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TABLE TALK

New York Times, Sunday, July 14, 1991

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 524 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 20, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,223
Across
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___ in a lifetime : ONCE
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Palm of the hand : VOLA
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" . . . as a wild bull in ___": Isa. 51:20 : ANET
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Street's boss : MASON
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Okla. city : TULSA
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Make worse : AGGRAVATE
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Light-footed : AGILE
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Belgian moppets? : BRUSSELSSPROUTS
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Actress Thomas : MARLO
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Leroy Anderson's "___ of the Ball" : BELLE
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Some legal writs : MISES
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Where the Ambrosian Library is : MILAN
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Malefactor : MISDOER
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Sole of a plow : SLADE
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Cosmetician Madeleine ___ : MONO
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Worker on a hill : ANT
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Stolen sockeye? : POACHEDSALMON
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"___ De-Lovely," 1936 Porter song : ITS
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Thornburgh's predecessor : MEESE
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Kilauea effusion : LAVA
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Hoover Dam's lake : MEAD
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Hugh Johnson's org. : NRA
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Highlands hillside : BRAE
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Like many U.K. drinks : ICELESS
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Trans-central chord : DIAMETER
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One of the Aleutians : ATKA
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Baseball's Paul or Lloyd : WANER
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Oriental restaurant cartel? : NOODLERING
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Pear variety : BOSC
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Have the miseries : AIL
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"___ the Rear" (old song) : STEPTO
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Bangladesh capital's former spelling : DACCA
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Undersized pickpocket? : SHRIMPDIP
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He was TV sleuth Jones : EBSEN
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Dahl or Francis : ARLENE
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Make a selection : OPT
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Fuzzy surfaces : NAPS
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Roughage fanatics? : BRANFLAKES
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Bowler's woe : SPLIT
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Ridges between ice walls : OSAR
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"___ or five attend him": "Twelfth Night" : SOMEFOUR
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Simple wind instrument : OCARINA
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Coiffeur's creation : UPDO
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Univ. degrees : ABS
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Desdemona's handkerchief, e.g. : PROP
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Shamrock land : ERIN
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London trolleys : TRAMS
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Tic-toe connector : TAC
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Beauty salon? : PEACHPRESERVE
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Creek : RIA
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City in S France : ALES
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Desert juniper : RETEM
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Tragi : EARLETS
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Propounds : POSES
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Guam's capital : AGANA
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Almost, to the Bard : ANEAR
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Coalesce : UNITE
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Gorbachev in A.M. action? : RUSSIANDRESSING
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"Gare Saint-Lazare" painter : MONET
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Where concert musicians relax : GREENROOM
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Hindustani emperor: 16th century : AKBAR
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Kitchen attraction : AROMA
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A York river : OUSE
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They sometimes bounce mgrs. : UMPS
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Outlet for N.Y. horse players : OTB
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Only, in Bonn : NUR
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Driver's main course? : CLUBSTEAK
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Gaul's chariot : ESSED
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De ___ of 92 Across : VALERA
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G.I.'s supervisors : OGS
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Some coll. linemen : LGS
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A Dadaist : ARP
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Ducks : AVOIDS
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Ad ___ (to a sickening degree) : NAUSEAM
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Chanson follower : ETTE
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Hardy protagonist : TESS
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Material wealth : MAMMON
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"Encore!" : AGAIN
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What beefy waiters get? : SIRLOINTIPS
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Southwest stewpot : OLLA
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___ tetra (aquarium favorite) : NEON
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Slanting : ASLOPE
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Belligerent sea groups : ARMADAS
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Oil: Comb. form : ELEO
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Cobra's relative : MAMBA
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Like argon : INERT
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Laminated rock : SHALE
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Tool for Archimedes : LEVER
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Some propositions in logic : MODALS
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Make a fist : CLENCH
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W.W. II India-Burma road : LEDO
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Marian, for one : MAID
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___ et quarante (Monte Carlo game) : TRENTE
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Assyrian monarch : SARGON
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Thalassic expanse : SEA
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___ Jima : IWO
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Timberlane of fiction : CASS
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Prune : SNIP
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Dishes out : METES
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Jewish holiday eve : EREB
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Antediluvian : OLD
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Alberta park : BANFF
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Qty. : AMT
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Touches gingerly : DABSAT
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Spanish weight unit : ARROBA
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Gambling spot for littlenecks? : CLAMSCASINO
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Recent, to a geologist : CENE
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Marathoner Allison ___ : ROE
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___ facto : IPSO
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Kind of engine : INLINE
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Distress : PAIN
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Flees to a J.P. : ELOPES
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Org. dating from 1897 : PTA
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Ambience : AURA
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Fast-food magnate : KROC
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Hindu outergarment : SAREE
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Spectrum producer : PRISM
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"___ Nell," Gershwin musical : OUR
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Leftovers from a TV roast? : SPARERIBS
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Come clean : ADMIT
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Ponselle and Raisa : ROSAS
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Incontrovertible : CERTAIN
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Catchwords : PHRASES
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Wright or Brewer : TERESA
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Córdoba coin : PESETA
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Thought, to Pascal : PENSEE
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Fortifies anew : REARMS
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Windmill impeller : VANE
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"___ Eat Cake," 1933 musical : LETEM
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Harold ___, English political scientist: 1893-1950 : LASKI
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Cougar : PUMA
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___ about (circa) : ONOR
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Spiritual mentor : GURU
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARU
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___ de guerre : NOM
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Diamond cutter's device : DOP
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer Holman : NAT
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Twelve doz. : GRO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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