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New York Times, Tuesday, November 24, 1992

2-Down : Ax man

Author:
Ruth Minary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { B G J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,722
Across
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Smart : CHIC
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Biblical verb form : DOST
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Exorcist's quarry : DEMON
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Leander's love : HERO
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Delineate finely : ETCH
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Pass over : ELIDE
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Author Wister : OWEN
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Oxford or pump : SHOE
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" ... ___ a tuffet" : SATON
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Wall word: Daniel 5:25 : MENE
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Environmentalist's concern : IONOSPHERE
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Choose : PREFER
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Outside: Comb. form : ECTO
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Prevaricated : LIED
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Lab equipment : RETORTS
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Flavor : SAPOR
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Show diversity : VARY
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"Three little maids from school ___": W. S. Gilbert : AREWE
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Garfield or Felix : CAT
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Poe's one-word bird : RAVEN
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Fortune : FATE
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Kind of truck : SEMI
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Endless : ETERNAL
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Singer Laine : CLEO
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Actor Guinness : ALEC
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Cause's partner : EFFECT
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What 3 is to 9 : SQUAREROOT
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Diet : FARE
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Polly and Pittypat of fiction : AUNTS
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Bates or King : ALAN
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Old Roman road : ITER
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Willow twig : WITHE
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Dorothy Gale's dog : TOTO
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Tax, to the British : CESS
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Greek colonnades : STOAS
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Famed Russian-born artist-designer : ERTE
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Munch : CHOMP
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Ax man : HEWER
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Dunne or Castle : IRENE
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Prairie blossom : CONEFLOWER
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Crave : DESIRE
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He succeeded Galba : OTHO
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Tea cake : SCONE
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Of government by the clergy : THEOCRATIC
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Tyrant : DESPOT
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Where David slew Goliath : ELAH
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Tiny arachnid : MITE
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Fragrance : ODOR
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Hawaiian goose : NENE
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Editor's "Don't dele" : STET
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Emerald Isle : EIRE
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Slow down : DECELERATE
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Clinton's future workroom : OVALOFFICE
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Waste allowance : TRET
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Far from risky : SAFE
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Fountain of music : PETE
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Aries : RAM
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Rocky ridge offshore : REEF
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Auction : SALE
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Justinian I's general : NARSES
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"___ your heart be troubled": John 14:1 : LETNOT
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Kind of scheme : COLOR
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Sprat or Horner : EATER
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Cock's comb : CREST
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Succinct : TERSE
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Adages : SAWS
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Stop trying : QUIT
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"Do ___ others ... " : UNTO
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Baile ___ Cliath (Dublin) : ATHA
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Feed-bag contents : OATS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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