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New York Times, Saturday, May 11, 1991

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,159
Across
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Part of a process : STEP
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It plays a supporting role : BEAM
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Not feeling put out? : SAFE
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Retiree Mandlikova of the courts : HANA
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Kentucky bar? : INGOT
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Swerve : VEER
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Nerve-cell part : AXON
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Lot's aunt : SARAH
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Flubs it : ERRS
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Garbo didn't say it, exactly : IWANTTOBEALONE
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Flag : TIRE
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D.D.E.'s predecessor : HST
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Resulted in : CAMETO
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Starts the oven early : PREHEATS
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" . . . is as good as ___" : AMILE
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European waterway : SAAR
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Drenched : WET
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You didn't exactly hear it from Weissmuller : METARZANYOUJANE
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French article : UNE
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Chinese principles : YINS
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Treasury : PURSE
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Fall behind : STRAGGLE
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"Sophie's Choice" star : STREEP
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Angel's favorite letters : SRO
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Je ne sais ___ : QUOI
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Bogie never said it : PLAYITAGAINSAM
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Actor Holliman : EARL
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Gives off : EMITS
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Journey with a star? : TREK
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Name of diamond fame : ALOU
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Marner : SILAS
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"___ long way to . . . " : ITSA
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Den, e.g. : ROOM
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Bell the cat : DARE
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Tinge : CAST
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Rock's ___ Na Na : SHA
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Spot for hack work : TAXI
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It used to be sufficient : ENOW
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Slender cigar : PANATELA
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Cafe : BISTRO
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Related to Mom : ENATE
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Combiner for soil : AGRO
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Section of Jordan : MOAB
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Attractively slim : SVELTE
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Dynamic beginning : AERO
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Polypody : FERN
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Celtic : ERSE
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R. Harris film: 1972 : THEHERO
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Gunpowder ingredient : NITER
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Refuse : ASH
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Pug-nosed: Fr. : CAMUS
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Catkin : AMENT
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Tall cap : MITER
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Satin finish : PANNE
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Bather's catch : RAYS
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Jittery : TENSE
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Infuse : STEEP
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Take the caique : SAIL
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Fertilized egg cells : ZYGOTES
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Author Sinclair : UPTON
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Legal : JURISTIC
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Haven : ASYLUM
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Gypsy's mount : GRI
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Bern resident, in Soissons : SUISSE
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Persian Gulf emirate : QATAR
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Cornice, e.g. : PEAR
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"Le Roi d'Ys" composer : LALO
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Buck's last name? : AROO
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Hemmed in by : AMID
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Monster of a lizard? : GILA
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Ionian gulf : ARTA
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Meal for Beetle Bailey : MESS
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Herriman's "Krazy ___" : KAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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