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New York Times, Monday, May 13, 1991

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,161
Across
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Start of a kindergarten chant : ABCD
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Tau's predecessor : SIGMA
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Dress : TRIM
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Lacerated : TORE
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Made eyes at : OGLED
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Irritate : RILE
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Openly : ABOVEBOARD
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Ripens : AGES
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Book back : SPINE
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Gives joy to : DELIGHTS
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Title Olivier received : LORD
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Redact : EDIT
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Pauses : HALTS
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Fla. city : OCALA
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Maple genus : ACER
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Revoke : CANCEL
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___ de guerre : NOM
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Oppose openly : DEFY
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Hastily : AMAIN
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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An A.B.A. member : ATT
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Blake of "Gunsmoke" : AMANDA
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Seine sights : ILES
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Drying cloth : TOWEL
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Tre e tre : SEI
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Air-cooled machine guns : BRENS
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Fellow : CHAP
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Good nature : BONHOMIE
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Undermine : ERODE
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Pond growth : ALGA
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Impeding sylvan mass : UNDERBRUSH
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Visible : SEEN
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Frighten : SCARE
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Pierre's head : TETE
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Painful : SORE
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Noted designer of chairs : EAMES
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Arrest : STEM
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___ glance : ATA
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Floats on fish lines : BOBS
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Snip a snap : CROP
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Extreme wickedness : DEVILTRY
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Subdued : SOBER
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"But ___ on forever": Tennyson : IGO
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Satisfied : GLAD
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Bare : MERE
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Confound : ADDLE
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Disastrous : TRAGIC
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Square part : RIGHTANGLE
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"___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
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Disarrange : MESS
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Biblical oldster : ENOS
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False god : IDOL
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Marlowe creations : DRAMAS
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Attacked : HADAT
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Vinegar: Comb. form : ACETO
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Radical : LEFTWINGER
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Silly : INANE
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Tart : ACIDIC
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Ponti's wife : LOREN
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Part of a sewing machine : CAM
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
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Dulles and Orly : AIRPORTS
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Likewise : ALSO
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Hydrocarbon fuel : ETHANE
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Cutting remark : BARB
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Entertain : AMUSE
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Toast beginner : HERES
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Deep in tone : BASS
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Grocery item : OLEO
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Andean sun worshiper : INCA
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Red-coated cheese : EDAM
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Composition for two : DUET
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Noble Italian family : ESTE
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Palindromic conjunction : ERE
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Haw's partner : HEM

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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