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Gayle Dean
Gayle Dean

New York Times, Monday, September 16, 1991

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Early boat builder : NOAH
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December song : CAROL
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Abundant : RIFE
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Up to it : ABLE
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Where Santa Anna lost 1,500 men : ALAMO
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Portal : GATE
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Fishing spot : PIER
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Oscar winner in "Separate Tables" : NIVEN
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Piece-of-mine? : ORE
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Begin an activity : GETCRACKING
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Hot-tempered ones : TARTARS
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Actress Sandra : DEE
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Curly : WAVY
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Author Bellow : SAUL
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Damage : MAR
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Surmount a mount : SCALE
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Threshold : SILL
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Painter for Parton? : DALI
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Toil diligently : WORKLIKEATROJAN
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Puts two and two together : ADDS
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Archeological excavations : DIGS
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Eschew : AVOID
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Reply leading to marriage : YES
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Jekyll's dark side : HYDE
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Asseverate : AVER
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Be under the weather : AIL
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Church members : CLERICS
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Apply oneself vigorously : KNUCKLEDOWN
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Little one : TOT
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Opposite of sur : NORTE
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Type of salad : TUNA
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Trunk item : TIRE
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Gardener's tool : EDGER
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Artist Warhol : ANDY
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Detach from a dependency : WEAN
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Widow's wear : WEEDS
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Some summer babies : LEOS
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Norwegian seaport : OSLO
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Cereal blight : ERGOT
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Headwear for Diana : TIARA
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Later : AFTERWARDS
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Bishopric : SEE
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Neckwear at dinner? : NAPERY
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Short, sad notices : OBITS
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Guinness or Templeton : ALEC
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Title in Berlin : HERR
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Dele : CANCEL
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Similar : ALIKE
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Shankar, the sitarist : RAVI
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Sign that may not be benign : OMEN
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Kingfish of La. : LONG
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Courtroom attention-getter : GAVEL
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Grown-up : ADULT
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Lectures : TALKS
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___ Perilous : SIEGE
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Cry of dismay : ALAS
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Democratic rulers : MAJORITIES
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Melon peel : RIND
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What kings hold : SWAY
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Cryptographer's secret : CODE
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Sideslip : SKID
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Place beyond the clover : DOVER
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Pastoral poem : IDYLL
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Elijah's provider : RAVEN
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Peripatetic ones : HIKERS
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Henry Jaglom film: 1985 : ALWAYS
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Put on a show : ACTED
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Mod dwelling : CONDO
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Shade of red : CORAL
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Shorthanded one? : STENO
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Homophone for gnu : KNEW
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Plot entanglement : NODE
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Egg on : URGE
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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Sahara sight : DUNE
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Deuce : TWO

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

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