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New York Times, Saturday, June 29, 1991

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { B J K Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 93, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,208
Across
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Form of argument, in logic : SORITES
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Less abundant : SPARSER
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Unpublished literary works : INEDITA
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Ornamental armor piece : AILETTE
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Dotage : SECONDCHILDHOOD
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Pencil stroke : TRAIT
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Lunar trench : RILLE
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Prefix with day or night : MID
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Billions of years : EONS
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Kind of baby or bride : WAR
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Priced to go : ONSALE
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Portolano : RUTTER
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Oblong iron mass : SOW
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Summers in la cité : ETES
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Draft org. : SSS
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Summer TV fare : RERUN
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Barmecide ___ (illusion of plenty) : FEAST
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U.S. missile : MINUTEMAN
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___ aves : RARAE
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Hog breed : DUROC
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Org. concerned with dwellings : PHA
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Mad as ___ hen : AWET
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Electrical unit : REL
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Put in memory : STORED
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Electronics enthusiast : TECHIE
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Cereal grass : OAT
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Drip : NERD
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U.S.N. rank : CSO
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Title for an Ethiopian emperor : NEGUS
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Australian horse : WALER
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Gibson girl's form : HOURGLASSFIGURE
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Stuck : EMPALED
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Aegean island, now called Bozcaada : TENEDOS
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Canopies over altars : TESTERS
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Cassandra : SEERESS
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Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, e.g. : SISTERS
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Galling : ONEROUS
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Disavows : RECANTS
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Artificial-language proponent : IDOIST
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Color diluted with white : TINT
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Approx. takeoff period : ETD
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Pelvic bones : SACRA
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Jamie Green, e.g. : SAIL
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"___ Talk," Doris Day film : PILLOW
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Stand-in for Standish : ALDEN
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"Alkali" of the West : REH
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Mouths : STOMATA
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Prima ballerinas : ETOILES
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Most rubicund : REDDEST
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Minutely hairy : HIRSUTULOUS
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Brit. servicewoman : WREN
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"Wars I Have ___": G. Stein : SEEN
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Foe of a Seneca : ERIE
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Unique person : ONER
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Primitively simple : RUDE
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Reality : FACT
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Hindu monastical order : MATH
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"America's ___ Wanted," TV hit : MOST
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Steady progression up or down : RATCHET
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Wondrous : AWESOME
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Balances : RECOUPS
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Opera overture : PRELUDE
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People of Namibia, Botswana and Angola : HEREROS
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Ready skill : ADDRESS
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Textile-plant employee : REELER
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Medieval catapult : ONAGER
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Hearth : INGLE
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Aux. ones : ASSTS
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Moves aimlessly : GADS
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Sommelier's concern : WINE
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Squeal : RAT
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Emolument of a sort : FEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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