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Michael S. Maurer
Michael S. Maurer

New York Times, Tuesday, December 1, 1992

Author:
Michael S. Maurer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Michael S. Maurer has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,729
Across
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Radiate : BEAM
5
Agts. : REPS
9
Thin wood strip : SLAT
13
Play starter : ACTI
14
End : CEASE
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Mexican snack : TACO
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Letter opener: Abbr. : ATTN
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Fragrance : ATTAR
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Garden spot : EDEN
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Author of the quote below : LOUISPASTEUR
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Parisian husband : MARI
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Fasten or break off : SNAP
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Start of a quote : INHUMANENDEAVOR
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Football part : SEAM
34
Change direction : VEER
35
Siouan in Okla. : OTO
36
Broadcast : AIR
37
Noes : DENIALS
40
Isle : CAY
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Cabinet spot : AGR
42
Part of M.I.T. : INST
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Ancient armed galley : AESC
44
Quote: Part II : CHANCEFAVORSTHE
49
Saddle or loafer : SHOE
50
Celebes ox : ANOA
51
Quote: Part III : PREPAREDMIND
58
Large landmass : ASIA
61
Desi Arnaz, e.g. : LATIN
62
Dies ___ : IRAE
63
Skirt type : MIDI
64
Juggled accounts : KITED
65
Citrus fruit : LIME
66
A ___ apple : ASIN
67
Notable periods : ERAS
68
German reservoir or river : EDER
Down
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Semitic deity : BAAL
2
Outer: Comb. form : ECTO
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Alaskan island : ATTU
4
Type of wage : MINIMUM
5
Keep : RETAIN
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Hash-house sign : EATS
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H.S. exam : PSAT
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Withered : SERE
9
Breastbones : STERNA
10
Boy : LAD
11
High card : ACE
12
Weight measure : TON
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"Meet John Doe" director : CAPRA
20
Danson role in "Cheers" : SAM
21
Addicts : USERS
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Wading bird : AVOCET
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Dead Sea product : POTASH
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Violinist Stern : ISAAC
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Equine negatives? : NEIGHS
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Big name in Reno : HARRAH
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Broadway musical : EVITA
30
Teachers' gp. : NEA
31
The First State: Abbr. : DEL
32
Rolls-___ : ROYCE
37
Kitchen utensil : DICER
38
Compass pt. : ENE
39
Abbr. re a bounced check : NSF
43
"A miss is as good ___" : ASAMILE
45
"___, no gain" : NOPAIN
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Changes : VARIES
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Upright : ONEND
48
Fishing implement : ROD
52
Actress Sommer : ELKE
53
Couple : PAIR
54
"___ boy!" : ATTA
55
Crocus, e.g. : IRID
56
Title : NAME
57
Range player : DEER
58
Drs.' org. : AMA
59
Family mem. : SIS
60
March 15, in Milano : IDI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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