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New York Times, Tuesday, September 17, 1991

42-Across : Inferior in size

Author:
Don Groat
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q V W Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,288
Across
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Soaring : ALOFT
6
Fellow : CHAP
10
Bath or wash follower : TUB
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Word in Psalms : SELAH
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Make quiet : HUSH
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Nibble : BITE
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___ Tribunal : HAGUE
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Climax lead-in : ANTI
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Road for a chariot : ITER
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Student of fossils : PALEONTOLOGIST
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Sound of disapproval : TSK
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___ ha-Shanah : ROSH
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Some are hydraulic : RAMS
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Queries : ASKS
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Ship's depth finder : SONAR
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Depot info : ETA
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Boom : SPAR
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Dunne of old films : IRENE
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End of quote : CONSCIOUSOFNONE
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O'Day of song : ANITA
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Inferior in size : PUNY
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City in Serbia : NIS
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Oyster's largess : PEARL
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Beowulf, for one : EPIC
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Fortuneteller's words : ISEE
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Summit : APEX
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Mem. of the fleet : USS
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Metaphysical : TRANSCENDENTAL
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Yin's complement : YANG
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Neb. Indian : OTOE
60
Rose-colored dye : EOSIN
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Solemn observance : RITE
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Boxer Spinks : LEON
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"___ With Me" : ABIDE
65
Violinist Bull : OLE
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Sea eagle : ERNE
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Compact : DENSE
Down
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Bat wood : ASH
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Vault : LEAP
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Actress Petrova : OLGA
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"The greatest of ___ ... " (Start of a Carlyle quote) : FAULTS
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Biblical pronouns : THEES
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Detective Charlie : CHAN
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Pursue game : HUNT
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John Jacob and family : ASTORS
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Sleuth Vance : PHILO
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S.A. monkey : TITI
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All-purpose trks. : UTES
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Lahr or Wheeler : BERT
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Rocky Mountain sheep : BIGHORN
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Giraffe's cousin : OKAPI
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Become rigid : OSSIFY
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Post-game report : RECAP
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Make up for : ATONE
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Excessive craze : MANIA
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___ Paulo : SAO
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German steel-family name : KRUPP
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Times Square lights : NEONS
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Oakley or Hall : ANNIE
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Della or Pee Wee : REESE
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Tonsure areas : SCALPS
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Golfer Curtis : STRANGE
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Generis or juris preceder : SUI
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Opportunely : ONCUE
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Collegiate home of Puritanism: 17th century : EXETER
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Continuation of 4 Down : ISTOBE
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School in Metz, e.g. : ECOLE
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Slammin' Sam : SNEAD
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Novice : TYRO
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Speak reproachfully : RAIL
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Penny ___ : ANTE
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"High ___," Cooper film : NOON
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Sandy tract, in England : DENE
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A ___ apple : ASIN
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Covers : LIDS
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Society-page word : NEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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