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New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 1992

48-Down : Strife

Author:
Caroline G. Fitzgerald
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 571 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 124, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 20, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
Caroline G. Fitzgerald has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,699
Across
1
Advantages : EDGES
6
Emulate Blossom Seeley : SING
10
West Point freshman : PLEBE
15
Mawkish sentimentality : MUSH
19
Vader of "Star Wars" : DARTH
20
Neighborhood : AREA
21
___ aves : RARAE
22
Undying dying words : ETTU
23
Burns setup : GRACIEHOWSYOURBROTHER
27
Carney : ART
28
"___ Daughter," 1970 film : RYANS
29
"___ and gap-tooth'd man ... ": Tennyson : AGRAY
30
South African pen : KRAAL
31
Swagger : ROISTER
33
"Ida, ___ as Apple Cider" : SWEET
34
Proposes a toast : DRINKS
35
"Evvvre-body ___": Durante : WANTSAGETINNADEACT
39
Red or Dead : SEA
40
Smooth and glossy : SATINY
41
Good periods : UPS
42
Trouble : AIL
44
Stage in a scale : RUNG
45
Attention getter : PSST
47
Vaudeville features : ACTS
51
Amuse : TICKLE
54
Ignited : LIT
55
Benny retort : CUTTHATOUT
57
Persons or things : ONES
58
Sobrina's relative : TIA
60
"Licker talks ... loud we'en ... loose fum ___": Harris : DEJUG
61
Cahn or Davis Jr. : SAMMY
62
Needlefish : GAR
63
Joe Penner pitch : WANNABUYADUCK
67
Robe de ___ (evening dress) : BAL
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Gracie Allen's heritage : IRISH
70
"___ of dreadful note": Macbeth : ADEED
71
Leucothea, as a mortal : INO
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Stride : PACE
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"___, Sharlie?": Jack Pearl's Baron : VUSYOUDERE
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Bleat : BAA
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Diaskeuast : EDITOR
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The Rome of Hungary : EGER
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"That was no ___ ... " : LADY
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Mary's chaser : LAMB
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Dolittle and Kildare : DRS
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Part of H.R.H. : HER
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Gold and silver : METALS
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Snacked : ATE
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Hope sign-off : THANKSFORTHEMEMORY
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Jacket or laced leader : STRAIT
96
Subtle sarcasm : IRONY
97
Durante's heritage : ITALIAN
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Cut short : ABORT
100
Flèche : SPIRE
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Applied oneself to : GOTAT
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S. Vietnam's Dinh Diem : NGO
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Jolson topper : YOUAINTHEARDNOTHINYET
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Book by Julian Huxley : ANTS
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Lengthwise : ALONG
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Wyatt or Wyman : JANE
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Soothsayers : SEERS
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Monster's loch : NESS
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Society : MONDE
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Certain trumpeter : SWAN
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"Jerusalem Delivered" poet : TASSO
Down
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Voice of Charlie and Mortimer : EDGAR
2
Defender of Scopes : DARROW
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Deo ___ (thanks to God) : GRATIAS
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List ender : ETC
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Distantly related : SHIRTTAIL
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Arid wastes : SAHARAS
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Merciless : IRON
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Michael Gartner's department : NEWS
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Vapor : GAS
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Issue : PROGENY
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Bacall : LAUREN
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Corrigenda : ERRATA
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Brice's Snooks : BABY
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Poetic contraction : EER
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Kind of ton : METRIC
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U.N. chief: 1962-71 : UTHANT
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See 95 Down : STEAK
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Rushes : HURLS
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Banjo ___ (Cantor sobriquet) : EYES
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Ship's unsteady action : YAWING
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Gumbos : OKRAS
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Skulks : SNEAKS
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Limit : STINT
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Profundity : DEPTH
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Decked with leis : GARLANDED
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Small case : ETUI
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Device for spraying pesticide : DUSTGUN
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"___ Smile Be Your Umbrella" : LETA
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Hindu religious rite : PUJA
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Fit for scrutiny : STUDIABLE
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TV's "One Day ___ Time" : ATA
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Strife : COMBAT
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Colombian seaport : TUMACO
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Beautician's appliance : STYLER
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" ... more blessed ___ than to receive": Acts : TOGIVE
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Snug bug's location : INARUG
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Cherry red : CERISE
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Baseball's Penguin : CEY
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Play interlocutor : ASK
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"___ Time," Roethke poem : INADARK
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Worthless : DUD
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First baseman of comedy : WHO
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Ethereal : AERY
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Nectar collector : BEE
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Kind of dorm : COED
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___ Darya (Aral Sea tributary) : SYR
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"___ Packin' Mama," 1943 song : PISTOL
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Fraud attachment : ULENT
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Bonkers : BATTY
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Oriental nursemaid : AMAH
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Kyd was one : DRAMATIST
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Loewe's partner : LERNER
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Part of Hispaniola : HAITI
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Anchoring place : MOORAGE
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Inspired with love : SMITTEN
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The Furies : ERINYES
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Dizzy and son, Steve, of baseball : TROUTS
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Plague : HARASS
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Draw off through a bent tube : SIPHON
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Benny, to Burns : FRIEND
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Peary base in Greenland : ETAH
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Hunters : YAGERS
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___ Mountains, featuring Munku-Sardyk : SAYAN
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With 17 Down, popular American entree : TBONE
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False : NOTSO
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Capital of Manche : STLO
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Torment : GNAW
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Chaplin's widow : OONA
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Video artist ___ June Paik : NAM
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Radio V.I.P.'s : DJS
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Govt. org. sponsoring opera, etc. : NEA

Answer summary: 14 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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