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New York Times, Friday, May 24, 1991

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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Across
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Prosaic : DRAB
5
Chinese wax : PELA
9
Assassinated Swedish Prime Minister: 1986 : PALME
14
Level, in Lincolnshire : RASE
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American composer: 1874-1954 : IVES
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Rap-sheet entry : ALIAS
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Mediate : INTERCEDE
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Desert ___ (1991 military operation) : STORM
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Racing shell : PAIROAR
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Fondness promoter? : ABSENCE
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Duos: Abbr. : PRS
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" . . . thy warfare ___": Scott : OER
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Tormented, with "at" : GNAWED
29
Severity : HARDNESS
34
Where Gideon mustered his army : HAROD
35
Harsh: Comb. form : CACO
36
Galsworthy's "___ of Devon" : AMAN
37
Depose : AVER
38
Spent : ALLIN
39
Jade : TIRE
40
Exigency : NEED
41
Depilous : BALD
42
Road sign : MERGE
43
They sparkle on diamonds : ALLSTARS
45
Joke that wows 'em : GASSER
46
Buddhist temple : WAT
47
Michael Jackson hit : BAD
48
Obtrudes : IMPOSES
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Makes the grade : ARRIVES
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Young salmon : PARRS
58
Variety of quartz : CARNELIAN
60
What aristarchs do : SLATE
61
Early Irish nobleman : AIRE
62
German cheese : KASE
63
Shell crew : EIGHT
64
Fruit decay : BLET
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
Down
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Cousin of a twerp : DRIP
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Bombay bigwig : RANA
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Piedmontese city : ASTI
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It's sold in a stube : BEER
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French father of modern astronomy : PICARD
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Cubs' Hall of Famer : EVERS
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Directed : LED
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On the Java : ASEA
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Didn't see, in poker : PASSED
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Certain jurors : ALTERNATES
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St. Mark's symbol : LION
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French brandy : MARC
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Salinger girl : ESME
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Fooled, with "in" : ROPED
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Element used in metallurgy : BORON
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Its major export is cacao : GHANA
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Umbilicus : NAVEL
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Spinning : AREEL
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"Tintern Abbey" poet : WORDSWORTH
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"___ of Anger," 1970 film : HALLS
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Kind of test : ACID
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Islamic chieftains : EMIRS
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Beetle Bailey's boss : SARGE
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Mock : SNEER
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Instr. for Artie Shaw : CLAR
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Weaken : ABATE
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___ de Dios, Andean river : MADRE
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Knight's armor plate : TASSET
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Tackle for hoisting cargo : GARNET
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Handrail for an étoile : BARRE
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___ dixit : IPSE
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Neighbor of Niger : MALI
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Czech capital, to Germans : PRAG
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Crust : SCAB
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Writer Chase : ILKA
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Ampul : VIAL
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Cardinal point : EAST
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Dagger : SNEE
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Distress : AIL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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