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New York Times, Friday, February 21, 1992

Author:
Robert Katz
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Katz has 73 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,445

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Across
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Baby's postprandial comeback : BURP
5
Rich Roger Rabbit's fare? : CARAT
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"Scotch fiddle" : SCAB
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Epithet for Ike : ALIBI
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
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Nothing, in Havana : NADA
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Tailor after-diet clothes : REFIT
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Dec. 21-22 : SHORTESTDAY
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Hanoi holiday : TET
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Dejected : LOW
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Allies, to the Axis : ENEMIES
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Wee, in Scotland : SMA
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Related : TOLD
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Penn., e.g. : STA
34
Toward the back : POSTERIOR
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Rani's man : RAJA
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Solar-year event : AUTUMNALEQUINOX
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Like the McCoy : REAL
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Possession, as by a tenant : OCCUPANCE
46
Certain cards, for short : IDS
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Savoie summers : ETES
50
Gives thumbs up : OKS
51
Examine by touch : PALPATE
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D.D.E.'s opponent : AES
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Sight circa 41 Across : HARVESTMOON
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Make less feral : TAME
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Dade County's seat : MIAMI
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Qualified : ABLE
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Muslim ruler : EMIR
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Assassinated Swedish leader : PALME
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Capone, to De Niro : ROLE
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Learning method : ROTE
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Lend ___ (listen) : ANEAR
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Sign of sorrow : TEAR
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Forbids : BANS
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Home of The Jazz : UTAH
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Install new furniture : REDO
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Oyster's nest egg? : PEARL
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Troubled : CAREWORN
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Lagers' kin : ALES
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Schism : RIFT
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Tolerate : ABIDE
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Cronus, Hyperion et al. : TITANS
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Vacation spot : SPA
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Desert plants : CACTI
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Formal mall : ALLEE
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Arena events : BOUTS
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Kind of pole : TOTEM
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Nevertheless : YET
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"West Side Story" girl : MARIA
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Practice for 13 Down : SPAR
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Pout : MOUE
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Nora's pet : ASTA
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Chinese dynasty : LIAO
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Fellini's "La ___ Vita" : DOLCE
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Bulb for a tiptoer : TULIP
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Right: Comb. form : RECT
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Locker-room habitué : JOCK
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Sacks or cans : AXES
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More seasick : QUEASIER
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Dark horse's potential : UPSET
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Dit's companion : DAH
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Printing, in Milano : STAMPA
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Fisherman's patron saint : PETER
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A cottonwood : ALAMO
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Put a cap on : LIMIT
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Of a Great Lake : ERIAN
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Kind of set or money : SMART
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Coulee : VALE
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Lazarus or Goldman : EMMA
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Hautboy : OBOE
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Stewpot : OLLA
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___-do-well : NEER
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Poetic palindrome : ERE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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