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New York Times, Tuesday, December 15, 1992

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { G J K Q U W Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,743
Across
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Political alliance : BLOC
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Spread on : APPLY
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Island off Scotland : IONA
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Author Ephron : DELIA
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Evil : VILE
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Agitate : STIR
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Scoff : SNEER
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Some Siouans : OTOES
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Ohio's state flower : CARNATION
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Liquid or gaseous : NONSOLID
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Baden-Baden is one : SPA
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Voyaged : SAILED
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Wear away : ERODE
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Toward the back of a ship : ASTERN
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Newscaster Rather : DAN
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Lair : DEN
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Earphone with a microphone attached : HEADSET
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Dismount : DESCEND
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Hockey great : ORR
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Ring fig. : REF
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Pains : SMARTS
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Long for : YEARN
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Head priest at a religious house : RECTOR
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Repugnance : DISTASTE
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Kind of ant : CARPENTER
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John ___, noted second baseman : EVERS
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Above : ATOP
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Ridiculous sham : FARCE
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Egypt's sacred bull : APIS
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Kind of bag : TOTE
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Praise or raise : EXALT
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W Calif. city : NAPA
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Actor Sharif : OMAR
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Irritates : RILES
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Weaver's reed : SLEY
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American buffalo : BISON
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Game like bingo : LOTTO
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Edible bulb : ONION
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Fondled : CARESSED
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Paid notices : ADS
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Eyebrow touch-up stick : PENCIL
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Supplicated : PLEADED
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One who reclines : LIER
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Exaggerated tales : YARNS
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Embodiment of a principle : AVATAR
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Kind of skirt : MINI
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Low female voice : ALTO
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'Twixt 12 and 20 : TEEN
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Flies high : SOARS
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Mimic : APE
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Ocean greyhound : LINER
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Pop : DAD
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River into the Baltic : ODER
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Parking-lot mishap : DENT
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Terminates : ENDS
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Nautical call : AHOY
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Withered : SERE
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Home in a 1936 best seller : TARA
37
Cozy places : NESTS
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Threefold: Comb. form : TER
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Hit hard : SMOTE
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British homes on wheels : CARAVANS
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Part of F.B.I. : FEDERAL
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Hammer or Candyman : RAPPER
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Volte-face of SSW : NNE
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Rondure : CIRCLE
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Deduce : INFER
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Rubbish : TRIPE
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Montaigne's specialty : ESSAY
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Roman called the Censor : CATO
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Molecule part : ATOM
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Roster : ROTA
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TV series with Danny DeVito : TAXI
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French connectives : ETS

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

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