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New York Times, Monday, October 19, 1992

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J P Q Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,686
Across
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White House office : OVAL
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Restoration of a sort, for short : REHAB
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Kind of seaman : ABLE
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City on the Dvina : RIGA
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Foil pursuers : EVADE
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Fault : FLAW
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Voodoo : BLACKMAGIC
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Clotho, for one : FATE
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Moon goddess : SELENA
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Plant of the leadwort family : STATICE
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Purpose : END
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Merry adventure : LARK
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Give courage to : EMBOLDEN
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Pantomimist : MUMMER
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Landlord's sign : TOLET
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Car parker : VALET
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Tomahawk, e.g. : AXE
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Mongolia's ___ Bator : ULAN
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Knocked about : ROVED
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Actual : TRUE
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Last mo. : DEC
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Credo : TENET
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Sureties : BAILS
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Glacial ridges : ESKARS
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Educated : LITERATE
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Nothing : NIL
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Bathsheba's son : SOLOMON
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Michener products : NOVELS
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Wings: Lat. : ALAE
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Poisonous arachnid : BLACKWIDOW
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Née : BORN
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Notorious W.W. II appeaser : LAVAL
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Grandiose tale : SAGA
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Yield : CEDE
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Adversary : ENEMY
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Kind of corner : AMEN
Down
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Eyes, to Milton : ORBS
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Anagram for evil : VILE
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"___ in Calico," 1946 song : AGAL
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Kind of curtain : LACE
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Send back : REMAND
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Topsy's friend : EVA
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Witches : HAGS
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Mine entrance : ADIT
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Like sloops on windless days : BECALMED
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Verify : AFFIRM
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Paddy wagon : BLACKMARIA
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Recent : LATE
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One of Bo-peep's charges : EWE
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Genuflected : KNELT
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Pulled tight : TAUT
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Galsworthy's "A Man of ___" : DEVON
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Musical study : ETUDE
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Double agents : MOLES
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Slate : BLACKBOARD
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Wine: Comb. form : OEN
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Kind of orange : NAVEL
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Be jubilant : EXULT
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Texas A.F.B. : REESE
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Admit : LETIN
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Look like : RESEMBLE
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Roofing material : TAR
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The Graces, e.g. : TRIO
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Underneath : BELOW
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Actress Dahl : ARLENE
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Like a small bell : TINKLY
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Kind of gin fizz : SLOE
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Buck heroine : OLAN
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Church part : NAVE
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Passport addendum : VISA
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City on the IJsselmeer : EDAM
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Theater box : LOGE
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Kind of dive : SWAN
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Peter Jennings's network : ABC
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Eccentric mechanism : CAM

Answer summary: 4 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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