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New York Times, Wednesday, January 1, 1992

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,394
Across
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Ancient Dead Sea kingdom : MOAB
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Obscures : FOGS
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Features of 28 Down : ROSES
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Competent : ABLE
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Escutcheon problem : BLOT
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Swiftly : APACE
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Cato wore one : TOGA
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Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Vise : CLAMP
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Legendary king of Crete : IDOMENEUS
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Hasten : HIE
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Lecher's look : LEER
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Bat wood : ASH
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Mosaic piece : TESSERA
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___-Umbrian (Italic language branch) : OSCO
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Duds : LEMONS
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Germinated : SPROUTED
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Circa : ABOUT
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Olla : POT
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Stage direction : ASIDE
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Large bag : CARRYALL
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Cubic meters : STERES
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Town NE of Cincinnati : ENON
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Gelatin desserts : MOUSSES
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A Gardner : AVA
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Rend : TEAR
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Salaam : BOW
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Kind of progression : GEOMETRIC
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Garb for Calpurnia : STOLA
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Abalone : ORMER
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Grayish white : HOAR
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Inspires reverence : AWES
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Arkin and Autry : ALANS
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Map of lots : PLAT
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Slowly, in music : LENTO
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In re : ASTO
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Anglo-Saxon slave : ESNE
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Facsimile : MATCH
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Old Greek coins : OBOLI
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Water plants : ALGAE
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Ray : BEAM
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J. E. Hoover's org. : FBI
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Some are golden : OLDIES
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New Year's ephemerae : GOODRESOLUTIONS
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Norman town : STLO
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Proportions : RATES
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Traditional Jan. 1 parties : OPENHOUSES
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Glut : SATE
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Beige : ECRU
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Red and Black : SEAS
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Opulence : PLENTY
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Volcanic landform : MAAR
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Kind of curve : ESS
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Pasadena event : TOURNAMENT
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Card sent by a tchr. : RPT
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Budge : STIR
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Surrender : CEDE
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Keats products : ODES
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Tatting : LACE
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Israeli diplomat : EBAN
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Martyred Italian statesman : MORO
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Westerns : OATERS
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Arafat's gp. : PLO
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He loves, to Cato : AMAT
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A.A.R.P. concern : SSA
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Trigonometry ratio : SECANT
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Left-hand page : VERSO
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Jan. 1 game sites : BOWLS
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City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
53
Trash : WASTE
54
Kind of post : GOAL
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Muscat is its capital : OMAN
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
59
Record : TAPE
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Indian novelist : RAO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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