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Randolph Ross
Randolph Ross

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New York Times, Sunday, May 12, 1991

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 611 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Randolph Ross has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 107 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,160
Across
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Muammar el-___ of Libya : QADDAFI
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Sheer; utter : STARK
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Hula hoops, once : CRAZE
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Idealists : UTOPIANS
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Like a diorama : THREED
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Actress Veronica from Philadelphia : HAMEL
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Gunslinger's forte : FASTDRAW
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Week, in Mexico : SEMANA
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Love, in Roma : AMORE
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Powerful explosive : TNT
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Fabulous finale : MORAL
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Mikhail of ballet : BARYSHNIKOV
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Colorless: Comb. form : LEUC
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George's lyricist : IRA
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European wooden shoes : SABOTS
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Egyptian king : TUTANKHAMEN
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Conjunction : NOR
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W. Webster's gp. : CIA
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Pyrite and pitchblende : ORES
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Actress Beulah: 1892-1981 : BONDI
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Where Jeanne d'Arc triumphed: 1429 : ORLEANS
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Mid East ladies' rooms : ODAS
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Common code : MORSE
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Author Feodor : DOSTOEVSKI
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Film director Akira : KUROSAWA
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Corresponded : WROTE
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Cereal fruit : RAISIN
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Low digit : TOE
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Touched down : ALIT
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Host of the 1992 summer Olympics : SPAIN
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Cousin of Tony and Oscar : EMMY
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Philosopher Friedrich : NIETZSCHE
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Catch : SNAG
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They're bitten and banged : NAILS
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Anglo-Saxon money of account : ORAE
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Co-star of "Rocky III" : MRT
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Type of minnow : CUTLIP
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Texas footballer : OILER
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Deng ___, Chinese leader : XIAOPING
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Zbigniew of Carter's Administration : BRZEZINSKI
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Squash variety : ACORN
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Myanmar group : SGAU
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" . . . fears that I may ___ be": Keats : CEASETO
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Sergeant's "___ were!" : ASYOU
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___'acte (intermission) : ENTR
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Librarian's admonition : SSH
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Recipe amt. : TSP
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Philosophical writer Charles Louis de Secondat : MONTESQUIEU
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Dormant : ASLEEP
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Ltd., in the U.S.A. : INC
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Tennyson poem : MAUD
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Philosopher-theologian Soren : KIERKEGAARD
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"Se ___ español" : HABLA
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Wilde was one : WIT
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As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
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English cloth measure, once used for tax purposes : ALNAGE
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Chief artery : MAINLINE
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Shore bird : EGRET
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Assented : YESSED
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Example : INSTANCE
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Awaits action : PENDS
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Namesakes of Actress Cannon : DYANS
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Poet Omar : KHAYYAM
Down
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Egyptian village : QUFT
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Biblical verb : DOST
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Agr. is one at D.C. : DPT
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Medics' assistants : AIDMEN
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King of Egypt: 1936-52 : FAROUK
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Graft, in a way : INARCH
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Wall and Fleet: Abbr. : STS
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"And ___ played on" : THEBAND
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"Aeneid" starter : ARMA
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Nurtures : REARS
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Nairobi native : KENYAN
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Intone : CHANT
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Harold of "Ghostbusters" : RAMIS
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In a frenzy : AMOK
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Zilch : ZERO
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Alt. : ELEV
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Namibia, once: Abbr. : SWA
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German submarine film: 1981 : DASBOOT
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Fancy wheels : LIMOS
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Atrocities : HORRORS
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Rodeo rope : LASSO
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Continue, as a subscription : RENEW
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Accepted : TOOK
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Language of Pakistan : URDU
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Eye drop : TEAR
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Canyon mouth : ABRA
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Chinese cinnamon : CASSIA
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Pressman's activity : INKING
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A ___ apple : ASIN
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Rock stars, to some : IDOLS
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___ a conclusion (prejudges) : LEAPSTO
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French spa : EVIAN
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Leader before Hua : MAO
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Author Wister : OWEN
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Of the ear : OTIC
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Eve's third : SETH
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Make conventional : STYLIZE
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Wooden ship without an upper deck : RAZEE
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Hardens : ENURES
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Passover staple : MATZAH
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"And ___ to go . . . ": Frost : MILES
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Perfect test scores : IOOS
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Actor Estrada : ERIK
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Shire of "Godfather III" : TALIA
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Arabian prince : EMIR
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Kind of bug : SPITTLE
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Film by 55 Across : RAN
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Common lab tests : CBCS
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Synthetic material : RAYON
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Delete : XOUT
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False: Comb. form : PSEUD
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Fire: Comb. form : IGNI
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Hoopster Archibald : NATE
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Teacher, in India : GURU
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Small bunch of flowers : NOSEGAY
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Seashell often used as a horn : CONCH
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Little bit : SMIDGEN
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Rang : PEALED
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Enclose a waterway : EMBANK
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N.A. Indian language : SALISH
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Amounts : QUANTA
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Carrying a weapon : ARMED
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Playlets : SKITS
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Li'l Abner's mother : PANSY
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Retain : KEEP
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Generate profits : EARN
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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"___ Blue?": 1929 song : AMI
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Vinous : WINY
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Peruvian native : INCA
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Rain cats and dogs : TEEM
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Begley and Bradley : EDS
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Minstrel's song : LAY

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 12 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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