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New York Times, Friday, July 12, 1991

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J Q V }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,221
Across
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Cotton on a stick : SWAB
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"___ in the Dark," 1964 film : ASHOT
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No fashion plate, he : SLOB
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Cradle rocker : MAMA
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Plant opening : STOMA
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Plant of the crucifer family : COLE
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What warriors bear : ARMS
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Alternative to CD's : TAPES
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He's in a class by himself : ONER
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OR TYPE : POETRYINMOTION
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Dairy cacophony : MOOS
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Esthetic pursuit : ART
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Flight members : STEPS
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Blab : SING
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Ltr. afterthoughts : PSS
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"Faster ___ speeding . . . " : THANA
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Pedro's avid assent : SISI
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Twofold : DUAL
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MAD TAIL : WALTZINGMATILDA
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Tramcar contents : ORES
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Pacific goose : NENE
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Try : ESSAY
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Lucy, to Linus : SIS
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Drinks that sound helpful : ADES
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Alley button : RESET
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Black bird : ANI
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Teamster's transport : SEMI
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PILL SIEGE : DIZZYGILLESPIE
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Brotherly baseball name : ALOU
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Oh, Howe he could invent! : ELIAS
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Sal's last name? : ABLE
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Norell contemporary : DIOR
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Electra, to Menelaus : NIECE
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Uri marksman : TELL
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Dotted, as with stars : SEME
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Aquariums : TANKS
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Event at C.C.N.Y. : EXAM
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A little Scotch? : SMA
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Distort : WARP
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Magazine articles? : AMMO
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Bargain sites : BASEMENTS
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Colt .45's, today : ASTROS
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Refuses to move : STAYS
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Kachina doll makers : HOPI
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Augury : OMEN
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Its capital is Hobart : TASMANIA
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Actor Bakula : SCOTT
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Burt's spouse : LONI
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Toast topper : OLEO
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Swiss capital : BERN
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Uris best seller : TOPAZ
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Assn. : ORG
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Puppeteer Lewis : SHARI
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Some are tall : TALES
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Puts one's name to : SIGNS
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Sphygmometer recording : PULSE
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Nasser's successor : SADAT
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Roll 'em in the aisles : SLAY
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"Terrible" numbers : TWOS
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Koko's weapon : SNEE
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Scatter : DISSIPATE
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Needy : INDIGENT
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Rains cats and dogs : TEEMS
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Whatever's there : ANY
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Della and Pee Wee : REESES
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Blue shade : AZURE
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Sans tightness : SLACK
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June celebrities : DADS
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Bjorn's rival, once : ILIE
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Kind of lens : ZOOM
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Mortgage : LIEN
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Alpine goat : IBEX
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Author Leffland : ELLA
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Street providing shade? : ELM

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

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