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New York Times, Monday, January 6, 1992

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,399
Across
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Secular : LAIC
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Water buffalo : ARNI
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Bridge coup : SLAM
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Mrs. Walter Findlay : MAUDE
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Brain tissue : TELA
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Griffin : MERV
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Surreptitious : UNDERCOVER
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Preface : PROEM
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Ecclesiastic residences : DEANERIES
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Tear apart : RIP
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Sneak : SLINK
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Pun : GROANER
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Plural ending : IES
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Dep. : STA
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Volant jumbos : AIRLINERS
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Colorful time : FALL
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Harden : SET
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Knowledge : LORE
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Do a dental job : FLOSS
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Ousters : EVICTIONS
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Sixth sense : ESP
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"Guys and Dolls" auth. : ADR
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Heraldic garland : CHAPLET
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Overhead : ABOVE
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Grampus : ORC
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Waterfront employer : STEVEDORE
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Subject : TOPIC
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Brinkley and Tiegs : COVERGIRLS
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Franchise : VOTE
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Lulu : ONER
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Irregular : EROSE
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Slender sword : EPEE
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Scout's shelter : TENT
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Shredded cabbage : SLAW
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Doses of radiation : REMS
Down
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Luminaire : LAMP
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Male ant : ANER
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Japanese girdle box : INRO
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Mechanic's wear : COVERALLS
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___ Darya : AMU
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Coin of Pretoria : RAND
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Sun worshipers : NUDES
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Utopian : IDEALISTIC
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Wading bird : STORK
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Third son of Jacob : LEVI
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Red planet : MARS
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Ford or Kovacs : ERNIE
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Use a thurible : CENSE
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Kind of skirt : MINI
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Ballpoint : PEN
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Faux pas : GAFFE
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Coins of Teheran : RIALS
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Warship deck : ORLOP
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Stockpiles : RESERVOIRS
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Milker's seat : STOOL
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Roofing material : TERNE
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" . . . ___ that knows no care?": Lucretius : AREST
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Part of r.p.m. : REV
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Sofa protection : SLIPCOVER
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Heavy sword : SABER
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Japanese land measure : CHO
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Sour : TART
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Sidestep : DODGE
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Prevent : AVERT
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Flynn of filmdom : ERROL
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Native of Edinburgh : SCOT
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Tinge : TONE
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Level : EVEN
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Wagner heroine : ELSA
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Bishop of Rome : POPE
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Detail : ITEM
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Passing grades : CEES
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Stitch : SEW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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