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James L. Beatty
James L. Beatty

New York Times, Tuesday, October 13, 1992

8-Down : Dreaded

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 2 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,680
Across
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"Flee, feline!" : SCAT
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Culinarian : CHEF
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Teases : RIBS
13
Took measured steps : PACED
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Exceptional : RARE
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___ Cinders : ELLA
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Originate : ARISE
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Operatic highlight : ARIA
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Cut out sweets : DIET
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Gulf of Mexico food fish : REDSNAPPER
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Assuage : EASE
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Very, in Metz : TRES
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Choose : ELECT
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Scanty : SPARSE
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Enoch's grandfather : ADAM
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Meat spread : PATE
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Strikebreaker : SCAB
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Parson's house : MANSE
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Ripen : AGE
42
White poplar : ABELE
43
Evil spirit : DEMON
44
Kind of jerk : SODA
46
Diving bird : LOON
47
Ecclesiastic mantle : COPE
49
Score : TWENTY
51
Scapegoat : PATSY
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Jot : IOTA
55
Possum of comics : POGO
56
TV comic Aaron Chwatt : REDBUTTONS
62
Town in NE Ala. : ARAB
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Notion, in Nice : IDEE
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Atelier need : EASEL
65
Descartes or Coty : RENE
66
Bohea and congu : TEAS
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"___ the Riveter" : ROSIE
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Despot : TSAR
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Rival of Dashiell : ERLE
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"Castle" material : SAND
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Box : SPAR
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Solicitude : CARE
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Kind of test : ACID
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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___ myrtle (showy shrub) : CRAPE
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"Angelic" instruments : HARPS
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Lake or canal : ERIE
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Dreaded : FEARED
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Like stocks and bonds : REDEEMABLE
10
Type of artery or vein : ILIAC
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Consecrated : BLEST
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Glut : SATE
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Scars on cars : DENTS
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War god : ARES
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Tibetan priest : LAMA
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W.W. I pursuit plane : SPAD
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Sheet of stamps : PANE
28
Minute quantity : ATOM
29
"The Hunt for ___," Clancy novel : REDOCTOBER
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Under the covers : ABED
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Instance : CASE
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In the past : AGO
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Inert lamp gas : NEON
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Vegas depository : SLOT
38
Counting word : EENY
40
A son of Seth : ENOS
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Aleutian island : ATTU
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Source of sulfuric acid : PYRITE
50
Dilute : WATER
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Minute openings : PORES
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Capital of Guam : AGANA
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Standard of perfection : IDEAL
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Corpulent : OBESE
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Role : PART
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German river : EDER
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N.M. art center : TAOS
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Greek mountain : OSSA
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No, in Bonn : NEIN
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Luge or pung : SLED

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