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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

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New York Times, Sunday, June 23, 1991

100-Across : Like street talk

Author:
Victoria and Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Victoria Black and Alex F. Black have 5 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Victoria and Alex F. Black is an alias for Victoria Black and Alex F. Black.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,202
Across
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It verges on Virgo : LEO
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Skewed : ALOP
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Architectural recesses : APSES
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Decamped : FLED
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Portoferraio's island : ELBA
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Wife of King Latinus : AMATA
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Patch up a road : RETAR
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Vehicle for winter Olympics : LUGE
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She weds poet-gets lots of mail : EMILYPOSTMASTERS
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"God's Little ___" : ACRE
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Southern constellation : LEPUS
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Childish, in Chartres : PUERIL
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Like Brown's walls : IVIED
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More reasonable : SOBERER
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Joust standards : PENNONS
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Elopes : BOLTS
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The Red Cross needs it : PLASMA
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Heart part : AORTA
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"___ Crazy" : GIRL
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"___ the ramparts ... " : OER
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She weds novelist—OPEC applauds : OLIVEOYLWELLS
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Ubiquitous abbr. : ETC
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Japanese foot covering : TABI
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Casino cash-collector : SLOT
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City in Uruguay : SALTO
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Spanish river : EBRO
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Gin : SNARE
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Atlas aid : INSET
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Wild guess : STAB
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Raise ___ (create a commotion) : CAIN
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A Morrow medium : RADIO
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Señorita's snack : NACHO
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Parts of soft palates : UVULAE
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Corolla petal : ALA
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She weds boxing champ—plays in fast lane : ANNEBOLEYNALI
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Dental deg. : LDS
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Alters a line : REHEMS
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Stairway post : NEWEL
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Huge star in Cygnus : DENEB
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Flightless birds : EMUS
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Consumer : USER
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Trite : STALE
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Bits of marginalia : STETS
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Observe carefully : NOTE
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Scurvy fighters : LIMES
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State founder : PENN
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Oratorio part : ARIA
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Echidna's morsel : ANT
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She weds ex-Surgeon General—elopes in roadster : MARYTUDORKOOP
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T-bill payout : INT
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Netman Camporese : OMAR
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Sandy tracts in England : DENES
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Like street talk : SLANGY
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Irritate : ANNOY
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Jams; pickles : SCRAPES
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Angler's casting plug : CHUGGER
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___ lazuli (shade of blue) : LAPIS
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Upright and grand : PIANOS
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Aphorism : GNOME
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Arabian port : ADEN
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She weds former N.Y. mayor—turns down lights : JULIETTELOWBEAME
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The horror of Gomorrah : VICE
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Auguries : OMENS
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Bows out : EXITS
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Tug's tow : SCOW
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Broadhorns : ARKS
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Rib : TEASE
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Apple or pear : POME
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When the French fry? : ETE
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Noted ecdysiast : LEE
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"Spoon River" poet's monogram : ELM
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Kabuki costume adornment : OBI
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One cause of trysts : AMOUR
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Bonnie bairn : LASS
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Six-time N.L. home-run leader : OTT
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Cold wind from the Andes : PAMPERO
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Places for matériel : ARSENALS
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Kind of dollars : PETRO
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She knows roses : STEIN
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Wilson and Hines : EARLS
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Jrs.' elders : SRS
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Taste in general : FLAVOR
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She elopes with explorer—smooth running assured : LUCILLEBALLBERING
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Swamp stalker : EGRET
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G. Cooper role : DEEDS
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Everything, in Emden : ALLES
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These go to a higher court : APPEALS
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Desert, in Diamante : YERMO
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Unc's mate : AUNTY
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Relative of 15 Down : IBIS
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Dry cleaners' problems : SPOTS
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N.Y. city : OLEAN
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She weds actor—develops odd typing technique : BARBARAHUTTONPECK
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Yeats and Keats : POETS
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Conn. town : AVON
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Small sphere : GLOBULE
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Troy, to Homer : ILION
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Pallid : WASHY
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Singer John : ELTON
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Dirigible description: Abbr. : LTA
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Group of three : TRIAD
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Pine fruit : CONES
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George's collaborator : IRA
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Shield for Jeanne d'Arc : ECU
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Dutch treat : EDAM
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FitzGerald's rhyme for "thou" : ENOW
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Scheherazade's stock in trade : TALES
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Narrow-minded : INSULAR
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Tara native : CELT
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French oenophiles' delights : VINS
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Tarkington's "In the ___" : ARENA
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Dud : LEMON
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Scipio, to Hannibal : ENEMY
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Visorless cap : BERET
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Gland: Comb. form : ADENO
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Suffix for Canton : ESE
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Letter from Greece : ETA
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Novelist Haggard's title : SIR
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"___ moi le déluge" : APRES
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Coins in Tirana : LEKS
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Trace : TINGE
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Bacchus attendant : SATYR
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Khartoum residents : SUDANESE
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Absentees at airports : NOSHOWS
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Say Hey Willie : MAYS
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Boot camp's cousin : DEPOT
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Ragtime dance : ONESTEP
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Kind of line : PLUMB
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Monks, in Metz : MOINES
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Critic James and family : AGEES
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Wash. cape : ALAVA
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Lowest point : NADIR
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Froth : SPUME
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"Adriana Lecouvreur" composer : CILEA
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Belasco portrayer: 1940 : RAINS
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Runyon's $100 : CNOTE
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Brief gander : GLIM
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Little bit : JOT
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Outside: Comb. form : EXO
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Top gun : ACE
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Pithy saying : MOT
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Ram's dam : EWE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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