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New York Times, Saturday, September 7, 1991

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,278
Across
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Distiller's glass vessel, once : MATRASS
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Certain Degas works : PASTELS
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Cuban province : ORIENTE
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College town in Ohio : OBERLIN
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Headgear for Charles : CORONET
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Pact town: 1925 : LOCARNO
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Skeddaddle : HIE
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This could put you under : ETHER
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Pilaster : PIER
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Annex : ADD
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Wood's "Woman With ___" : PLANTS
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Crumb : ORT
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Intrinsic : ESSENTIAL
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Thwack : WHOMP
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" . . . and no man ___ him": Luke 15:16 : GAVEUNTO
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Dons duds : ATTIRES
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Gun dogs : SETTERS
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Independence notable : HSTRUMAN
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Dangerous mosquito : AEDES
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Stream at Troy : SCAMANDER
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Reflux : EBB
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U.S.S.R. bay : ENISEI
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Twice DC : MCC
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European fruit tree : SORB
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A tribe of Israel : ASHER
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Mode or carte preceders : ALA
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"___ the Phalarope": Paton : TOOLATE
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Saudi Arabian oil center : DHAHRAN
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Organism that grows from the inside : ENDOGEN
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Quebec village : LAREINE
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Croaker's cousin : SEABASS
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"The Scarlet ___," 1934 Dietrich film : EMPRESS
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Glove leather : MOCHA
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Taro or wild calla : AROID
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Spent : TIRED
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Rock's ___ Speedwagon : REO
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Actress Harding : ANN
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Causes maceration : STEEPS
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Put down roots : SETTLE
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Cornmeal dishes : POLENTAS
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Fruitless : ABORTIVE
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Dry, as wine : SEC
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Horse-drawn vehicle : TRAP
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Tucson suburb : ELRIO
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Diamond drive : LINER
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Bar shot : SNORT
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General idea : HANG
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Bristles, to Brutus : SAETAE
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Arab princes : EMIRS
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___ Goose (Hughes plane) : SPRUCE
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One who seals coke-oven doors : LUTER
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"___ Hoo," 1936 song : WAH
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Alts. : HTS
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McGraw's "wunderkind" : OTT
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Browning's "___ Bratts" : NED
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It's past due : TRE
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Donovan's org. : OSS
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Springs : EMANATES
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Japanese instruments : SAMISENS
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"Bed Riddance" poet : NASH
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It has a sightless eye : NEEDLE
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Moroccan money : DIRHAM
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Opera singer Simon : ESTES
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Storied frontiersman : BOONE
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Toronto's former all-star goalie : BRODA
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Berlin song: 1928 : MARIE
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MacRaes et al. : CLANS
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Weaves rattan : CANES
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Splotch : BLOB
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Begum's husband : AGA
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French artist-sculptor : ARP
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An L.B.J. beagle : HER

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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