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New York Times, Saturday, December 5, 1992

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,733

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Across
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Bugbear : SCARER
7
Tale with a moral : PARABLE
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An abstract sculpture : STABILE
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Madison and Grant : AVENUES
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Bony fish : TELEOST
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Piebalds : CALICOS
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Indeed, in Ireland : ARU
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Maritime tree : SEAPINE
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"___ for My Baby," 1943 song : ONE
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Flaccid : LIMP
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Jangada : RAFT
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Yeasty pancake : BLIN
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Sharp as a tack : ALERT
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Half of MCII : DLI
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Where Mt. Desert Island is : MAINE
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Evacuate : GETOUT
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Acts of reparation : PENANCES
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Madison or Grant : PRESIDENT
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Tilden, to Hayes : OPPONENT
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One who bantingizes : DIETER
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Overbearing quality : BRASS
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"Ulalume" poet's monogram : EAP
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___ de Chine : CREPE
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Item in "Sunflowers" : VASE
48
Film role for Greta : MATA
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Type of cookie : SNAP
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Bond payout, briefly : INT
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Begins liking : TAKESTO
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Eat slowly : SUP
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Paint solvent : ACETONE
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Of the sense of touch : TACTILE
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Dandie Dinmont, e.g. : TERRIER
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Blew smoke rings : EXHALED
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Bloch and Hollings : ERNESTS
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Youngster in a pride : LIONET
Down
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"The ___ Cuckoo," Pakula film : STERILE
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Indian pipe or dance : CALUMET
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Kobo ___, Japanese novelist-playwright : ABE
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See 53 Down : RIOS
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Over and above : ELSE
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Delay : RETARD
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Assuaged : PACIFIED
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___-dernier (penultimate) : AVANT
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Electrical relay: Sp. : RELE
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Black bird : ANI
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Pastoral : BUCOLIC
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Type of verse : LEONINE
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Early monastics : ESSENES
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Col. Klink's domain : STALAG
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Throb : PALPITATE
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Nominate; make a motion : PROPOSE
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Exchanges teasing remarks : BANTERS
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Goes sour : TURNS
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Frenzied : MANIC
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"Elevator" for Norman : TEE
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Browning's "___ Bratts" : NED
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Court wear : SNEAKERS
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Prevent : OBVIATE
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Santa helper : PRANCER
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Part of a horse's foot : PASTERN
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___ strength (cohesiveness) : TENSILE
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Uniform's shoulder piece : EPAULET
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Rode for a ranch owner in a roundup : REPPED
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Pale pink, e.g. : PASTEL
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He painted Zola: 1868 : MANET
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French pronouns : TOIS
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Hirsch-DeVito sitcom : TAXI
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With 4 Down, Jamaican city : OCHO
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Foil lead-in : TRE
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Amy of best-sellerdom : TAN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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