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New York Times, Saturday, August 10, 1991

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,250
Across
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Odoriferous : AROMATIC
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Tulip tree, for one : POPLAR
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___ stick (clarinet) : LICORICE
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Anatomical interstice : AREOLE
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Plays the sycophant : ADULATES
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Missile devices : SLINGS
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This goes with poivre : SEL
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Bright-red rock crystal : RUBASSE
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___ gratias : DEO
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Knotty bump on a tree : KNUR
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Early Egyptian citizen : SAITE
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Kind of bread or chip : CORN
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Confused : ATSEA
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Gypsy horse : GRI
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Actress Braga : SONIA
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Brother : FRA
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Silver-tongued : ELOQUENT
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Formation of bone : OSTOSIS
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Old French dance : BOURREE
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Warship of 1862 : MERRIMAC
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Right of precedence : PAS
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Fishing vessels : PRAMS
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"The ___ Squad," TV series : MOD
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Half a shekel : BEKAH
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Poulards : HENS
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Son of Isis and Osiris : HORUS
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Major General Jesse Lee ___ : RENO
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Town in E Belgium : ANS
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Snake : MEANDER
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Overalls part : BIB
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Feast of St. Peter's Chains : LAMMAS
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Legendary S.A. land of riches : ELDORADO
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Execrable : ODIOUS
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Furniture item for a service : TEATABLE
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People : SETTLE
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Précis : SYNOPSES
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The Last Frontier : ALASKA
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Laughing : RIDENT
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Eye : OCULUS
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Smallest unit of an elem. : MOL
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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Disciple of Apostle Paul : TITUS
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Headache remedy : ICEBAG
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West Indian poet : CESAIRE
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Dated : PASSE
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Fillet on a column : ORLE
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Kennedy Library designer : PEI
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Samuel Pepys was one : LONDONER
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Pirate : ALGERINE
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Ring with sound : RESONATE
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Unit of luminance : STILB
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Abandons evil conduct : REFORMS
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Swift horse, poetically : COURSER
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Upbeat, in music : ARSIS
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Nestling pigeon : SQUAB
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Objective : AIM
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Alley-___ (basketball play) : OOP
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Navel : OMPHALOS
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Swain song : SERENADE
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Convey : TRANSMIT
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Navigator Islands, today : SAMOA
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Pastry cones : CORNETS
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First Earl of Leicester : DUDLEY
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Skewered meat : KEBABS
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"Mine's not ___ cause": Shak. : ANIDLE
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Landlopers : HOBOES
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"Steppenwolf" author : HESSE
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City on the Meuse : SEDAN
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Heavy hammer : MAUL
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Mag section : ROTO
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Pithy remark : MOT
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Forte of Flavor-Flav : RAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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