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New York Times, Saturday, February 22, 1992

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,446
Across
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What dummies don't know : OATS
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Pet for Hi and Lois : DAWG
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Trout type : CHAR
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Nullify a deletion : STET
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Scent for a señorita : OLOR
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Wore : HADON
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German state : SAAR
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El Bahr : NILE
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Valor; virtue : ARETE
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Con men : RIPOFFARTISTS
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Firefighting gear : LADDERS
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___ for tat : TIT
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Asian holiday : TET
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Showy bird : EGRET
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They have high hopes : ASPIRERS
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Late actor Jack ___ : SOO
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Forewarning : PORTENT
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Purveyor of phony money : PAPERHANGER
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Residents of Varna : BULGARS
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Dir. or suffix : ESE
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Abuse : MISTREAT
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Smithy's block : ANVIL
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Muslim title : AGA
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Down or rise lead-in : SUN
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Some are mean : STREETS
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Penned legal aide? : INHOUSELAWYER
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Orange Bowl city : MIAMI
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Isolated : LONE
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___ tone : DIAL
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Ruse used by a gen. : STRAT
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Theorbo : LUTE
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___-majesté : LESE
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What the walls have : EARS
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Berliner's budget : ETAT
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Being, to Livy : ESSE
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C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
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Alma ___, Kazakh city : ATA
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Anagram for prorated : TEARDROP
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Take giant steps : STRIDE
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Benefactor : DONOR
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Arabic letters : ALIFS
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Gobble : WOLF
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" . . . the ___ early droop'd . . . ": Whitman : GREATSTAR
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Activity at bees or soirees : CHATTING
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Zelle's alias : HARI
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Start of a carol : ADESTE
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Blackguard : ROTTER
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Sets of fixed boxes : NESTS
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Canoodle : PET
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Approaches perfection : RIPENS
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Liszt's "___ Préludes" : LES
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Long follower : AGO
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Buddhist who has attained Nirvana : ARHAT
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I 95 is one : RTE
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Father of Achilles : PELEUS
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Specialized part of a cell : ORGANELLE
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Browning's "___ Vogler" : ABT
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Occupations : PURSUITS
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Dreamy instrumental compositions : REVERIES
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Pose : SIT
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Quintet in "La, La, Lucille" : ELS
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Disfigures : MAIMS
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Kindle : IGNITE
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Tuaregs' region : SAHARA
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Connected with: Suffix : ARY
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Bodkin : NEEDLE
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Noted bag man : SANTA
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Aviary sound : TWEET
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___ Bongo, President of Gabon : OMAR
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Bumpkin : LOUT
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Ninny : ASS
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A modern Grant : LEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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