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New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 1992

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,744
Across
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___ Ness : LOCH
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Kind of cracker : SODA
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Golf-shoe piece : CLEAT
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Biblical trader : ESAU
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Lulu : ONER
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Handel's birthplace : HALLE
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Sir ___ Guinness : ALEC
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River in Zaire : UELE
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Old womanish : ANILE
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Emulate a nene : HONK
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Acts wildly or angrily : RAISESCAIN
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Datum : FACT
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Frances of films : DEE
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Dwell : RESIDE
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Letter from Greece : PSI
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File : RASP
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Boston Garden, e.g. : ARENA
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___ Valley, Calif. : DEATH
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Another Greek letter : RHO
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Lags : BRINGSUPTHEREAR
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Charged particle : ION
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Public storehouse : ETAPE
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One way to get off base : LEAVE
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Actress Barrymore : DREW
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Mount ___, Nev. peak : ELY
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___ the cat (dared) : BELLED
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Enzyme : ASE
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Power-operated dollies : LIFTTRUCKS
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Salt's "down" : ALOW
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Emulate Cuomo : ORATE
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Observes : SEES
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Put away : SAVE
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Funt's directive : SMILE
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Gardner of whodunits : ERLE
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Tied : EVEN
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Starchy tubers : SALEP
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Placebos : SOPS
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Fender bender : DENT
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Jacob's substituted bride : LEAH
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Kon-Tiki Museum site : OSLO
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Neighbor of St.-Lô : CAEN
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Twain character : HUCKFINN
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Michener's "The ___" : SOURCE
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___ a time (singly) : ONEAT
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Sandwich shop : DELI
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War god : ARES
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Man on a $10,000 bill : CHASE
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Spear carrier : LANCER
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Phillies' former manager : ELIA
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"___ Want for . . . " : ALLI
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Bobby-soxer : TEEN
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Mrs. Bunker : EDITH
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Saw : ADAGE
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Violent; furious : RABID
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Boo-boo : ERROR
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Net : SEINE
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Full of energy : PEPPY
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Fill up : SATE
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Of a region : AREAL
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Figaro's specialty : SHAVE
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Burned midnight oil : PORED
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Denoting two : DUAL
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Actress Hayes : HELEN
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Manipulate a rudder : STEER
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Freed : RELEASED
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Interlace : WATTLE
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Foreman : BOSSES
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Infuse : STEEP
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Metal for tubing : SKELP
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Red figure : LOSS
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Marie Wilson role : IRMA
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Lay an egg : FAIL
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Applies : USES
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Game fish : CERO
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Bathe : LAVE
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Where to put your dough : OVEN
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"Down ___ McGinty . . . " : WENT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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