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OSCARS ACROSS

New York Times, Sunday, March 22, 1992

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 81, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 523 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,475
Across
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Triton : NEWT
5
Meat on a stick : KABOB
10
Word with stick or happy : SLAP
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Dull finish : ARD
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Jane Fonda's Oscar-winning role in "Klute" : BREE
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"___ Ben Jonson" : ORARE
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Burn ___ in one's pocket : AHOLE
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Opposite of apterous : ALAR
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"Cal's cabana" : CASABLANCA
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"Fly army aid" : MYFAIRLADY
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Shantung province port: Ger. : TSINGTAU
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Italian innkeeper : OSTE
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Huckster : ADMAN
28
Puzzling problem : POSER
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Onset : START
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Bumper coating : CHROME
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Convict falsely and quickly : RAILROAD
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Calchas or Mopsus : SEER
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Playwrights' ploys : ASIDES
40
LAX advisory : ETD
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Lustrous : GLOSSY
44
Norma and Charlotte : RAES
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Headland : NESS
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"Heed that frog" : THEGODFATHER
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Building beam : IBAR
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Lesions : SORES
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Falls : AUTUMNS
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Tiny colonizers : ANTS
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Apt rhyme for gain : ATTAIN
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This sometimes needs a fix : PRE
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Hoar frost : RIME
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Sierra Nevada resort : TAHOE
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Penned : WROTE
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"___ the King's Men" : ALL
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Staff : MAN
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Parrots : APERS
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Best Actress: 1961 : LOREN
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Match : PAIR
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"Art thou a woman's ___ . . . ": Shak. : SON
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Surveying method : STADIA
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Russian refusal : NYET
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Bears witness : ATTESTS
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Graduate : SCALE
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Tortosa's river : EBRO
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"A ten P.M. threat" : THEAPARTMENT
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Ursine females, in Ávila : OSAS
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Siouan Indian : OTOE
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Higher part : UPSIDE
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Cartoonist Gardner ___ : REA
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Salad ingredient : RADISH
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Map abbr. : NLAT
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Meat carver's board : TRENCHER
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Warning signal of old : ALARUM
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Notions, in Nantes : IDEES
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As ___ (usually) : ARULE
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Name : NOMEN
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___ California : BAJA
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Sculptor Jo ___: 1883-1952 : DAVIDSON
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"Yo, mangy wig" : GOINGMYWAY
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"Golden hart" : GRANDHOTEL
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Western Indians : UTAHS
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Fiat : EDICT
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"Quo Vadis?" emperor : NERO
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Vane dir. : SSE
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Rulers whose day is done : DEYS
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Andrews and Carvey : DANAS
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Hit signs : SROS
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Johnny's here : NBC
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Stat for Jack Morris : ERA
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"It's Roy's tweeds" : WESTSIDESTORY
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Nap-raising plant : TEASEL
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Stadt on the Rhein : KOLN
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"He's ___ Picker": Berlin : ARAG
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Diet, in a way : BANT
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One of the San Juan Islands : ORCAS
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Lollapalooza : BEAUT
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Pettifogger : SHYSTER
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Golf shot : LOFT
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Pair on an angelus : ALAE
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Kennedy Library designer : PEI
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Thin silk fabric : ALAMODE
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Verdi's equivalent to Romeo : RADAMES
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Xerosis : DRYNESS
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Love, Italian style : AMORE
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Moon man #2 : ALDRIN
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Energy : BIRR
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Huzzahs' cousins : RAHS
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A past tense: Abbr. : PRET
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Curse : OATH
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Till now : ASYET
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Building in Bologna : CASA
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Weber State College site : OGDEN
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Landon and a TV alien : ALFS
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Quaid film: 1988 : DOA
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"Ma ran in" : RAINMAN
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Like a bright night : STARLIT
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"The Nerd" playwright : SHUE
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TV's Barnaby Jones : EBSEN
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Vandyke's relative : GOATEE
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Castro's home ground : ORIENTE
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Capek classic : RUR
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Drum beat : RATATAT
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Champagne-orange juice cocktails : MIMOSAS
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Firebomb material : NAPALM
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"Need truth here" : THEDEERHUNTER
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Spore clusters : SORI
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Bodkin : AWL
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Disney sci-fi film: 1982 : TRON
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"L.A. on top" : PLATOON
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Christie character : ESA
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Unrelated : APART
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Macerate : RET
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Flight unit : STEP
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Rocky rubble : SCREE
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"On the Beach" author : SHUTE
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Bani- ___ of Iran : SADR
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Austrian opera conductor: 1894-1981 : BOHM
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Security-exchange area : PIT
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Alice ___, noted portraitist : NEEL
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Darnel : TARE
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Mandarin and temple : ORANGES
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Carry Nation's targets : SALOONS
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Nudist : ADAMITE
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Irresistibelles : SIRENS
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___cup (setting at a seder table) : ELIJAHS
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Chinese dynasty: 960-1279 : SUNG
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All in ___ work : ADAYS
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"Liquor is quicker" man : NASH
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Sings like Columbo : CROONS
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Trenchant : EDGED
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River in N India : SARDA
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Computer unit : BYTE
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Out of town : AWAY
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Nugatory : VAIN
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Machu Picchu native : INCA
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Insecticides : DDTS
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Goner's name : MUD
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Mancinelli's "___ e Leandro" : ERO
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___ Alamos : LOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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