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New York Times, Saturday, November 28, 1992

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,726

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Across
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Apollo riders : CREW
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Czech river : OHRE
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Baldwin, e.g. : APPLE
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Water carrier : HOSE
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Kettle handle : BAIL
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Charles's domain : WALES
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French folk song : AUCLAIRDELALUNE
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The P.G.A.'s Craig ___ : STADLER
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Deputy of a sort : VICAR
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Athabascan's abode : TEPEE
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Byron's Donna ___ : INEZ
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Memorial music : TAPS
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Fulda feeder : EDER
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Early expulsion site : EDEN
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Grenoble girl : FILLE
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" . . . ought to be ___!" : ALAW
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Like the daytime : SUNLIT
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A 1940's hit tune : STARSINYOUREYES
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A Caucasian : OSSETE
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Pianist Gilels : EMIL
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Cow catcher : LASSO
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Night crawlers : BAIT
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Gaucho's snarer : BOLA
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Nerd of the 40's : DRIP
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Aliquot, e.g. : PART
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Fishing specialist : EELER
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He's not on the take! : GIVER
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Deluge : TORRENT
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Frankie Carle hit: 1939 : SUNRISESERENADE
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Dizzy : AREEL
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Fly in a stream : LURE
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Road to Roma : ITER
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Waterfowl : GEESE
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Gypsum : YESO
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Causing horripilation : EERY
Down
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Free from taint : CHASTE
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Won in Dream Team fashion : ROUTED
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Houdini's forte : ESCAPE
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Cousin of a whitesmith : WELDER
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N.Y.C. theater award : OBIE
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Scold : HARRIDAN
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Disencumber : RID
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Soccer team : ELEVEN
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"A Wave, ___ and A Marine," 1944 film : AWAC
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Magnificent : PALATINE
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In a multiple sense : PLURALLY
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Dykstra of baseball : LEN
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Suffix with journal : ESE
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"Cakes" literary partner : ALE
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Columnist Smith : LIZ
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Rosh ha-Shanah, to Jews : NEWYEAR
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Ballet move : PLIE
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Packaging units : SETS
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Composer Siegmeister : ELIE
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Do a sailor's job : FURL
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Reference words : ASTO
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Thirteen of a certain kind : SUIT
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Sale-tag word : SOLD
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Bolsheviks' target : TSAR
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Recipient of a right, in law : ASSIGNEE
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Breathes : RESPIRES
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Forgetful ones : OMITTERS
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Almost not : BARELY
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Bandleader Ben ___ : BERNIE
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___ of quinine : OLEATE
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A usurer is one : LENDER
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Main street : ARTERY
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Foot: Lat. : PES
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Palindromic preposition : ERE
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Base : VILE
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Mountainous cookie? : OREO
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Go slack : SAG
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Suffix with project : URE
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"Runaround" girl : SUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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