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New York Times, Monday, December 7, 1992

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { C Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,735
Across
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Biblical verb : SHALT
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Row of stables : MEWS
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Scribbles : JOTS
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Fine cotton thread : LISLE
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Winglike parts : ALAE
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Eye layer : UVEA
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Of the birds : AVIAN
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Fad that revealed the naked truth : STREAKING
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Smile broadly : BEAM
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Back or short follower : STOP
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NW Italian city : GENOA
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Weasellike mammal : MARTEN
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Fine pieces, as of cotton : FIBERS
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Above, to Key : OER
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To Cato, this is M : IOOO
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Glass sheet : WINDOWPANE
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Roentgen's discovery : XRAY
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Indifferent : ALOOF
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Kindled : LIT
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Della of songdom : REESE
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Lima's country : PERU
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Tex. pioneer : SAMHOUSTON
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Popular cereal : BRAN
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Scottish uncle : EME
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U.S.N.A. graduate : ENS
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Game fish : MARLIN
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Stings : SMARTS
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A grandfather of Saul : ABIEL
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School Orwell attended : ETON
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"Ma, He's Making Eyes ___" : ATME
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Intermediary : MIDDLEMAN
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Slopes habitué : SKIER
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Brainstorm : IDEA
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Split : RIVE
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Kind of colony : PENAL
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Unearthly : EERY
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Author Zane ___ : GREY
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Fish : ANGLE
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Broad, flat piece : SLAB
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Busy place : HIVE
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Eastern landmass : ASIAMINOR
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Alpaca's kin : LLAMA
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Bo Derek film : TEN
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Blueprint : MASTERPLAN
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Singer John : ELTON
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Bend out of shape : WARP
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Comprehend : SEE
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Nickelodeons : JUKEBOXES
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Domingo, for one : TENOR
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Adventure tales : SAGAS
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Exchange premium : AGIO
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Boil slowly : STEW
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Dormer area : ROOF
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Burr, to Hamilton : FOE
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Trade : SWAP
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Vex : RILE
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On easy street : INTHEMONEY
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First baseballer? : DOUBLEDAY
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Goal : AIM
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Second-checkup action : RETESTING
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" . . . and she bare ___": Gen. 4:25 : ASON
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Itches : YENS
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Sorry one : RUER
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___ Salvador : SAN
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Arab sultanate : OMAN
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Rivulet : RILL
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An Eisenhower : MAMIE
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Tolerate : ABIDE
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Document addition : RIDER
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Vat slat : STAVE
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Captured : TAKEN
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V.I.P. in Arabia : EMIR
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Coarsely ground grain : MEAL
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Gardner of whodunits : ERLE
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Work unit : ERG
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Spring that may bring some zing : SPA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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