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New York Times, Wednesday, February 12, 1992

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,436
Across
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Saunter : AMBLE
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Kind of enemy or angel : ARCH
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Mayday's cousin : SOS
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Of the sun : SOLAR
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Goose egg : ZERO
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Blunt : DULL
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"Foxy" comment on the unattainable : SOURGRAPES
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Exchange allowance : AGIO
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Long march : TREK
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Win by ___ : ANOSE
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Church section : NAVE
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Coast Guard group : SPARS
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Realtors' concerns : ACRES
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Space capsule's interior : CABIN
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Examined : TESTED
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"___ Restaurant" : ALICES
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Portico for Plato : STOA
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In the past : AGO
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Value : ESTEEM
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Egg protein : AVIDIN
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Decalogue adverb : NOT
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Squabbles : ROWS
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What Oedipus solved : RIDDLE
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Legal writ : ELEGIT
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Bean plants : SOYAS
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Gave a hoot : CARED
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Venetian coin of yore : DUCAT
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Taj Mahal site : AGRA
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A crystalline compound : IODOL
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TV's Hawkeye : ALDA
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Victuals : FOOD
59
European rose : SWEETBRIER
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Piccadilly Circus statue : EROS
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Give temporarily : LEND
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Consent : AGREE
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Posed : SAT
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Some are liberal : ARTS
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Certain amphibians : TOADS
Down
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Helper for a D.A. : ASST
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Fix firmly : MOOR
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"___ Skies," 1927 song : BLUE
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Frolic : LARK
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Work unit : ERG
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Spanish president: 1936-39 : AZANA
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Accounts : REPORTS
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Oil-burning cup used as a beacon : CRESSET
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Fireman's need : HOSE
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Gold digger's human mine : SUGARDADDY
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Kind of branch : OLIVE
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Blackthorn fruits : SLOES
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Minuet, e.g. : DANCE
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Emulate Hammer : RAP
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Displayed contempt : SNEERED
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Throwback : ATAVIST
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St.-Lô neighbor : CAEN
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Too : ALSO
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Mont.'s state flower : BITTERROOT
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Frozen water : ICE
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Zoom : SOAR
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L.A. woe : SMOG
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___ monster : GILA
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Change of a five : ONES
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Wedding words : IDO
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Prince Rainier is one : WIDOWER
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High schooler : STUDENT
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Conducts : LEADS
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Bistros : CAFES
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Marketplace : AGORA
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Campus figures : COEDS
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High-pitched : ALT
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Mallorca, e.g. : ISLA
54
Jason's ship : ARGO
55
Coin for Ponti : LIRA
56
Action : DEED
57
Greek war god : ARES
60
Mr. Masterson : BAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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