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New York Times, Friday, March 13, 1992

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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Summarize briefly : RECAP
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Historical periods : ERAS
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Turkey : FLOP
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Aromas : ODORS
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Verdi's equivalent of Juliet : AIDA
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Wander : ROVE
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___ : TARKINGTONNOVEL
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Merganser : SMEW
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Pub quaff : ALE
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Oasis environment : DESERT
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Lasso : ROPE
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Genie offering : WISH
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Lines : STRIAE
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Sugar source : BEET
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Fitting : APT
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Nice Nellies : PRIGS
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Sleigh : PUNG
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Eye like Don Juan : OGLE
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___ : EIGHTEENDOUBLED
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Help a felon : ABET
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Number called : MANY
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Lieu : STEAD
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Electrical unit : REL
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How a pro plays : ABLY
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Admiral at Jutland : BEATTY
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Musical reed : OBOE
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Persian fairy : PERI
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Household tasks : CHORES
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Actress Farrow : MIA
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Assents silently : NODS
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___ : LEGALSPEEDLIMIT
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Merit : EARN
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Bridge position : EAST
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Vapid : INANE
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Guitar ridge : FRET
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Cart : DRAY
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Plumed heron : EGRET
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Decays : ROTS
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Red-cased cheese : EDAM
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Apple discard : CORE
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Inventor of the spinning jenny : ARKWRIGHT
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Last Greek consonant : PSI
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Duffer's phantasy : EAGLE
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Lavabo : RITE
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Stir; flurry : ADO
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Home of the Padres : SANDIEGO
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Next year's sophs : FROSH
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It's nothing to Seles : LOVE
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Finished : OVER
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Hide : PELT
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Mane site : NAPE
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Fledgling's abode : NEST
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Brewer's kiln : OAST
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Peter Pan's pal : WENDY
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Asparagus unit : SPEAR
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Phyle, e.g. : TRIBE
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Star in Orion : RIGEL
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Easter V.I.P. : BUNNY
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Shoelace end : AGLET
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Fold : PLEAT
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Woman's one-piece undergarment : TEDDY
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He painted Washington : PEALE
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Go-getter's activity? : OBTAINING
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Like a cameo : EMBOSSED
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Employer : USER
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First victim : ABEL
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Rosary unit : BEAD
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Sculptured supplicant : ORANT
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Devoutness : PIETY
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Musical symbol : CLEF
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Learn : HEAR
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Fairy-tale baddie : OGRE
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Large butte : MESA
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Literary first name : OMAR
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Writer S. S. Van ___ : DINE
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Proofreader's second thought : STET
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Duffer's goal : PAR
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Twisted tale : LIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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