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New York Times, Tuesday, January 14, 1992

9-Down : Decisive defeat

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,407
Across
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Attract : CHARM
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Chela : CLAW
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Alphabetic run : BCDE
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Hawkish home : AERIE
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O'Neill's daughter : OONA
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Make angry : ROIL
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West Indian food plant : BREADFRUIT
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" ... had a farm ___ - O" : EIEI
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Heavy wave : SEA
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Access : DOOR
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Card game for two : ECARTE
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Disgrace : BLOT
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Grating : GRID
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Terrified : SCARED
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First State : DELAWARE
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Feeble light : TAPER
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Juan's hand : MANO
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Wedge, e.g. : IRON
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Theatrical org. : ANTA
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Proportion : RATIO
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Haunt : NEST
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Glacial : COLD
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" ... ___ saw Elba" : EREI
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More secret : INNER
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Piano part : KEYBOARD
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Notorious fly : TSETSE
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Warhol : ANDY
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Mister, to Hans : HERR
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"___ Around Us": Carson : THESEA
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Painter Guido ___ : RENI
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Former cap. of Brazil : RIO
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Chess piece : ROOK
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Grissino : BREADSTICK
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Actress Baxter : ANNE
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Impart : LEND
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Gourmand : EATER
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Nuisance : PEST
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MacDonald's co-star : EDDY
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"___ body cry?: Burns : NEEDA
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They once were checkered : CABS
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This world : HERE
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Region : AREA
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Nosey Parker : MEDDLER
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French painter : COROT
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Frown: Var. : LOUR
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Decisive defeat : WATERLOO
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One with dependents : BREADWINNER
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Coconut fiber : COIR
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Daily fare : DIET
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Comestibles : FOOD
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O.S.S.'s successor : CIA
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Stomach: Slang : BREADBASKET
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Guardian spirits : GENII
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Pile : STACK
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Dugout : CANOE
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Fittingly : APTLY
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Old-fashioned : DATED
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"___ we all?" : ARENT
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Strike the Gold's prize : ROSES
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Unite : MARRY
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Legible : READABLE
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"And the glory of the Lord ___": Isaiah : ISRISEN
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The same : ONE
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Be inclined : TEND
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Rash : HEADY
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Snare : TRAP
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Whet : HONE
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Inconceivable times : EONS
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Split apart : REND
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Formal procedure : RITE
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Chilled : ICED
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Gumbo : OKRA
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Claret-colored : RED
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Menlo Park initials : TAE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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