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Peter Swift
Peter Swift

New York Times, Monday, April 8, 1991

29-Down : Chewing-gum ingredient

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,126
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Palm tree used for basketry : NIPA
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Threadbare clothing : RAGS
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"___ in the Night," 1941 song : BLUES
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Old Testament book : AMOS
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Theater-door sign : EXIT
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A musical Starr : RINGO
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Evergreens : YEWS
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Shallot's cousin : ONION
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Shows base-running skill : STEALSSECOND
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Bar crossers : RYES
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Krazy ___ of comics : KAT
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Floor covering : MAT
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Leipzig lamentation : ACH
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Soft breeze : AURA
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Blue-pencil : REVISE
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Upsilon chaser : PHI
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Cheat in a test : CRIB
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Pismires : ANTS
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Starred on the mound : PITCHEDASHUTOUT
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Eight, to Cato : OCTO
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Palpate : FEEL
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Road-map abbr. : RTE
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Yukon vehicle : SLEDGE
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Theme or topic : TEXT
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Shepherded : LED
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Always, to a bard : EER
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Horace's " ___ Poetica" : ARS
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Viola's prize: 1988 : CYYOUNGAWARD
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Army chaplain : PADRE
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Loosen : UNDO
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Sikorsky : IGOR
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Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
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Saxophonist Getz : STAN
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Girl in a Kenny Rogers hit : RUBY
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Flanders fields flower : POPPY
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Astronauts' "All's-well" calls : AOKS
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Sediment : LEES
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Legislators' denials : NAYS
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" ___ a man who wasn't there" : IMET
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Canseco is one : POWERHITTER
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Evaluate : ASSAY
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Give confidence to : REASSURE
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W.W. II alliance : AXIS
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Author André : GIDE
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Pile : STACK
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Novelist Emily : BRONTE
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Soprano Jenny : LIND
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Form or corn preceder : UNI
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Alter ___ : EGO
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Scion : SON
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Lixiviate : LEACH
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Scull : OAR
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Pawtucket's team plays in one : MINORLEAGUE
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Shrewd : ASTUTE
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Tried out : TESTED
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Place side by side : APPOSE
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Chewing-gum ingredient : CHICLE
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Get ___ of (oust) : RID
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Toward the stern : ABAFT
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Cistern : VAT
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Food fish : COD
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Notice : SEE
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Six-sided figures : HEXAGONS
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Extreme : ULTRA
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Merriment: Var. : GAYETY
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Suffix with cook or rook : ERY
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The March King : SOUSA
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Spin : TWIRL
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Horseman's whip : CROP
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Golden-rule word : UNTO
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A neighbor of Minn. : NDAK
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Kimono : ROBE
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Prohibitionists : DRYS
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Orange seed : PIP
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Pother : ADO
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Brief swim : DIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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