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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Thursday, October 1, 1992

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,668
Across
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Shoot : SPRIG
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Sassy : PERT
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"___ the mornin' . . . !" : TOPO
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Mikhail's mate : RAISA
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Humdinger : ONER
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Keen; grasping : AVID
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Target-practice place : SHOOTINGGALLERY
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___ Royal, Quebec : MONT
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A memorable Rehan : ADA
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Headland : RAS
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Central African lake : ALBERT
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Forms building blocks for shipment : PRECASTS
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Fibber : LIAR
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Publius Naso : OVID
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Onetime S. Korean leader : RHEE
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This could be arabic or elastic : GUM
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Nice girlfriend : AMIE
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Fastidious : CHOOSY
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Umbrella : BUMBERSHOOT
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Makes up for : ATONES
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Causerie : CHAT
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Protrude : JUT
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Baltic island : AERO
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Kismet : FATE
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Grass clumps : TUSSOCKS
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Became less aloof : THAWED
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I, in Frankfurt : ICH
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A ubiquitous article : THE
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Stadium section : TIER
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Scenarios : SHOOTINGSCRIPTS
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Binge : TOOT
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Tidal stage : NEAP
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Pungent bulb : ONION
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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Nile menaces : ASPS
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Smart : NATTY
Down
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Grad. class : SRS
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Word of disgust : PAH
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Bravo or Grande : RIO
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Chemical compound : ISOMER
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Croc's cousin : GATOR
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___ l'Évêque cheese : PONT
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H.S. subject : ENG
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Consider : REGARD
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Vocation : TRADE
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Indian cymbals : TAL
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Canine facial feature : OVERSHOTJAW
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Corsairs : PIRATES
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Adventurous wandering : ODYSSEY
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Buries, old style : INTOMBS
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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Form of math. : ALG
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The Blackbirds' inst. : LIU
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Giant panda's tidbit : BAMBOOSHOOT
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Barbara Bush's family : PIERCES
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Buck follower : AROO
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Contend : VIE
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Soul, in Saint-Malo : AME
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Disordered : CHAOTIC
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Torrid : HOT
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Berlin conjunctions : UNDS
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N.Y.S.E. client's holding : SHR
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Dancer like Martha Graham : ARTISTE
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Treat of in passing : TOUCHON
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John Duncan was one : UTE
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Spread hay : TED
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One-seeded fruits: Var. : AKENES
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Flour for puddings : FARINA
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Baseball great : OTT
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Twentieth-anniversary gift : CHINA
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Cousin of a hammerhead : HERON
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Chefs' amts. : TSPS
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Winnebago's cousin : OTO
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Lacuna : GAP
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Set in opposition : PIT
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Add up : TOT
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Curve of a ship's plank : SNY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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