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New York Times, Monday, February 17, 1992

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,441
Across
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Entities : ONES
5
Mata ___ : HARI
9
Gape : STARE
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Grime : DIRT
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On in years : AGED
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Down from a duck : EIDER
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Bhutan's continent : ASIA
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Ceremony : RITE
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Of a protuberance : NODAL
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Liberian neighbor : SIERRALEONE
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Kind of cream : ICE
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Amphora : VASE
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Discharges : EGESTS
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Aspects : FACETS
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African antelope : IMPALA
32
Drs.' org. : AMA
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Musical sign : SEGNO
35
Qaddafi's country : LIBYA
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Space gp. : NASA
40
Blip maker : RADAR
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Impudence : SASS
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The Gold Coast today : GHANA
45
Softened : MUTED
47
Sometimes it's safe : BET
48
Muddle : BEMUSE
50
Mali's desert : SAHARA
52
Vacillate : FALTER
54
Operatic African slave : AIDA
55
Paraguayan border river : APA
56
Stanley's greeting: "Dr. ___, I presume" : LIVINGSTONE
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Hawaiian island : LANAI
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Mouse, to a cat : PREY
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Capital of 43 Across : ACCRA
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
68
Anent : INRE
69
Chairs etc. : SEATS
70
Lulu : ONER
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Beatty and Sparks : NEDS
Down
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Rooms in a harem : ODAS
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___ prius (trial court) : NISI
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Put-in-Bay's lake : ERIE
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Lack sustenance : STARVE
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Molester : HARASSER
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Nimble : AGILE
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Neural network : RETE
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Logic lead-in : IDEO
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Dakar's country : SENEGAL
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Pedro's uncle : TIO
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Capital of Ethiopia : ADDISABABA
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Do a double-take : REACT
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Namesakes of a Gardner : ERLES
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Piper's followers : RATS
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Fiber knot : NEP
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Cantabs' rivals : ELIS
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Canine tooth : FANG
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Nanjing nanny : AMAH
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Moroccan site of a classic movie : CASABLANCA
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Endow with a quality : INDUE
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Castle trench : MOAT
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Tars' chats : GAMS
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Dog star : ASTA
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Dill of the Bible : ANET
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Quitter of sorts : RESIGNER
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Earhart et al. : AMELIAS
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June heroes : DADS
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Altdorf's canton : URI
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Chapeau fastener : HATPIN
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Part songs : FALAS
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Swiftly : APACE
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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Presidential prerogative : VETO
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A number 5, e.g. : IRON
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Caen's river : ORNE
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Bore : NERD
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Ogles : EYES
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Rubens's métier : ART

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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