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New York Times, Wednesday, March 11, 1992

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,464

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Across
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N.F.L.-game interval : HALF
5
Bulrush : SEDGE
10
Noted Israeli diplomat : EBAN
14
Seed covering : ARIL
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Virginia willows : ITEAS
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Riviera resort : NICE
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Start of a quip : GESUNDHEITISTHE
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Wound, in a way : SPOOLED
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Lodged : HOUSED
22
Stagger : REEL
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Serranid fish : CONEYS
24
Pauline's problems : PERILS
27
Place that has had its dey : TUNIS
28
Anagram for maid : AMID
29
Name of a black police van : MARIA
30
Kimono sash : OBI
33
Quip: Part II : IMMEDIATEANSWER
37
Eosin or indigo : DYE
38
___ den Linden : UNTER
39
Division word : INTO
40
Stage direction : ENTER
41
Notorious site of W.W. II : BELSEN
43
Proverbial blushers : BRIDES
45
Regale : FETE
46
Certain roofer : SLATER
47
___ de Lisle, 19th-century French poet : LECONTE
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End of the quip : TOTHECOMMONCOLD
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Be defeated : LOSE
54
Abhorrence : ODIUM
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Beloved scat lady : ELLA
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Repute : ODOR
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Cannes official : MAIRE
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Consider : DEEM
Down
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Beldam : HAG
2
A son of Zeus : ARES
3
Speech defect : LISP
4
Tooth-saving compound? : FLUORIDE
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Moves obliquely : SIDLES
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Barrymore or Waters : ETHEL
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Geste : DEED
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Merry, in Metz : GAI
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Baltic country : ESTHONIA
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Follows : ENSUES
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Itsy's partner : BITSY
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Pines : ACHES
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Require : NEED
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Carol : NOEL
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Heraclitus was one : IONIAN
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Doctor, hopefully : CURER
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Receipt stamp : PAID
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TV award : EMMY
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"The ___ was on the spray": Hardy : RIME
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Spud : TATER
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Weds : MATES
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Holds title to : OWNS
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___ noire : BETE
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Something to pump : IRON
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" 'Crocodile' ___" : DUNDEE
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Syst. for sharing ideas : INTERCOM
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Gagged : SILENCED
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Or's companion : EITHER
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Look good on : BECOME
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Collar for a scholar : ETON
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Turnip's lack : BLOOD
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Hoffman role : RATSO
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Thighbone : FEMUR
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W.W. II battle town : STLO
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952, to Cato : LMII
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Enameled metalware : TOLE
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That girl, to Gigi : ELLE
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Seraglio segment : ODA
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What Sen. Norris gave : DAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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