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New York Times, Friday, July 5, 1991

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,214

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Across
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Fertilizer : POTASH
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Not so tough : EASIER
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Theater offering : MATINEE
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Embraced : CLASPED
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Posse's quarry : OUTLAWS
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Franc segment : CENTIME
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Arafat's gp. : PLO
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Small couch : SETTEE
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Mountain pass : COL
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Ariz. Indian : PIMA
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Shad output : ROE
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Smoke, as ham : CURE
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Growing out : ENATE
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Hub : NAVE
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Approximately : ORSO
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Under canvas : TENTED
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Filmdom's Turner : KATHLEEN
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Basic : ELEMENTAL
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Affable one : PUSSYCAT
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Sidesteps : ELUDES
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Dill of the Bible : ANET
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First-aid boxes : KITS
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Inlets : RIAS
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Shavetails: Abbr. : LTS
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Spot : ESPY
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Do something : ACT
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Versailles ___ : TREATY
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Suffix with Israel : ITE
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" ... my heart is ___": Burns : NOTHERE
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Letter opener : DEARSIR
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Francis and Dahl : ARLENES
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Ascribes : IMPUTES
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Least used : NEWEST
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Charge : ASSESS
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Film critic Kael : PAULINE
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Footstool : OTTOMAN
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Sesame : TIL
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Collections of sayings : ANAS
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Ninja Turtles' hangout : SEWER
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Ben Hur portrayer : HESTON
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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Not windward : ALEE
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Preceder of Marco or Marcos : SAN
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Follower of Mao : IST
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Selective gourmand : EPICURE
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Penitent's emotion : REMORSE
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Young child : MOPPET
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Explorer Ponce ___ : DELEON
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Kitchen container : TEAKETTLE
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Bears witness : ATTESTS
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Plot : COLLUDE
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Slippery : EELY
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Fourgon : VAN
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Satin add-on : ETTE
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All the cards : DECK
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Philip Nolan's creator : HALE
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___ tai (rum drink) : MAI
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Former capital of Argentina : PARANA
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Fabulous horselike creature : UNICORN
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Mariners' home : SEATTLE
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Stops : DESISTS
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Deprives of contents : EMPTIES
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"Gaudy Night" author : SAYERS
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Method of surveying : STADIA
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Holds back : STEMS
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___ bien : TRES
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Take ten : REST
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Jabbers : YAPS
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Chop : HEW
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Ethyl follower : ENE
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Regret : RUE

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

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