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New York Times, Saturday, November 21, 1992

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 12, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,719

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Across
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Scuttles : HODS
5
"Wiener Frauen" composer : LEHAR
10
A Wimbledon winner: 1992 : GRAF
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On a grand scale : EPIC
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"___ at Last," operetta by 5 Across : ALONE
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Hogarth subject : RAKE
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New editions : REDACTIONS
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Port of W. Samoa : APIA
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"Edda of ___ Sturluson" : SNORRI
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Keenly distressing : POIGNANT
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Passepartout's boss : FOGG
25
Miner's chisel : GAD
26
Fungus structure : SAC
29
Wouk's "Marjorie ___" : MORNINGSTAR
35
End of a Stein line : AROSE
37
Novelist Rand : AYN
38
Fragrant oleoresin : ELEMI
39
Catty remark : MEOW
40
___ better (ought to) : HAD
41
Cadore ___, in NE Italy : ALPS
42
Available : ONTAP
44
Kyushu volcano : ASO
45
Soap plant : AMOLE
46
Epithet of the Virgin Mary : STELLAMARIS
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What LBJ became in 1948 : SEN
50
Drag;ear : LUG
51
Treelike beings of Middle-earth : ENTS
53
Terrible reptile : DINOSAUR
58
Layer of masonry : COURSE
62
Freshly : ANEW
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Social gatherings : TEAPARTIES
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Dream, in Dijon : REVE
66
Best seller by A. Goldman : ELVIS
67
Harvest : REAP
68
Absolute ruler : CZAR
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Sight from Pont Neuf : SEINE
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Associate : ALLY
Down
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Towel marking : HERS
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Candid : OPEN
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Aeneas left her : DIDO
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Boa : SCARF
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Saddletree strap : LATIGO
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Father of Phinehas : ELI
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Bird's target : HOOP
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Bow out : RESIGN
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Achievement of 10 Across: 1988 : GRANDSLAM
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___ Nui (Easter Island) : RAPA
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Related : AKIN
13
Exploit : FEAT
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Huxley's "___ Yellow" : CROME
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Token of defiance : GAGE
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Famed choreographer : GRAHAM
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Aegean island : SAMOS
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"___ we all?" : ARENT
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He played Pickering in "My Fair Lady" : COOTE
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Lake in Malawi : NYASA
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City in Madhya Pradesh : INDORE
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Ultimate end : TELOS
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Sufficient : AMPLE
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Up and about : RISEN
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Sword ___ at carnivals : SWALLOWER
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Asset : PLUS
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A "400" name : ASTOR
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Cloudy gemstones : AGATES
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Box up; if needed : INCASE
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A sermon of Buddha : SUTRA
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Jeanne ___ of France : DARC
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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River of St. Petersburg : NEVA
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River in Zaire : UELE
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Musician Shankar : RAVI
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Browning's "Hervé ___" : RIEL
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Pinniped : SEAL
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Spot : ESPY
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Campaign giveaway : PIN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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