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New York Times, Wednesday, November 18, 1992

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F G J Q W Y }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,716
Across
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Meek ones : SHEEP
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Cousin of a cuarto : SALA
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Inquires : ASKS
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Hooded jacket : PARKA
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German greeting : HEIL
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Something to toe : MARK
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Spirit in "The Tempest" : ARIEL
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Sector : AREA
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Woodwind : OBOE
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Tryst : RENDEZVOUS
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Fibula's higher relative : ULNA
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Perceives : SEES
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Native of Pyongyang : KOREAN
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Leaflike flower parts : BRACTS
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Papal vestment : ORALE
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Narrative : TALE
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James and Kett : ETTAS
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Damned or detestable : ACCURST
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Famous chapel in the Vatican : SISTINE
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Equine staple : OATS
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Tolkien forest giants : ENTS
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Tycoon Donald ___ : TRUMP
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Samples : TASTES
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Large covered dish : TUREEN
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Chums : PALS
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Aces : ONES
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Love note : BILLETDOUX
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New name for 70 Across : RITA
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Potpourri : OLIO
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Elevate : RAISE
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Rent : TORN
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Perjures : LIES
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Alfred ___, Austrian psychiatrist : ADLER
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TV role for Sonny Shroyer : ENOS
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Former news agency : TASS
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Rodeo item : LASSO
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Yard : SPAR
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Paper-chase participant : HARE
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"___ go bragh" : ERIN
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___ out (made do) : EKED
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Least ruddy : PALEST
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This may be clean or close : SHAVE
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___ bomb (gas-pressure device) : AEROSOL
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Stead : LIEU
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"Seward's Folly" : ALASKA
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Short-lived love affairs : AMOURETTES
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Valuable fur : SABLE
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Swedish coin : KRONA
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Scottish dirk : SKEAN
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Hearty enjoyments : ZESTS
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Corrida shouts : OLES
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Spoiled child : BRAT
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Oriental staple : RICE
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Report: Abbr. : ACCT
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Paramours of noblemen : COURTESANS
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Take five : REST
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Oft-smashed particle : ATOM
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Hue : TINT
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Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Mtg. : SESS
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Poe's adjective for Lenore : RARE
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Yucca fiber : ISTLE
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Spreads on : APPLIES
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Remove a fastener : UNBOLT
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Pertaining to the stars : ASTRAL
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A rich cake : TORTE
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Source of strength : UNION
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Type of rocket : RETRO
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At ___ for words : ALOSS
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Epithet of the mother of Romulus and Remus : ILIA
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Early 1900's art cult : DADA
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Medium for Wyeth : OILS
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Consumes : USES
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Dry: Comb. form : XERO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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