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New York Times, Friday, September 27, 1991

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,298
Across
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Elec. units : AMPS
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Wallace sidekick : SAFER
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Thrash : WHIP
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Author of "Men of Iron" : PYLE
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Simulacrum : IMAGE
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Con job : RUSE
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Butcher shop: Fr. : ETAL
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Underaged digger? : MINORMINER
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English coin : SHILLING
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Start : OUTSET
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Dancer-mime Parenti : NOEL
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Like a button? : CUTE
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Lay blame upon : IMPUTE
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Choice for a Wave's boudoir? : WATERBED
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Skeezix's adoptive father : WALT
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Rubbed clean : WIPED
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Yay, matador! : OLE
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Co-attendant on Cleo : IRAS
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Got by : FARED
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Align : TRUE
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Peccancy : SIN
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Muezzin : CRIER
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Trouts' spawning ground : REDD
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Unmindful : HEEDLESS
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A to F : GRADES
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Eden-to-Nod direction : EAST
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Schoolgoer in a rhyme : LAMB
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Lie in wait for : AMBUSH
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Containers for slow cooking of stews : BEANPOTS
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Chagall's lines? : MARCSMARKS
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Julie Christie role: 1965 : LARA
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Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1958 : AGEE
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Ram that is starry-eyed : ARIES
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Comic Idle : ERIC
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A salutation : SIRS
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Indigent : NEEDY
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Dental degs. : DDSS
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Barbary swingers : APES
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Theseus-Minotaur tale, e.g. : MYTH
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Stripped-down aircraft? : PLAINPLANE
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S.R.O. shows : SELLOUTS
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One of the tropes : SIMILE
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Lebanon's ___ Gemayel : AMIN
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Diller's "husband" : FANG
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I, to Claudius : EGO
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Detoured : REROUTED
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Grub Street denizen : WRITER
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Ephthalites : HUNS
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"The More ___ You" : ISEE
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Sassy : PERT
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Toned down : MUTED
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Service call : LET
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Prank : CAPER
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"Den ___ I was in Dixie" : IWISH
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Mme. Curie : MARIE
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Filigree materials : WIRES
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Committee afflicted with ennui? : BOREDBOARD
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Baffle : ELUDE
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Homeowners' papers : DEEDS
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In 36-26-36, the 26 : WAIST
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Novice : FRESHMAN
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Trod upon : TRAMPLED
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Kidney : CLASS
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These are often wild : DEUCES
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Vitreous : GLASSY
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Award-winning Japanese film : RAN
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Candlenuts : AMAS
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Subjects of a T. S. Eliot poem : MAGI
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___ Rabbit : BRER
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Historic dairy land E of Paris : BRIE
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A rhyme for leaked : EKED
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Baseball star Speaker : TRIS
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Black Hawk's tribe : SACS
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"We ___ the World" : ARE

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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