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New York Times, Tuesday, June 25, 1991

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, 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. 15,204
Across
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Vend : SELL
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Rani's spouse : RAJAH
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Kimono sashes : OBIS
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"Not guilty" is one : PLEA
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Superior : ELITE
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The Darlings' dog : NANA
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King or Bates : ALAN
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Calligrapher's craft? : PENMANSHIP
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John Sanford's stage name : REDDFOXX
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Believers of sorts : DEISTS
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Eastern leader : EMIR
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Thin board : SLAT
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Despot : TYRANT
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Malevolent : SPITEFUL
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Actor Tamblyn : RUSS
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Gabs : CHINS
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Slugger's stat : RBI
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Hansel's exclamations : ACHS
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Pedal next to a clutch : BRAKE
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Life stories, for short : BIOS
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___-fi : SCI
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Monotone : DRONE
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"Quantum ___," TV show : LEAP
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Most joyful : HAPPIEST
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Lou and Lee : GRANTS
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Formicary denizens : ANTS
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Gotten: Abbr. : RECD
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Sufficient : ENOUGH
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Chunky : THICKSET
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Will Hays's craft? : CENSORSHIP
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Riza Pahlevi : SHAH
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Fourth base : HOME
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Musical form : ETUDE
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Ireland : EIRE
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Singles : ONES
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Some statues : NUDES
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Go a few rounds : SPAR
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Pronoun for Françoise : ELLE
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The Presidential yacht? : LEADERSHIP
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Continent, e.g. : LANDMASS
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Gunshot noise : REPORT
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Trebek of quiz shows : ALEX
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Continuing bad luck : JINX
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Bank convenience, for short : ATM
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This may be a screamer : HEADLINE
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Accomplished at the locale : ONSITE
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Ebenezer's expletives : BAHS
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Pt. of a monogram : INIT
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Drains : SAPS
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___-foot oil : NEATS
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Fiver : FIN
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Slam a volleyball down : SPIKE
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Deep-six : TRASH
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Desert plant : YUCCA
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"Can't! Don't! ___! Won't!": Kipling : SHANT
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Craft for Damon and Pythias? : FRIENDSHIP
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Lusitania's undoer : UBOAT
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Speaks imperfectly : LISPS
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Ornery : CROSS
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Fellow members : BRETHREN
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Water around Sevastopol : BLACKSEA
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Australian dog : DINGO
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Ers and ums : PAUSES
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"The ___ of Roth," book about Portnoy? : GRIPES
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___ room : REC
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Parrot : ECHO
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Light gas : NEON
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"This one's ___!" : ONME
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Clunk's kin : THUD
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Put out of sight : HIDE
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Parts of pitchers : EARS
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Van Gogh's brother : THEO
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Actor Erwin : STU

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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