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Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, December 2, 1992

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Peter Gordon has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 91 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,730
Across
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Cuts off, as branches : LOPS
5
Palmer of "Twin Peaks" : LAURA
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Leg part : CALF
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Toward the sheltered side : ALEE
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March follower : APRIL
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Hawaiian feast : LUAU
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No more than : MERE
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Bad thing to open : CANOFWORMS
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Women's bedrooms : BOUDOIRS
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Sums up : RECAPS
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Play the ponies : BET
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Earth inheritors : MEEK
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Chest for valuables : COFFER
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Hornet : WASP
30
Porky, for one : PIG
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Peace Nobelist: 1987 : ARIAS
34
Secular : LAIC
35
Scotch partner : SODA
36
Loads of fun : BARRELOFMONKEYS
39
News tidbit : ITEM
40
Vittles : EATS
41
Church section : AISLE
42
Actor Beatty from Louisville : NED
43
Avec's opposite : SANS
44
Certain plastics : VINYLS
45
G-men : FEDS
46
___ canto : BEL
47
Artemis's brother : APOLLO
50
Muscovites : RUSSIANS
55
Band with three original Yardbirds in it : BOXOFFROGS
57
Annoy : ROIL
58
Takes advantage of : USES
59
Aesop specialty : FABLE
60
An 18th-century queen : ANNE
61
Hamilton bills : TENS
62
Pittsburgh product : STEEL
63
Require : NEED
Down
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Mary's little pet : LAMB
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Butter substitute : OLEO
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Ecuadorean neighbor : PERU
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Beginning : SEED
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More meshy : LACIER
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Take ___ (disassemble) : APART
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Decorative vases : URNS
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"Blame It on ___," 1984 film : RIO
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Out-of-doors : ALFRESCO
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TV's "Beat the ___" : CLOCK
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Distinctive quality : AURA
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Night-table item : LAMP
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Ado : FUSS
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Cry : WEEP
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Unpleasingly plump : OBESE
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Injures : MAIMS
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Stateroom : CABIN
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Emulate Mario Cuomo : ORATE
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Canned : FIRED
28
Silo site : FARM
29
Floats through the air : WAFTS
30
Suckling's forte : POESY
31
Narrative in verse : IDYLL
32
___ up (fills the tank) : GASES
34
Bank offerings : LOANS
35
Scrape, as a knee : SKIN
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Beginnings : LEADOFFS
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Nabs a crook : NAILS
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" . . . to thine own ___ be true": Shak. : SELF
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Ship : VESSEL
45
Dentist's advice : FLOSS
46
Reveille instrument : BUGLE
47
Touch, as tangential circles : ABUT
48
Sit for a photo : POSE
49
The yoke's on them : OXEN
50
Peignoir : ROBE
51
Persia, today : IRAN
52
Excellent : AONE
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"The ___ Tailors," Sayers mystery : NINE
54
Coaster : SLED
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Turn informer : RAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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