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Richard Silvestri
Richard Silvestri

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New York Times, Sunday, July 28, 1991

Author:
Richard Silvestri
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 655 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 139, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Richard Silvestri has 46 pre-Shortz puzzles and 84 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

PDF lists Caroline G. Fitzgerald as the constructor, but Barry Haldiman says the constructor was actually Richard Silvestri; change made

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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,237
Across
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Hamelin's problem : RATS
5
Mars, to Sophocles : ARES
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"___ the Sheriff," 1974 tune : ISHOT
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Galatea, originally : STATUE
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Remains in a tray : ASHES
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Security trouble : LEAK
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Beat the goalie : SCORE
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Infuse with oxygen : AERATE
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"Where Babies Come From" : STORKSTORY
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Tangled stuff : MATTEDMATTER
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Musical suite : PARTITA
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Princess perturber : PEA
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Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
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York symbol : ROSE
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Injure severely : MAIM
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___ Stevens (TV's Peter Gunn) : CRAIG
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Assent asea : AYE
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CBer's licensed cousin : HAM
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Kin of Micmacs : SACS
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Fern grouping : BRACKENBRACKET
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Tax-deferred acct. : IRA
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It multiplies by dividing : AMOEBA
53
Bridge requirement : CARDS
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Took command : LED
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Garden spot : EDEN
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Perpetrate : COMMIT
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"___ Lazy River" : UPA
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Final checks for Karpov : MATES
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Refrigerant : FREON
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Character actor Benny : RUBIN
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Sign on a staff : CLEF
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Earl ___ Hines, jazz pianist : FATHA
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Work on pumps : RESOLE
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"___ live and breathe!" : ASI
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Property talk : CHATTELCHATTER
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Egyp.-Syr. alliance: 1958-61 : UAR
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Shrove Tuesday follower : LENT
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B.A. part : ARTS
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Not at all : NOHOW
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Badger : HARASS
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Chevy's "Foul Play" co-star : GOLDIE
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Taxi riders : FARES
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Fashionable : MODISH
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String beans : SCRAGS
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Path for Pluto : ORBIT
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Cupola : DOME
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Tag-team victories : PINS
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Ziegfeld : FLO
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Creative graduate course : SEMINALSEMINAR
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"Gloria in Excelsis ___" : DEO
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Skirted the basket : RIMMED
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Trio of trios : NONET
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Castor's slayer : IDAS
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Don ___ de la Vega (Zorro) : DIEGO
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Grate glower : EMBER
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They pull in pushers : NARCS
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Examinee's T or F : ANS
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Upolu native : SAMOAN
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Release : EMIT
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Toy-pistol ammo : CAP
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Make tracks : SCOOT
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Ascribe : IMPUTE
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Meditative discipline : ZEN
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Customary itinerary : ROUTINEROUTING
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Road ending : STER
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Prior to, to Prior : ERE
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Czech. neighbor : AUS
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A democrat is one : WAGON
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Bat Masterson's weapon : CANE
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Italian bread? : LIRE
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Personification of reckless ambition : ATE
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Anvil location : EAR
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Decorative design : PATTERN
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Aid an Italian town : ASSISTASSISI
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Small role in "The Road to Morocco" : CAMELCAMEO
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Kind of engine : DIESEL
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Runs amok : RIOTS
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Frankenstein's flunky : IGOR
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One of us : HUMAN
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Unwavering : STEADY
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One year's record : ANNAL
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Roric : DEWY
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Use the VCR : TAPE
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Speak hoarsely : RASP
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Hammett canine : ASTA
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Heyerdahl : THOR
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Spanish muralist : SERT
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Star in Aquila : ALTAIR
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Hudson contemporary : REO
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Dodge City lawman : EARP
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Terrier type : SKYE
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Doctrine : ISM
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Egyptian amulet : SCARAB
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Malarkey : HOTAIR
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Former President of Nicaragua : ORTEGA
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Start for Ballesteros : TEE
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Siberian sled dog : SAMOYED
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Sideboard display : TEASET
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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Make doilies : TAT
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All-purpose trk. : UTE
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Profit chaser : EER
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Zip over the surface : SKIM
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"___ Mater," ancient hymn : STABAT
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Male mergansers : DRAKES
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Served perfectly : ACED
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Stained : MACULATE
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Hosp. personnel : RNS
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Dreadful place to hole up : HIDEOUSHIDEOUT
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Parts of irises : AREOLAS
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Way : MANNER
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Of religious rites : SACRAL
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" . . . a man or ___?" : AMOUSE
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Hairdresser's union : COMBINGCOMBINE
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Convoy constituent : SEMI
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French ruling family of yore : CAPETS
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Strong brown paper : KRAFT
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Gripper for the Gipper : CLEAT
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Coal case : BIN
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Sounds of hesitation : ERS
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Cuban blade : MACHETE
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Comte de la Fère : ATHOS
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Spring phenomenon : THAW
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Iron: Comb. form : FERRI
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Consecrated oil : CHRISM
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"Little Shop of Horrors" storekeeper : FLORIST
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Bookworm : READER
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Mooched : CADGED
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Gives power to : ENABLES
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More or Mann : THOMAS
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Anderson's "High ___" : TOR
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Nile reptile : ASP
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Light-amplification device : LASER
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Nice piece of change : FRANC
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Monk or monkish : MONASTIC
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Less stocky : SLIMMER
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___ about : ONOR
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"___ your fathers thus . . . ?": Neh. 13:18 : DIDNOT
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Undo : NEGATE
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Squatter in 1889 : SOONER
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Stand stock-still : FREEZE
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Unsuitable : INAPT
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Feline sound : MIAOU
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Sat in session : MET
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Weir : DAM
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Limbs of the Devil : IMPS
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Sartre novel : NAUSEA
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Radio transmission : SIGNAL
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Gallant : COURTLY
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Hit sign : SRO
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Strobile : CONE
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Embossed : RAISED
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"Den I wish ___ Dixie" : IWASIN
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Saloonkeeper's nemesis : NATION
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Sweat and tears, e.g. : EGESTA
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Table linen : NAPERY
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Imprint permanently : ETCH
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Actress Hartman : LISA
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It turns litmus red : ACID
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Fad : RAGE
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Lacking slack : TAUT
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Educator Willard : EMMA
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Use a harvester : REAP
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What the "poor dog" had : NONE
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Personals : ADS
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Watch the baby : SIT
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Visit : SEE
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Madrid Mrs. : SRA
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Icel. or Ire. : ISL
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Heap of hay : MOW

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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