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Martin Ashwood-Smith
Martin Ashwood-Smith

New York Times, Thursday, December 26, 1991

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Martin Ashwood-Smith has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles and 78 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1991, The New York TimesNo. 15,388
Across
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Part of a Latin trio : AMAS
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Certain pile of chips : ANTE
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Sound investments? : HIFIS
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Sham : MOCK
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Actress Arlene : DAHL
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"With ___ bodkin? . . . ": Shak. : ABARE
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Crucifixion letters : INRI
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Knowledge : LORE
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Take five : RELAX
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Song for Joel Grey in a 1975 musical : GOODTIMECHARLEY
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Rev. : OPP
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Tony relative : OBIE
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Preceder of bi- : UNI
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Sandusky's setting : OHIO
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Astronomer : STARGAZER
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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Angakok's abode : IGLU
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Hop-___-thumb : OMY
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Derides : GIBES
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Soul, in Sèvres : AME
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Go with the beau : ELOPE
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"___ was saying . . . " : ASI
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Quadrel : TILE
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"___ Well . . . " : ALLS
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"The Spiral ___," 1946 film : STAIRCASE
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Peek follower : ABOO
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Confucian truth : TAO
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Palestra's mod. cousin : GYM
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Bricusse-Newley song: 1961 : ONCEINALIFETIME
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Navigation system : LORAN
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Madrid mouser : GATO
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Served Seles style : ACED
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Do blackboard duty : ERASE
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Effluvium : ODOR
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Author Grey : ZANE
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Type of butterfly : SATYR
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"Did ___ and gimble . . . ": Carroll : GYRE
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B.C. neighbor : ALTA
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Santiago sidekick : AMIGO
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Hog of a kind : MONOPOLIST
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High anxiety? : ACROPHOBIA
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Lose traction : SKID
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Wing it verbally : ADLIB
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Anagram for Omanis : NAOMIS
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A 1984 Commodores hit : THREETIMESALADY
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Sort of short, for short : ELEC
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Screed : HARANGUE
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Spain and Portugal : IBERIA
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Summer replacement : FALL
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Of anger: Lat. : IRAE
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Erotic : SEXY
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Likewise : TOO
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Project : HURL
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Mineralogical suffix : ITE
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Vital statistic : AGE
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Kind of garden : ZOOLOGICAL
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Use : EMPLOYMENT
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Deli breads : RYES
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Turkish titles : AGAS
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Kitchen utensil : STRAINER
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___ lettre (literally) : ALA
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Oratory opening? : LAB
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Computer figure : ICON
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Take ___ (loll) : ITEASY
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Galley slave? : EDITOR
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Is after you : ARE
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Previously, previously : AFORE
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Euripides tragedy : MEDEA
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Ávila ovations : OLES
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Comedienne Dunn of TV : NORA
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Auto attachment : CRAT
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Worked up : AGOG
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Cádiz cup : TAZA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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