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New York Times, Wednesday, February 19, 1992

Author:
Thomas W. Schier
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Thomas W. Schier has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,443

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Across
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"___ Men," Porter tune : IHATE
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Plucky : GAME
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Couch potato's perch : SOFA
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Social event : DEBUT
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Item in the fire : IRON
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Culminating point : APEX
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The Spectrum, e.g. : ARENA
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Onetime car features : FINS
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It's better than never : LATE
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Buffet offering : REDPOTATOSALAD
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Football "zebra" : REF
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Colored : HUED
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Tailless rodent : PACA
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Hiatus : GAP
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Taoism founder : LAOTZE
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Free ___ bird : ASA
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Actress Gibbs : MARLA
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Stuck fast : MIRED
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Buffet offerings : THREEBEANSALADS
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Wyeth model : HELGA
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Singer-actress Susan : ANTON
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Actress Remick: 1935-91 : LEE
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Full of protuberances; jagged : SNAGGY
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Sigma follower : TAU
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Poet Shapiro : KARL
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Look for : SEEK
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Gal of songdom : SAL
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Buffet offerings : MACARONISALADS
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Mil. malefactor : AWOL
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Tom turkey : MALE
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Situated near a center line : AXILE
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Irene Dunne role : MAMA
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Square : EVEN
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Righteous : MORAL
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Caught sight of : EYED
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Shoe polisher's call : NEXT
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Lunchtime time : ONEPM
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"Apple cider" gal : IDA
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Mister, in Munich : HERR
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Have ___ in one's bonnet : ABEE
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Treeless plain : TUNDRA
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Public warehouse : ETAPE
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With 21 Down, talent for talking : GIFT
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Song for Domingo : ARIA
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A 1992 division : MONTH
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Imbue with spirituality : ENSOUL
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Topper for 39 Across : SALADOIL
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Oculus mundi : OPAL
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Salad cheese : FETA
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Gave the gate to : AXED
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See 6 Down : OFGAB
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Cruiser hand : SEAMAN
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Primrose lanes : PATHS
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Blanched : ASHEN
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Perlman's "Cheers" role : CARLA
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Field of expertise : AREA
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Factory : PLANT
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Old refrain : TRALA
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Cedar, in Cottbus : ZEDER
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Ford flop : EDSEL
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Scrimpy or skimpy : MEAGER
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Portico post : ANTA
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Buffet offering : EGGSALAD
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March man : SOUSA
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Petty officers : YEOMEN
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Electrically operated horn : KLAXON
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Deceitful person : KNAVE
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Site to remember : ALAMO
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A Lansbury role on Broadway : MAME
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Simon's "Slidin' ___" : AWAY
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"___ Back to Erin" : COME
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Holm oak : ILEX
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Mailed : SENT
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___ Straits of rock : DIRE
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Hockey shot : SLAP
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"Nightmare on ___ Street" : ELM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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