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New York Times, Thursday, June 13, 1991

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,192
Across
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High-I.Q. club : MENSA
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Role for Gregory Peck: 1956 : AHAB
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Kind of board or trap : CLAP
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Public warehouse : ETAPE
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Big bundle : BALE
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Spy Mata : HARI
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Crescent-shaped : LUNAR
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Ancient range in Asia Minor : IDAS
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Fixed quantity : UNIT
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U.S. financier and bon vivant : DIAMONDJIMBRADY
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Petition : SUE
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One of the Apodes : EEL
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Honolulu landmark : DIAMONDHEAD
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Invalid's food : PAP
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Gene Autry's team : ANGELS
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First defenseman to lead N.H.L. in scoring : ORR
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Farm fixture : SILO
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Governs : RULES
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School org. : PTA
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Wild ducks : TEALS
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Fox or turkey follower : TROT
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Mortaring tool : HOE
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Scrooge before reforming : MEANIE
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Baste : SEW
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"The Jazz Singer" star: 1980 : NEILDIAMOND
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Strain : TAX
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Puckerel : IMP
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"Field of Dreams" field : BASEBALLDIAMOND
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A Severn feeder : AVON
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Benign : GOOD
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Contest for Larry Mahan : RODEO
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Storage receptacles : BINS
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Race track : OVAL
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Secure a sail : TRICE
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Take the ___ off (dull) : EDGE
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Doughboys : YANKS
Down
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Pinochle action : MELD
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Small case : ETUI
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Zola novel : NANA
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Canned meat : SPAM
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Spray products : AEROSOLS
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Put up with : ABIDED
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Muslim pilgrimage : HADJ
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Soil : BESMEAR
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Boor : CHURL
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A Turner who was baptized Julia : LANA
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Parched : ARID
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Compassion : PITY
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Some pigeons, e.g. : NUNS
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Four-poster : BED
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Pub game : DARTS
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Habituate : INURE
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Warmly lit : AGLOW
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Keep an appointment : MEET
29
Hailey novel : HOTEL
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Stat for Saberhagen : ERA
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"___ Man," Billy Joel song : PIANO
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Dog-tired : ALLIN
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Put forth a perplexing problem : POSED
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Garment edge : SEAM
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Taro fare : POI
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Event spurred by Sam Adams: 1773 : TEAPARTY
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Jinxed shape? : HEXAGON
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Actress Rogers or Hines : MIMI
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Collar : NAB
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Cheat : DIDDLE
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Anxious : TENSE
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Innocent : BABE
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Eager : AVID
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Rome creation : SONG
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Mezzo-soprano Shirley : LOVE
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Type of shark : LOAN
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New Orleans Saints' coach : MORA
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Norse deity : ODIN
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Isthmus : NECK
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Distaff deer : DOES

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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