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New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1992

5-Down : Tease gently

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,756
Across
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Celebration : GALA
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Fedora part : BRIM
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Caper : ANTIC
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Truant G.I. : AWOL
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Hudson or DeSoto : AUTO
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Temperamental : MOODY
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Headdress for 35 Down : WARBONNET
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Takes the bait : BITES
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Relative : KIN
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Sound system : STEREO
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Install : SEAT
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Postures : STANCES
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News bit : ITEM
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Scull : OAR
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Rock-forming mineral : FELDSPAR
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Happen again : RECUR
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Centennial electee : HAYES
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Cheer in Córdoba : OLE
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___ lady : AVON
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Stabbed by a tusk : GORED
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Wild plum : SLOE
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Masc. opposite : FEM
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Astringents : ALUMS
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Smooth and lustrous : SLEEK
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Pelts-for-pelf people : TRAPPERS
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___ Beta Kappa : PHI
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"___ creature was ... " : NOTA
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Nourishment : ALIMENT
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Agreement : PACT
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Helen or Harry : MORGAN
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Sandra or Frances : DEE
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Orange-yellow : OCHER
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Calumet : PEACEPIPE
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Off. worker : STENO
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Kick in a poker chip : ANTE
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Ardor : ELAN
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Palatable : TASTY
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Sinister look : LEER
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Depend : RELY
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Stares stupidly : GAWKS
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Expect : AWAIT
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___ Doone of fiction : LORNA
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Priest's garment : ALB
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Tease gently : BANTER
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Old letters : RUNES
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Roman road : ITER
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Speck : MOTE
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Joseph Kennedy, in Eng. : AMB
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Some pollution causes : NOISES
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Symbolic post : TOTEMPOLE
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Conception : IDEA
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Sac; vesicle : CYST
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Sesame Street grouch : OSCAR
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Used a lubricant : OILED
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Common or proper word : NOUN
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End-zone scores: Abbr. : TDS
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Works the land : FARMS
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Some are beady : EYES
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Medicinal plant : ALOE
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Fume : REEK
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Finn's conveyance : RAFT
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In any instance : EVER
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Kiowas' associates : COMANCHES
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Zero ___ : HOUR
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Sparkle : GLEAM
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Svelte : SLIM
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Prone : APT
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Sparkle : SHINE
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Powerful : POTENT
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Form of mining : PLACER
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Child's marble : AGATE
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Roman official : EDILE
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Himalayan kingdom : NEPAL
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Wee : TEENY
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Hitching ___ : POST
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Recorded proceedings : ACTA
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Gemstone : OPAL
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Coty or Cassin : RENE
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Clark or Rogers : ROY
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Part of r.p.m. : PER

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

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