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Jim Page
Jim Page

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New York Times, Sunday, January 5, 1992

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 530 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,398
Across
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Conger catcher : EELER
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Honey of a drink? : MEAD
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Helen Mirren film: 1984 : CAL
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Actor Tamiroff : AKIM
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Shoot from ambush : SNIPE
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Vince, to Gomer : SARGE
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Making iridescent : OPALIZING
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Bracing : TONIC
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Arboreal knots : KNARS
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Marksmen : SHOOTISTS
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Grantadvance : SECUREDLOANS
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Oodles : SCADS
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Thundering : AROAR
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Shem's father, in Lourdes : NOE
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"The Broken Jug" playwright : KLEIST
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Protruding rock : SCAR
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Conditionsituation : UNITEDSTATES
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Degree type : NTH
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Magical conveyance : CARPET
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Quay : LEVEE
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Actor Eisenberg : NED
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"The Morning Watch" author : AGEE
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Perspire : EGEST
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Fizzwater : SODA
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Muslim cap : TAJ
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Card game : SKAT
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Erode : ABLATE
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Chum : PAL
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Disentangle, in football : UNPILE
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Stumbles : ERRS
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W. Hemisphere org. : OAS
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Prefix for form : AERI
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Checks : REINS
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Sagatale : TOUCHINGSTORIES
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"Fickle and restless as ___": Heine : AFAWN
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Pea petals : ALAE
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Scot's veto : NAE
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"The Jolly Toper" artist : HALS
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Lit up : SMILED
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U.S.N.A. part : NAV
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Most sordid : BASEST
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Porcine parent : SOW
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One less than septi- : HEXA
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Cistern : VAT
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Korean boundary river : YALU
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Davis in "The Hill" : OSSIE
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Spy Penkovsky : OLEG
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Mouth: Comb. form : ORI
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Bellow : BLARE
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Where to soul search : INWARD
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Free (of) : RID
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Pawpaw : CLASPEDHANDS
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___ fixe : IDEE
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Bahamian resort : NASSAU
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Sweep : OAR
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Contaminate : TAINT
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"The Other Side of the Rainbow" author : TORME
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Punchpoke : KNITTEDSOCKS
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Call into question : CHALLENGE
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Odd job : CHORE
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Its capital is Lyon : RHONE
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Me. storm : NOREASTER
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Toast start : HERES
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Pioneer film producer: 1864-1948 : SELIG
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Nitti's nemesis : NESS
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Urban rails : ELS
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Forward : SEND
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A sister of Calliope : ERATO
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Valuation: Abbr. : EST
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Enoch's cousin : ENOS
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Job : LINE
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Peach peels : EPICARPS
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Happen again : RECUR
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Lathe spindle : MANDRIL
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Epochal : ERAL
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Earth: Comb. form : AGRO
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Removed grit : DESANDED
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Pamper : COSSET
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Away from: Prefix : APH
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Vientiane's local : LAOS
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Chem. compound : AZIDE
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Cousincousin : KISSINGKIN
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Opposite of ext. : INT
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Booker T.'s group : MGS
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Dagger of yore : SKEAN
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Committeepanel : LOCKEDJURIES
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Catania citizens: Abbr. : ITALS
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Put to flight : ROUT
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Proboscis monkeys : NOSEAPES
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Bargains : STEALS
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Ancient Athenian freeman : THETE
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Prospect : SCENE
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Hoopster : CAGER
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Trailing : AREAR
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Rorschach, for one : TEST
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Bacchanal cry : EVOE
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Adult doodlebugs : ANTLIONS
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High ___ : TEA
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Zeta follower : ETA
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Viperous : ASPISH
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Pintquart : BOUNDVOLUMES
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Fond du ___ : LAC
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Some Ghanaians : ASHANTIS
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Expertise : ART
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Born : NEE
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P.O.W. camp of W.W. II : STALAG
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Lifetime : AGE
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See red? : OWE
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Dockers' org. : ILA
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Seafood? : NAVYBEAN
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She was Edna Garrett : RAE
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Earhart : AMELIA
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Veganova : FIXEDSTARS
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Syrian President : ASSAD
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Tours river : LOIRE
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Borg, e.g. : SWEDE
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Clipped : SHORN
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Dull : BLAH
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Soft breeze : AURA
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Suffix for simple : TON
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A neighbor of Norma : ARA
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"Henry ___ Little Secret," 1944 film : ALDRICHS
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No rod sparer : SWITCHER
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Joined : ENTERED
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Wife of Osiris : ISIS
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Ballerina Fracci : CARLA
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Hearth tools : POKERS
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Counties in Fla. and Ga. : DADES
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Walk-ons? : SOLES
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They wrote in runes : NORSE
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Dresden duck : ENTE
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"Nearer, My God, to ___" : THEE
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Cleft : TORN
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Caffeine source : KOLA
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Stew : SNIT
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Crier's ntwk. : CNN
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Weed killer : HOE
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A semisolid : GEL
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Amour-propre : EGO

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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