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New York Times, Thursday, February 27, 1992

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { H K P Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,451

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Across
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Monastic superior : ABBESS
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Big leagues : MAJORS
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Eared seal : SEALION
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Talismans : AMULETS
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Suitable for the block : SALABLE
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Fixed attitude : MINDSET
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Judah's second son : ONAN
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Break a cipher : DECODE
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Tough skin : RIND
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Painter who illustrated Dante's works : DORE
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By and by : SOON
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British gumshoes : TECS
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In addition : ELSE
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Very neat : TRIG
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Mariner's dir. : SSE
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Newsy note : ITEM
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Avaricious : GREEDY
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Michael Collins, e.g. : ASTRONAUT
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Effacement : RASURE
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Alaskan city : NOME
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TV series : ROC
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Bird, to Brutus : AVIS
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___ Wawa, Radner role : BABA
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Hindu spirit : DEVA
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Suffix with base or abase : MENT
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Clipping on a gridiron, e.g. : FOUL
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Cousin of etc. : ETAL
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Kind of virus : RNA
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Monopoly : CARTEL
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Wimbledon superstar: 1976-80 : BORG
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External : OUTWARD
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Sunrooms : SOLARIA
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Craze : DERANGE
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Glass raiser : TOASTER
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Suit maker : SARTOR
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Hirsute : TRESSY
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Classifies : ASSORTS
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Skullcaps : BEANIES
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Equilibrate : BALANCE
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Large kin of dik-diks : ELANDS
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Bro, to sis : SIB
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Auctioneer's word : SOLD
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Bolivian river : MAMORE
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Ammonia derivative : AMIDE
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Havoc of Hollywood : JUNE
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Stale : OLD
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Put back : RESTORE
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Muscle builder : STEROID
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Tease : NEEDLER
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Penurious : STINGY
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Yuri Gagarin, e.g. : COSMONAUT
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Proofreader's mark : STET
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Planch add-on : ETTE
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Leb. neighbor : ISR
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Character in "Princess Ida" : GAMA
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Scribe or de Rivoli : RUE
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Czech. neighbor : AUST
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Shakespeare's adjective for Brutus : NOBLEST
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Muzzle loader : RAMROD
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Modes of access : AVENUES
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"Rat Pack" leader : SINATRA
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Comebacks : RETORTS
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Plant parts enclosing young seeds : OVARIES
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Alberta city : CALGARY
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Something to purfle : BORDER
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Lower in character : DEBASE
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Henry Wells stopped here : FARGO
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Slanting motion : CANT
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Joe Orton play : LOOT
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Whitman's "The Real ___" : WAR
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Tutelary deity : LAR

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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