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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 1992

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 17, XRef: 11, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,752

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Across
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Goliath, e.g. (5) : GIANT
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Rawboned one (5) : SCRAG
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Kind of dye (3) : AZO
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Heart chambers (5) : ATRIA
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___ France (5) : ILEDE
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Ex-pitcher Charlie ___ (3) : LAU
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Dusting powders (5) : TALCS
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Runyon who inspired 23 Down (5) : DAMON
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Approvals (3) : OKS
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Music-lyrics man for 23 Down (7) : LOESSER
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Discharge (5) : EGEST
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Let a flat (5) : LEASE
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Jambon ___ (cured ham) (3) : CRU
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"The ___ of Miss Sarah Brown," by 18 Across (5) : IDYLL
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___ the gallery (grandstands) (7) : PLAYSTO
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Certain trumpeters (5) : SWANS
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Distributes cards (8) : DEALSOUT
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Actress Copley (4) : TERI
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___ the Horse, role in 23 Down (5) : HARRY
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Con (4) : ANTI
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Leif et al. (8) : ERICSONS
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Agitated states (5) : SNITS
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Expense-account item (7) : RECEIPT
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"Marry the Man ___," 23 Down song (5) : TODAY
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Brannigan et al.: Abbr. (3) : LTS
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Grants-___ (5) : INAID
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Two-time P.G.A. champ (5) : FLOYD
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Nathan ___, role in 23 Down (7) : DETROIT
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Impediment (3) : RUB
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Places of refuge (5) : OASES
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___ marbles (5) : ELGIN
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Author Umberto ___ (3) : ECO
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Einkorn, e.g. (5) : WHEAT
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Actress Verdugo (5) : ELENA
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Maui crater (3) : EKE
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A human score (5) : NAILS
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A spectral type (5) : SSTAR
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Rod for Big Jule (3) : GAT
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Slanted type: Abbr. (4) : ITAL
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Woody offshoot (4) : ARLO
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Role in 23 Down (12) : NICELYNICELY
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Loafers' ornaments (7) : TASSELS
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Heads or tails (5) : SIDES
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Cartoonist Briggs (5) : CLARE
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Sleep stage: Abbr. (3) : REM
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Flurry (3) : ADO
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Save-a-Soul Mission V.I.P. (7) : GENERAL
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The medicine plant (4) : ALOE
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Director of 23 Down (4) : ZAKS
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Expel (4) : OUST
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Actor Mineo (3) : SAL
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Hit musical (12) : GUYSANDDOLLS
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Kind of pigeon (4) : CLAY
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"If ___ a Bell," 23 Down song (5) : IWERE
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Old Persian coin (5) : DARIC
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___ diem (3) : PER
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Actress Braga (5) : SONIA
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A polishing powder (5) : TUTTY
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Singer Redding (4) : OTIS
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Old finish (4) : STER
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A.M.A. group (3) : DRS
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Quick flights (4) : HOPS
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Rocker Adam ___ (3) : ANT
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"___, You're Rockin' the Boat," 23 Down song (7) : SITDOWN
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Evening parties (7) : SOIREES
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Use a shuttle (3) : TAT
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Model (5) : IDEAL
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Egg holders (5) : NESTS
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Gratis (4) : FREE
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"___ Be a Lady," 23 Down song (4) : LUCK
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Woodwind (4) : OBOE
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"___ Ideas," 1951 song (4) : IGET
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Singer Turner (4) : TINA
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Eureka! (3) : AHA
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Type of whale (3) : SEI
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G.R.F.'s V.P. (3) : NAR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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