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New York Times, Monday, March 2, 1992

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,455
Across
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Quahog : CLAM
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Piccadilly Circus figure : EROS
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Widely known : FAMED
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Wash : LAVE
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Fast period : LENT
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Narrow ridge : ARETE
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Always : EVER
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Staff of authority : MACE
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Tropical plant : CANNA
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Red River city : FARGO
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Eternal : PERPETUAL
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Salamander : EFT
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Monogram pt. : INIT
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I love, to Cato : AMO
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Intend : MEAN
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Roofing material : THATCH
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Mexican capes : MANTILLAS
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University in Atlanta : EMORY
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Garret : ATTIC
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In the manner of : ALA
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Capital of ancient Ethiopia : MEROE
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Roman matron's garb : STOLE
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Osmosis, e.g. : DIFFUSION
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Of a biological partition : SEPTAL
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Charges : FEES
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Actress Claire : INA
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Shade of green : NILE
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Peruke : WIG
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Notable ones : STANDOUTS
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Host : CROWD
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___ scarum : HARUM
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Ceremony : RITE
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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Give off : EXUDE
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___ corner : AMEN
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Vienna, to its citizens : WIEN
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Threshold : LIMEN
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Evergreens : YEWS
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Eye part : LENS
Down
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Pitch indicator : CLEF
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Product of 12 Down : LAVA
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State confidently : AVER
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Combine : MERGE
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Yale campus tree : ELM
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Harvest : REAP
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Kaufman-Hart play: 1930 : ONCEINALIFETIME
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Violinist Isaac : STERN
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Berlin-Hart play co-directed by Kaufman : FACETHEMUSIC
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Smell ___ : ARAT
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Waiter's offering : MENU
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Sicilian sizzler : ETNA
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Distribute : DEAL
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Steinbeck play worked on by Kaufman : OFMICEANDMEN
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Orchestra site : PIT
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Gather : AMASS
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Dull : MATTE
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Successful : ONTOP
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"When I was ___ ... " : ALAD
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Iowa college town : AMES
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Shinto gateway : TORII
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Emulate Bing : CROON
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African carnivore : HYENA
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Lean : TILT
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Secure : SAFE
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Not many : FEW
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Service gp. : LIO
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Va.'s ___ Caverns : LURAY
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Dog's warning : GROWL
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Artist-author Silverstein : SHEL
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Cab : TAXI
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Jack-in-the-pulpit, for one : ARUM
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Bare : NUDE
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Mulligan, e.g. : STEW
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Tom Joad, e.g. : OKIE
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Singing bird : WREN
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Cupid and McGrew : DANS
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U.S.N.A. grad. : ENS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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