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New York Times, Monday, August 12, 1991

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B Q X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,252
Across
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Melt : THAW
5
Spurious imitation : SHAM
9
Urban health hazard : SMOG
13
Rowed : OARED
15
Actress Witherspoon : CORA
16
Dietrich's nickname for Hemingway : PAPA
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Berlin hit song: 1929 : PUTTINONTHERITZ
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Clockmaker Terry : ELI
21
Observes : NOTES
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Clergyman's house : MANSE
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LXX : SEVENTY
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Suitable : FIT
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D.D.E.'s command : ETO
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Scorch : SEAR
29
Baseball's Mel : OTT
32
Cash or charm : ASSET
35
Ankara native : TURK
36
Veer; twist : SLUE
37
Mercer-Warren hit song: 1938 : JEEPERSCREEPERS
40
Curves : ARCS
41
Gabs : YAKS
42
Boo-boos : GOOFS
43
Lincoln Ctr. attraction : MET
44
Poet Sandburg : CARL
45
Old French coin : SOU
46
Strike out : FAN
47
Designate : ENTITLE
51
Duffer's thrill : EAGLE
54
Zones : AREAS
55
Limb : ARM
57
Kahn-Eliscu-Youmans hit song: 1933 : FLYINGDOWNTORIO
60
___ and again (often) : TIME
61
Proboscis : NOSE
62
Pundits : SAGES
63
Lip : SASS
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Consumer : USER
65
Flip : TOSS
Down
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Drink to excess : TOPE
2
Drags : HAULS
3
A Shaw : ARTIE
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Soggy : WET
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"Ivanhoe" author : SCOTT
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Razaf-Waller hit song: 1929 : HONEYSUCKLEROSE
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Music and ballet : ARTS
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___-jongg : MAH
9
He ate lean : SPRAT
10
Principal : MAIN
11
Chooses : OPTS
12
Look intently : GAZE
14
Alcove near a kitchen : DINETTE
18
Taboo : NONO
19
Arabian prince : EMIR
24
D.C. officials : VEEPS
25
Fraudulent : FAKE
28
Bobbles the ball : ERRS
29
Pseudo-butter : OLEO
30
Sod : TURF
31
Hardy's ___ Durbeyfield : TESS
32
In ___ (troubled) : AJAM
33
Withered : SERE
34
Religious body : SECT
35
Dictator : TSAR
36
Harangue : SPOUT
38
Actor O'Neal : RYAN
39
Conceited ones : EGOISTS
44
City near St.-Lo : CAEN
45
Getz or Kenton : STAN
46
Pop-ups : FLIES
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More modern : NEWER
49
Slow, in music : LARGO
50
Iroquoian Indians : ERIES
51
Salamanders : EFTS
52
Inter ___ : ALIA
53
Places for H.S. basketball : GYMS
54
Hubbubs : ADOS
56
Bog plant : MOSS
58
Large antelope : GNU
59
Cereal grass : OAT

Answer summary: 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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