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New York Times, Thursday, August 1, 1991

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,241

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Across
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Take ___ (start an action) : STEPS
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Remarks by Sandy : ARFS
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It's White and Blue : NILE
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An anagram for merit : REMIT
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Jeanne ___ : DARC
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Lulu : ONER
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Pet bat in "The Munsters" : IGOR
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Former Russian ruler : TSAR
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Area not under government control : PRIVATESECTOR
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Pos. opposite : NEG
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Silly little laugh : HEHE
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A Henson forerunner : SARG
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Onager : ASS
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Salt's sack : SEABAG
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Former U.N. agcy. : IRO
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Gear for a roundup : RIATA
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School for René : ECOLE
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Exec's severance pay of a sort : GOLDENPARACHUTE
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Gander and cob : MALES
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Hide the loot : STASH
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Select : TAP
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Bouquets : AROMAS
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Suffix with insist : ENT
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Hoffman play: 1985 : ASIS
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Les États-___ : UNIS
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D.C. figure : REP
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Buying-and-selling system : MARKETECONOMY
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Stern and gloomy : DOUR
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Not so hot : SOSO
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Malarial fevers : AGUES
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Nobelist for Peace: 1984 : TUTU
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Casals played it : CELLO
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Natatorium : POOL
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Suffix with origin : ATOR
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Legendary family of Uri : TELLS
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Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
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Per diem steno, e.g. : TEMP
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Arabian chieftain : EMIR
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Like a lonesome swain : PINING
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Franklin invented one : STOVE
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Approach for a miner : ADIT
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Spread unchecked : RAGE
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Next year's sophs : FROSH
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Heaps of stones : SCREES
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"The eggs do ___ the hen": Russ. proverb : NOTTEACH
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___ many words : INSO
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Goneril's father : LEAR
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Fumble : ERR
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Furthermore : AGAIN
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Chong's partner : CHEECH
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" ... sweetheart of ___ Chi" : SIGMA
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Bellowing : AROAR
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Jacob Abbott's young hero : ROLLO
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Enfeebles : SAPS
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One of 50 : STATE
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Tests for Tyson : BOUTS
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Asian range : ALTAI
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Hybrid grazers : GEEPS
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Submerged again : RESANK
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"Man of ___," 1934 Flaherty film : ARAN
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Objection : DEMURRAL
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Dome lead-in : ASTRO
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Nap for Juan : SIESTA
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Farthest point in an orbit : APOGEE
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Resolute or Rex : STOUT
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Play a play : ENACT
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Marquand's Mr. ___ : MOTO
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Hatchback, e.g. : AUTO
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Last word in Mo.'s motto : ESTO
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___ Carrée, at the Louvre : COUR
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Ruminate : MULL
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Georgian's rebel ___ : YELL
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Drop bait gently : DAP
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Call for help : SOS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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