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New York Times, Thursday, October 8, 1992

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,675

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Across
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Pants : HUFFS
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Without a date : STAG
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Box : SPAR
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Spouse's kin : INLAW
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Dorothy's pet : TOTO
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In fine shape : HALE
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Purple shade : MAUVE
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Dry : ARID
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Movie about rural fixer-uppers? : BARNYESTERDAY
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Undershirt, in Leeds : VEST
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Open to view : EXPOSE
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Professional niche : METIER
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With it, in the 40's : HEP
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Revival-meeting cry : AMEN
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Flower container : VASE
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"The ___ Has Landed" : EAGLE
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Review for show horses? : ZIEGFELDFILLIES
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Gantry or Fudd : ELMER
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Place for the blues : PITS
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P.D.Q. : ASAP
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Sounds of contentment : AHS
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In conclusion : LASTLY
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City on Commencement Bay : TACOMA
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Term of respect : MAAM
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Museum curator's memoirs? : IREMEMBERMOMA
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___ cone : NOSE
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Mrs. Burt Reynolds : LONI
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Stallone role : RAMBO
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F.B.I. agent : GMAN
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Pronoun for Françoise : ELLE
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Words before consent or Aquarius : AGEOF
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"I'm all ___!" : EARS
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Cat's-paw : TOOL
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Symphonic-poem pioneer : LISZT
Down
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"It Must Be ___," V. Carr hit : HIM
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Actress Merkel : UNA
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Mess up one's lines : FLUB
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Kind of bean : FAVA
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Turn sharply : SWERVE
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Sticks around : STAYS
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Vacancy sign : TOLET
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Bank conveniences: Abbr. : ATMS
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Pointy beard : GOATEE
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Quick-witted : SHARP
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Brown, in Burgos : PARDO
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Police-blotter info : ALIAS
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Change the color again : REDYE
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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Kick out : EXPEL
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Labyrinth : MAZE
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Director Jannings : EMIL
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Pour : TEEM
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Soprano Borkh : INGE
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Weight : HEFT
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"Heidi" locale : ALPS
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"Star Wars" program in D.C. : SDI
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Darn it! : ALAS
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General meaning : GIST
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Loyal, in Ayr : LEAL
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Make out : ESPY
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Physique : FRAME
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Imam's religion : ISLAM
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Gertrude's son : HAMLET
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Ethically neutral : AMORAL
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Hint of color : TINGE
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Olfactory clue : AROMA
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Franck or Chavez : CESAR
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Auguries : OMENS
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Edison's Park : MENLO
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Caliban's co-worker : ARIEL
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Kind of tie or knife : BOLO
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Early Christmas visitors : MAGI
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Singing brothers in the 50's : AMES
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Dickens's pen name : BOZ
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Frequently, in poesy : OFT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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