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Joel D. Lafargue
Joel D. Lafargue

New York Times, Friday, November 20, 1992

48-Down : Nadir's opposite

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,718
Across
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React to Emmett Kelly : LAUGH
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Scrape harshly : RASP
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Be a grouch : CRAB
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___-Detoo, sci-fi robot : ARTOO
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Frangipani, e.g. : ODOR
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Helter-skelter pelter : HAIL
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Inexperienced : GREEN
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Claude Kipnis is one : MIME
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"___ 'n' Janis," comic strip : ARLO
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Where to see Big Bird : SESAMESTREET
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Completed a hop : ALIT
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Unified : ONE
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Overeater's serving? : THIRDS
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Flee : RUNOFF
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Bills and ___ : COOS
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LXVII, tripled : CCI
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"The ___ Sanction" : EIGER
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Cleaning need : MOP
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Landon series on TV : HIGHWAYTOHEAVEN
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TV's Scooby-___ : DOO
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Scouting mission, briefly : RECON
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"Bird ___ Wire," 1990 film : ONA
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I would make it corny! : MAZE
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Neophyte : NOVICE
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Puccini's "La ___" : BOHEME
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Action at Sotheby's : BID
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Middlemarch? : IDES
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Harmon-Fairchild TV series : FLAMINGOROAD
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Actress Eilbacher : LISA
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Bard baddie : IAGO
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Sever again : RECUT
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Rarin' to go : AVID
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High schooler : TEEN
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Linen fabric : TOILE
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An 18th-century wig : TETE
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"Airplane!" actor : HAYS
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Robert Devereux : ESSEX
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Barrel stave : LAG
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Part of E.T.A. : ARR
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An Amerind : UTE
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"It just ___ show you!" : GOESTO
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Use an oilstone : HONE
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Ovid, e.g. : ROMAN
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Stop on ___ : ADIME
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Several : SOME
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Chango preceder : PRESTO
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Personal asset : CHARISMA
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Less common : RARER
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Afflicted : AILED
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Escutcheon spoilers : BLOTS
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Bulgarian capital : SOFIA
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However, shortly : THO
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Foot part : ARCH
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Clear : LUCID
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Architect Jones : INIGO
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Not very many : FEW
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Gator's kin : CROC
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Carroll verb : GYRE
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It begins in juin : ETE
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Elliptical : OVOID
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Pound into pieces? : PENCE
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Crafted from scratch : HOMEMADE
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Wayne role : HONDO
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Rock producer Brian ___ : ENO
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Refusals from Scrooge McDuck : NAES
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Friend for François : AMI
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Nadir's opposite : ZENITH
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MTV fare : VIDEOS
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A sharp : BFLAT
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Salad item : OLIVE
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"Legend ___ that ... " : HASIT
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Blemish on Kite's score card : BOGEY
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"Swann in Love" actor : IRONS
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Titans' mother : GAEA
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A Johnson : ARTE
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U.S.S.R., now : CIS
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Small: Suffix : ULE
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Bandleader Beneke : TEX

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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