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New York Times, Monday, December 21, 1992

36-Down : Impasse

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeff Herrington has 16 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 5 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,749
Across
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Appalling : AWFUL
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Diamond stats. : RBIS
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Genie's abode : LAMP
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Hooded jacket : PARKA
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A Maxwell : ELSA
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Seaweed gelatin : AGAR
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Insomniac's relief : SLEEP
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Clear of blame : VINDICATE
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Overhead railways : ELS
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Deposed : OUSTED
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Wrath : IRE
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Melancholy Dane : HAMLET
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Red head: 1917-24 : LENIN
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Looked intently : PEERED
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Palmer of the links : ARNIE
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The Bee Gees : TRIO
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Bunch : CLUSTER
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Boast : BLUSTER
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Clan : SEPT
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Furrows : RUTS
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List of candidates : SLATE
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Objector to "nattering nabobs" : AGNEW
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Anoints, old style : ANELES
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Jerome Hines, e.g. : BASSO
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If : INCASE
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Mary Todd's beau : ABE
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Certain hound : BASSET
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Singer Tormé : MEL
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Restore to office : REINSTATE
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Solder, in a way : BRAZE
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Stupefy : DAZE
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Got by, barely : EKED
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Very unconventional : OUTRE
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Sawbill : SMEW
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Ghostly : EERY
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Move stealthily : SNEAK
Down
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Church section : APSE
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Street of screams: 10/29/29 : WALL
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Bathe and pimp : FRESHENUP
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Haw. instrument : UKE
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Swimming distance in a pool : LAP
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Variety show : REVUE
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Paint bubble : BLISTER
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Berlin's "Say It ___ So" : ISNT
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Nigerian singer : SADE
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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Encore : AGAIN
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Mother: Comb. form : MATRI
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Do not rush in dressing : PREEN
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Not kept busy : IDLE
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___ hat (trite) : OLD
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First family of Mexico: 1851-53 : ARISTAS
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Confront : MEET
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Maroons : ENISLES
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Moccasins : PACS
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Part of E.S.G. : ERLE
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Bro. and sis : SIBS
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The sun : SOL
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Quiz answer : TRUE
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Impasse : STALEMATE
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Head: Fr. : TETE
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Bauxite and prill : ORES
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Suffix with south : ERN
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Annapolis sch. : USNA
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Cyclone : TWISTER
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Seamen : GOBS
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Behave : ACT
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Celtic poets : BARDS
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Abreast the middle of a ship's side : ABEAM
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Clutch or catch : SEIZE
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Indigent : NEEDY
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Purpose : SAKE
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Pound or Stone : EZRA
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Onionlike plant : LEEK
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Unworn : NEW
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Jackson and Diddley : BOS
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Hose mishap : RUN

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

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