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New York Times, Monday, November 9, 1992

38-Down : Nave crosser

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,707
Across
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Imprisoned : CAGED
6
Scent : ODOR
10
Seize : GRAB
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Vivacious : ALIVE
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Word on a wall in the Bible : MENE
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Unusual : RARE
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Mingler with the rich and famous : ROBINLEACH
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When Brutus struck : IDES
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Pare : PEEL
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Consent : AGREE
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Clothes holder : LINE
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Hush-hush org. : CIA
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On the briny : AFLOAT
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Ladies'-room attendant : MATRON
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Journalist-author Bernstein : CARL
32
Great quantity : OCEAN
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Aids : ASSISTS
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Designer of St. Paul's Cathedral in London : CHRISTOPHERWREN
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Sustain; support : ENDORSE
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French critic Hippolyte ___ : TAINE
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Endure : LAST
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Far away : REMOTE
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Hurry : HASTEN
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Josh : KID
50
Town near Padua : ESTE
51
Did a blacksmith's job : SHOED
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Charity : ALMS
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Mighty mite : ATOM
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Earner of 21 badges : EAGLESCOUT
61
Stage aid : PROP
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Bolus : PILL
63
Went up : AROSE
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Scotto specialty : SOLO
65
Three-spot : TREY
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Belief : TENET
Down
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Complain : CARP
2
Tub plant : ALOE
3
Scoff : GIBE
4
Malevolent : EVIL
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Lair : DEN
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Alpha's antithesis : OMEGA
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Expensive : DEAR
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One-third of thrice : ONCE
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Practice for the big show : REHEARSE
10
Put the heat on : GRILL
11
TV predecessor : RADIO
12
Sports spot : ARENA
13
Harass : BESET
18
An anagram for anil : LAIN
23
Organ structure : CONSOLE
25
Played at love : FLIRTED
26
Indian slipper, for short : MOC
27
Flu symptom : ACHE
28
Sea swallow : TERN
29
Incursion : RAID
30
A regal Hugh : CAPET
31
Mount St. Helens emanation : ASH
34
Used the pool : SWAM
35
Gatlin Brothers, e.g. : TRIO
36
Forwarded : SENT
38
Nave crosser : TRANSEPT
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Pre-C.I.A. agcy. : OSS
40
Hillary Clinton, ___ Rodham : NEE
44
Take a taxi : RIDE
45
Mounds : HEAPS
46
Ballplayer at Houston : ASTRO
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Kind of pigeon : STOOL
48
Musical time : TEMPO
49
"Singin' in the Rain" man : KELLY
52
Broadway play : HAIR
53
Woo optically : OGLE
54
Israeli port : ACRE
55
Diving bird : LOON
56
Reflect : MUSE
57
Dele's opposite : STET
60
Posed : SAT

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

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