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New York Times, Monday, September 23, 1991

Author:
Peter Swift
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4
Peter Swift has 79 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,294

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Across
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Scored on a serve : ACED
5
Cheer : RAH
8
Takes a breather : RESTS
13
Explorer Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Gen. R. ___ : ELEE
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Diplomat Root : ELIHU
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Mashie : IRON
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Kind of party : STAG
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Gdansk natives : POLES
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Marquand novel, with "The" : LATEGEORGEAPLEY
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Printemps follower : ETE
24
Orient : EAST
25
Foulard : TIE
26
Buddy : PAL
27
Atomic physicist Niels ___ : BOHR
29
___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Drudgery : LABOR
35
A neighbor of Kuwait : IRAN
36
German philosopher : KANT
37
Forster novel : APASSAGETOINDIA
40
Interlock : MESH
41
Flightless birds of yore : MOAS
42
All set : READY
43
Question : ASK
44
Scrapple ingredient : PORK
45
Slapstick staple : PIE
46
Old French coin : SOU
47
Weeding tools : HOES
49
Lager's relative : ALE
52
Hugo novel, with "The" : TOILERSOFTHESEA
57
Wading bird : EGRET
58
Stringed instrument : LUTE
59
Encircle : RING
60
Rice or Gantry : ELMER
61
North Sea feeder : YSER
62
Post : MAIL
63
Substantial : MEATY
64
Pennsylvania trio : ENS
65
Actress Meara : ANNE
Down
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Nimble : AGILE
2
Jeweler's weight : CARAT
3
Sentimentalize : EMOTE
4
Odense native : DANE
5
Close tightly again : RESEAL
6
Choir section : ALTOS
7
G. B. Shaw play : HEARTBREAKHOUSE
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Overhaul : REPAIR
9
Wed in haste : ELOPE
10
Window part : SILL
11
Poet's pronoun : THEE
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___-Q (dance step) : SUSY
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___ on (goad) : EGG
21
Toothed wheels : GEARS
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Race: Comb form. : ETHNO
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Elegant, in London : POSH
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Fodder for Hansel : OATS
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Art cult : DADA
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Novelist Bagnold : ENID
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Sojourn : STAY
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Gibbons : APES
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Lie in the sun : BASK
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Stravinsky : IGOR
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Limb joint : KNEE
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Love affair : AMOUR
39
___ Free State : IRISH
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Shelley's forte : POETRY
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Roberta ___, famed soprano : PETERS
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Icy precipitation : SLEET
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Repeatedly : OFTEN
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Mongol, for one : ASIAN
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Russian leader in 1917 : LENIN
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Golfer's feat : EAGLE
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Swarm : TEEM
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Stare flirtatiously : OGLE
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"___ la Douce" : IRMA
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Cunning : SLY
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Writer Bombeck : ERMA

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