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New York Times, Friday, December 4, 1992

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,732
Across
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Lady Macbeth's problem : SPOT
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___ to (paved the way for) : LEDUP
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Egyptian dwarf god : BES
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Ponte Vecchio spans it : ARNO
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Meadowlands, for one : ARENA
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Turpitude : EVIL
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Hepburn stage role: 1969 : COCOCHANEL
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Kun or Bartók : BELA
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Verb ending : OSE
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Approximately : ORSO
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Paradisiacal : EDENIC
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Seed cases : PODS
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All-purpose truck : UTE
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Draw out : EDUCE
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"Le ___," aria from "Manon" : REVE
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Actress in "Zorba the Greek" : IRENEPAPAS
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Horse : TRESTLE
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Kind of plaid : GLEN
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Leading, in match-play golf : DORMIE
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Eye inflammation : IRITIS
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Wavy, in heraldry : ONDE
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In a perpendicular way : SHEERLY
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Noted "planes man" in 1991 : JOHNSUNUNU
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Very small pin : LILL
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Ammonia derivative : AMIDE
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U.K. military award : DSO
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Edomite's ancestor : ESAU
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Mother's whistler? : KETTLE
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Fold residents : EWES
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Cleveland-to-Akron dir. : SSE
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Where Ewa and Kahuku are : OAHU
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Oo-la-la leading lady of the 30's : FIFIDORSAY
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Maverick a k a James Garner : BRET
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Crosier : FROND
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Aqueduct, to fans : BIGA
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Indonesia's ___ Islands : ARU
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Calif. grunt : SARGO
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Sherbets' kin : ICES
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Me. city SW of Portland : SACO
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Ariel's master : PROSPERO
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Quick appraisal : ONCEOVER
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Also : TOO
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He waited for Godot : LAHR
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Deler's choice : ERASURE
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Betoken : DENOTE
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French article : UNE
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Fence stake : PALE
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"Rio Rita" star: 1929 : BEBEDANIELS
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Tied : EVENUP
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Material for ceramics : SILICA
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Punches up the punch : LACES
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Romaine lettuce : COS
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City S of Green Bay : DEPERE
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Peace Nobelist: 1984 : DESMONDTUTU
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Our lang. : ENG
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Sent back: Abbr. : RTD
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___ Levant, one of the Hyères : ILEDU
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Root or Yale : ELIHU
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Specious : TINSEL
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Mesozoic Era period : TRIASSIC
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Maltreatment : ILLUSAGE
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Pt. of a word : SYL
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Objective : END
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Welcome word at Killington : SNOWING
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A Grimm brother : JAKOB
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P.G.A. star Mark ___ : OMEARA
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Yon's partner : HITHER
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Have no ___ (dislike) : USEFOR
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That, in Taxco : ESO
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Gee preceders : EFFS
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Taro root : EDDO
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Nestling hawk : EYAS
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Name meaning "watchful" : IRA
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Stat for Canseco : RBI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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