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New York Times, Monday, August 19, 1991

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,259
Across
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Veep Barkley : ALBEN
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Misplayed : ERRED
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Pay dirt : ORE
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River to the English Channel : SEINE
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Current rectifier : DIODE
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At this time : NOW
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Constantly and diligently : HANDANDFOOT
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First mother : EVE
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"Carousel" star : RAITT
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Pee Dee or Hudson : RIVER
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Author of "Honor Thy Father" : TALESE
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Torte's place : BAKERY
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Hate : DETEST
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Deli machine : SLICER
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Not qualified : UNFIT
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Point of view : SLANT
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Still : YET
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Sale condition : ASIS
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Turf : SWARD
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Jets' former home : SHEA
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Insipid : BLAND
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Commence : START
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Stravinsky's "The Rite of ___" : SPRING
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Freshman's cap : BEANIE
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Get to the bottom of : FATHOM
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Ore of zinc : BLENDE
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Particular moral standard : ETHIC
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Food course : SALAD
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Done ___ turn : TOA
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Nearby : ATCLOSEHAND
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Landers or Blyth : ANN
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Florence's cathedral : DUOMO
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More mature : RIPER
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Conducted : LED
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Inward : ENTAD
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Rundown : SEEDY
Down
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Bat wood : ASH
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Grassy field : LEA
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Food receptacle : BIN
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Fragment : END
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Most intimate : NEAREST
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Bracken or Fisher : EDDIE
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Fissure : RIFT
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Search about : ROOT
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Old Tokyo : EDO
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Draw away : DETRACT
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All around : ONEVERYHAND
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Nomad : ROVER
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Room for jugs, linens, etc. : EWERY
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Tweed's twitter : NAST
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D.D.E. : IKE
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Strained : TENSE
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Directly : ATFIRSTHAND
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Hawaiian wreaths : LEIS
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Jam : BIND
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Couple : DUAD
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Argot : SLANG
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Hog fat : LARD
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Cygnet : SWAN
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Eldritch : EERIE
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London art gallery : TATE
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Meager : SLIM
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Laurel of films : STAN
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Rich cloth with a raised design : BROCADE
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Planters : SEEDERS
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Key letter : PHI
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Hugo's "Ruy ___" : BLAS
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Embryonic : FETAL
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Make amends : ATONE
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Lineage : BLOOD
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Carlyle : SCOT
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Large wine cask : TUN
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Hasten : HIE
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Mimic : APE
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Not sweet, as wine : DRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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