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New York Times, Wednesday, March 18, 1992

Author:
Wayne Eastman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 59, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Wayne Hall-Eastman has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,471
Across
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Conjunctions : ANDS
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Cupidity : GREED
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A rival of Hera : LEDA
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Ancient wisdom : LORE
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Kitchen utensil : RICER
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Midterm or final : EXAM
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Peck, e.g. : DRYMEASURE
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Assistant : AIDE
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Cash-withdrawal inits. : ATM
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St. Louis-to-Chicago dir. : NNE
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Major blood vessels : AORTAS
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King cobras : HAMADRYADS
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Frolic : ROMP
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___ Major : URSA
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Well informed : HIP
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Aware of : ONTO
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Tear : RACE
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Oil leakage : SPILL
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Den : LAIR
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Large antelope : ELAND
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Inuit structure : IGLU
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Yearned : PINED
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Mineral: Comb. form : LITE
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Throat-clearing sound : AHEM
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Whitney or Yale : ELI
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At the apex : ATOP
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Desiccated : DRYASABONE
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Obeah : VOODOO
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Conservatory deg. : DMA
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Lazy Eric? : IDLE
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Master of the couplet : JOHNDRYDEN
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Despicable : VILE
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Ouzo flavoring : ANISE
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Olympic hawk : ARES
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Collections : ANAS
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Renowned : NOTED
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Hess or Breckinridge : MYRA
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Actor-director Alan : ALDA
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"___ Dallas Forty" : NORTH
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Bond likes this shaken, not stirred : DRYMARTINI
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Religious sch. : SEM
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Evangeline's home : GRANDPRE
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One who greets the day : RISER
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Old French coin : ECU
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Profit addition : EER
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Regards with terror : DREADS
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King with three daughters : LEAR
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Depart : EXIT
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Art cult : DADA
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Iowa college town : AMES
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Female bears: Sp. : OSAS
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Dudley or Roger : MOORE
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Town in S Calif. : YUCAIPA
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"___ We All?" : ARENT
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Stranded : HIGHANDDRY
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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Choice job : PLUM
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Greek flask : OLPE
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Unguis : NAIL
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Brass is one : ALLOY
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What Marilyn Crispell plays : PIANO
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Pressed a request : DEMANDED
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Baseboard : DADO
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Hector was one : TROJAN
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CBS News president : OBER
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Import : SENSE
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Arab chief : EMEER
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___ voce : VIVA
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Greatest of the Aesir : ODIN
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Southwestern stewpot : OLLA
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Low marks : DEES
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Loop-shaped handle : ANSA
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"Double Fantasy" artist : ONO
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Gold record : HIT
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Barbasco : YAM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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