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New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1992

Author:
Stanley B. Whitten
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Stanley B. Whitten has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,740
Across
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Blow one's own horn : BRAG
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Ski town in Colo. : ASPEN
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Ship on which Hercules sailed : ARGO
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An avatar of Vishnu : RAMA
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Bogart or Cortez role : SPADE
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Close : NEAR
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Superstar born Dec. 12, 1915 : OLBLUEEYES
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Cobbler's sparable : NAIL
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"Crimes and Misdemeanors" director : ALLEN
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Easy target for criticism : AUNTSALLY
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Tint : DYE
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U. of Md. football team : TERPS
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One-tenth of MDX : CLI
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"Winnie-the-___": Milne : POOH
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European cavalryman : HUSSAR
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Mad : SORE
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Stopped : CEASED
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Fort Worth inst. : TCU
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John Barrymore : THEGREATPROFILE
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"No, No, Nanette" quartet : ENS
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Truly : INDEED
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Medieval shields : ECUS
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Popular pet : POODLE
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Wriggling : EELY
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Betty Ford, ___ Bloomer : NEE
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Key military-training group : CADRE
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Neighbor of Gr. : ALB
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Jacob and Esau, to Abraham : GRANDSONS
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Sly's "Rocky" co-star : TALIA
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Very small fry : RUNT
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John Nance Garner : CACTUSJACK
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Eleven, in Ávila : ONCE
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A rival in "The Rivals" : ACRES
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Date for Duclos : AMIE
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Henbit or plantain : WEED
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Soothing word : THERE
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Molders : ROTS
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Wide : BROAD
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Come from behind : RALLY
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Saunter : AMBLE
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Oz girl's surname : GALE
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Ibsen character : ASE
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Lead an attack : SPEARHEAD
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Completely discharge a debt : PAYUP
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Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
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Avian hangout : NEST
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Chronicle : ANNALS
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Practical : REALISTIC
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Gold medalist Devers: 1992 : GAIL
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A Paris airport : ORLY
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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Old silver coin of Italy : SCUDO
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Epoch of the Tertiary Period : EOCENE
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Dowel : PEG
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Sheep drover : HERDER
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U.S. rights org. : ACLU
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Bitter herbs : RUES
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Phase : STEP
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Words of despair : OHNO
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Rapport; empathy : RESONANCE
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Mischievous Olympian : ATE
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Word for 12 Down : SPEEDSTER
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Mad : RILED
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Enchanted : FEY
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Like a clunker's fender : DENTED
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Court calls : LETS
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Mike Ditka, e.g. : COACH
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Moline : ANCRE
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Bowie's last stand : ALAMO
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Legal : LICIT
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Some social gatherings : BAKES
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Expand : GROW
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Magic incantation : RUNE
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Fitzgerald's forte : SCAT
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Not in harmony : AJAR
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Employ : USE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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