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New York Times, Saturday, February 1, 1992

36-Down : Decoration

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 46, Avg Word Len: 5.26, Missing: { H J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 13, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,425
Across
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Divine revelation : ORACLE
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Yemana of "Barney Miller" : SOO
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Jacutinga, e.g. : ORE
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Contradicts : BELIES
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Leg. : AMB
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U.S. cartoonist : REA
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Certain charge : PELLETS
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Bad-mouths : MALIGNS
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Ovid's 52 : LII
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Make Mickey move : ANIMATE
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Peer's mother : ASE
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Indigenous : ABORIGINAL
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Bridle's noseband : CAVESSON
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Butchers' stalls, in Brest : ETALS
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Activate : ENERGIZE
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Warwickshire mecca for tourists : STRATFORDONAVON
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Win an eye battle : OUTSTARE
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Franck or Cui : CESAR
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Elusive creatures of mythology : UNICORNS
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Ad-libs : IMPROVISES
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Plane-speed letters : IAS
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Mocks : DERIDES
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___ Darya, Asian river : AMU
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Order at Eton : ERASERS
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Three Rivers Stadium occupants : PIRATES
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A.E.F. unit : RGT
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Vane letters : NNE
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Starting number of Patriots : ELEVEN
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Sycophant's favorite word : YES
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Bandleader Beneke : TEX
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Meal : REPAST
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Deferential : OBEISANT
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Fireman of a sort : RELIEVER
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Start of Nev.'s motto : ALL
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Ltd.'s counterpart : CIE
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Ring extension : LET
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This makes Leo a female : ESS
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One of the Philippines : SAMAR
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Muscat native : OMANI
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Compel : OBLIGE
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Leia ___, "Star Wars" princess : ORGANA
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Landlord's income : RENTAL
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Stands for art : EASELS
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Follows the leader : PLACES
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Artificial: Abbr. : IMIT
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Quasi : ASIF
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TV clown of the 50's : BOZO
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Burdensome : ONEROUS
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Big Band ___ : ERA
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Cpl.'s boss : SGT
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Shore sight : DUNE
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Porter's "Miss ___ Regrets" : OTIS
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Security gp. : NSC
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From ___ izzard : ATO
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Quantities of concern to statisticians : VARIATES
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Decoration : ORNAMENT
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Centaur in a Hercules tale : NESSUS
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Tasting like coccagee : CIDERY
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Arise : EMERGE
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Eaters in a nursery rhyme : SPRATS
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Meyers and Onassis : ARIS
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Capybara, e.g. : RODENT
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He wrote "Michel Strogoff" : VERNE
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"___ Necessary?": Thurber-White : ISSEX
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Via : PER
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___ du Diable : ILE
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Agent, briefly : REP
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Resort in Mont. : AVA

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

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