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New York Times, Sunday, February 9, 1992

1-Down : Conks

Author:
John Greenman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 172, Blocks: 92, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 603 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 143, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
John Greenman has 52 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,433
Across
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Heavyweight Max : BAER
5
Kind of lily : CALLA
10
Harts : STAGS
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Addis ___, Ethiopia : ABABA
20
Melville book : OMOO
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Anonym : ALIAS
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Francis of "What's My Line?" : ARLENE
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Festivals : GALAS
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Mythic coffer : PANDORASBO
27
Entertainer Kazan : LAINIE
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First Family of Alaska in the 60's : EGANS
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Takes the helm : STEERS
30
Craggy crests : TORS
32
Callowness : INEPERIENCE
34
Serling of TV : ROD
35
Capita preceder : PER
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Trident prongs : TINES
38
Cays : ISLES
39
Podded plant : PEA
41
Chisholm Trail town : ENID
43
What Nichols makes : FILMS
44
Lets : RENTS
46
Chg. for a loan : INT
47
Perlman or Howard : RON
48
Ms. Shire of "Rocky" films : TALIA
49
Floating ice mass : BERG
50
One connected with: Suffx : AST
53
Emulated Maxwell Perkins : EDITED
55
Roger Clemens's team : BOSTONREDSO
57
Vanuatu's former name: Abbr. : NHEB
59
Murmured fondly : COOED
60
Horehound and mad-dog : MINTS
61
A Sedgwick : EDIE
62
Enshrine : ADORE
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He fought Joe Gans : ERNE
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Avernus : HADES
65
Stowed cargo : LADED
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Finally : ATLAST
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Person from Ponca City : SOONER
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One of the Bears : MAMA
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Infant's garment : BOOTEE
72
Certain airline initials : SAS
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A courtroom procedure : CROSSEAMINATION
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Last year's jrs. : SRS
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Satiated : CLOYED
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Felt remorse : RUED
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Cater basely : PANDER
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Birds' "thumbs" : ALULAE
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"Robin ___," old Irish song : ADAIR
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Absurdly eccentric : WACKY
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Hither : HERE
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Tamarau's relative : BISON
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Cabal : PLOT
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Nelson and Springfield : RICKS
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Spurn : REPEL
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Lead-pipe cinch : SNAP
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Dictionary compilation : LEICOGRAPHY
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Kitchen utensil : PEELER
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Fine lava : ASH
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Unlatches a door, in poesy : OPES
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Actress Taylor : RENEE
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Use a straw : SIP
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Kyushu volcano : ASO
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Betelgeuse's constellation : ORION
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Scruffs : NAPES
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Prepare to braise : SEAR
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Napoleonic marshal : NEY
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More reasonable : SANER
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"Rosshalde" author : HESSE
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"Cara ___," 1954 song : MIA
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Like a switch-hitter : AMBIDETROUS
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Signet : SEAL
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Vandyke's relative : GOATEE
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Tether : LEASH
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Dennis's Mame : AUNTIE
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Collusive behavior : PRICEFIING
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Cat, in Catania : GATTO
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Admittedly : INDEED
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Simon's sporty slob : OSCAR
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Newspaper section, for short : ROTO
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"There's no music in ___ ... ": Ruskin : AREST
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Pressure units : TORRS
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Clayey rock : SHALE
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Eleven's numerals : ONES
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Conks : BOPS
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He loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Acquittal : EONERATION
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Site for lots of bucks : RODEO
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Kissel and Opel : CARS
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Yellowhammer St. : ALA
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Leaned : LISTED
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Travail : LABOR
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Zither of yore : ASOR
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Mule "on the Erie Canal" : SAL
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Conductor's aide : TRAINMAN
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Arranges in rows : ALINES
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Chromosome parts : GENES
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Impertinent one : SNIP
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Discriminator against older people : AGEIST
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Deli favorites : BAGELSANDLO
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"___ to the land of the dead": Auden : ALANE
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French lending institutions : BANCS
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African fox : ASSE
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Shoe-box ltrs. : EEE
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Sent for : ORDERED
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Elevating posts : STILTS
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Colleague of Paul, John and George : RINGO
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Brooch : PIN
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Of a pelvic bone: Comb. form : ILIO
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Pawn's superior : PIECE
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Where Gideon defeated Midian : ENDOR
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De la Mare poem : NOD
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Observes Yom Kippur : FASTS
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Decorated anew : REDID
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Manx tongue : ERSE
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Coloring agents : TONERS
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"Venerable" theologian : BEDE
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Young Durocs : SHOATS
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More compendious : TERSER
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North Sea feeder : TEES
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Awaits : BIDES
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Fortification : REDAN
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___ noires (anathemas) : BETES
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Dangerous Hawaiian shark : MANO
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Concurring : ATONE
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Throng : HORDE
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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In the thick of : AMID
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"Need ___ cry?": Burns : ABODY
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Indian, e.g. : OCEAN
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Hawaiian island : MAUI
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Strikebreakers : SCABS
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" ... pretty maids ___ row" : ALLINA
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The March King's family : SOUSAS
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Muse of bridal songs : ERATO
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Cochise was one : APACHE
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Down at the heel : TACKY
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Uses a dabber : INKS
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Drummers' cousins : YLOPHONISTS
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"Ellie ___," post-Civil War hit : RHEE
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Auslander : ALIEN
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Medics : DOCS
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Erases a chalkboard : WIPES
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Rationale : EPLANATION
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Soprano Sarah of the Met : REESE
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Crazylegs Hirsch : ELROY
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Gourd : PEPO
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Bombay royalty members : RANEES
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Censure : REPROOF
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Orléans's river : LOIRE
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More lawnlike : GRASSIER
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Grosgrains, e.g. : REPS
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Ms. Zadora : PIA
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Andaman, for one : SEA
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Wienie : REDHOT
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Without gender : NEUTER
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Mineral in quartz : SILICA
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Daub : SMEAR
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Diminish : ABATE
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John Wayne film: 1953 : HONDO
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Fen : MARSH
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City near Babylon's site : CAIRO
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Kelp, for one : ALGA
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___ chi (Oriental martial art) : TAI
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Litter's smallest : RUNT
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Heroic poem : EPOS
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A "Pretty Women" star : GERE
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Fellow, in Madrid : ENTE
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Ids' relatives : EGOS
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Mag. group : EDS
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The Lone Eagle's monogram : CAL

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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