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New York Times, Saturday, May 25, 1991

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,173

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Across
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P.O. competitor : UPS
4
Cicatrix : SCAR
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Expect : AWAIT
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Cager Calvin ___ : NATT
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Manx tongue : ERSE
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Start of a kooky version of a fairy tale : APRINCESS
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First unelected President : TYLER
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Rival of Amneris : AIDA
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Mob chaser : STER
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Depict : LIMN
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Like Bryce Canyon : SCENIC
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"Star Trek . . . " android : DATA
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Part II of version : KISSESAPRINCE
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Cronies : PALS
35
Type of vb. : INT
36
What "ye faithful" do : ADORE
37
Dockers' org. : ILA
38
Condition : STATE
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Knockout number : TEN
42
"Mend when thou ___": Shak. : CANST
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Color slide : GEL
46
Promises : VOWS
47
Part III of version : ANDCHANGESHIM
51
Plane starter : AERO
52
"Tinker, ___, Soldier, Spy" : TAILOR
54
Thaw : MELT
57
Minuet part : TRIO
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Novice : TIRO
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Send sky-high : ELATE
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End of version : INTOAFROG
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Spoken for : TAKEN
66
Tall ___, Iraqi base : AFAR
67
Over there, briefly : YOND
68
Bergen creation : SNERD
69
Java's ___ man : SOLO
70
Jazz guitarist Montgomery : WES
Down
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___ voce (unanimously) : UNA
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Irene from Greece : PAPAS
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Hero of "The Moon and Sixpence" : STRICKLAND
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Jiff : SEC
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Growing : CRESCENT
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ADC : ASST
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Grayish green : RESEDA
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Qty. : AMT
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Ambushed : WAYLAID
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Huns' leader : ATLI
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Gossip-column tidbit : ITEM
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Set of three : TERN
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" . . . the ___ evidently coming in": Macaulay : TIDEIS
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Grey and Merriman : NANS
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Rock offshoot : RAP
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"That that ___": Shak. : ISIS
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Refrain starter : TRA
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Legendary college coach : STAGG
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"There's ___," 1949 song : NOTOMORROW
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Staff : CREW
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Poetic twilights : EENS
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Size of type : PICA
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Author Villiers : ALAN
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Abstain completely : TEETOTAL
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Mme. Schiaparelli : ELSA
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Go in different directions : SCATTER
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Déjeuner beverage : THE
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Defame : VILIFY
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Garfunkel : ART
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Water wheels : NORIAS
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"A ___ very palpable . . . ": Shak. : HITA
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TV's Arledge : ROONE
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World Series winners: 1986 : METS
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Ardor : ELAN
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Actor who played Bumstead : LAKE
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Dope : INFO
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Remnant : END
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Start of Mont.'s motto : ORO
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Mdse. : GDS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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