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New York Times, Saturday, August 3, 1991

Author:
Jonathan J. Towle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { G J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Jonathan J. Towle has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,243
Across
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Nile reptile, for short : CROC
5
Michael Anderson film: 1977 : ORCA
9
Gives a leg up to a yegg : ABETS
14
Baltic island : AERO
15
Blum of France: 1872-1950 : LEON
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Regal reception : LEVEE
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Grease recipient? : PALM
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Parson's curse : DARN
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Agon locale : ARENA
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Swelling : EDEMA
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Turkish symbols : CRESCENTS
24
Forlorn : DESOLATE
26
Projective exam : TAT
27
Artist of a sort : DEPICTOR
29
Pronoun for a calico cat : SHE
32
Additionally : ALSO
35
Emperors and such : POTENTATES
37
Drink or conservative : BOURBON
39
Take a nap : LIEDOWN
40
Not to be trusted : UNRELIABLE
42
Canute was one : DANE
43
Uncle of John-John : TED
44
Pandora, for one : UNLOOSER
46
Tombstone abbr. : AET
47
Begs : ENTREATS
51
Kind of crab : HORSESHOE
55
Vail rival : ASPEN
56
Concord : AMITY
57
Neighbor of Windsor Castle : ETON
59
Former Japanese P.M. : SATO
60
TV role for Sharon Gless : ROSIE
61
Drum's companion : FIFE
62
Eggshell's cousin : ECRU
63
Activists : DOERS
64
Sculptor Lorado ___ : TAFT
65
M.P.'s prized possession : SEAT
Down
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Clad like Superman : CAPED
2
Peg Woffington's creator : READE
3
Wreaths on knights' helmets : ORLES
4
Perry's title : COMMODORE
5
"Stand like Druids of ___": Longfellow : OLD
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Of the reflexes : REACTIONAL
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Proper : CORRECT
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Last of the Stuarts : ANNE
9
Not table d'hôte : ALACARTE
10
Continental cap : BERET
11
Square : EVEN
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Yurt : TENT
13
McCullough's "The Path Between the ___" : SEAS
21
Rarebit ingredient : ALE
23
Least fit for farming : STONIEST
25
Names : APPOINTS
28
Rebuke a person : TELLONEOFF
29
Meeting place for Zeno's disciples : STOA
30
Cut : HEWN
31
Gurth in "Ivanhoe," e.g. : ESNE
32
Adjoin : ABUT
33
Like Simeon Stylites : LONE
34
Irrational, to mathematicians : SURD
36
Speeches : ADDRESSES
38
Sinatra features : BLUEEYES
41
Home of an Aeolian people : BOEOTIA
45
NOW cause : ERA
46
On the move : ASTIR
48
Quickly : APACE
49
Aquarium denizen : TETRA
50
Schnauzer's outstanding feature : SNOUT
51
Tough : HARD
52
South Seas novel : OMOO
53
Rebel : RISE
54
Estimate weight : HEFT
58
Amount after taxes : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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