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New York Times, Tuesday, December 29, 1992

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J K Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 249 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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. 15,757
Across
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Larry of N.B.A. fame : BIRD
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TV host Sajak : PAT
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Rigid support : PROP
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Purim's month : ADAR
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Entice : LURE
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Sheer linen cloth : TOILE
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Row : LINE
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Operatic melody : ARIA
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Boring tool : AUGER
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Al Pacino film: 1975 : DOGDAYAFTERNOON
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Astronaut Grissom : GUS
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Author Deighton : LEN
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A.M.A. members : DRS
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Begot : SIRED
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Mexican man's cloak : SERAPE
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Faxon or Kite : PRO
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Large wading bird : IBIS
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Amalgamation : MERGER
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Stimulus : IMPETUS
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Small bouquet : CORSAGE
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President after Polk : TAYLOR
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Broadcasts : AIRS
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Heavy weight : TON
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Page boy's activity : ERRAND
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Corpulent : OBESE
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Label : TAG
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Chemical ending : ENE
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"The ___," B. Hope film : CATANDTHECANARY
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" . . . her poor dog ___" : ABONE
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Rivulet : RILL
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Type of plaintiff : USEE
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The one occasion : NONCE
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Stewpot : OLLA
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Small plateau : MESA
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Puka or upas : TREE
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Kin of long. : LAT
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Baseball equipment : BATS
Down
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Kind of eagle : BALD
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One's own: Comb. form : IDIO
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Tolled : RANG
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Sprinkle with flour : DREDGE
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Pintner products : PLAYS
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Distinctive air : AURA
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Paltry trinkets : TRIFLES
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Cops on their beats? : POUNDERS
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Austerity : RIGOR
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Margarines : OLEOS
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Honey buzzard : PERN
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He's out to munch : EATER
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Gob : TAR
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Account examiner : AUDITOR
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Charm : ENAMOR
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Barbecue rod : SPIT
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"La Douce" : IRMA
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Glutinous; viscous : ROPY
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Fam. member : SIS
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___ non grata : PERSONA
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Rough and prickly : BURRED
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Swinger in the garden : GATE
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These may take trips : EGOS
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Director Clair : RENE
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Refined grace : ELEGANCE
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El ___, Spanish hero : CID
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Formican mound : ANTHILL
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Houston athlete : ASTRO
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Daze : BENUMB
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Small drum : TABOR
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Make up for : ATONE
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Renown : ECLAT
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Tilt : CANT
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Tipper Gore, ___ Aitcheson : NEE
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She, in Sonora : ELLA
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Cruising : ASEA
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Remainder : REST
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Affirmative votes : YEAS

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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