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New York Times, Thursday, August 8, 1991

5-Down : Saguaro, e.g.

Author:
Patricia A. Cevaal
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Patricia A. Cevaal has 10 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,248
Across
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Small ice mass : CALF
5
Hot drink : COCOA
10
Speaker's place : DAIS
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What Satan sows : EVIL
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" ... ___ unto my feet": Psalm 119:105 : ALAMP
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA
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Barbs of feathers : RAMI
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Franck or Chavez : CESAR
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Buck : CLAM
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Song for Armstrong? : FLYMETOTHEMOON
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Kind of shot : FLU
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Facilitated : EASED
25
Systems ___ (computer expert) : ANALYST
29
Golfer Sam and family : SNEADS
33
Poet's time unit : MORA
34
World's Fair site: 1970 : OSAKA
37
Constricting scarf? : BOA
38
Song for MacLaine? : IREMEMBERITWELL
42
Undersized, in Ayr : SMA
43
"Nothing can ___ lie": George Herbert : NEEDA
44
Olive for Ovid : OLEA
45
Book of Jewish laws : TALMUD
47
Looks upon : BEHOLDS
50
A husband of Bathsheba : URIAH
53
The same, in prescriptions : EAD
54
Song for Mesta? : COMEONAMYHOUSE
60
Door part : JAMB
61
Material for Cuban cigar boxes : CEDRO
62
Object of Kong's affections : WRAY
63
Soviet sea : ARAL
64
Assessor : RATER
65
Titicaca, for one : LAKE
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Senator from Tenn. : GORE
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Gnaw : ERODE
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Tobogganed : SLID
Down
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"What's My Line?" panelist : CERF
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Viscous : LIMY
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Scam : FLIMFLAM
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Saguaro, e.g. : CACTUS
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Cholesterol watcher's choice : OLEO
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Hereditary status : CASTE
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City on the Missouri : OMAHA
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Kind of party at Vail : APRESSKI
10
Unscramble : DECODE
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A first name in folk music : ARLO
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"___ Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Dooley played him in 1941 : SAM
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City in Nev. : ELY
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G. Will's "___ Work ... " : MENAT
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Love-in-___ : AMIST
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Talmadge of the silents : NORMA
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Of open space : AREAL
28
What être means : TOBE
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Start of a Hersey title : ABELL
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Gave out sparingly : DOLED
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Rooms in a casa : SALAS
35
But, to Nero : SED
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Yemeni, e.g. : ARAB
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Toughen : ENURE
40
Run-of-the-mill : MEDIOCRE
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Tree-dwelling hooters : WOODOWLS
46
Swallow one's words : MUMBLE
48
Milne's donkey : EEYORE
49
"Gotcha!" : HAH
51
Nigh, in poesy : ANEAR
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Couldn't avoid : HADTO
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L.B.J. biographer : CARO
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Netman Camporese : OMAR
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TV palomino : MRED
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River to the Caspian : URAL
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Munro's pen name : SAKI
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Ogled : EYED
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Spree : JAG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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