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Judith Perry
Judith Perry

New York Times, Thursday, December 31, 1992

Author:
Judith Perry
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Judith Perry has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,759

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Across
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Humane org. for young humans : SPCC
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One of a deck : SPADE
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Gossip topic : ITEM
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Not even mediocre : POOR
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Like some services : ARMED
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Purple : PUCE
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Baked with a breadcrumb topping : ESCALLOPED
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Marine bigmouth : SEABASS
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Unscrupulous people : RASCALS
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Kong's captive : WRAY
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Research place : LAB
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General appearance : FACIES
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Supplements : CODICILS
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Pile up : AMASS
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Single entity : MONAD
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Kindled : LIT
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Weary : TIRE
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Sledgehammers : MAULS
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Summon to court : CITE
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Psychic letters : ESP
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Gershwin fish? : PORGY
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Extreme : ULTRA
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He escaped incineration : SHADRACH
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Held back : STAYED
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Dyad : TWO
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Injure : MAIM
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Machinator : SCHEMER
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Pastoral poem : ECLOGUE
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Seed coat : ARIL
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Draft horses : PERCHERONS
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Objective : GOAL
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In readiness : ONICE
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Grain beards : AWNS
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Ermine : STOAT
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Love to excess : DOTE
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Roman goddess of hope : SPES
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Assume an attitude : POSE
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Andean shrub : COCA
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Sideways : CRABWISE
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Puerto Rican dances : SALSAS
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Dull : PROSY
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Elec. unit : AMP
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Range players : DEER
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Icelandic literature : EDDA
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Medicinal plant : IPECAC
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A requisite of pianos : TUNABILITY
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E.P.A. concern : ECOL
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Brooks and Tormé : MELS
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Household deities : LARES
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Glided : SLID
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Clotho et al. : FATES
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Mennonite group : AMISH
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E Europe's ___ Mountains : CARPATHIAN
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Kind of drop : COUGH
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Just : ONLY
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Some atts. : DAS
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British measure : LITRE
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Place : STEAD
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Chagall or Blitzstein : MARC
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Extinct flightless bird : MOA
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Raised an outcry : CLAMORED
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School formal : PROM
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Of some purpose : UTILE
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Has residence : DWELLS
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Bureau-drawer enhancer : SACHET
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Tourist attraction : MECCA
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Long tale : SAGA
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Boast : CROW
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Homer's "Iliad", e.g. : EPOS
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Schism : RENT
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Like some discothèques : GOGO
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Module : UNIT
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Start of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
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Duran Duran album : RIO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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