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New York Times, Friday, June 21, 1991

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { B C J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,200
Across
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Beer ingredient : HOPS
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Investment choices : TRUSTS
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Rooter : FAN
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___ pricing : UNIT
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"A Midsummer . . . " damsel : HERMIA
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"___ Ape," Sedaka song : IGO
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OL : HEARTOFGOLD
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Strike violently : RAM
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___ de Cologne : EAU
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Stretched the budget : EKED
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Health resort : SPA
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Windshield accessory : WIPER
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Left in the lurch : DESERTED
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Smoker's receptacle : ASHTRAY
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Louis XIV, e.g. : ROI
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A co-worker of Alice : FLO
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Selfishness of a sort : EGOISM
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___ even keel : ONAN
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Make lace : TAT
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B.A., M.A., etc. : DEGREES
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Fog and smoke : SMOG
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Burnt ___ : SIENNA
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Adlai's opponent : IKE
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Not many : FEW
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Having fixed limits : DEFINED
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Aboriginal : PRIMEVAL
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Where the action is : ARENA
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Actor Silver : RON
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Mrs. Bruce Willis : DEMI
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Spanish gold : ORO
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"___ was going to St. Ives" : ASI
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D : GRANDFINALE
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Moreover : YES
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Respect : ESTEEM
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Former spouses : EXES
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Command in a library : SSH
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Fine : DAINTY
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Profound : DEEP
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"Wha . . . ?" : HUH
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___ for the road : ONE
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Entertainer Zadora : PIA
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City artery : STREET
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Quaker's pronoun : THOU
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Grid arbiter : REF
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Egged on : URGED
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"Where there's ___ . . . " : SMOKE
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Pieces in a mosaic : TILES
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Bluer : SADDER
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L : FIRSTINLINE
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Slack-jawed : AGAPE
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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Did some paving : TARRED
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Conveys lightly : WAFTS
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Muslim's religion : ISLAM
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O : PHOTOFINISH
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Kanga's baby : ROO
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"Rock of ___" : AGES
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Mr. Berra : YOGI
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Fury : IRE
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Fax, e.g. : SEND
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Word written on a biblical wall : MENE
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U.S. poet: 1889-1973 : AIKEN
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"___ body cry?": Burns : NEEDA
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Big-game hunt : SAFARI
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Expensive stone : GEM
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Squeezed in : WEDGED
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Pressed : IRONED
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Homophone for praise : PRAYS
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Pasadena flowers : ROSES
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Vice ___ : VERSA
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Strad's competition : AMATI
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Flaxen material : LINEN
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H. Keller's "The Story ___ Life" : OFMY
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Body of tps. : DET
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Paul Bunyan implement : AXE
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Director Spike ___ : LEE
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J. B. Rhine's interest : ESP

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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