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New York Times, Thursday, June 20, 1991

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,199
Across
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Pindar, for one : ODIST
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Ready money : CASH
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A noncom : MSGT
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Designer de la ___ : RENTA
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Choir member : ALTO
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Paducah's river : OHIO
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Showed an old movie : RERAN
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Ubiquitous street : MAIN
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Onetime Genoa magistrate : DOGE
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Tightwads : PENNYPINCHERS
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Agnus ___ : DEI
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Wolf Larsen's ship : GHOST
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Mormon state: 1849 : DESERET
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___ limb (in a risky position) : OUTONA
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Summit : ACME
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" . . . River Kwai" director : LEAN
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Caravansary : SERAI
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Done ___ turn : TOA
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"Sweet" one : ADELINE
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Vague : DIM
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Author Glasgow : ELLEN
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Skirt lead-in : MINI
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Certain snow field : NEVE
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Digs into : DELVES
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Infuriated : ANGERED
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Changes the course of a sloop : TACKS
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A cont. : EUR
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Tightwads : NICKELNURSERS
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Dress style from Oahu : MUMU
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Met section : TIER
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City south of Florence : SIENA
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René's notion : IDEE
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B-G connection : CDEF
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Ran in neutral : IDLED
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Dried up : SERE
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Goddess of marriage : HERA
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A foursome in Mississippi : ESSES
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Revolutionary patriot-inventor : ORR
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Benchley's "The ___" : DEEP
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About : INRE
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An attendee at an S.R.O. show : STANDEE
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He works on hides : TANNER
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David, e.g. : CAMP
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Soviet range : ALAI
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Confidence game : STING
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Top banana : HONCHO
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Unpretentious, in Paris : MODESTE
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Kind of cook : SHORTORDER
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Victorian transports : GIGS
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Tic-tac follower : TOE
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Relinquish : YIELD
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Billet : HOUSE
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Stale : DATED
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___ des beaux-arts : ECOLE
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Minor politician, e.g. : SMALLTIMER
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Abound : TEEM
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Artless : NAIVE
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Targeted : AIMED
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Former ring king : ALI
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"___ Rosa," 1929 song : NINA
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Win by ___ : ANECK
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Émigré of a sort : EVACUEE
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Sea nymphs : NEREIDS
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Preliminary draft : SKETCH
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Augusta, to friends : GUSSIE
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Playground staple : SLIDE
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Subject for Goya : NUDE
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At no time, to Shelley : NEER
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City in SE Turkey : URFA
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Units of reluctance : RELS
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Snick's sidekick : SNEE
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Wrong: Prefix : MIS
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Commercials : ADS

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

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