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New York Times, Thursday, September 12, 1991

24-Across : A basic part of matter

Author:
Margaret W. Huskey
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Margaret W. Huskey has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,283
Across
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One-celled animal : AMEBA
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Lumberman's boots : PACS
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Noah's eldest son : SHEM
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Regard highly : VALUE
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"___ a man with ... " : IMET
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
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Forward : ALONG
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Caesar's co-star : COCA
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Shot and shell : AMMO
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Mississippi-Missouri, in U.S.A. : LONGESTRIVER
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Kind of dog : LAP
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A basic part of matter : ELECTRON
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Of the backbone : SPINAL
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Brownish gray : TAUPE
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Solar disk : ATEN
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Mignonette : RESEDA
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Ovid's 52 : LII
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Boeing 747 manufacturing plant, in U.S.A. : LARGESTBUILDING
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Kind : ILK
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Word with Bear or Dog : LESSER
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Arrow poison : INEE
44
Brother's daughter : NIECE
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Labels again : RETAGS
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Expose to injury : ENDANGER
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Kind of scan : CAT
53
Grand Canyon, in U.S.A. : LARGESTGORGE
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Actor Jannings : EMIL
61
Biblical country : ARAM
62
Actor in "Love Story" : ONEAL
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Type of cotton : PIMA
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The Venerable ___ : BEDE
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Lies at anchor : RIDES
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The Cottians, e.g. : ALPS
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Scouse is one : STEW
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Paris's ___ polytechnique : ECOLE
Down
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Of grandparents : AVAL
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Hawaiian loin cloth : MALO
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Author of "Herzl" : ELON
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Clumsy fellow's problem : BUNGLING
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Poseidon's realm : AEGEAN
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Early Britisher : PICT
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Casanova's delight : AMORE
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Capp's Sir ___ Cesspool : CECIL
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Barrel part : STAVE
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Resort in N.C. : SPARTA
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A brother of 10 Across : HAM
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Ulmaceous plant : ELM
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Low : MOO
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Meager : SPARSE
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Outward : ECTAL
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Prevalent : RULING
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Thinks : OPINES
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Snow, in Sedan : NEIGE
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Confrère at Potsdam: 1945 : STALIN
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Made jaunty, with "up" : PERKED
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Leases : LETS
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Wife in Ibsen's "The Master Builder" : ALINE
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Stats for Rickey Henderson : SBS
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Your, in Bonn : EUER
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Show the way : DIRECT
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Santa ___, Ecuadorean peninsula : ELENA
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Kind of scale : DIATONIC
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Memorable diva from N.Y.C. : CALLAS
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Famed Hindu poet: 1861-1941 : TAGORE
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Clutches : GRABS
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White-plumed bird : EGRET
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British author: 1814-84 : READE
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Diving duck : SMEW
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Decorate again : REDO
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Highlander : GAEL
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Agcy. watching over ecology : EPA
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Wire measure : MIL
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Little demon : IMP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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