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New York Times, Thursday, October 15, 1992

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,682
Across
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Room in a casa : SALA
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Graham of N.F.L. fame : OTTO
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Vamp Bara : THEDA
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Scratch : CLAW
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Astral Bear : URSA
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Vroom the engine : REVUP
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Some ballots or voters : ABSENTEES
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Actress Papas : IRENE
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Disappointment : LETDOWN
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Like most toothpicks or steeples : TAPERED
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Righto! : YES
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Nora Charles's hubby : NICK
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"Wayne's World" word : NOT
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"Not a chance!" : NOTHINGDOING
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___ Ababa : ADDIS
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Inhabited loch? : NESS
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High exec : CEO
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Wheedle : COAX
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Lexicographer of note : ROGET
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Holding a grudge : SORE
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Shade tree : ELM
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In mules : SHOD
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James and E : BONDS
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Katrina Van Tassel's hometown : SLEEPYHOLLOW
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Supply with weapons : ARM
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"Oh, lift ___ a wave . . . ": Shelley : MEAS
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Noshed : ATE
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Under stress : HARRIED
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Gives one's word : ASSURES
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"___ Stop Loving You" : ICANT
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Richard Mulligan TV show : EMPTYNEST
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Prime number : THREE
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Singer Billy ___ : JOEL
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Germs : SEEDS
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Rooney or Hardy : ANDY
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Noes : NAYS
Down
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Like perch skin : SCALY
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"Tiny Alice" playwright : ALBEE
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Endures : LASTS
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Thunderstruck : AWED
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Run circles around : OUTWIT
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Ditch : TRENCH
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Mao follower : TSE
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Tobacco oven : OAST
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Stands Diane Arbus used : TRIPODS
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Regarding this point : HERETO
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At any time : EVER
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Frank Herbert opus : DUNE
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Parroted : APED
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Forbidden activities : NONOS
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Inner turmoil : ANGST
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Ethelwulf had one: 839-58 : KINGDOM
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Put the kibosh on : NIX
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Wedding-report word : NEE
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Religious image : ICON
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Dweeb : NERD
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Takes off : GOES
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Gets a serve past : ACES
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Cabbage Patch ___ : DOLL
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Maggie Smith's title : DAME
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Moon/June, e.g. : RHYME
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"___, That Kiss," 1931 song : OOH
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Piglet's mom : SOW
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Elves : SPRITES
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Domineering : BOSSY
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Merited : EARNED
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Vaulted : LEAPED
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In conclusion : LASTLY
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Sacramento's Arco, e.g. : ARENA
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Snappish : TESTY
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Sen. Kefauver : ESTES
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Singles, e.g. : HITS
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Twinge : ACHE
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Like condors or whooping cranes : RARE
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___ vu : DEJA
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With no dissent: Abbr. : UNAN
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Sun. follower : MON

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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