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New York Times, Saturday, August 31, 1991

Author:
Kenneth Witte
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Kenneth Witte has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,271

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Across
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Swedish rock group : ABBA
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___ d'oeuvre (masterpiece) : CHEF
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Polytypes : CASTS
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Pomander case : BALL
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Jesuit missionary-lexicographer : RALE
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Distribute : ALLOT
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Cut short : CROP
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Avalon, e.g. : ISLE
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Partheno-genetic product : CLONE
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Wait impatiently : CHAMPATTHEBIT
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God whose dragon Cadmus killed : ARES
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Brain specialist's rec. : EEG
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Saracen's milieu : ARABIA
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Apollo's twin : ARTEMIS
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Originates : SIRES
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Not flabby : FIRM
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Heine's sigh : ACH
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Adage re impatient actions : HASTEMAKESWASTE
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W.W. II command : ETO
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Project : IDEA
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Succeed : ENSUE
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Huaraches, e.g. : SANDALS
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Quidnunc's interest : LATEST
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Age, in Abruzzi : ETA
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Be kept waiting : COOLONESHEELS
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Of yore : OLDEN
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Fret : STEW
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Becomes encumbered : OWES
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Size of type : ELITE
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Faro card : SODA
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Haydn's nickname : PAPA
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Odense inhabitants : DANES
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Child's play : EASY
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Chisholm Trail town : ENID
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Christie's "The ___ Murders" : ABC
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Sand or salad follower : BAR
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Political alliance : BLOC
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First elements : ALPHABET
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Sevastopol is here : CRIMEA
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Metal fasteners : HASPS
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Pronoun for the Pinta : ELLA
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Trilbies : FEET
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Official seal : CACHET
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State : ALLEGE
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Neat freak's opposite : SLOB
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Writer Bambara : TONI
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Margin directive : STET
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"___, fair sun . . . ": Romeo : ARISE
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Mutual relationship : TERMS
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Whence the phoenix is reborn : ASHES
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Lariat : RIATA
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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Tract : AREA
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Billiard stroke : MASSE
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Metrical accent : ICTUS
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Kind of glass or music : SHEET
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Passing fancies : FADS
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Ozark ___ of comics : IKE
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La Scala's locale : MILAN
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Emulate Penelope : WEAVE
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Dik-dik or kudu : ANTELOPE
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Cross out : DELETE
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Expiates : ATONES
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Margin : LEEWAY
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Molts : SHEDS
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Betty, in a 1930 song : COED
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Earthenware pot : OLLA
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One-eyed god : ODIN
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Start of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
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Kin of a parvis : STOA
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Type of dive : SWAN
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Slender finial : EPI
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Blue : SAD

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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