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New York Times, Friday, August 9, 1991

Author:
J. Samuel Smart
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
J. Samuel Smart has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,249

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Across
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Launder suffix : ETTE
5
Factual tidbit : DATUM
10
Canapé : SOFA
14
Worthwhile : GOOD
15
Caribbean island : ARUBA
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Scottish resort : OBAN
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Excited : AGOG
18
Big or Little Poison : WANER
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Comic Sahl : MORT
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"Snow White" author : DONALDBARTHELME
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Depend (on) : RELY
24
Musical aptitude : EAR
25
Put aside : SHELVE
28
Roper, e.g. : POLLSTER
33
Fly catcher : HONEY
34
Irish lower house : DAIL
35
Zane Grey's masked rider : ERNE
36
Ruling family at Modena: 1288 : ESTE
37
Norse chieftain : ROLLO
38
Playwright Howe : TINA
39
Regard : DEEM
40
Farm females : EWES
41
___-propre : AMOUR
42
Stately dance : SARABAND
44
Quiescence : STASIS
45
Met, as a council : SAT
46
Battle scene: May-June 1943 : ATTU
47
"Alice Adams" author : BOOTHTARKINGTON
55
Winter Olympics event : LUGE
56
Actor Delon : ALAIN
57
Take on : HIRE
58
Consumer : USER
59
Country singer Black : CLINT
60
Word of woe : ALAS
61
French summers : ETES
62
Suspends : HANGS
63
Go soft : MELT
Down
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Hoople's word : EGAD
2
Fast-food option : TOGO
3
Roger Rabbit, e.g. : TOON
4
"Starved Rock" poet : EDGARLEEMASTERS
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Waste time : DAWDLE
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"The Sheik of ___" : ARABY
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Prickly pear : TUNA
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Over, to Hans : UBER
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Circular fort : MARTELLO
10
Mrs. Craddock's creator : SOMERSETMAUGHAM
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Coin of ancient Greece : OBOL
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Cultivate : FARM
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Add to the pot : ANTE
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Tax : LEVY
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Movie computer : HAL
25
Casts off : SHEDS
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Minor Prophet : HOSEA
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Diarize : ENTER
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Lost color : PALED
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Chagall medium : OILS
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Musical groups : TRIOS
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Brings up : REARS
34
One of a gridiron foursome : DOWN
37
Connect again : REATTACH
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Business-letter abbr. : ATTN
43
Word of disgust : BAH
44
Limits : STINTS
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"I was ___ in Babylon": Henley : AKING
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Sad : BLUE
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Evict : OUST
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S-shaped molding : OGEE
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Kind of check : RAIN
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Roofing material : TILE
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Acroamatic : ORAL
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Comfortable place : NEST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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