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New York Times, Monday, August 26, 1991

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F G J Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,266
Across
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Littleneck : CLAM
5
Fellow : CHAP
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Netman Lendl : IVAN
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Kick over the traces : REBEL
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Companion of hearty : HALE
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Proboscis : NOSE
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"___ a Nightingale" : ODETO
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Region : AREA
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Broadway angels' delights : HITS
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Dowser : WATERWITCH
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Corrida cheers : OLES
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River at Leeds : AIRE
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Submit formally : ENTER
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Within reach : ATHAND
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Cognize : KNOW
31
Nitwit : BOOB
32
Israeli diplomat : EBAN
35
Gentleman's gentleman : VALET
39
Slip : ERROR
41
Sash : OBI
42
In agreement : ATONE
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Forsake : LEAVE
44
Wooden strip : LATH
46
Discharge : EMIT
47
Raison d'___ : ETRE
49
Scrape off : ABRADE
51
Small bird : PEWEE
53
Samoan port : APIA
55
Early 20th-century art cult : DADA
56
Weakens; dilutes : WATERSDOWN
62
Check texts : EDIT
63
Nora's dog : ASTA
64
Lover : ROMEO
65
"Rule, Britannia" composer : ARNE
66
Unfeigned : REAL
67
Keen : ALERT
68
Shakespearean king : LEAR
69
Risk : DARE
70
Tupelo or tamarack : TREE
Down
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Boast : CROW
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"___ and the Swan": Yeats : LEDA
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Promote a crime : ABET
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Apportion : METE
5
Bergère : CHAIR
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Author Bret ___ : HARTE
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One of the Waughs : ALEC
8
Large fowl : PEAHEN
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Experiencing trouble : INHOTWATER
10
Curtain fabric : VOILE
11
Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
12
Suffix with mad or sad : NESS
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Navigation system : LORAN
21
Broad : WIDE
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Star or TV program : NOVA
26
Biblical brother : ABEL
27
Lacerated : TORE
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Out of trouble : ABOVEWATER
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Purl's kin : KNIT
33
Tree trunk : BOLE
34
Camel's-hair fabric : ABA
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Glen Gray's Casa ___ Orchestra : LOMA
37
Okla. city : ENID
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Small amount : HAIR
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Recompense : REWARD
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Iraqi port : BASRA
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Chaplain : PADRE
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Suburb of Minneapolis : EDINA
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Perfume : ATTAR
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Clergyman who wrote "You Can Win" : PEALE
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Distribute cards : DEAL
57
On the Barents : ASEA
58
Blockhead : DOLT
59
Hebrew measure : OMER
60
Milne's "When We ___ Very Young" : WERE
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Govt. certificate : NOTE

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