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New York Times, Monday, July 1, 1991

40-Down : Noble; edifying

Author:
Margaret W. Huskey
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Margaret W. Huskey has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,210
Across
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Oct. preceder : SEPT
5
Subject : TOPIC
10
Muslim holy man : IMAM
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Peary's winter headquarters : ETAH
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Shatter : SMASH
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Nick Charles's wife : NORA
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Gossip : TALEBEARER
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Irish assembly : DAIL
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" ... such ___ little craft": Gilbert : ASMART
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Funny : RISIBLE
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Out of date : PASSE
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Baltic or Bering : SEA
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Ancestor : FOREBEAR
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Supply boat : TENDER
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New Haven team : ELIS
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Lassoed : ROPED
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"___ been to London ... " : IVE
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Bigwig : VIP
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Salts, e.g. : SEASONS
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Neckline shape : VEE
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First palindrome : EVE
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Miss Dinsmore : ELSIE
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Guidry and Cey of baseball : RONS
45
Fail to keep a promise : RENEGE
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Egg dish : OMELETTE
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Oct. follower : NOV
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Baby boys, in Barcelona : NENES
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Floating wreckage : FLOTSAM
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Item : DETAIL
60
Take on cargo : LADE
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Moderation : TEMPERANCE
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Hebrew measure : OMER
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Arabian chief : EMEER
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Bar crossers : RYES
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"Star ___" : WARS
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Churchill ___, Ky. : DOWNS
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H.M.S. Pinafore crewmen : TARS
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"___ thief to catch a thief" : SETA
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Certain Greek vowels : ETAS
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Date producer : PALM
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"Planet of ___" : THEAPES
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Dangerous fly : TSETSE
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German granny : OMA
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Norm for Greg Norman : PAR
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Elbe tributary : ISER
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Name at baptism : CHRISTEN
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Catawba or Cherokee : INDIAN
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Biblical kingdom : MOAB
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Seed coat : ARIL
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Man or boy : MALE
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African tree : BRAB
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Gardener's purchase : SEEDS
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Teasdale and Roosevelt : SARAS
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Geology subject : EROSION
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Yellow or scarlet ailment : FEVER
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Type of oil : OLIVE
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Age, as cheese : RIPEN
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Turf dug up by a golf club : DIVOT
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Occurrence : EVENT
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Singer from Detroit : REESE
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Victor Hugo product : POEME
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Utah blooms : SEGOS
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Noble; edifying : ELEVATED
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Commence once more : RESTART
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Registers : ENTERS
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Co-Nobelist in Medicine: 1954 : ENDERS
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Lascivious look : LEER
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What to go with : FLOW
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Buddhist priest : LAMA
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Stettin's river : ODER
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Exec's note : MEMO
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Author Seton : ANYA
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Bakery employee : ICER
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Not so much : LESS
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Tabby's plaint : MEW
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Sword surpasser : PEN

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

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