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New York Times, Friday, February 14, 1992

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 2
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,438
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Girasol : OPAL
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Memorable producer of Shakespeare in the Park : PAPP
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Glut : SATE
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Shaver : RAZOR
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Melville book : OMOO
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Implore : PRAY
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"___ Like Yours . . . ": Martha and the Vandellas song : ALOVE
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Ancient mariner : SALT
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Berne's river : AARE
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Crosby hit: 1934 : LOVETHYNEIGHBOR
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Woo : SUE
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Lovers : AMORISTS
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"Ad astra per ___" (Kan. motto) : ASPERA
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One ___ million : INA
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Chopin's homeland : POLAND
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Shavetail inst. : OCS
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Emulated Leander : SWAM
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Blind members : SLATS
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Some bank accts. : CDS
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Actress Oberon : MERLE
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Ages and ages : EONS
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Deg. Wilson earned : PHD
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Violinist Jaime ___ : LAREDO
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Heretofore, to Byron : ERENOW
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Ardent feelings : PASSIONS
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Médoc, e.g. : VIN
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Motto for Valentine's Day? : OMNIAVINCITAMOR
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Charge a gun : LOAD
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Olive-tree genus : OLEA
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Put on a pedestal : ADORE
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One of four Evangelists : LUKE
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Thick slice : SLAB
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Inclines : LEANS
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Galena and magnetite : ORES
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Spreads mown grass : TEDS
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Do not omit : STET
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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Stick, in Sevilla : PALO
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Small Russian sea : AZOV
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Settees : LOVESEATS
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Nosegay : POSY
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___ Society of Iowa : AMANA
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Art of disputation : POLEMICS
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Philters : POTIONS
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Turkish cavalryman : SPAHI
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Saracens, e.g. : ARABS
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Mystic card : TAROT
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Oglers : EYERS
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Revenues : RETURNS
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___ over heels : HEAD
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Irish sweetheart : GRA
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Church area : APSE
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Unaccompanied : SOLO
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Scheme : PLAN
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Peculiar : ODD
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Courtship songs : SERENADES
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St. Paul's Cathedral architect : WREN
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Actor Ray : ALDO
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Mehitabel's plaint : MEOW
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Bedspread fabric : CHENILLE
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Kind of bliss : MARITAL
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Military police officer : PROVOST
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Author of "Christ Stopped at Eboli" : LEVI
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A daughter of Ingrid : PIA
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Chicken, in Calabria : POLLO
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___ propre (self-esteem) : AMOUR
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Move sinuously : SNAKE
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Bodies of partisans : SIDES
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Golf's Sam or J. C. ___ : SNEAD
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Truck drivers' compartments : CABS
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Castle ditch : MOAT
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Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Rhythmic silence in music : REST

Answer summary: 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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