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Randolph Ross
Randolph Ross

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New York Times, Sunday, October 4, 1992

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 545 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 111, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Randolph Ross has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 109 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,671
Across
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Strains the brain : RACKS
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Segovia's companion : GUITAR
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Gerald Ford, by birth : OMAHAN
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Peer : EQUAL
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Amusements : PASTIMES
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Notable Watergate figure : RODINO
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Eritrea's urethane riches : BURIEDTREASURE
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Believe; trust : CREDIT
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Blue : SAD
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Lucy lover : DESI
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Produced milk : LACTATED
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He wrote "The Sultan of Sulu" : ADE
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Sinatra film: 1954 : SUDDENLY
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Auguries : OMENS
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Menace with reata : VEILEDTHREAT
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___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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Pile : NAP
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Douse : IMMERSE
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Ending for scant or pant : IES
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Crandall and Webb : DELS
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Pfc. superior : CPL
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Arab garments : ABAS
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P.D.Q. relative : ASAP
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Some radio buffs : CBERS
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Arias : SOLI
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Act like Mrs. Mitty : NAG
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Country lass : WENCH
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Orange-red chalcedony : SARD
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Beginning : OUTSET
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More like Poe's midnight : DREARIER
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Owing : INDEBT
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New England eleven, familiarly : PATS
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Owe a pony and a gun : CONCEALEDWEAPON
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Elide : OMIT
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Grammer of "Cheers" : KELSEY
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Forsakes : ABANDONS
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Dealt : TRADED
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Word with miss or beer : NEAR
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Italian card game : SCOPA
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Tatami : MAT
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Dame Myra : HESS
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S-shaped curves : OGEES
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A Bolger co-star in 1939 : LAHR
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Skin : PARE
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Lodge member : ELK
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___ Reekie (Edinburgh) : AULD
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Author of "One Human Minute" : LEM
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Core : ESSENCE
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Verb ending : OSE
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Trim a photo : CROP
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Act I—"On a secret mission" : COVERTACTION
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Grassy plant : SEDGE
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Explosive : VOLATILE
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___ de deux : PAS
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" . . . and take it for ___ worse": Cowley : BETTEROR
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Kimono sash : OBI
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Webster or Clay : ORATOR
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They span hybrid gestation : COVEREDBRIDGES
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Italia's second largest city : MILANO
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Of ancient writing : HIERATIC
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Barton, e.g. : NURSE
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Took off : BOLTED
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Jim Varney role : ERNEST
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Silly ones : GEESE
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Lee's men : REBS
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Shade of blue : AQUA
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Coagulant : CURD
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Winding of jazz fame : KAI
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Luge lover : SLEDDER
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Tawdry : GARISH
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Application : USE
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Ending for a niña's name : ITA
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"___ the season . . . " : TIS
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Gris-gris : AMULET
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Stood for a second term : RERAN
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Movie whale : ORCA
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Dean and Downey : MORTONS
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Revoke a legacy : ADEEM
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Mexico's tourist expense : HIDDENCOST
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A tickbird : ANI
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Finisher in "Wayne's World" : NOT
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A gal. has eight : PTS
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This could be a challenge to find : SECLUDEDBEACH
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He went to town : DEEDS
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W. Harrison's successor : TYLER
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Stout choices : ALES
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Bathsheba's first mate : URIAH
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Profound : DEEP
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"___ Boot" : DAS
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Capital of Campania : NAPLES
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Gymnastics move : SPLIT
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Article of food : VIAND
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Imprison : EMBAR
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P.R. man's concern : IMAGE
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N.J. township : TEANECK
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___-ran : ALSO
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Put this up or chase flies : SCREENEDPORCH
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Box for oolong : CADDY
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Cook up : BREW
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Point of view : STAND
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Corresponded : WROTE
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Aachen article : EIN
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Mock : SNEER
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"Once ___ time . . . " : UPONA
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Stomach churners : ACIDS
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"Casablanca" heroine et al. : ILSAS
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Cylindrical seat : TABORET
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Protected, at sea : ALEE
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Soft food for invalids : PAP
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Blackmailer's words : ORELSE
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Place to hobnob all night in disguise : MASKEDBALL
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Muscat-eer? : OMANI
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Stupor: Comb. form : NARCO
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Painter of "The Feast of St. Nicholas" : STEEN
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Kojak and a Huxtable : THEOS
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Sullen : DOUR
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Soft and crumbling, as bricks : SAMEL
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Hand warmer : GLOVE
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A tribe of Israel : LEVI
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Favorites : PETS
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Paint solvent : ACETONE
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Auction unit : LOT
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Fish preparation : SCALING
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George Washington ___ : CARVER
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Prepare another draft : REEDIT
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Reach : GETAT
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He outranks the sarge : LOOIE
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Walked on : TROD
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G.E. subsidiary : NBC
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Grimm character : OGRE
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A First Lady of the 50's : BESS
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"Uh huh" : ISEE
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An arm of the U.S. exec. branch : OMB
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A Hope-Crosby location : RIO
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Directional ending : ERN
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Actress Charlotte : RAE
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U.F.O. crew : ETS
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Required : DUE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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