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PLUS SIGNS

New York Times, Sunday, August 18, 1991

Author:
Jeanne Wilson
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 533 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 101, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 26, XRef: 10, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,258
Across
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"The labor of ___ . . . ": Milton : ANAGE
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Holds court : SITS
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Gait : PACE
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Gorgons' mother : CETO
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Humorist Myron ___ : COHEN
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"___ to bury Caesar . . . ": Shak. : ICOME
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O.T. book : OBAD
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On the summit : ATOP
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"Halt, salts!" : AVAST
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Yclept : NAMED
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Loupe : LENS
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Wheys : SERA
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With 4 Down, hand wave : PARTING
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Theater critic Barnes : CLIVE
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With 14 Down, Hollywood's "cattle call" spot : CENTRAL
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Dictators : DUCES
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Peppard and pals : ATEAM
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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Disgusts : REVOLTS
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Mortgage, e.g. : LIEN
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Cookies : SNAPS
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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Model de la Fressange : INES
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Horn of a crescent moon : CUSP
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Philadelphia eleven : EAGLES
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Eureka! : AHA
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Ballerina Spessivtseva : OLGA
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Do over the bathroom : RETILE
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Rent : LET
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Chaste : VESTAL
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Mauritian casualty : DODO
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Actress Jones (Mrs. Addams on TV) : CAROLYN
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Dumbarton Oaks, e.g. : ESTATE
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Get the lead out? : ERASE
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Monts ___, French range : DORE
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Bet : STAKE
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With 47 Down, theme of this puzzle : CROSSWORD
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Brazilian dance : SAMBA
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Soprano Berger : ERNA
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Sacred: Comb. form : HIERO
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"There is ___ in love": I John 4:18 : NOFEAR
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Prince Philip, e.g. : CONSORT
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Very, very short time : NSEC
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Thrips, e.g. : INSECT
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___ favor (Pablo's please) : POR
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R. Carson's "Silent ___" : SPRING
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Berry and Howard : KENS
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Ref's decision : TKO
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"Say good night, ___": G. Burns : GRACIE
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Roscoe Coltrane's deputy : ENOS
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"___ Only Just Begun," P. Williams song : WEVE
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EI ___,Tex. : PASO
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Per ___ (yearly) : ANNUM
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Himalayan sight? : YETI
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Part of E.T.A. : ARRIVAL
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Dine in a meadow : GRAZE
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Goddess of peace : IRENE
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Birthmark : NEVUS
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With 91 Down, glider's cushion : THERMAL
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Wherewithal : MEANS
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With 95 Down, poultry preparer : CHICKEN
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Tony ___, Sinatra role : ROME
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Allegation, in law : PLEA
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"All together, musicians!" : TUTTI
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"Go fly ___!" : AKITE
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Spirit : ELAN
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Buttinsky : PEST
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Historian Nevins : ALLAN
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Pomme de ___ (potato) : TERRE
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Lear's loyal follower : KENT
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Johnson of "Laugh-In" : ARTE
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An NCO : SERG
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Made a boo-boo : ERRED
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"For ___ and bells . . . ": Lowell : ACAP
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Popular PBS program : NOVA
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"___ Day's Night," Beatles film : AHARD
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See 27 Across : GESTURE
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Lure : ENTICE
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Chantlike : SINGSONG
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Colombian Indian : ICA
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Back-fence yowlers : TOMCATS
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Silvery fishes : SMELTS
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One versed in disputation : POLEMIST
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Featherweight Attell : ABE
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Moulin Rouge dance : CANCAN
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Ford flop : EDSEL
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See 31 Across : CASTING
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" . . . to be secluded ___ . . . ": Donne : ETERNALLY
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One-third of a 1970 film title : TORA
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Kind of glass or lamp : OPAL
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Actress McClurg : EDIE
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Brand or Chamberlain : NEVILLE
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Worth : VALUE
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LEM's creator : NASA
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Coryphaeus : LEADER
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D. W. Griffith product : EPIC
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Part of a hammerhead : PEEN
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Fast flier : SST
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" . . . a sparrow in the ___": Yeats : EAVES
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Treasure chaser : CHEST
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"___ diva," Bellini aria : CASTA
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See 67 Across : CROSSINGS
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Randolph Scott films : OATERS
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Cheryl ___ of "Charlie's Angels" : LADD
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Frost's "The Road Not ___" : TAKEN
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Spanish Main booty : ORO
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Bravura : DASH
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Welles and Bean : ORSONS
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Browses : LEAFS
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Homophone for use : EWES
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Speak like a fishwife? : CARP
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Placer material : ORE
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J.F.K.'s favorite chair : ROCKER
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"Gin a body ___ body": Burns : MEETA
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Supports : BACKS
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Robot Detoo in "Star Wars" : ARTOO
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Proboscis : NOSE
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Capital of ancient Assyria : NINEVEH
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Schmaltz : CORN
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N. Ireland Protestant : ORANGEMAN
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Kilmer subject : TREE
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Tourn. won five times by J. Nicklaus : PGA
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Hint at : INTIMATE
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"La Tulipe ___": Balzac : NOIRE
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Showing clearly : EVINCING
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See 106 Across : CURRENT
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Mosque priest : IMAM
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Emulate Gorgeous George : WRESTLE
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See 109 Across : PLUCKER
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"Old ___," Disney film : YELLER
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Negates : ANNULS
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Propel a triplane : AVIATE
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Director of "Two Hundred Motels" : ZAPPA
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"Do I dare to ___ peach?": Eliot : EATA
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Buzzing sound : SKIRR
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Long day's journey : TREK
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What a dibble makes : HOLE
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To be, to Bernadette : ETRE
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Want : NEED
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Autumn in N.Y. : EST
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Pitch : TAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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