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New York Times, Wednesday, July 31, 1991

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F G J X Y }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,240

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Across
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He calls no place home : NOMAD
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Circle segments : ARCS
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Knife : STAB
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Think : OPINE
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Word with camp or black : BOOT
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Irish Gaelic : ERSE
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Cape ___ Islands : VERDE
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Lab burner : ETNA
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Hair holders : NETS
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Start of a quip : ACOMPUTERDATEIS
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Devour : EAT
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Thine, in Toulon : ATOI
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Was an angel : SPONSORED
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Genes' molecules : RNAS
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Tail: Comb. form : URO
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Buddy : PAL
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"___ Dallas" : STELLA
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Quip: Part II : SOMETIMESCALLED
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Ore. river to the Pacific : UMPQUA
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Acct. preparer : CPA
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Ref. book : OED
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Avoid : SHUN
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Chickweeds : STARWORTS
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Man Friday : AIDE
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Memorable Calloway : CAB
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End of the quip : ACALCULATEDRISK
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Island east of Java : BALI
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Flask for Plato : OLPE
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___-Prayer : DIALA
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N.M. neighbor : ARIZ
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Tableland : MESA
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Dud : LEMON
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Pigeon coop : COTE
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Native metals : ORES
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Relation on Mom's side : ENATE
Down
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Popular PBS series : NOVA
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Cartel letters : OPEC
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Spanish novelist Gabriel ___ : MIRO
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"Of Mice ___" : ANDMEN
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" . . . 'tis not so ___ a well . . . ": Shak. : DEEPAS
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Be an accomplice : ABET
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Surf sound : ROTE
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He wrote "Lord Jim" : CONRAD
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Town, in Germany : STADT
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Guard : SENTINEL
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Shoe accessory : TREE
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Piedmontese city : ASTI
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Porgy's woman : BESS
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More's island : UTOPIA
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Main trunk : AORTA
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Guinean tribal group : SUSU
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School events : PROMS
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Pizazz : OOMPH
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Battering weapon : RAM
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Vote into office : ELECT
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___ nothing : ALLOR
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Perilous precipitation : SLEET
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Like hens' teeth : SCARCE
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Does sums : ADDS
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Make uniform : EQUALIZE
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Blouse style : TUNIC
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Bath, for one : SPA
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Vendor : SELLER
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Wigeon's walk : WADDLE
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A star of "Seven Days in May" : OBRIEN
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Cathedral, in Firenze : DUOMO
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Rhyme scheme : ABAC
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"___ nome," Verdi aria : CARO
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Hit the tarmac : ALIT
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Cathedral recess : APSE
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Afternoon affairs : TEAS
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"___ Camera": Van Druten : IAMA
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Reno's ___ machines : SLOT
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Welles role : KANE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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