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CRYPT-TEASER

New York Times, Sunday, February 16, 1992

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 77, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 529 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 13, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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. 15,440
Across
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Strait outlet? : LACED
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Ponderosa apparel : CHAPS
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Librarian's device : DATER
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What it costs nothing to be : POLITE
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Ho's partner : HEAVE
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Creature with 14 legs : ISOPOD
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I AM A CAD, MA : MACADAMIANUTS
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Like Shelley's works : LYRICAL
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Davis's "Yes ___" : ICAN
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Hegel's forte : LOGIC
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It carries a lot of weight : SCALE
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Hebrew Bible reading: Var. : KRI
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Guitarist Lofgren : NILS
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Work in a smokehouse : CURE
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Flora and fauna : BIOTA
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Avian chatterbox : MYNA
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Half of 11? : ONE
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Daughters of Zeus and Themis : HORAE
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River to return as 33 Across? : SAONE
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He made a pile for Nabors : GOMER
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STONE'S DAD : TOSSEDANDTURNED
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Places for races : OVALS
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"___ Song Go . . . " : ILETA
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Exploits : USES
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Like Monday's child : FAIR
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Sudra and Vaisya : CASTES
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When overturned, is it a bucket seat? : PAIL
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Gets it all together : COLLECTS
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Quaker in a grove : ASPEN
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UNSET : LOONEYTUNES
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Chit : IOU
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Landlocked country : LAOS
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Saarinen : EERO
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Fit for the job : ABLE
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Evans or Carnegie : DALE
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Navy's C.I.A. : ONI
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DRAW A BOY : OFFBROADWAY
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Paint-factory employee : TONER
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Showy fan palms : TALIPOTS
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The rite things to say : IDOS
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Beard erasers : RAZORS
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Any time at all : EVER
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Like a rugged bug? : SNUG
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Luigi's love : AMORE
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"The Kiss" sculptor : RODIN
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B. A. DONNA : RECKLESSABANDON
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TV's "Green ___" : ACRES
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"Stop, Pierre!" : ARRET
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This answer has three : ESSES
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Leandro's amorosa : ERO
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Modernists : NEOS
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"___ Age," book by Comfort : AGOOD
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Flavoring for a Cannes cordial : ANIS
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At a distance : AFAR
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Roscoe : GAT
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A computer language : ALGOL
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Huesca houses : CASAS
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French wines : VINS
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Dub : ENTITLE
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FINGER : LUNATICFRINGE
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Shut tight : SEALED
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Don's January : ENERO
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Ups the ante : RAISES
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Cacophonous : NOISY
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Sole provider? : DOVER
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Team that's almost bare? : EXPOS
Down
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Settings : LOCALES
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King and Ladd : ALANS
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El ____, Heston role : CID
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This could a tale unfold : ETAL
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Tom cared about this voter? : DEMOCRAT
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Presided over : CHAIRED
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From this time : HENCE
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Amateur-sports gp. : AAU
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Sgt.'s underling : PVT
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Freud's appointments : SESSIONS
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Widened : DILATED
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Places of safety : ASYLA
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Sped : TORE
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Finial : EPI
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MACARONI : ROCKYMARCIANO
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Serpico on the screen : PACINO
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Rye grass : DARNEL
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Heavy weight I'm lifting in N.D.? : MINOT
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Creature with a black-banded tail : IGUANA
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Kind of poker : LIARS
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Etna feature : CONE
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How Godiva rode! : BARELY
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It's for reel! : MOVIE
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Moody tennis player? : HELEN
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Keats feats : ODES
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Lass whom Cantor knew : SUSIE
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Gretzky's stats : GOALS
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Developers' interests : SITES
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Master, in Malaysia : TUAN
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Absquatulate : FLEE
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Close-fitting cap : CALOT
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Yoga squat : ASANA
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OLD PIES : SPOILEDROTTEN
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On one's uppers : POOR
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___ sugar (lump for Castro?) : CUBA
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This and no more : ONLY
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He portrayed Chan after Oland : TOLER
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Litigious people : SUERS
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Felt silly? : LEFT
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Round figures : ORBS
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Shooting marbles : TAWS
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___ effort : EFOR
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Dirty group out of Hollywood : DOZEN
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Some tournaments : OPENS
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Hogged the conversation? : OINKED
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Fully grown : ADULT
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Italian magistrate : DOGE
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"___ Bulba" : TARAS
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Campus climbers : IVIES
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Wapner's wrap : ROBE
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Curled, as a Torah : SCROLLED
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St. Francis's bailiwick : ASSISI
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Total wipeout : MASSACRE
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A to Z, for one : RANGE
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Where to paddle canoes? : OCEANS
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Spacek's "___ Man" : RAGGEDY
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Buck finisher : EROO
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Ranger, before 1972 : SENATOR
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What de speeders pay? : DEFINES
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Sumatran primates : ORANGS
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From Oslo : NORSE
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"Deutschland uber ___" : ALLES
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Without ___ in the world : ACARE
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Dispatch vessel : AVISO
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Gudrun's mate : ATLI
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Tunisian city ('taint photocopy!) : SFAX
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Honey-eating bird : IAO
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Número ___ : UNO
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It's east of Calif. : NEV
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"As you sew, so shall you ___" : RIP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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