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Ralph G. Beaman
Ralph G. Beaman

New York Times, Saturday, October 10, 1992

24-Down : Cravings

Author:
Ralph G. Beaman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.53, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 51, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 9, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has duplicate clues.
Ralph G. Beaman has 7 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,677
Across
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Caesar's force : VIS
4
*See 16 Across : OHIO
8
Bactrian is one : CAMEL
13
Actress Kaminska : IDA
14
Ward (off) : FEND
15
One's word : PAROLE
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City in any of the starred clues : COLUMBUS
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" ... the ___ hot" : IRONIS
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Curved moldings : OGEES
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Tense : TAUT
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Needy : POOR
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Active volcano : ETNA
26
Indian garb : SARI
29
Canvas shelter : AWNING
32
Rorvik's "In ___ Image": 1978 : HIS
33
Ever and ___ : ANON
34
*See 16 Across : WISCONSIN
36
Warner of "Charlie Chan" films : OLAND
37
Sound louder than : OUTROAR
39
___ marbles : ELGIN
43
Colleague : ASSOCIATE
48
___ Shan (mountain range) : TIEN
49
Tat's reparation : TIT
50
*See 16 Across : KANSAS
51
Eel or snake : APOD
52
Gaelic : ERSE
54
Child's meas. : TSPS
55
Fat-and-flour mixture : ROUX
57
Books listing wills, deeds, etc. : LIBRI
60
Luanda's country : ANGOLA
62
*See 16 Across : NEBRASKA
65
Burns's children : BAIRNS
66
Melville work : OMOO
67
Mix or Thumb : TOM
68
Ruminants' third stomachs : OMASA
69
*See 16 Across: Abbr. : MISS
70
Roguish : SLY
Down
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London's Old ___ : VIC
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Two little words : IDO
3
Nation's targets : SALOONS
4
"All ___," 1984 film : OFME
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"If ___ the King ... ": Matt. 27:42 : HEBE
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Occupied : INUSE
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"___ bodkins!" : ODS
8
Singer Irene ___ : CARA
9
Alarm clock's accomplishment : AROUSAL
10
*See 16 Across : MONTANA
11
Hebrew high priest : ELI
12
___ Cayes, Haiti : LES
15
Sandwich breads : PITAS
17
Hungarian language : UGRIC
21
Briard's foot : PAW
22
W.W. II agcy. : OWI
24
Cravings : THIRSTS
25
Julio's boys : NINOS
27
Rum, in Ponce : RON
28
*See 16 Across: Abbr. : IND
30
High time : NOON
31
Wildebeest : GNU
35
Part of a flight : STAIR
36
Killer whale : ORCA
38
Jim-dandy : AOK
39
Zorba's seventh letter : ETA
40
Sass : LIP
41
*See 16 Across : GEORGIA
42
Not al fresco : INDOORS
44
Prefix with mural : INTRA
45
Helps : ASSISTS
46
Type of dance : TAP
47
Sigmoid letter : ESS
49
*See 16 Across : TEXAS
53
Puzzler's resin : ELEMI
56
Kin of a radius : ULNA
58
Nigerian Kwa speakers : IBOS
59
Marx and Ringling, e.g.: Abbr. : BROS
60
Turku, to Swedes : ABO
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Theater of the 60's, for short : NAM
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___ de guerre : NOM
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___ Nidre (prayer of atonement) : KOL
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Alcott of golf : AMY

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

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