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New York Times, Tuesday, July 23, 1991

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,232
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Jigger : SHOT
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Canine tooth : FANG
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Trading center : MART
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Dank : HUMID
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Mimic : APER
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U.S.S.R.-China river : AMUR
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Winged : ALATE
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Stalactite site : CAVE
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Alaskan seaport : NOME
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Dummy; front : MANOFSTRAW
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Coagulate : CLOT
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Dispossess : OUST
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Church worker : USHER
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Fishing vessel : WHALER
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Graf ___ : SPEE
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Gael's isle : EIRE
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Daunt : FAZE
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With regard to : ASFOR
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Skirt feature : PLEAT
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One of the Stooges : MOE
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Heat apparatus : STOVE
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Yes man : TOADY
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Absolute failure : BOMB
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One of the Waltons : ERIN
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___ facto : IPSO
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Wear down : ABRADE
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Mate of a rajah : RANEE
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Model : POSE
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Sudden feeling of longing : PANG
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Willard Scott is one : WEATHERMAN
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Whit : ATOM
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Mother of F.D.R. : SARA
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Nile metropolis : CAIRO
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Girl attacked by a "swan" : LEDA
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Addict : USER
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___ off (get along) : HITIT
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England's Anthony ___ : EDEN
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Machu Picchu land : PERU
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Printing mark : DELE
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Pretense : SHAM
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Kind of hoop or skirt : HULA
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Arabian gulf : OMAN
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Former Yugoslav dictator : TITO
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Truths : FACTS
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Take ___ (criticize) : APART
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Leningrad's river : NEVA
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Attained maturity : GREWUP
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Singer Melissa from the Bronx : MANCHESTER
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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Hearsay : RUMOR
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Waste allowance : TRET
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Crusoe's creator : DEFOE
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Crasher at Atlantic City : SURF
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Half-___ over (drunk) : SEAS
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Bemoaned : WEPT
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Hawaiian seaport : HILO
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Vicinity : AREA
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Shepherd? : LEADINGMAN
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Look : SEEM
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Early Christian pulpit : AMBO
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San Diego attraction : ZOO
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"More bang ___ buck" : FORA
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Roman poet : OVID
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Lévesque of Quebec : RENE
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Agate or pica : TYPE
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British shindig : BASH
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Concludes arrangements : SEWSUP
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A source of golden fall leaves : BEECH
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Valued : RATED
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Battery part : ANODE
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Kitchen gadget : PARER
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Japanese city : OTARU
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Faint : PALE
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Sybarite's delight : EASE
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Surprise attack : RAID
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Small contribution : MITE
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Memorandum : NOTE

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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