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New York Times, Tuesday, December 22, 1992

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,750
Across
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Differently : ELSE
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Genesis verb : BEGAT
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Miracle site : CANA
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Young whales : PUPS
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Attain : REACH
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Orison ending : AMEN
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Kazan film: 1957 : AFACEINTHECROWD
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Monetary unit of Vaduz : FRANC
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Olympian queen : HERA
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Porcine home : STY
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Shabbily dressed : POKY
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Homophone for air : ERE
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A '76 instrument : FIFE
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Newhart's new sitcom : BOB
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Carlyle's "___ Resartus" : SARTOR
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___ glance : ATA
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Grant's successor : HAYES
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Don Shula's team : MIAMI
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Suffer defeat : TAKEITONTHECHIN
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Watchful : ALERT
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Great strength : STEEL
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Where lts. are created : OTS
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Cahn products : LYRICS
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Mme., in Sonora : SRA
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___-majesté : LESE
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"___ walks in beauty . . . " : SHE
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Bombeck : ERMA
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___-haw : HEE
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Cigar end : ETTE
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Postpone : TABLE
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Fiercely fortified : ARMEDTOTHETEETH
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Tibetan monk : LAMA
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Memorize : LEARN
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Recent : LATE
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Asterisk : STAR
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Kefauver : ESTES
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Hard cookie : SNAP
Down
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Govt. ecology group : EPA
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Raise the jib of a crane : LUFF
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Shadowbox : SPAR
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Fly the coop : ESCAPE
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Critical remark : BRICKBAT
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Scop's end of day : EEN
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Where to tell it not : GATH
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Dull pain : ACHE
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"Ay, ___ the rub": Hamlet : THERES
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Stanley Steamer, e.g. : CAR
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Author Oz : AMOS
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Small salamander : NEWT
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TV's Rooney : ANDY
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Brian ___ of rock fame : ENO
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Coating for an apple : CARAMEL
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Dum-dums, to Rickles : YOYOS
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Sevareid : ERIC
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Disastrous : FATAL
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Syracuse's land : ITALY
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Fraud : FAKER
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Tendencies : BENTS
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Neglects : OMITS
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Salon choice : RINSE
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Caught a free ride : HITCHED
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Mythical apple-tosser : ERIS
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Encourages : HEARTENS
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Establish : SETTLE
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Record companies : LABELS
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Foot pad : MAT
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"The Merry Toper" artist : HALS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Austen heroine : EMMA
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Digits : TOES
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Jack Sprat's diet : LEAN
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Singer James : ETTA
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Item lent to Antony : EAR
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Charlemagne's dom. : HRE
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Sarge's shout : HEP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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