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New York Times, Thursday, April 4, 1991

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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. 15,122
Across
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Little drink : SIP
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Actor in "The Ghost Goes West" : DONAT
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Sea east of the Caspian : ARAL
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To ___ it may concern : WHOM
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Rousseau work : EMILE
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Capitol feature : DOME
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Ship on which Heracles sailed : ARGO
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Certain lilies : SEGOS
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He loves, to Cato : AMAT
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Broadway spectacle : NEONLIGHTS
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Asian apparition : YETI
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Gold measure : KARAT
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___ shrdlu (printer's error) : ETAOIN
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Lily-of-the-valley feature : RACEME
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Arab demon : AFRIT
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Rumpole's "She who must be ___" : OBEYED
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Dissertation : TRACTATE
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Belgrade native : SERB
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Yesterday, in Le Havre : HIER
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On the plump side : STOUTISH
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Chafing-dish fuel : STERNO
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A votre ___ (French toast) : SANTE
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Embrace : CARESS
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Magic substance : POTION
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City near Gainesville : OCALA
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The Colosseum, e.g. : RUIN
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Highland region of the U.S. : APPALACHIA
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Suffix with Jean or Bernard : ETTE
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Actor Christopher : REEVE
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Apiece : EACH
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Sets : GELS
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Singer Bobby: 1936-73 : DARIN
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Counterfeit : SHAM
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Galena and bauxite : ORES
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Vapid : STALE
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Welsh-rabbit brew : ALE
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One of Zeus's disguises : SWAN
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Hers, in Innsbruck : IHRE
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Kelly's possum : POGO
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Wanted : DESIRED
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Symbol of finality : OMEGA
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Marx Brothers film, with "A" : NIGHTATTHEOPERA
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Mosaic piece : TESSERA
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Marx Brothers film : ADAYATTHERACES
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Man's slipper : ROMEO
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Violinmaker : AMATI
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Admit : LETIN
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Marx Brothers film : MONKEYBUSINESS
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Unconvincing : LAME
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Spasm : TIC
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Betsy or Diana : ROSS
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Help a thief : ABET
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Food fish : CERO
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Angelico or Diavolo : FRA
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Keighley river : AIRE
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Hamiltons : TENS
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Subject of a Plato symposium : EROS
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Superlative ending : EST
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___ House, O'Neill's Calif. home : TAO
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Viscera : INNARDS
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Kind of triangle : SCALENE
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Rosario ___, town in Argentina : TALA
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Please, in Padua : PREGO
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Word with Mongolia or Hebrides : OUTER
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Epithet : TITLE
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Carp : CAVIL
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Irish fuel : PEAT
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Sunken fence : HAHA
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Suffix with myth or poet : ICAL
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Words of woe : AHME

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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