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New York Times, Thursday, July 25, 1991

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Striped fish : BASS
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Christmas ___, in a Dickens tale : PAST
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Senate gofer : PAGE
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Stone: Comb. form : LITH
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John Denver album : AERIE
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Viva-voce : ORAL
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Draft status : ONEA
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Tin lizzie : CRATE
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Idle : LAZE
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Résumé : CURRICULUMVITAE
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Chum : PAL
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Met : SAT
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Post-W.W. II refugees : DPS
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Tuscan city : MASSA
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Saturn's largest satellite : TITAN
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Length-times-width product : AREA
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Gossip-column unit : ITEM
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What Caesar's "veni" means : ICAME
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People in a legation : DIPLOMATICCORPS
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Like some ale : ONTAP
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Columnist Barrett : RONA
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Treaty acronym : SALT
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Institute : START
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"There was ___ woman . . . " : ANOLD
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His or her, in Hérault : SES
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Adventure beginner : MIS
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Trunk part : LID
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Unit of volume : CUBICCENTIMETER
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Rara ___ : AVIS
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Fatty liquid : OLEIN
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Actor Teeter : LARA
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Dispatched : SENT
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Activity for Niobe : RUING
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Meadowlands event : TROT
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Soviet press agency : TASS
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"___ et lui": G. Sand : ELLE
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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Political group : BLOC
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Japanese aborigine : AINU
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Gang follower : STER
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On the ball : SHARP
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Lima's land : PERU
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Russian inland sea : ARAL
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In ___ (in original position) : SITU
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Is aswarm : TEEMS
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Ward heelers : POLITICOS
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"How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
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Strip in the Mideast : GAZA
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Loser to S. Grant : ELEE
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Hail : ACCLAIM
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"___ a Camera" : IAM
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Of seers : VATIC
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Sets into a groove : DADOS
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Computer command : PRINT
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Nose parts : SEPTA
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___ Zagora, city in Bulgaria : STARA
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First native-born U.S. saint : SETON
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Acid type : AMINO
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Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
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Enough : AMPLE
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Settles in cozily : NESTS
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Chicken Little et al. : ALARMISTS
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Relating to vision : OPTIC
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Profession : CALLING
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Opacate : DIM
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Cross home plate : SCORE
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Mekong ___ : DELTA
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Dramatis personae : CAST
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Eye part : UVEA
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Storage places : BINS
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Month after Ab : ELUL
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Diamond or Simon : NEIL
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Fork feature : TINE
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Mountain lake : TARN
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Amor, to Plato : EROS
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Grade : RATE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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