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New York Times, Wednesday, November 4, 1992

Author:
Betty Hinman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,702
Across
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Muse of comedy : THALIA
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Parson bird : TUI
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Drapery over a window : VALANCE
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Performs : RENDERS
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Referee : ARBITER
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Lear daughter : GONERIL
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___ nobis (writ of error or review) : CORAM
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Church section : APSE
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A Scrooge portrayer : SIM
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Small boats : TENDERS
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Bread fragment : CRUMB
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City on the Allegheny : OLEAN
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I, to Hans : ICH
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Old Testament book : HOSEA
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Something to read : PALM
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Humdingers : ONERS
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A policeman's isn't happy : LOT
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Frome of fiction : ETHAN
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Classic car : REO
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Monad : ATOM
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___ off (leave) : SHOVE
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Navigational aid: Abbr. : RDF
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Categorize : LABEL
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Toast starter : HERES
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Like certain chops : MUTTONY
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Muses' father : ZEUS
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Molder : ERODE
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Talk-show host Hall : ARSENIO
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What Truman once tickled : IVORIES
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Kin of porch swings : GLIDERS
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Liqueur or cordial : CURACAO
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Amex overseer : SEC
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Linksman's need : TET
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Boeotian Muse of meditation : MELETE
Down
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Fed. power project : TVA
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___ Govind, Sikh guru : HAR
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Vestment : ALB
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Secular : LAIC
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Division word : INTO
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Maple genus : ACER
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Gobi sight : ERG
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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___ Howe, Palooka's bride : ANN
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Muse of dance : TERPSICHORE
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"Exodus" author : URIS
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Key : ISLE
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Muse of poetry : ERATO
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Costly : DEAR
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Muse of tragedy : MELPOMENE
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News commentator Daniel ___ : SCHORR
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Pressed : IRONED
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Euterpe : MUSEOFMUSIC
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Orderly : NEAT
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"___ labbro ... ": Verdi aria : DAL
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Tangle : ENMESH
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Matelot's milieu : MER
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Igneous rock : BASALT
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Yearns for : CRAVES
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Ethical : HONEST
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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Oft-read article : THE
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Keatsian work : LYRIC
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Secondhand : USED
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Sharp turns : ZAGS
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Egg : OVUM
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Producer Schary : DORE
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Of an epoch : ERAL
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Seine : NET
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Fury : IRE
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Full of: Suffix : OST
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Hot gems : ICE
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Nosh : EAT
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Old wooden pail : SOE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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