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New York Times, Tuesday, October 20, 1992

Author:
Wayne Hall-Eastman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Wayne Hall-Eastman has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,687
Across
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Guru : SAGE
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Adequate : SOSO
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Hedda Gabler's creator : IBSEN
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Occasional, in Edinburgh : ORRA
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Baby seals : PUPS
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Statement of faith : CREDO
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Cordelia's father : LEAR
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On the main : ASEA
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Weird : EERIE
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This may lead to a Ewing score : FASTBREAK
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Confusion of voices : BABEL
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Starts for Athenians : ALPHAS
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Life-jacket material : KAPOK
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Arid : SERE
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Makes an effort : EXERTS
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___-ski : APRES
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"Cogito, ___ sum" : ERGO
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Anatomical passages : VASA
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Furnish : PROVIDE
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Messy; disheveled : UNKEMPT
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"___ Like It Hot" : SOME
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European vacationland : ALPS
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Herb for liqueurs : ANISE
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Unspoiled : EDENIC
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A.B.A. member : ATTY
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Staff of life : BREAD
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Baseballer Tim ___ : RAINES
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"It's a Wonderful Life" director : CAPRA
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A.M. repast : BREAKFAST
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Foreign : ALIEN
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"Casino Royale" role: 1967 : BOND
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Olfactory organ : NOSE
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Hawaiian porch : LANAI
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"___ I built a railroad . . . " : ONCE
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It may be good or bad : OMEN
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Plumbers' foes : LEAKS
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___ off (irate) : TEED
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Containers in Cumbria : TINS
Down
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Sing a scale : SOLFA
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Pertaining to space : AREAL
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Comprehend : GRASP
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Blue planet : EARTH
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Few and far between : SPARSE
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River in Yorkshire : OUSE
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Tom Foley, e.g. : SPEAKER
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Second city of Japan : OSAKA
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Insulated chest : ICEBOX
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Show a zero balance : BREAKEVEN
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Croat's neighbor : SERB
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Sedgwick or Adams : EDIE
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Season to be jolly : NOEL
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Siepi and Hines : BASSI
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Drudge : PEON
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Stagger : REEL
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Branches : RAMI
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Cooking amts. : TSPS
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Fill : SATE
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Part of a basilica : APSE
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Goad : PROD
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The Eternal City : ROME
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"Never give a sucker an ___" : EVENBREAK
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Sudden burst of wind : GUST
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A freshwater fish : DACE
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Inuit canoe : KAYAK
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Work-crew boss : PADRONE
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Rafsanjani and Bani-Sadr : IRANIS
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Swapped : TRADED
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Monastery's main man : ABBOT
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"___ for You," Dylan song : IFNOT
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Ruth's mother-in-law : NAOMI
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German iron and steel city : ESSEN
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British guns : STENS
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Dial : CALL
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Seed wings: Bot. : ALAE
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___ colada : PINA
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Suffix with infer : ENCE

Answer summary: 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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