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New York Times, Saturday, February 8, 1992

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,432

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Across
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Cerastes : ASP
4
Ethiopian town : ADUWA
9
Face relaxer : SMILE
14
Rumanian coins : LEI
15
Star in Cygnus : DENEB
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City in Afghanistan : HERAT
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Disposed : APT
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Pluperfect : UTTER
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Betel source : ARECA
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Gp. Lewis headed : CIO
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Italian Romantic poet: 1798-1837 : LEOPARDI
23
Louisiana Purchase part : KANSAS
25
Finesse : OUTWIT
29
___ salt : ATTIC
32
Patron of Leonardo da Vinci : SFORZA
33
City in Walesa's land : OPOLE
36
Writer Vidal : GORE
38
Fellies : RIMS
39
Point ___, Calif. cape : MUGU
40
Muslim Satan : EBLIS
41
"Whatever ___ right": Pope : ISIS
42
Outfit : UNIT
43
Scatter : ROUT
44
À ___ santé : VOTRE
45
Bank, old style : RIVAGE
47
Portuguese enclave in China : MACAU
49
Vinegary : ACETIC
50
Made silent : HUSHED
54
Complete : INTEGRAL
58
"___ pro nobis" : ORA
59
Form a pile of straw : STOOK
62
" . . . to ___ the lily": Shak. : PAINT
63
Pyknic : FAT
64
Oscillated : SWUNG
65
Simulacrum : IMAGE
66
Exercise : USE
67
Trunk in a museum : TORSO
68
Packed : CASED
69
G-man, e.g. : FED
Down
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Welladay! : ALACK
2
Cuttlefish ink : SEPIA
3
Spike for Hillary : PITON
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Admire servilely : ADULATE
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Execrate : DETEST
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"___ This Last": Ruskin : UNTO
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Emulate Niobe : WEEP
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River or province of Luzon : ABRA
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Egyptian irrigating device : SHADUF
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Worthy : MERITORIOUS
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Wrath : IRE
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Scale insect's secretion : LAC
13
Greek vowel : ETA
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Floribundas : ROSES
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Letter openers : SALUTATIONS
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Carpus : WRIST
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Smyrna today : IZMIR
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Armor piece : TASSE
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Nigerian native : IGBO
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Writer Padraic ___ : COLUM
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Kyushu bay : OMURA
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Rome's ___ Wars : PUNIC
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Architectural rib : OGIVE
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Tass, today : RITA
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Upright : ERECT
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Like 35 Down : VAULTED
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Large shade tree : GINKGO
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This may be loose : CHANGE
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Saudi city : HOFUF
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Passé : DATED
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"Orlando Furioso," e.g. : EPIC
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Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Creeks : RIAS
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Fast transport : SST
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Jefferson bill : TWO
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Possessive pronoun : OUR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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