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New York Times, Monday, February 3, 1992

Author:
Robert W. Sturges
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,427
Across
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Kind of eclipse : SOLAR
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Capone blemish : SCAR
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Restorer's tool : ADZE
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Leading : PRIME
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Shelf burden : TOME
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Perspiration unit : BEAD
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St. ___ fire : ELMOS
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A grandson of Adam : ENOS
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___ in a poke : APIG
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Despoilment : DEPREDATION
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A feast ___ famine : ORA
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"___ Shanter" : TAMO
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Felis leo, at times : ROARER
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Most comprehensive : WIDEST
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Lab vessel : RETORT
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Prayer finale : AMEN
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Backroad sign : EATS
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Certain cereals : SAMPS
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Givers' opposites : GETTERS
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Anagram for theater : THEREAT
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Graceful tree : ITEA
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Opposer : ANTI
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Enjoy immensely : RELISH
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Cat, perhaps : RATTER
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Long, tiresome discourse : SCREED
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Campus org. : ROTC
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Hoppe tool : CUE
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Sketch : DELINEATION
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Is indisposed : AILS
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Ball : DANCE
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Nadir, with "the" : PITS
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Falsehood : TALE
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Incensed : IRATE
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"___ of Eden" : EAST
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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One of the 400 : ASTOR
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Tore : SPED
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Wreath on Galahad's helmet : ORLE
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Flaccid : LIMP
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Cupid : AMOR
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Changes type : RESETS
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What inspired Watt : STEAM
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Twist violently : CONTORT
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Mine, in Brest : AMOI
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Holiday haunt : RESORT
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F. Lee Bailey org. : ABA
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Behavior : DEPORTMENT
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Sudanese neighbor : ZAIRE
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Poe or Masters : EDGAR
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Office aid : DATER
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It's seen on a gallows : NOOSE
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Noah's port of call : ARARAT
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Funny fellows : WAGS
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"___ a man who ... " : IMET
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Restraints : DETERRENTS
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Word on a carte : ENTREE
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This, in Segovia : ESTE
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Merchandise condition : ASIS
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Golf's U.S. Open champion: 1976 : PATE
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Affect emotionally : STIR
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Sniggled : EELED
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"M'Liss" author : HARTE
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Daredevils' delights : THRILLS
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Think : IDEATE
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Nova Scotia, once : ACADIA
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Grace preceder : SCAPE
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Vatican administrative body : CURIA
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Commencement : ONSET
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Ananias, e.g. : LIAR
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"H.M.S. Pinafore" group : TARS
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___ the finish : INAT
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Eight, to Ovid : OCTO
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___-do-well : NEER
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Direction in a Bonn RR station : OST

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

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