) : ARUT
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Ezra or lrving : STONE
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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University or playwright : RICE
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He composed "Love Letters in the Sand" : JFREDCOOTS
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"Best actor" Oscar winner: 1976 : PETERFINCH
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Nevertheless : AFTERALL
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Les femmes : ELLES
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Rota : ROSTER
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Easy gait : LOPE
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Melancholy, to Milton : DREAR
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Gossip : DIRT
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Greek goddess of wisdom : ATHENE
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"___ Keys to Baldpate" : SEVEN
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Joshed : BANTERED
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Greek letter : RHO
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British lexicographer-author: 1894-1979 : ERICPARTRIDGE
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Ravens' strident cries : CAWS
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One of Pooh's friends : ROO
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Stretches the budget : EKES
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Gator's relative : CROC
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Smell ___ (suspect) : ARAT
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U.S. poet who wrote "The Bridge" : HARTCRANE
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Morley's "Kitty ___" : FOYLE
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Bishop, e.g. : PRELATE
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Had expectations : HOPED
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Rhythmical beat : PULSE
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Male duck : DRAKE
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College in Lewiston, Me. : BATES
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A man of morals : AESOP
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Gleam : SHINE
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Abbot's right-hand man : PRIOR
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Deighton's "___ in Berlin" : FUNERAL
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It's used on a cue tip : CHALK
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Boston Celtics star : LARRYBIRD
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Goddess of discord : ERIS
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Elias or Gordie : HOWE
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Despina, in "Cosi fan tutte" : MAID
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___ rule (generally) : ASA
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Attract : DRAW
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Quest of Indiana Jones : ARK
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He painted "Old Battersea Bridge" : JAMESWHISTLER
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Actress Munson : ONA
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Brought back into use : RESTORED
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Parts of a horse's collar : HAMES
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Room for action : LEEWAY
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Author of "Battle Cry" : URIS
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Shankar's instrument : SITAR
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Excel on the track : OUTRUN
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"___ Laughing," 1967 film : ENTER
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Lengthen : ELONGATE
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Celebrity-roast host : DEANMARTIN
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Orioles' manager in 1970 Series win : EARLWEAVER
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Actress Sommer : ELKE
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He wrote "Hard Cash" : READE
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Crows, e.g. : TRIBE
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Rock's partner : ROLL
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Device on a loom : REED
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Kirstie from Wichita : ALLEY
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Velocity : SPEED
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Ko-Ko's dagger : SNEE
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___ California, peninsula in Mexico : BAJA
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German composer: 1895-1982 : ORFF
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Loni's husband : BURT
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Addison's writing partner : STEELE
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Gone con? : ESCAPER
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Neckpiece : STOLE
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Pawn : TOOL
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Modesty, in Madrid : RESERVA
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Change the flower bed : REPLANT
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Native ruler in Africa : AMEER
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Tittles : JOTS
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Ingested : ATE
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If red, these may mislead : HERRINGS
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"Valse ___" : TRISTE
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"___ She Sweet?": 1927 song : AINT
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Behold, to Brutus : ECCE
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Oven used to anneal glass : LEHR
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Bombinate : DRONE
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One's strong point : FORTE
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Lewd look : LEER
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Magazine for military stores : DEPOT
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Miami's county : DADE
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Chest for valuables : ARCA
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Twyla, the choreographer : THARP
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Director of "The Big Sleep" : HOWARDHAWKS
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Censure : SCORE
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Used a tandem : BIKED
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N.B.A. player with the Sacramento Kings : RORYSPARROW
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What an élève attends : ECOLE
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Cyprinoid fish : DACE
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Steamed up : IRATE
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Coty or Cassin : RENES
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Barren : STERILE
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Pan of N.A.A.C.P. : COLORED
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Cod's kin : HAKE
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Bergère, e.g. : CHAIR
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Revolving part on a machine : ROTOR
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Imitation : APERY
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Blend : FUSE
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Not curly, as hair : LANK
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Hang fire : PEND
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Finishing nails : BRADS
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Of hearing : AURAL
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Snipe's habitat : SHORE
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Performed diligently : PLIED
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Signs used in printing : FISTS
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Climbing plant : LIANA
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Carbonize : CHAR
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More despicable : BASER
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Controlling influence : SWAY
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Type of spaghetti sauce : MARINARA
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Cyclones play here : AMES
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Large drinking bowl : JORUM
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Singer Houston : WHITNEY
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H. Broun's "Pieces of ___" : HATE
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Turkish inns : IMARETS
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Jostled : ELBOWED
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Marie Antoinette, for one : REINE
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Changed, as leaves : TURNED
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Awards for mystery writers : EDGARS
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Insinuating : SNIDE
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"___ Seeing You" : ILLBE
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River in central Europe : ODER
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Ubangi feeder : UELE
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The gate : TAKE
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Butcher shop: Fr. : ETAL
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Coloratura Mills : ERIE
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Sight from Warwick Castle : AVON
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Psychic affinity : TELE
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Film director Kenton : ERLE
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Electrical unit : REL
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A founder of Dadaism : ARP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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