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New York Times, Monday, May 20, 1991

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,168

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Across
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Toil : LABOR
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Poker prize : POT
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Ditto : SAME
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Memorable mission : ALAMO
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Fullness of flavor : BODY
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Romulus, e.g. : TWIN
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Former member of the Weavers : PETESEEGER
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Bridge seat : EAST
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Fix up old masters : RESTORE
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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Buddy : PAL
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Milieu for a P.T.A. : SCH
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Church dignitary : ELDER
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Search for : SEEK
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Of the stars : ASTRAL
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Ex-jrs. : SRS
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Dept. of ___, started under L.B.J. : TRANSP
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Rajah's better half : RANEE
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Hit song by 16 Across and Lee Hays : IFIHADAHAMMER
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TV morning show : TODAY
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Depicted : LIMNED
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Likely : APT
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Sweater : JERSEY
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Top-notch : AONE
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Book's first section : PARTI
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Sydney is its cap. : NSW
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Stitch : SEW
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Forepart of a ship : PROW
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Degraders : ABASERS
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Easy gait : LOPE
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Performer like 16 Across : FOLKSINGER
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Siegmeister or Wiesel : ELIE
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Coxey led one : ARMY
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Like a flivver : TINNY
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Mennonites, e.g. : SECT
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Life-force letters : RNA
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Chopin specialty : ETUDE
Down
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Circuit : LAP
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Pub drink : ALE
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Belfry denizen : BAT
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Kentucky Derby decoration : ROSES
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Kind of stick : POGO
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European river : ODER
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Londoner's radial : TYRE
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Filch : STEAL
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Oscar and Tony : AWARDS
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"___ Roberts," 1955 film : MISTER
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Comes onstage : ENTERS
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Second Hebrew letters : BETHS
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Wild prank : ESCAPADE
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Sound asking for silence : PST
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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Petal : LEAF
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Fragrant resin : ELEMI
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Make cardigans : KNIT
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Food carriers : TRAYS
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Very short cheer : RAH
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Detailed examinations of complexities : ANALYSES
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Japanese paper screen : SHOJI
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Poet Lazarus : EMMA
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Nabokov novel : DAR
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TV role for Sonny Shroyer : ENOS
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Lacoste of tennis fame : RENE
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Early moisture : DEW
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Pippins : APPLES
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Conditional release : PAROLE
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___ of Capricorn : TROPIC
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Exalt : ENSKY
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Aviary sound : TWEET
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Pen : WRITE
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In the distance : AFAR
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Adamson's "___ Free" : BORN
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___ mater : ALMA
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Pet : SNIT
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Wildebeest : GNU
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Pass catcher : END
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City or bread : RYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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