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BROTHER ACT

New York Times, Sunday, August 11, 1991

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 509 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 109, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,251
Across
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Co-author of a 1930 tariff act : SMOOT
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Helot : SERF
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Minstrel : BARD
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One of Oberon's subjects : FAIRY
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Singer Ronstadt : LINDA
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Cupid : AMOR
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Malarial malaise : AGUE
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Corbin's "L.A. Law" role : ARNIE
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Dancer Dolin : ANTON
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Knee : GENU
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Barrett or Jaffe : RONA
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Lesions : SORES
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Subjects of this puzzle : GEORGEANDIRAGERSHWIN
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Sloth, e.g. : SIN
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"How ___ the lady?": Shak. : DOTH
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Thee, in Tours : TOI
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Panay native : ATI
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Anguine fish : EELS
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Type of jet engine : ION
41
"Treasure Girl" song for Gertrude Lawrence: 1928 : OHSONICE
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Secret society, Italian style : CAMORRA
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"Funny sheets" : COMICS
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Catapult : ONAGER
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Classic introduced by Whiteman: 1924 : RHAPSODYINBLUE
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Scotch admixture : SODA
54
The old sod : EIRE
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Sun. homily : SER
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British customs documents : TRANSIRES
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Binaural : STEREO
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Bitter : ACRID
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Bond rating : AAA
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Cynical song introduced by John Bubbles: 1935 : ITAINTNECESSARILYSO
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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Tin Pan Alley org. : ASCAP
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"I beg ___ pardon now": R. Wilbur : DEATHS
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Raised-letter printers : EMBOSSERS
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Function : USE
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Mother of Hermes : MAIA
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Den : LAIR
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Song introduced by Ginger Rogers in "Girl Crazy": 1930 : EMBRACEABLEYOU
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Song Al Jolson made famous : SWANEE
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Playwright lonesco : EUGENE
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Of the skull : CRANIAL
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Estimated : ASSESSED
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Actress Merkel : UNA
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Mariner's greeting : AHOY
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Pisa-to-Verona dir. : NNE
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Monogram of House Speaker Mr. Sam : STR
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Rabble : MOB
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Song introduced by Gertrude Lawrence in "Oh, Kay!": 1926 : SOMEONETOWATCHOVERME
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"A ___ Is a Sometime Thing": 1935 : WOMAN
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Tied : EVEN
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Clinton's canal : ERIE
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Haute-Savoie spa : EVIAN
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Ancient Greek dialect : IONIC
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Hawk : SELL
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Shade of green : NILE
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Type of musical show : REVUE
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Malicious and sly : SNIDE
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Salver : TRAY
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Mimicked : APED
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Coasters : SLEDS
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Scoria : SLAG
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Song in "Let 'Em Eat Cake": 1933 : MINE
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Upon : ONTO
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Fragrances : ODORS
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Chesapeake Bay island and sound : TANGIERS
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Grandiose tale : SAGA
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Edits : EMENDS
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Musical composition : RONDO
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Fulfillment : FRUITION
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Movie vamp : BARA
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Expectant : AGOG
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Old Norse poem : RUNE
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Paucity : DEARTH
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Vogue : FASHION
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Successively : AROW
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Crucifix inscription : INRI
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Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
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Start of a reply to Virginia : YES
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When it's warm in Chile : ENERO
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An equilateral parallelogram : RHOMB
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Fair : SOSO
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Land measures : ACRES
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Gauguin's island paradise : TAHITI
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Serai : IMARET
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Young men : LADS
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Zilch : NIL
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To venture, in Versailles : OSER
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Head of the Sanhedrin : NASI
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Painter Grabar : IGOR
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Yield : CEDE
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Varro and Vulgar : ERAS
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"Porgy and Bess," e.g. : OPERA
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Sorceress encountered by Odysseus : CIRCE
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Order from Delbert Mann : CUT
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Bear a lamb : YEAN
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Swiss river : AAR
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Freshwater worm : NAID
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Emporium event : SALE
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Zwei preceder : EINS
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Wallet fillers : ONES
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Former N.Y.C. skyline letters : RCA
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Endings for pant and scant : IES
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U.S. mil. award : DSC
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Little corn grower : TOE
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Soubise, e.g. : SAUCE
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Chevet : APSE
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Mandarin's residence : YAMEN
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"___ Alive," Bee Gees hit : STAYIN
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Man from Marietta : OHIOAN
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Willow: Fr. : SAULE
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Charles Laughton's wife : ELSA
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Gullets : MAWS
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Partiality : BIAS
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Department of NW France : ORNE
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Marsh growth : REED
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Inst. at Dallas : SMU
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Apiece : EACH
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Former name of Guyana: Abbr. : BGU
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Extend a subscription : RENEW
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Alga causing fishy taste in water : ANABAENA
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Headache remedy : BROMO
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Temporary stops in journeys : LAYOVERS
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Huxley's "Ape and ___" : ESSENCE
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Last word of Mo.'s motto : ESTO
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Scenarist Lehman : ERNEST
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Roman's sacred shield : ANCILE
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Anchor position : ATRIP
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Chamfer : BEVEL
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"Strike Up the Band" song: 1930 : SOON
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Where to watch Hawks : OMNI
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Bit part : MAID
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"I loved you ___": Hamlet : EVER
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Weblike tissue : TELA
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Sole : ONLY
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Mind : HEED
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Split : RIVE
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Whittier's "___ Muller" : MAUD
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Chemical suffixes : ENES
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Minn. neighbor : WIS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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