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WONDROUS MAZE

New York Times, Sunday, June 2, 1991

Author:
Timothy S. Lewis
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 88, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 639 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 13, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Timothy S. Lewis has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,181
Across
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French landscapist : COROT
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Start of most of a passage by 66 Down : MINEIS
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Langsyne : PAST
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Kind of boat or train : GRAVY
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Andean animal : LLAMA
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Author Fallaci : ORIANA
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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TV role for Sharon Gless : ROSIE
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Stand-in for Standish : ALDEN
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Bay west of Myanmar : BENGAL
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Word on a coin : UNUM
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Four Holy Roman emperors : OTTOS
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Yellowish brown pigment : SIENNA
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"___ Evil," 1971 film : SEENO
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Entrance to 128 Across : RABBITHOLE
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Reflexive pronoun : HERSELF
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Income from a tenant : RENTAL
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Que. neighbor : ONT
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Ethiopian prince : RAS
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Alpine frock : DIRNDL
43
Tomcat : GIB
44
Second passage: Part VI : HYDOY
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Prefix with sphere : HEMI
50
Aussie's warning cry : COOEY
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"On ___ Boat to China" : ASLOW
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G. & S. character : YEOMAN
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Way out : EXIT
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O'Neill trees : ELMS
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Hexapods : INSECTS
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Blue shoe material : SUEDE
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___-Lenape Indians : LENI
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First U.N. Secretary General : LIE
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Pakistani language : URDU
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Squiggle or spiral : CURL
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Boast : CROW
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Humdrum : PROSAIC
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Humiliate : ABASE
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Hero of a 1922 play : ABIE
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River at Leeds : AIRE
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Maroons : STRANDS
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___ fide : BONA
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Turmoil : WELTER
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Inc., in Britain : LTD
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Second passage: Part IV : YSAIDALIC
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Feverish : ILL
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Rest : REPOSE
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Court call : LET
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Josip Broz : TITO
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Some kayakers : ESKIMOS
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Exactly divisible by two : EVEN
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Singer Loretta ___ : LYNN
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Pythias's pal : DAMON
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Blind spot : SCOTOMA
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Crosby or cherry : BING
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Café au ___ : LAIT
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St. Pierre and Miquelon : ILES
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Child-advocacy org. : PTA
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Tiff : SPAT
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Les ___-Unis : ETATS
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Chitchat : PALAVER
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Krupp's milieu : RUHR
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A U.S. Open champ: 1968 : ASHE
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Strait of Dover port : CALAIS
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Radials on a Rolls : TYRES
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Web-footed beast : OTTER
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Half a tetrad : DYAD
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Second passage: Part II : ILCER
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Home of Johnny Reb : CSA
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D.C. suburb : RESTON
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Hoppy drink : ALE
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___ Allen belt : VAN
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Voltaire's forte : SATIRE
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Wife of Henry II : ELEANOR
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Locale featured in this puzzle : WONDERLAND
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Of a former Venetian ruler : DOGAL
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Name in "The Raven" : LENORE
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Verve : ARDOR
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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Used a pantograph : TRACED
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Admiral Andrea ___ : DORIA
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Rude awakener : SNORE
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Musical epilogue : CODA
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Regatta site : HENLEY
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Sidled : EDGED
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Hemmed and ___ : HAWED
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Earl of Avon : EDEN
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End of first passage : EMOUSE
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Movie units : REELS
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Skirmish : CLASH
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Partner of Stan : OLLIE
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Writer Dotson ___ : RADER
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Straws in the wind : OMENS
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Like beachcombers or surfers : TANNED
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Criminal coterie : MOB
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Provokes : IRES
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The Mets or the Muses : NINE
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With enthusiasm : EAGERLY
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Fatuous : INANE
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First passage continued : SALONGANDSADTALESAIDTHE
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Like wet cement : POURABLE
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Record of one year's events : ANNAL
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Counterfoil : STUB
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Hoyden : TOMBOY
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Bats' hangouts : GROTTOES
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"Our Gang" author : ROTH
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Actress in "The Maltese Falcon" : ASTOR
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String-quartet member : VIOLA
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Ayes : YESES
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Young friend of 66 Down : ALICELIDDELL
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___ 500 : INDY
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Gambols : FROLICS
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Mesh; web : TISSUE
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Iditarod terminus : NOME
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Second passage: Part V : HWTUBEC
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End of second passage : YOUCALLITSAD
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Lends a hand : HELPS
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Apply muscle power : EXERT
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Lesser : MINOR
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Start of second passage : ITISALONGTAI
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Event : OCCASION
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Part of N.M.S.Q.T. : MERIT
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Revere : ADORE
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Less passé : NEWER
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Man of Ahvaz : IRANI
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Mr. in Madras : SRI
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Wolf-pack member : UBOAT
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Pen name of Charles Dodgson : LEWISCARROLL
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Aardvark's dinner : ANTS
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In a preoccupied way : ABSENTLY
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Some choir members : ALTOS
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Mecca for cowboy poets : ELKO
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Second passage: Part III : YLNIATR
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Marksman, at times : AIMER
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Old fiddle : REBEC
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Señora Perón : EVITA
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Disciplinary : PENAL
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Sensitive one : ESTHETE
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A sibling of Cottontail : MOPSY
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City near Boys Town : OMAHA
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Filled : SATED
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Bark : YAP
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Get rid of : DIVEST
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Propels a shot : PUTS
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Like some mirrors : SILVERED
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Rustic : ARCADIAN
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Tpk. or hwy. : RTE
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Dueling trophy : SCAR
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Mint-family member : OREGANO
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Intertwine : ENLACE
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Indigent one : NEEDER
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Covered with water : AWASH
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Liza's sister : LORNA
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Furnish funds for : ENDOW
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Slyly sarcastic : SNIDE
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Composer Ned : ROREM
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Norway, to the Norse : NORGE
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Uses books : READS
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Engraver Gustave : DORE
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Land owned absolutely : ALOD
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Scopes's supporter : ACLU
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Bottom of the barrel : LEES
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FD&C Blue No. 2 : DYE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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