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New York Times, Friday, May 3, 1991

Author:
Betty Hinman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Betty Hinman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,151
Across
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She scats with cats : ELLA
5
School subj. : HIST
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"Tosca," e.g. : OPERA
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Goneril's father : LEAR
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One of the tapirs : ANTA
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Kipling's "The ___ Seas" : SEVEN
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Wimsey's lady, Harriet ___ : VANE
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Actor Neeson : LIAM
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Golfer-turned-announcer : SNEED
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"The fat ___ the fire": Heywood : ISIN
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"The Firebird" composer : STRAVINSKY
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Mails or wires : SENDS
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Item for some surgeons : TREE
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Cylindrical : TUBULAR
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Tommy of musicals : TUNE
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Part of to be : ARE
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Etui or pomander : CASE
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Prolific composer : BERLIN
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Leopold and Wolfgang : MOZARTS
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Met tenor : DOMINGO
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Theatrical floodlight : OLIVET
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Vile : BASE
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Sounds of pleasure : AHS
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Classic cars : REOS
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Some are free : LOADERS
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Darr or medrick : TERN
50
Abbey Theatre pioneer : YEATS
54
Famed Austrian conductor : VONKARAJAN
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Kind of school : PREP
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Byzantine images : IKONS
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"Mr. Relaxation" : COMO
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Actor who played Hulot : TATI
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Maestro Rapee et al. : ERNOS
65
Director David ___ : LEAN
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Black, to Blake : EBON
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Fritter : WASTE
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Tasso's patron : ESTE
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Actress Daly : TYNE
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Graceland name : ELVIS
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Rent : LEASE
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Bandleader Lester ___ : LANIN
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German-born philosopher: 1906-75 : ARENDT
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Famed Haarlem name : HALS
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Surprise : STARTLE
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Ballerina Geva : TAMARA
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Actor Davis : OSSIE
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Sean or William : PENN
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"___ Diary": Twain : EVES
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What garlic buds do : REEK
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Rooney or Williams : ANDY
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Prolix : VERBOSE
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Nice sugar : SUCRE
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Scrappy fellow : BATTLER
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Seagoing initials : USS
29
Prefix with chord : TRI
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Cubitus : ULNA
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Almost : NIGH
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Cupid : AMOR
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Histrion's quest : ROLE
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Basso Pinza or Flagello : EZIO
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Grinding material : EMERY
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Lindbergh and Post: Abbr. : AVS
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Pop : DAD
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Bluegrass instruments : BANJOES
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Seer : ORACLE
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Musical group : SEPTET
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Part of a knight's armor : TASSE
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Sheik of ___ : ARABY
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Grand ___ National Park : TETON
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Book back : SPINE
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Opinion : VIEW
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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St.-Lô negatives : NONS
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Wood feature : KNOT
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Word after bar : NONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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