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New York Times, Monday, March 23, 1992

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Bullets and bombs, for short : AMMO
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Wallaba trees : APAS
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Thicket : COPSE
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Sound a horn : BEEP
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Nev. city : RENO
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Earthy color : OCHER
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This, in Avila : ESTE
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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"Platoon" director : STONE
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Schwarzenegger film : THERUNNINGMAN
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Collection of sayings : ANA
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Irritated : RILED
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Acronym for a war projectile : SSM
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Of the Muslim faith : ISLAMIC
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Vietnamese holiday : TET
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Separately : APART
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Use a stopwatch : TIME
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Schwarzenegger film : KINDERGARTENCOP
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A son of Seth : ENOS
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Scarebabe : OGRE
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Ohio or Iowa : STATE
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Shepard or Wanamaker : SAM
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Bottomless pits : ABYSSES
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Trevino of golf : LEE
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Release : LETGO
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Moisture : DEW
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Schwarzenegger film : THETERMINATOR
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Severe : STERN
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Awkward fellow : LOUT
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Swan or gainer : DIVE
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Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
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Competent : ABLE
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Early garden : EDEN
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Church parts : APSES
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Require : NEED
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Depression : DENT
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Encourage a criminal : ABET
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Entwine : MESH
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Allot : METE
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"Carmen" or "Faust" : OPERA
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Sports areas : ARENAS
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Sean of Hollywood : PENN
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Oppositionist : ANTI
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Shortly : SOON
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Enormous : COSMIC
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Based on the number eight : OCTAL
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Of speech sounds : PHONETICAL
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V.I.P. in D.C. : SEN
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Before, to the Bard : ERE
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Join together : UNITE
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Ground grain : GRIST
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Reduce in rank : DEMOTE
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"For Heaven and the future's ___": Frost : SAKES
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Relating to backbones : SPINAL
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Pressure gauges : MANOMETERS
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Having long, shapely limbs : LEGGY
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Culture mediums : AGARS
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Embogs : MIRES
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Cone-shaped tent : TEPEE
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Sts.' kin : RDS
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Explosive letters : TNT
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Automaton (see 53 Across) : ROBOT
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City in the Ruhr valley : ESSEN
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Representatives : AGENTS
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Redacted : EDITED
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Pang : THROE
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Walked through water : WADED
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Dash : ELAN
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Judge's garment : ROBE
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Lounging slipper : MULE
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Neap or ebb follower : TIDE
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Hot spot : OVEN
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Lease : RENT
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RR stop : STA
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Strike lightly : TAP

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

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