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New York Times, Friday, March 20, 1992

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,473
Across
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Sir's counterpart : MADAM
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Keddah, e.g. : TRAP
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Lame : HALT
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Adjust brakes : ALINE
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___ dire (oath at court) : VOIR
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Oratorio part : ARIA
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Huge egg in the aviary? : LARKNESTMONSTER
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Disinclined : HESITANT
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Storm : RAVE
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Chuck-a-luck trio : DICE
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Award-winning Olympian : MEDALIST
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Used a gripping device : TONGED
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Capital of medieval Armenia : ANI
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Fr. holy women : STES
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Permission : LEAVE
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Indian at Met's stadium does some heckling? : CROWSHEANEEDLES
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Where to see chaps : RODEO
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"Herzl" author : ELON
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Tolkien creature : ENT
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Famous cow owner : OLEARY
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Hitchcock's forte : SUSPENSE
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Sheep-killing parrots : KEAS
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Idea follower : TION
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End of a Miller title : SALESMAN
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Clamps, in Córdoba : GRAPAS
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Birdhouse lease? : WRENTALCONTRACT
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___ of Cleves : ANNE
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A way out : DOOR
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Rousseau hero : EMILE
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Attendee : GOER
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Chevet : APSE
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Regenerate : RENEW
Down
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Buck or drake : MALE
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Actor Badel : ALAN
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Smutch : DIRT
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Turkey's capital : ANKARA
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Servile : MENIAL
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Sets since the 40's : TVS
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"I'll Cry Tomorrow" name : ROTH
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Pointed : AIMED
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Berliner's toast : PROSIT
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Moved quickly : HASTENED
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Ionian Sea gulf : ARTA
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Property lock : LIEN
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Dessert item : TART
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Mischievous : ELVISH
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Fitzgerald's ___ Diver : NICOLE
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Cosmetician Lauder : ESTEE
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Large: Comb. form : MACRO
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Register : ENROL
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Electron tube : DIODE
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River ducks : TEALS
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Pergamum physician : GALEN
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Roulette bets : EVENS
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Villa ___, near Rome : DESTE
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Aardvark's long feature : SNOUT
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Enervator : WEAKENER
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Most grievous : SOREST
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Ship's flag : ENSIGN
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Japanese general: 1881-1965 : YAMADA
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Rail-car employee : PORTER
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Shield strap : ENARME
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Shropshire, old style : SALOP
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Loot : SWAG
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Firenze's river : ARNO
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Unaspirated consonant : LENE
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Sgts. and cpls. : NCOS
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"No ___, no gain" : PAIN
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Tall Asiatic tree : ACLE
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Burgoo or swivet : STEW
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Tram's cargo : ORE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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