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New York Times, Tuesday, September 10, 1991

Author:
Fred Toole
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,281

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Across
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Bustle : TODO
5
Praises : LAUDS
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Actual : REAL
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Arab ruler : EMIR
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Firebug's crime : ARSON
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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High plain : MESA
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Took apart : DISMANTLED
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More attractive : PRETTIER
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Self-assurance : POISE
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Dressed to the ___ : NINES
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Org. : ASSN
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Highlanders : SCOTS
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Decapitated : BEHEADED
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Ex-baseball chief Bowie ___ : KUHN
31
Ancient Greek city : ARGOS
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Ore. neighbor : IDA
33
Greek letters : ETAS
34
Braid : PLAIT
35
Short helper? : ASST
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Sea eagle : ERN
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Uses a grapnel : DRAGS
38
Ostrichlike bird : RHEA
39
New England eleven : PATRIOTS
41
Dromedary : CAMEL
43
Town in NE Italy : ESTE
44
Yogi of baseball : BERRA
45
"Shalom!" : PEACE
47
Had a yen for : HANKERED
50
Take property away : DISPOSSESS
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Eye problem : STYE
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Church part : APSE
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Unfinished statue : TORSO
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Sea swallow : TERN
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Equal : PEER
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Wild animal's track : SPOOR
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Obstacle : SNAG
Down
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F. or C. : TEMP
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Hebrew dry measure : OMER
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Take illusions away : DISENCHANT
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Ciceronian products : ORATIONS
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Lords' mates : LADIES
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The Ram : ARIES
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Former cold-war antagonist : USSR
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Suffix with serf : DOM
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Quick pic : SNAPSHOT
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Eye part : RETINA
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Building additions : ELLS
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Toward the sheltered side : ALEE
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Young fellow : LAD
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Certain winning margins : NOSES
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Explosive : TNT
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Sponsorship : AEGIS
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Hindu sacred writings : SUTRA
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Boasts : BRAGS
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Take away courage : DISHEARTEN
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Ford's folly : EDSEL
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Facts : DATA
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Retain : KEEP
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Winged : ALATE
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Objects : PROTESTS
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Furniture features : ARMRESTS
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Descendant of jazz : DISCO
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Farm machine : REAPER
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Faultfinder : CENSOR
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Clumsy boat : ARK
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___ profundo : BASSO
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Corncob or hookah : PIPE
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To be, to Brutus : ESSE
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Brave one : HERO
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Wildcat : EYRA
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Chinese leader : DENG
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Fish, in a way : DAP
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Placebo : SOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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