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New York Times, Friday, April 26, 1991

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,144
Across
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Figs. person : CPA
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Plays tricks : JAPES
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Small branch : TWIG
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Elia : LAMB
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Possess : HAVE
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Dawns, in Italia : ALBE
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He wrote a life of Jesus : RENAN
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Level : EVEN
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Cryptesthetic people : SEERS
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Caterpillar's hair : SETA
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Scow chow : MESS
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Pastry-loving lad : HORNER
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Borough near Pittsburgh : ETNA
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" . . . all do fade as ___": Isa. 64:6 : ALEAF
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Father of Theseus : AEGEUS
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Biblical tower: Gen. 35:21 : EDAR
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Seamstress's concealed interlacement : SLIPSTITCH
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Some trousers : CORDS
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Devon river : EXE
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Actress Gia ___ : SCALA
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Originators : COMMENCERS
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Uninteresting : BLAH
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Napoleon's St. Helena doctor : OMEARA
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Ranch in "Giant" : REATA
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Like a certain Marquand hero : LATE
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Attic : GARRET
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Queens stadium : SHEA
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Single : UNAL
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Test : PROVE
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An "All About Eve" actress : HOLM
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Archon, e.g. : RULER
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Elbe tributary : EGER
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Father, to an Arab : ABOU
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Peloponnesian city : ARGOS
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Camera part : LENS
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Heal : MEND
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Inclined : LEANT
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Hwy. : RTE
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Fail to harmonize : CLASH
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Ancient: Comb. form : PALEO
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Fossil resin : AMBER
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Grate : JAR
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Iowa college town : AMES
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An evergreeen : PINE
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Related in a way : ENATE
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Beethoven products : SONATAS
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Book of short stories by 14 Down : THEMAGICBARREL
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Flutter : WAVE
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Mrs. ___, sister of A.E.S. : IVES
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Roman clan : GENS
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U.S. author born on Apr. 26, 1914 : BERNARDMALAMUD
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Salt for Escoffier : SEL
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Legal thing : RES
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N.J. team : NETS
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Actor McCowen : ALEC
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Novel by 14 Down, with "The" : FIXER
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List abbr. : ETAL
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Bruins' inst. : UCLA
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Iranian leader : SHAH
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"___ ridente," Rossini aria : ECCO
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Gloom's partner : DOOM
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Pollu's weapon : ARME
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Balzac's "Le ___ Goriot" : PERE
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Body fluids : SERA
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Work by 14 Down, with "The": 1952 : NATURAL
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Droop : SAG
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Spigot : TAP
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Habituate : ENURE
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Sir ___ de Coverley : ROGER
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Happening : EVENT
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Concise : TERSE
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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Fla. sound : HOBE
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A father-in-law of Esau : ELON
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Anabaena : ALGA
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Mexican city : LEON
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Q-U connection : RST

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

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