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New York Times, Tuesday, August 6, 1991

Author:
Mark Blakeburn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Mark Blakeburn has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,246

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Across
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Office need : DESK
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Performs : DOES
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Ledge : SHELF
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Soon : ANON
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Conger catcher : EELER
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Placed properly : BELONGING
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U. of Maine town : ORONO
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Cut of meat : LOIN
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Some graduates of 19 Across : ALUMNAE
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Round of votes : BALLOT
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Actor Vidov : OLEG
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First of a Latin trio : AMO
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Most secure : SAFEST
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Pack in : TAMP
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___-Tiki : KON
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Kite : ELANET
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Ultimatum words : ITOR
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Work units : ERGS
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Bite : NIP
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Allude to : CITE
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Finn's transport : RAFT
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Astrological chart : ZODIAC
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Alley ___ of comics : OOP
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Loom reed : SLEY
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Mad : INSANE
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Gun lobby: Abbr. : NRA
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Writer ___ Hubbard : LRON
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Smooth : GLASSY
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"Golden" quality : SILENCE
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Tulip's origin : BULB
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Make right : ATONE
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Drew out : PROLONGED
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More recent : NEWER
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Suffix for Victor or Boswell : IANA
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Facile : EASY
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Pert : SASSY
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Sonny's ex-mate : CHER
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Type of learning : ROTE
Down
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Stroke lightly : DAB
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Compass dir. : ENE
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Roman sun god : SOL
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Hillock : KNOLL
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Fingerlike : DIGITAL
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Norse god : ODIN
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Poetic twilight : EEN
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"Volsunga ___" : SAGA
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Capital of South Korea : SEOUL
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Airtight : HERMETIC
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Extensions : ELONGATIONS
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Singer Horne : LENA
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Cleaving tool : FROE
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Rope loop : NOOSE
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Ronnie of N.F.L. fame : LOTT
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Carroll and Joe Don : BAKERS
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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"Evangeline" author's family : LONGFELLOWS
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Maniple : FANON
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Bagnold and Haupt : ENIDS
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Brownish color : SEPIA
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Tours : MOTORS
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Remit beforehand : PREPAY
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Synthetic rubber bases : STYRENES
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Metallic element : ZINC
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Lean : ANGULAR
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Yoyo Ma's instrument : CELLO
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Cantankerous: Var. : ONERY
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Baseball's Doubleday : ABNER
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___ souci (carefree) : SANS
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Virginia willow : ITEA
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"Beowulf," for one : EPIC
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Tibia or femur : BONE
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Cheer : RAH
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Gov. watchdog agency : GAO
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East: Fr. : EST
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Color : DYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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