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New York Times, Tuesday, August 27, 1991

Author:
Fred Toole
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across
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___ California, Mexican peninsula : BAJA
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A traffic-light color : AMBER
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Light brown : ECRU
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Adjoin : ABUT
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Way : ROUTE
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Bovine calls : MOOS
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Torn : RENT
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"___ and April showers": Anon. : MARCHWINDS
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Silver grade : STERLING
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Job-holding person : EARNER
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Hay and cotton units : BALES
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"Mary ___ little . . . " : HADA
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Late Philippine exile : MARCOS
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Crosby was one : BARITONE
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Accord : AMITY
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Thickens; sets : GELS
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E.P.A. concern : ECOL
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Land east of Eden : NOD
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Gives : DONATES
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Mazel ___ (Hebrew congratulations) : TOV
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Metal sources : ORES
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Norms for Nicklaus : PARS
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Plain language : PROSE
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Lifesavers : RESCUERS
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West Point freshmen : PLEBES
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Funerary jars : URNS
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Kennebunkport's locale : MAINE
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P.L.O. leader : ARAFAT
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Swapped : BARTERED
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"April showers bring ___" : MAYFLOWERS
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Rib in a fabric : WALE
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Sinful : EVIL
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Uncanny : EERIE
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River to the North Sea : ELBE
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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English sand hills : DENES
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Costly : DEAR
Down
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Excludes : BARS
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Encourage a felon : ABET
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Group getting "altar-ations" : JUNEBRIDES
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Draw : ATTRACT
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Fighting forces : ARMIES
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Bewails : MOANS
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Whistle-stop : BURG
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Catchall abbr. : ETC
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Practice, theatrically : REHEARSE
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Type of Arab state : EMIRATE
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Direct a helmsman : CONN
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Went on horseback : RODE
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Where the Ussuri flows : USSR
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African watercourse : WADI
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Silent-screen comedian : LLOYD
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Stops : HALTS
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A lord's land : MANOR
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Love, in Livorno : AMORE
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Grizzlies : BEARS
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Fall fest's foamy fare : OCTOBERALE
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Part of a lariat : NOOSE
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Sprites : ELVES
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Snarls : GNARS
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Like sandals : OPENTOED
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Banana treat : SPLIT
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Brief fracas : SCUFFLE
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Took up an option : RENEWED
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___ Industrial Region, in Russia : URAL
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Analyzes a sentence : PARSES
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Dorsey favorite : MARIE
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So be it : AMEN
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Enthusiastic review : RAVE
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Hebrew letter : AYIN
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Swiss capital : BERN
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Exile isle : ELBA
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Its tail is called a flag : DEER
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Tiny : WEE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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