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New York Times, Wednesday, June 12, 1991

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,191
Across
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Companion of alas : ALACK
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What Hannibal crossed : ALPS
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Norse narrative : SAGA
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Worth : VALUE
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Castle's defense : MOAT
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Show approval : CLAP
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Atlanta university : EMORY
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Kennedy matriarch : ROSE
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The grapevine: Slang : BUSHTELEGRAPH
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Sphere : ORB
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Chicle product : GUM
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Inferior performer : BUSHLEAGUER
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Sound of contempt : BAH
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Loosens : UNTIES
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Bruin legend : ORR
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Ole Miss rival : BAMA
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Matinee stars : IDOLS
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Possess : OWN
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He should beware : BUYER
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Fontanne's partner : LUNT
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Pasture sound : BAA
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Wise lawgivers : SOLONS
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Ruby or Frances : DEE
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Gas plant : BURNINGBUSH
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This has a vestibule : EAR
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Vane readings : NES
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White House motto? : LETGEORGEDOIT
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Land of Lima : PERU
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Musical combo : TRIO
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"Contraries" author : OATES
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Okla. city : ENID
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Savoir-faire : TACT
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One source of bran : WHEAT
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___ down (soften) : TONE
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Part of B.P.O.E. : ELKS
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Delany role in "China Beach" : NURSE
Down
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Sulla's salutation : AVE
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A k a Elia : LAMB
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Mongrels : CURS
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Areas on hoopsters' courts : KEYHOLES
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One-celled animal : AMOEBA
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Laze about : LOLL
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Geraldine or Patti : PAGE
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Reel : STAGGER
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"Go away!" : SCRAM
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Unsymmetrical : ALOP
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Nasty cut : GASH
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Simian : APE
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Very, in Versailles : TRES
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Capek's classic : RUR
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Construct : BUILD
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Improper : UNDUE
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Suffragist Lucy ___ : STONE
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Épée part : HILT
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The English daisy : GOWAN
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Coffee brewer : URN
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Mississippi, the ___ State : BAYOU
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Ratifies : AMENS
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Discordant : HARSH
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Lily's origin : BULB
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Put one's ___ in (meddle) : OAR
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Stops progressing : BOGSDOWN
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Chemist's glass tube : BURETTE
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Dagger of yore : SNEE
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Sack : BAG
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Gold molds : INGOTS
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Federigo Fiorillo offering : ETUDE
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Carson stand-in : LENO
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Actress Moran : ERIN
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One form of history : ORAL
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Mears of Indy fame : RICK
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Waikiki's island : OAHU
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On which Juvenal journeyed : ITER
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An anagram for seat : TEAS
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Kind of peeve : PET
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Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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