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New York Times, Tuesday, February 4, 1992

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { H J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,428
Across
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Pear, in Peru : PERA
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Full of cheer : GLAD
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Frankie of singing fame : LAINE
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Vitality : ELAN
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Plane preceder : AERO
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Of a forearm bone : ULNAR
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Odets's 1935 stage hit : WAITINGFORLEFTY
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Baseball unit : INNING
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Court tie : DEUCE
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Small anvil : TEEST
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Great quantity : SCAD
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Slugger's stat. : RBI
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Riverboat, briefly : STR
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Augmented : UPPED
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Descendant : SCION
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La Scala's locale : MILAN
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Threadlike : FILOSE
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Frederick Knott stage thriller : WAITUNTILDARK
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Allah's his god : MOSLEM
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River port east of Le Havre : ROUEN
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Distinguished : NOTED
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Asian badger : RATEL
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Botanist Gray : ASA
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Verse form : ODE
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Part song : FALA
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Of a platinum element : OSMIC
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Mountain ash : ROWAN
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Eventually : INTIME
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Beckett's stage classic : WAITINGFORGODOT
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One of the Fords : EDSEL
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"Lohengrin" heroine : ELSA
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Wife of Burt R. : LONI
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Dessert wine : TOKAY
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Great long-distance runner : RYUN
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Power source: Abbr. : ELEC
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Lapwings : PEWITS
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Small hawk : ELANET
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Luise of filmdom : RAINER
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The opposition : ANTIS
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Unholy group : GANG
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___ it (walk) : LEG
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Word of welcome to Annie : ARF
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Gismo : DOODAD
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She's back in town : LULU
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Waugh or Templeton : ALEC
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Subpar : INFERIOR
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___ King Cole : NAT
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Ending for quack or fool : ERY
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Sensed : INTUITED
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Type of tape : RED
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Bridge : SPAN
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In the middle : CENTRAL
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Thicket : BOSK
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Suffix with serpent : INE
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Prized thing : PLUM
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Indirect : SIDELONG
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Close-knit group : CLAN
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Marathon unit : MILE
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Air shaft : FLUE
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Pipe material : WOOD
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Star on a page : ASTERISK
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Smidgen : IOTA
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L-P connection : MNO
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Tex. policeman : RANGER
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Photo-development chemical : AMIDOL
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Nina ___, jazz singer : SIMONE
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Vinegary : ACETIC
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Summer cooler : FAN
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Roman robe : STOLE
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New Zealand's Great Barrier Island : OTEA
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Guileful : WILY
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Esfahan's land : IRAN
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Drenched : WET
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Commotion : ADO
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Tent part : FLY
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Big Ten mem. : OSU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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