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New York Times, Thursday, January 2, 1992

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,395
Across
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Republic since 1974 : MALTA
6
Ride the thermals : SOAR
10
Turkish chiefs : AGAS
14
Epic translated by Pope : ILIAD
15
Film : CINE
16
Brief interruption : BLIP
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Bawdy Roman festival : SATURNALIA
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___ avis : RARA
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Printemps follower : ETE
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Start of a counting rhyme : EENY
22
Benumb : DEADEN
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Peruses again : REREADS
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Melville book : MARDI
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Twosome in Tarrytown : ARS
28
Pictures : TABLEAUX
31
Corpulent : PURSY
34
Time period : WHILE
35
Prefix with state or tone : TRI
36
Skipper's command : ALEE
37
Backbone : CHINE
38
She married Burt : LONI
39
Pismire : ANT
40
Meat cuts : LOINS
41
Certain sculptures : TORSI
42
Barn bees : RAISINGS
44
___ Zedong : MAO
45
Long periods of time : AEONS
46
Reading desk : LECTERN
50
Fine wool : MERINO
52
Nubian ___ : GOAT
53
Hawaiian acacia : KOA
54
Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
55
Roman dining couch : TRICLINIUM
58
Malarial fever : AGUE
59
Sicilian volcano : ETNA
60
Hope of Hollywood : LANGE
61
Headland : NESS
62
Fir or pine board : DEAL
63
Urged, with "on" : EGGED
Down
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Skinflint : MISER
2
Like Pegasus : ALATE
3
European quart : LITER
4
Sigma's follower : TAU
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"___ sea now flows between": Coleridge : ADREARY
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Analyzes verse : SCANS
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Unctuous : OILY
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Cuckoo : ANI
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Unlike most hen tracks : READABLE
10
Scrape : ABRADE
11
Roman arena fighter : GLADIATOR
12
Leeds's river : AIRE
13
Pair of horses : SPAN
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Beatty and Rorem : NEDS
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A. A. Fair's real first name : ERLE
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Bed of roses : EASE
26
Conduits : MAINS
28
Dilutes : THINS
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Ossuaries : URNS
30
Square root of CLXIX : XIII
31
Steve Allen's successor : PAAR
32
Ginglymus attachment : ULNA
33
An 11 Down armed with a net : RETIARIUS
34
Revolution supporters in '76 : WHIGS
37
Signified : CONNOTED
38
Booty : LOOT
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"The ___ in Winter" : LION
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Tangible : TACTILE
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Nets : SEINES
44
Powder from grain seeds : MEAL
46
Union branch : LOCAL
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Needy person's activity : EKING
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Maquillage item : ROUGE
49
Designated : NAMED
50
Ghostly sound : MOAN
51
Selvage : EDGE
52
Actress Manès : GINA
56
Main rd. : RTE
57
Discharged charger? : NAG

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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