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CROSS-EXAMINATION

New York Times, Sunday, April 7, 1991

Author:
Valerie Meunier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 164, Blocks: 96, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 689 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 141, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,125
Across
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Drab; not stylish : DOWDY
6
Mirador : ORIEL
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Fa-la connector : SOL
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"From the Terrace" author : OHARA
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Suffered : ACHED
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Kowalski portrayer: 1947 : BRANDO
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Small case : ETUI
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Hemidemisemiquavers : NOTES
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Kalmar-Ruby question : WHOSSORRYNOW
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What "is" is : VERB
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Pinch : TWEAK
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Kind of guard : NOSE
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Banquet platform : DAIS
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A Capulet's question : WHATSINANAME
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Eyes and ears : ORGANS
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Straggle : TRAIL
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Testified : DEPOSED
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Dreamer : FANTAST
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Question from Bugs : WHATSUPDOC
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Tied the knot : WED
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Construe : INFER
44
Fry in butter : SAUTE
45
Part of a shandy : ALE
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Russian C.I.A. : KGB
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Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
49
Less populated : SPARSER
51
Agrippa's apparel : TOGA
53
Part of M-G-M's motto : ARTIS
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Capek play : RUR
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Beatles movie: 1965 : HELP
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Ed Koch's former question : HOWAMIDOING
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Wimbledon winner: 1987 : CASH
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Papa Bear of football : HALAS
65
Cavatina : AIR
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Arenaceous plant : SANDWORT
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Singer John : ELTON
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"Raving, ___, money-mad": B. R. Newton : ROTTING
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Laves lightly : RINSES
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Wilde was one : WIT
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Knock-knock question : WHOSTHERE
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Business abbr. : INC
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River in the Carolinas : PEEDEE
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Bony : OSSEOUS
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Campus costumes : GOWNS
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High praise : ACCOLADE
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Shakespearean tinker : SLY
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Meistersinger Hans : SACHS
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Hone : WHET
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Veronese question : WHOISSILVIA
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Surfeit : CLOY
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Past : AGO
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___ prosequi : NOLLE
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Gouda's competitor : EDAM
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Kind of plate : FASHION
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Deneb or Mizar : STAR
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"Sail ___ Union . . . ": Longfellow : ONO
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"Israfel" poet's monogram : EAP
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Wasted time : IDLED
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Chanson de ___ : GESTE
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Eliz. II, for one : SOV
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Part of a Gallic question : PARLEZVOUS
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Glistened : GLEAMED
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Six bells on the midwatch : THREEAM
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Sarah ___, Met soprano : REESE
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In shipshape fashion : TRIMLY
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Jack Yellen's question : AINTSHESWEET
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Juncture : SEAM
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Spline : SLAT
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Jacob's first wife and namesakes : LEAHS
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Close by : NEAR
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Half-baked question? : WHATSCOOKING
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A first name in fragrance : ESTEE
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June heroes : DADS
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Rock having roelike grains : OOLITE
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Official language of India : HINDI
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Dutch genre painter : STEEN
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Like a bugbear : SCARY
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"___ by land . . . " : ONEIF
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Cockcrow : DAWN
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Eight, in Oaxaca : OCHO
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Routine question : WHOSONFIRST
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Left in the lurch : DESERTED
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A mi. = 1,760 ___ : YDS
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Fragrant root : ORRIS
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Beams : RAYS
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Tavern : INN
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Tokyo, once : EDO
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Depressed state : LOWWATER
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Printer's directive : STET
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Yours and mine : OURS
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Drive of a kind : LIBIDO
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Ready for use : ONTAP
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Question for Bossy : HOWNOWBROWNCOW
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Relaxed : ATEASE
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Used an auger : REAMED
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Questioned : ASKED
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Wild goose : BRANT
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Appraiser : EVALUATOR
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Harem rooms : ODAS
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___ nibs : HIS
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It has seven vertebrae : NECK
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Needlefish : GAR
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So : THUS
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Have status : RATE
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Savage : FIERCE
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Yearbook : ANNUAL
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Road to conflict : WARPATH
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Furrow maker : PLOW
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"Absinthe" painter : DEGAS
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Unhealthy looking : SALLOW
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Carefree rover's activity : GADDING
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Hush! : SHH
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Anjou or Cornice : PEAR
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Physicians' org. : AMA
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Juan's uncles : TIOS
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Anent : INRE
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Some NCO's : SGTS
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Meteorological areas : HIGHS
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Letters at Calvary : INRI
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Mrs. B.'s question : HOWDOILOVETHEE
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O. Henry prod. : STO
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Itchy : ANTSY
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Name in TV ratings : NIELSEN
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Capri, to Capriotes : ISOLA
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Hyson and gunpowder : TEAS
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Endings for draft and employ : EES
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City pests : ROACHES
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Classical geometer : EUCLID
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Impignorate : PAWN
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A nymph pursued by Pan : ECHO
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Environmental subj. : ECOL
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Scat! : SHOO
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Question for Bennett Cerf : WHATSMYLINE
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Void : NEGATE
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Squirreled away : STORED
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It has 21 dots : DIE
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Senior : ELDER
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They wear fatuous smiles : SIMPERERS
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Prefix for thesis : SYN
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River in South Africa : VAAL
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Ten : FIVETWOS
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Foofaraws : ADOS
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Pivot : SLUE
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Mukluk material : SEALSKIN
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Colorful marine fish : OPAH
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Columbia, in a song : GEM
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Most bashful : SHIEST
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Embellished : ORNATE
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Corrects : AMENDS
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Zorro's mark : ZEE
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Mealtime prayer : GRACE
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Exec's car : LIMO
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Judicial writ : TALES
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City in the Ruhr valley : ESSEN
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Snappish : TESTY
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Rifle part : SEAR
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Ravine that is often dry : WADI
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Cookery direction : STIR
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"The Breeze ___," 1940 song : ANDI
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Letters for day six : TGIF
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Ad ___ committee : HOC
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C.S.A. state : ALA
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Cry of amused surprise : OHO

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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