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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 1992

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,753
Across
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Gwenn's Kringle in a 1947 film : ROLE
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Barton or Bow : CLARA
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Causerie : CHAT
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Dry as dust : ARID
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Recluse : LONER
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Plexus : RETE
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Yuletide song : CAROLOFTHEBELLS
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Indium and osmium : ELEMENTS
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Highest points : ACMES
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French marshal: 1804-15 : NEY
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Cut : GASH
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Is worthy of : MERITS
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Wavering : UNSTEADY
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Bitter herb : ALOE
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Surfeit : SATE
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Game cube : DIE
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"The Twelve ___," Yuletide song : DAYSOFCHRISTMAS
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Mindanao native : ATA
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Unfurnished : BARE
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Ennead : NINE
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Not so raw : MELLOWER
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Altar boys' vestments : COTTAS
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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Fatima's husband : ALI
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Tables in casas : MESAS
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Burns with smoke and no flame : SMOLDERS
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Yuletide song : UPONTHEHOUSETOP
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Yield : CEDE
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Nozzle : SPOUT
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Sicilian menace : ETNA
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Detect sound : HEAR
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Stadium sections : TIERS
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Hodgepodge : MESS
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Contest at Daytona Beach : RACE
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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Coins in Calabria : LIRE
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King Hadad's land : EDOM
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Reproduces plants by asexual grafting : CLONES
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Towering : LOFTY
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Numbat's tidbits : ANTS
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A deer in Dortmund : REH
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"We Three Kings of Orient ___" : ARE
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A Yuletide display : CRECHE
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Ship's wheel : HELM
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Tamarisk : ATLE
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Polanski film : TESS
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Fasting period : LENT
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Moistens meat during cooking : BASTES
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Growl : GNAR
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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"Call Me ___," Merman film : MADAM
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Elevate one's spirit : ELATE
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Princely : ROYAL
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Ending for pant or scant : IES
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Last word of a Poe title : USHER
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Acknowledge : ADMIT
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Rigg or Ross : DIANA
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Affirmative votes : YESES
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Leon Goossens, e.g. : OBOIST
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Toady : FAWN
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Ontario Indian : CREE
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Amatol ingredient : TNT
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Hobber, in horseshoes : LEANER
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Ruthian hits : CLOUTS
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Medium for Monet : OILS
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Chanson subject : AMOUR
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Great amount : MUCH
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Blunted sword : EPEE
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O'Hara's "Sermons and ___-Water" : SODA
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Part of a brake : SHOE
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Consider : DEEM
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Major ending : ETTE
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Cey and Darling : RONS
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Évian and Menton : SPAS
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President from Mo. : HST
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A Vanuatu island : EPI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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