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New York Times, Thursday, February 13, 1992

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,437

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Across
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Philatelic item : STAMP
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Move fast and abruptly : DART
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Open-mouthed look : GAPE
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AMPAS bestowal : OSCAR
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Septennial affliction : ITCH
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Scat lady : ELLA
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Hourglass figure? : FATHERTIME
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Sight-see : TOUR
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Meyers of TV : ARI
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Convened : SAT
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Exceptional ability : PROWESS
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Put ___ to (halt) : ASTOP
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Unclose, in poesy : OPE
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Olympic messenger : HERMES
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Unprepared for shopping? : LISTLESS
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"Get ___ of this!" : ALOAD
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Lay down asphalt : PAVE
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Behind schedule : LATE
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Pin's adjective : NEAT
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Rulers of Spain : REYES
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Canadian tribe : CREE
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Faulkner character : ANSE
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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German currency, once : TALER
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Soak thoroughly : SATURATE
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Tatters : SHREDS
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It may be hot : ROD
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Eminent : NOTED
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Kind of signal : GOAHEAD
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Tease : RIB
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Police rpt. : APB
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Orwellian overseer : BIGBROTHER
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In ___ (in the original place) : SITU
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Actress Laughlin : LORI
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Nielsen statistic : SHARE
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Frost : HOAR
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Author Berne : ERIC
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Over the influence? : SOBER
Down
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Parlor piece : SOFA
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Anagram for 18 Down : TSAR
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Curtain raiser : ACTI
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___-jongg : MAH
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Dunned : PRESSED
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Same here : DITTO
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Panay aborigine : ATI
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Equestrian cops in Can. : RCMP
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The Wars of ___ : THEROSES
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Hospital humorist? : GETWELLCARD
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Lotion ingredient : ALOE
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+ : PLUS
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Some are corny? : EARS
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Charlie Brown's expletive : RATS
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Choose : OPT
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When to act unprofessionally? : AMATEURHOUR
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Rattletrap? : PLAYPEN
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Mandlikova of tennis et al. : HANAS
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"Maria ___," 1933 song : ELENA
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What Mary Astor had for dinner? : ROAST
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Judith of TV's "Down Home" : IVEY
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Pa. governor: 1935-39 : EARLE
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Bayard or Grani : STEED
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Their work is prophet-able : SEERS
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Bothersome one : PEST
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Easy on a bibliophile's eyes : READABLE
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Springsteen sobriquet : THEBOSS
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Sturgeon product : ROE
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Word from Child : STIR
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Spherical : ORBIC
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Deep cut : GASH
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Mishmash : OLIO
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Columnist Dale Van ___ : ATTA
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Fashion name : DIOR
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Melville mariner : AHAB
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Dumas ___ : PERE
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Remus's rabbit : BRER
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Gypsy's horse : GRI
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However, briefly : THO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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