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New York Times, Monday, November 2, 1992

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 233 (avg 1.27)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,700
Across
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Thailand neighbor : LAOS
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Charity : ALMS
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Clutch : GRAB
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O'Neill's Christie : ANNA
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Connection : TIEUP
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Kan. city : IOLA
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Bustle : STIR
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Industrial city on the Mosel : TRIER
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Author Oz : AMOS
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Type of poem : ITALIANSONNET
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Longnose and shortnose fish : GARS
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Sulk : PET
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Moss Hart book : ACTONE
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Garfield's call : MEOW
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Period : ERA
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Cue on a musical score : PRESA
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Knights : SIRS
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"So it is!" : AMEN
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Salad enhancer : RUSSIANDRESSING
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¿Cómo ___ usted? : ESTA
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Bent : BIAS
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Fragrant compound : ESTER
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Timid : SHY
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Sculpture, music, etc. : ARTS
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Elegant : CLASSY
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Siderite or mispickel : ORE
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Eins, zwei, ___ : DREI
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Rash cause : GERMANMEASLES
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Hog fat : LARD
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Stint : SCANT
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Predicate : AVER
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Cigar end : ETTE
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Pierre's cup : TASSE
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Agrippina's executioner : NERO
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Vaticinator : SEER
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Roscoe ___ of early films : ATES
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Olive or peach : TREE
Down
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___ Palmas : LAS
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Oppositionist : ANTI
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" . . . with the blue ribbons ___" : ONIT
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City on the Ebro : SARAGOSSA
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Raiment : ATTIRE
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Turkish money : LIRAS
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Chow ___ : MEIN
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Petitions : SUES
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Brobdingnagian : GIANT
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City of the Seven Hills : ROME
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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À ___ (down with, in Nice) : BAS
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Pop the question : PROPOSE
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Hawaiian island : LANAI
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Fashionable : NEW
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"___ moi le déluge" : APRES
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Subdue completely : CRUSH
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Choleric : TESTY
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The man with the golden touch : MIDAS
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Bobbles : ERRS
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Discharges : EMITS
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Descartes and Coty : RENES
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Inflamed and sore : ANGRY
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Swivet : SNIT
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Attacker : ASSAILANT
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Side by side : ABREAST
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Monica of tennis : SELES
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Fortify : ARM
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Jalopies : CRATES
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Kind : ORDER
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Compact : DENSE
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Movable barrier : GATE
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Art Deco great : ERTE
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Sports gp. : NCAA
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Tall spar : MAST
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At all : EVER
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Dried up : SERE
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Caviar : ROE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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