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New York Times, Saturday, May 18, 1991

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,166
Across
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Sleuth portrayed by Dean Martin : HELM
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Young pig : SHOAT
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An avatar of Vishnu : RAMA
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : AROE
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Rib : TEASE
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The Devil's work : EVIL
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Cod's cousin : LING
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Lobsters, spiders, etc. : ARTHROPODA
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Long, involved tale: Slang : MEGILLAH
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Mont ___, Alpine pass/tunnel : CENIS
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It has gobs of gobs : FLEET
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Site of William the Conqueror's tomb : CAEN
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Crinkled fabric : CREPE
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Net star Gabriela : SABATINI
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Cusk ___ : EEL
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Fibrous protein : KERATIN
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Prefix denoting recency : NEO
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River in Sweden : DAL
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Directed, as a blow : AIMED
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Helios : SUN
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Nigerian native or tongue : EDO
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Disregarded : IGNORED
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Greek letter : PSI
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Fresh state : DEWINESS
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Mikhail's mate : RAISA
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Pool, in poesy : MERE
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Kanone : SKIER
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Sticker : STAMP
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Astonishment : SURPRISE
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Things kept secret : PENETRALIA
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One of the Aleutians : ATTU
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Zeus's messenger : IRIS
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Cremona fabricator : AMATI
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Lachrymal drop : TEAR
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"Bed Riddance" poet : NASH
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Sacred choral work : MOTET
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Selvage : EDGE
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Plant stem or stalk : HALM
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Foe of a Seneca : ERIE
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"Kavanagh" author : LONGFELLOW
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Oil painter's mixture : MEGILP
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Flat : STALE
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Afghan city : HERAT
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Juratory statement : OATH
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Ygdrasil, e.g. : ASH
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Painter Gerard ___ Borch : TER
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Evangelist's admonition : REPENT
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Eden's earldom : AVON
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Noon, in Nice : MIDI
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"Sustineo ___," U.S.A.F. motto : ALAS
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Pelagic body : OCEAN
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Herb honored in Wales : LEEK
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Supply food : CATER
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Remain : ABIDE
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Surrendered : CEDED
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Novelist Charles ___: 1814-84 : READE
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Aegean island : SAMOS
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Gave courage to : INSPIRITED
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City west of Düsseldorf : NEUSS
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Thales's homeland : IONIA
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Agog : EAGER
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Car-wash step : RINSE
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Clumsy : INEPT
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Faucet fault : DRIP
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Entangle : IMMESH
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Ventilate soil : AERATE
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Retinue : SUITE
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Venomous snake : KRAIT
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Rotate : SPIN
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Japanese monastery : TERA
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Flavoring for a French cordial : ANIS
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Stave : SLAT
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Hind's mate : STAG
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Chartres's river : EURE
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Male aoudad : RAM
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"Odi et ___": Catullus : AMO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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