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New York Times, Friday, November 13, 1992

36-Across : "The Guns of Navarone" novelist

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Thomas W. Schier has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,711
Across
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Argot : SLANG
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Cries of surprise : OHS
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Footnote abbr. : IBID
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Cuomo or Lanza : MARIO
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Touch upon : ABUT
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Pianist Peter : NERO
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___ the good : ALLTO
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Confess completely : COMECLEAN
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Enjoy a meal : CLEANONESPLATE
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Topeka is its cap. : KAN
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Pub drink : ALE
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It goes up walls : IVY
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Actress Rehan : ADA
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West ender : ERN
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"___ Woman," Reddy hit : IAM
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Misfortune prophesier : CASSANDRA
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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"The Guns of Navarone" novelist : ALISTAIRMACLEAN
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Three-card ___ : MONTE
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Twerp : PIPSQUEAK
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Throw : PEG
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Auths.' papers : MSS
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Color : HUE
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Half of CIV : LII
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Mars and Jupiter : DEI
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Kettle and Barker : MAS
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Unbranded animal, in Australia : CLEANSKIN
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Carousal : SPREE
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Its cap. is St. John's : NEWF
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Lane's companion : KENT
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General Powell : COLIN
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Meddlesome : NOSY
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Least experienced: Abbr. : YST
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Dressy jackets : ETONS
Down
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Trace : SMACK
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Moore's "___ Rookh" : LALLA
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Songwriter Harold : ARLEN
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Actress Talbot : NITA
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Join socially : GOONADATE
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Contrafagotto : OBOE
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Buzzes : HUMS
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Become involved : STEPIN
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Kind of graft : INLAY
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Tired vegetable? : BEET
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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Promoter King : DON
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Rosacea : ACNE
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Livy's 155 : CLV
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F. Church's home on the Hudson : OLANA
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Kind of prof : ASST
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"To ___ human ... " : ERRIS
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Airport staircase : RAMP
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"As ___ It," Getty autobiography : ISEE
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Nice report card : AAAA
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Weasel's cousin : MINK
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Recreational site : CAMP
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Emollient ingredient : ALOE
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Emulate Houston : SING
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Pickpockets : DIPS
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Comply tacitly : ACQUIESCE
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Turn about : SLUE
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Very pale : ASHEN
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Burlesque name : MINSKY
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Like cabbage : LEAFY
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Golfer Baker-Finch : IAN
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"___ Be Cruel," Presley hit : DONT
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Phil Donohue's spouse : MARLO
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___ the hole (hidden asset) : ACEIN
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British carbines : STENS
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Femme fatale of yore : CLEO
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Hoad and Ayres : LEWS
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Haw. music makers : UKES
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Can quantity : PINT
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Small defect : SPOT
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Cable-TV ntwk. : CNN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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