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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1992

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,745
Across
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Maple-syrup source : SAP
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Lombok neighbor : BALI
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Insensitive : CRASS
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Melville opus : OMOO
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Bronson Alcott's first name : AMOS
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Sun Devils' home : TEMPE
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Time : FOURTHDIMENSION
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Everglades transportation : AIRBOAT
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Acquiesces : ASSENTS
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Actress Andersson : BIBI
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Wrong: Prefix : MIS
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Kind of cone : NOSE
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Indited : WROTE
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Ancient monetary unit : TALENT
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Social reformer: 1849-1914 : RIIS
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Actor Beatty : NED
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Snuggle : NESTLE
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Neighbor of Syr. : ISR
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Balearic island : MINORCA
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City in SE France : AIX
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Wobble : TEETER
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Scottish no : NAE
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"Veni, ___, vici" : VIDI
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Pre-Christmas period : ADVENT
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Whale of a flier? : PILOT
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Nine inches : SPAN
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Autoist's org. : AAA
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Pale blue : CIEL
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Investing defensively : HEDGING
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Pet herbs? : CATNIPS
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Affaires d'amour, sometimes : ETERNALTRIANGLE
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Kind of bar : SALAD
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Novelist Hunter : EVAN
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Attention-getting word : AHEM
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Scene of a Tex. battle: 1836 : ALAMO
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Kemo ___, Tonto's nickname for the Lone Ranger : SABE
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___ chi (meditation system) : TAI
Down
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Divan : SOFA
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Pierre's "Help!" : AMOI
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Tip at a boîte : POURBOIRE
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Middle East religion : BAHAI
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Legislative rider: Abbr. : AMDT
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Avocat's forte : LOI
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Persian king of the Safawid dynasty : ISMAIL
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Cardboard boxes: Abbr. : CTNS
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Is indignant : RESENTS
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Maculations : SPOTS
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Taste or touch : SENSE
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Celestial paths : ORBITS
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Director Hooper : TOBE
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Pith : ESSENCE
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Rock entertainer : MADONNA
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Habeas corpus, for one : WRIT
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Mezzo-soprano Stevens : RISE
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O'Hara's "___ North Frederick" : TEN
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D.C. cultural agcy. : NEA
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Buddhist state : NIRVANA
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Auto signal : TAILLIGHT
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Venetians' "playground" : LIDO
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I. S. Cobb's "___ Laughing" : EXIT
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Dr.'s order : MED
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Pied Piper follower : RAT
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Chinese puzzle : TANGRAM
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"Tales From the ___ Woods," Strauss waltz : VIENNA
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Some are bald : EAGLES
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Middle East bread : PITA
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"The Liner ___ Lady": Kipling : SHESA
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Segment of a corolla : PETAL
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Poet Nicolson : ADELA
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Queeg's command : CAINE
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___-European : INDO
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Zodiacal constellation : CRAB
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What a thief might cop : PLEA
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Road rig : SEMI
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U.S. agcy. since 1933 : TVA

Answer summary: 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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