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New York Times, Tuesday, July 9, 1991

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,218
Across
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Oriental cookers : WOKS
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Italian province : PARMA
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Pequod skipper : AHAB
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Of the birds : AVIAN
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Motive leader : LOCO
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Fourth largest plus smallest planets : NEPTUNEANDPLUTO
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Fact : DATUM
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Astronaut Gus : GRISSOM
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Wheel-speed meas. : RPM
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Capetown citizen : BOER
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Hesitation sounds : ERS
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Condemn : DAMN
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Orel's river : OKA
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Corn porridge : SAMP
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___ Khan : AGA
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Honolulu's island : OAHU
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Skoal, e.g. : TOAST
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Eighth largest plus fifth largest planets : MERCURYANDEARTH
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Novelist Burroughs : EDGAR
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Muslim prince : EMIR
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Kind of dance : TOE
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Original donor : ADAM
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Red ___ beet : ASA
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An O'Neal : RYAN
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June bug : DOR
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Strong ales : NOGS
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Undergarment : BRA
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Gastronome : EPICURE
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Swelling of plant parts : EDEMA
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Sixth largest plus largest planets : VENUSANDJUPITER
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Mine finds : ORES
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Local forecasting system : SODAR
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Military group : UNIT
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Reo contemporary : NASH
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Gown material : SATIN
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Seventh largest planet : MARS
Down
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Bora or chinook : WIND
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Greek theaters : ODEA
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Held : KEPT
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Second largest planet : SATURN
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Move a movie camera : PAN
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Estuary : RIA
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Tropical fruit : MANGO
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Guitarist Segovia : ANDRES
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"___ fair in love . . . " : ALLS
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Fraternity shindig : HOUSEPARTY
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Sonic noises : BOOMS
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Strike caller, for short : UMP
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Freebooter : PIRATE
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Othello, e.g. : MOOR
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Nassau's commonwealth : BAHAMAS
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Notre ___ : DAME
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Venerable : AGED
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Certain spreads : MARGARINES
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Sammy or Danny : KAYE
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Extinct bird : MOA
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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Plato's promenade : STOA
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At that time : THEN
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Scoundrel : CAD
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Third largest planet : URANUS
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Colorless : DRAB
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Marsh : MORASS
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Curies' find : RADIUM
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English county or cattle : DEVON
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Gounod's forte : OPERA
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Ligurian port : GENOA
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Agt. : REP
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Eldest son of Ham : CUSH
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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Memorable Israeli leader : MEIR
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Music, drama, etc. : ARTS
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Banned insecticide : DDT
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___ alai : JAI
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Footed vase : URN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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