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New York Times, Wednesday, October 14, 1992

Author:
Don Groat
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Don Groat has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Kind of bonnet : POKE
5
Animal docs : VETS
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Concise : TERSE
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Tip or top : APEX
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Off-center : ALOP
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Improve : AMEND
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Confined : PENT
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Delhi garb : SARI
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Miser Marner : SILAS
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"There is ___" (Start of a Byron quotation) : NOINSTINCTLIKE
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A Webster : NOAH
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Shoe width for Bigfoot? : EEE
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Dirk : DAGGER
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Open area in the woods : GLADE
31
Run ___ of the law : AFOUL
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Apiarist's concern : BEES
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City near Phoenix : MESA
37
Rajah's wife : RANI
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Import : SENSE
39
English machine gun : BREN
40
Desert areas : ERGS
41
Corn spikes : EARS
42
A Mayflower passenger : ALDEN
43
He wrote "The Luck of Roaring Camp" : HARTE
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Frees from dirt : CLEANS
46
Tenet : ISM
49
Cato's 102 : CII
50
Sometimes it's lowered : BOOM
51
End of the Byron quotation : THATOFTHEHEART
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Electrician, often : WIRER
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Central African river : UELE
58
Mitchell locale : TARA
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Of birds : AVIAN
61
Surrealist Salvador : DALI
62
Inflexible : IRON
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Ore strata : SEAMS
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German reservoir : EDER
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Ten mills : CENT
Down
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Baby food : PAP
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Hit Broadway : OPEN
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Numbers game : KENO
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Snuff out : EXTINGUISH
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College named for a brewer : VASSAR
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Gulf of Aqaba port : ELATH
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Convex moldings : TORI
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Cowardly : SPINELESS
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Sampled : TASTED
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Painter Nolde : EMIL
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Illuminated again : RELIT
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Plumber's pipe cleaner : SNAKE
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A Ford : EDSEL
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Christmas song : NOEL
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Discontinue : CEASE
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Take a risk : DARE
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From a distance : AFAR
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Tam-tam : GONG
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Type : GENRE
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Representative : EMBLEMATIC
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"Blessed are the meek," for one : BEATITUDE
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Wagnerian earth goddess : ERDA
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"Wars I Have ___": G. Stein : SEEN
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Jillian and Blyth : ANNS
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Letter embellishment : SERIF
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Source of a bitter drug : ALOE
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Oak producers : ACORNS
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Joint inheritor : COHEIR
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"___ So Beautiful," 1932 song : ITWAS
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Flax splinter : SHIVE
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"West Side Story" heroine : MARIA
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Pretty woman : BELLE
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Bulls or Bears : TEAM
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Pin or piece preceder : HEAD
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Uncommon : RARE
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Disney sci-fi movie : TRON
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Formicary occupant : ANT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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