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New York Times, Saturday, October 3, 1992

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,670
Across
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Starboard side of a compass : EAST
5
Pedestrian pathways : SIDEWALKS
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On the Ligurian : ASEA
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Sailor's light rope for seizing : HOUSELINE
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Swim's alternative : SINK
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Subsurface movement of water : UNDERFLOW
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Ford failure : EDSEL
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Tonic : BRACER
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Get the point : SEE
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Cries of surprise : OHS
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So-so grade : CEE
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Asian isthmus : KRA
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L-Q connection : MNOP
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Plus : AND
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Margay, e.g. : CAT
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They sponge : CADGERS
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Funeral oration : ELOGE
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Galore : AGOGO
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Delete : CUT
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A U.S. Open winner: 1992 : SELES
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TV's Alice Hyatt : LAVIN
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Adjusted the jib : TRIMMED
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Kind of world : ONE
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Kind of fly : BAR
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Island garlands : LEIS
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Singular : ODD
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Genetic acid, for short : RNA
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Tuck away : EAT
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Actress Alicia : ANA
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Ban : FORBID
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Costume or custom : HABIT
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" . . . the ___ Te Deums of the Canterbury bells": Lowell : LOUDSWEET
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Hollywood and ___ : VINE
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Illegal copies : FORGERIES
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Lyric literature : ODES
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With 5 Across, puzzle's theme : OFNEWYORK
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Port side of a compass : WEST
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Slackens : EASES
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Stage whisper : ASIDE
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Sight, for one : SENSE
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Appropriate : TAKE
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Confucian golden rule : SHU
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Type of jet engine : ION
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Failure : DUD
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Suffix with Tyrol : ESE
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To woo, in Wiesbaden : WERBEN
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Puzzle's theme was his campaign song : ALFREDESMITH
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Actress Kedrova : LILA
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Render unconscious : KNOCKCOLD
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Waste-disposal system : SEWERAGE
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Tuneful subject of deterioration : LONDONBRIDGE
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Counts : RATES
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Take the lion's share : HOG
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Broad ranges of related ideas : SPECTRA
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Kind of soap : CASTILE
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Star followers : MAGI
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Cloister vault : COVEDROOF
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Capek opus : RUR
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" ___ Lieutenants," Freeman book : LEES
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Standoffish : ALOOF
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Castel ___, summer residence of popes : GANDOLFO
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___ culpa : MEA
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"___ a fine seam" : ANDSEW
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Stand : ABIDE
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Royals and Reds : NINES
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Nuclear experiment : ATEST
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Scorch : BURN
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Admit : AVOW
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Askew : WRY
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End of the dell farmer's refrain : EIO
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Finisher for musket : EER
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Sound of disapproval : TSK

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 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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