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New York Times, Tuesday, May 21, 1991

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,169
Across
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Yodelers' locale : ALPS
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Dumbfounds : AWES
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Via del Corso coins : LIRE
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Saucy : PERT
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Vestige : TRACE
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C. Porter's "I ___ Love" : AMIN
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Wilde or Wilder, at times : PLAYWRIGHT
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Took away : REMOVED
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Elsa, for one : LIONESS
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Opera highlight : ARIA
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Source of water : WELL
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Family member : DAD
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Kind of gin : SLOE
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Informal trousers : SLACKS
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Lusitania sinker : UBOAT
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Public showing, for short : DEMO
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___ fide : BONA
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Fred Astaire, e.g. : SONGANDDANCEMAN
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Food fish : TUNA
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Customer : USER
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École attendant : ELEVE
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Gawked : STARED
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Well ___ (literate) : READ
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The, in Kiel : DER
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Mellows : AGES
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Indonesian island : BALI
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Braggart : BOASTER
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Screams : SHRIEKS
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Sol Hurok was one : IMPRESARIO
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Agitated state : SNIT
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Close, to a poet : ANEAR
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Burn : SEAR
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Actress Spacek : SISSY
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End of an O'Neill title : ELMS
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Ooze : SEEP
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Winged : ALAR
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Egg-shaped fruit : LIME
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Maria Callas was one : PRIMADONNA
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Cádiz gentleman : SENOR
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Urgent request : APPEAL
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Join metals : WELD
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Historic period : ERA
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Manner : STYLE
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Amble : STROLL
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Emerald Isle : ERIN
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Book part : PAGE
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Frau's cries of woe : ACHS
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Rents : LETS
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Taft's successor : WILSON
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Distant view : VISTA
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Garden devices : WEEDERS
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Does a house chore : DUSTS
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Roughly : ABOUT
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Gambler's concern : ODDS
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Early earthling : ABEL
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Lucille Ball was one : COMEDIENNE
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Unprincipled man : KNAVE
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More logical : SANER
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Food thickener : AGAR
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Grown-up filly : MARE
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Pokes gently : NUDGES
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Kind of chest : CEDAR
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Diner : EATERY
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Loathes : ABHORS
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Actresses Bonet and Eilbacher : LISAS
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Slant : BIAS
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Prefix with bus : OMNI
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Gibbons : APES
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Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
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Thailand, once : SIAM
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Cows, to Cowper : KINE
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End : STOP
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Islam, e.g.: Abbr. : REL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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