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Gayle Dean
Gayle Dean

New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 1991

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,233
Across
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Scarpia's nemesis : TOSCA
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Child, e.g. : CHEF
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Buzzards Bay hermit : CRAB
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Detest : ABHOR
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Celestial headwear : HALO
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"From ___ to Eternity" : HERE
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Dutch cheese : GOUDA
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Opposite of written : ORAL
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Theatrical scene : SET
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"Madama Butterfly" character : BFPINKERTON
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Pseudologists' fortes : LIES
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Slowly fermented drinks : LAGERS
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Put down : DEMEAN
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Less restrictive : LOOSER
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"Terrible" one : IVAN
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Northern seabird : MURRE
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Ventilate : AIR
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Plotter pursued by Scarpia : CESAREANGELOTTI
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Marquand's "H. M. Pulham, ___" : ESQ
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Ease : ALLAY
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Film critic Rex : REED
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More hideous : UGLIER
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Sudden spells of activity : SPASMS
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Breakfast order : OMELET
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Country on the Caspian : IRAN
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She was "bewitched" in "Pal Joey" : VERASIMPSON
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Cartoonist Fisher : HAM
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LAX expectations : ETAS
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Earth : SOIL
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Idolize : ADORE
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World Series winners: 1990 : REDS
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Lunch order : TUNA
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Dissolves : MELTS
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A card not in a pinochle deck : TREY
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Appear : SEEM
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Vast chasm : ABYSS
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ID markers : TAGS
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Musette : OBOE
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Open-and-___ case : SHUT
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Cold-water fish : COD
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Red Sea peninsula : ARABIA
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Lamb order : CHOPS
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Mata ___ : HARI
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Verve : ELAN
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Traditional tales : FOLKLORE
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Act like Tennyson's "Brigade" : CHARGE
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States over and over : REITERATES
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Passion : ARDOR
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Some are spilled : BEANS
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Wet lowland : FEN
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Support for Renoir : EASEL
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Singer Horne : LENA
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Croupier's cubes : DICE
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Nights before holidays : EVES
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Costumed social gathering : MASQUERADE
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Of the moon : LUNAR
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Ancient Greek ceremonial rite : ORGY
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Maldivian capital : MALE
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News flash : ITEM
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Terminates termites : RIDS
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Respiratory rattles : RALES
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Believers in rule by superior people : ELITISTS
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Algerian port : ORAN
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Expressionless : GLASSY
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Theater sign : SRO
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Jipijapa headgear : PANAMA
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Open to view : OVERT
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Rhythm in verse : METER
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Muslim's faith : ISLAM
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A little grimace : MOUE
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Cabinetmaker's staple : PINE
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Like Rizzuto's cow? : HOLY
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Some are liberal : ARTS
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Beetle Bailey's dinner : MESS
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Socialite, for short : DEB

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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