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New York Times, Friday, March 27, 1992

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.89, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,480
Across
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Dental ___ : FLOSS
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Filly's future status : MARE
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Temple's first spouse : AGAR
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Oscar film: 1976 : ROCKY
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Indigo source : ANIL
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Mold-ripened cheese : BRIE
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Delon of films : ALAIN
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Oscar film: 1932-33 : CAVALCADE
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Oscar film: 1970 : PATTON
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Movie Moore : DEMI
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Beatty of "Hopscotch" : NED
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Widow's income : DOWER
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Dolt or tern : NODDY
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Moccasin : PAC
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Barely visible : DIM
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Flight formation: Abbr. : ECH
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Oscar film: 1984 : AMADEUS
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Oscar film: 1986 : PLATOON
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French explorer : LASALLE
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Inheritor : LEGATEE
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Deliberate killer of time : STALLER
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Eternal : AGELESS
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Chestnut color, in Caen : BAI
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Genetic monogram : DNA
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Tennis call : LET
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Bulb flower : TULIP
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Waist wasters : DIETS
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High note : ELA
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Spinnaker : SAIL
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Oscar film: 1968 : OLIVER
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Oscar film: 1977 : ANNIEHALL
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"Adios ___," Pryor film : AMIGO
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Compete with Dennis Connor : RACE
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"The ___ Love Belongs . . . " : ONEI
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Oscar film: 1927-28 : WINGS
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Gregorian cycle : YEAR
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"The Longest ___," 1974 film : YARD
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Facing a glacier : STOSS
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Wrap tightly: Naut. : FRAP
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"___ Montes," 1955 film : LOLA
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One ___ (sandlot game) : OCAT
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Revue number : SKIT
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Church council : SYNOD
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Bud's alternate : MAC
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Garland : ANADEM
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Film star ___ Phoenix : RIVER
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Film villain Jack : ELAM
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First of 26 : ABC
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Oscar film: 1931-32 : GRANDHOTEL
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Pitched in : AIDED
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Tall and thin : REEDY
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Family tree : LINEAGE
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Mineral lump : NODULE
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More judicious : WISER
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Of a group of eight : OCTAL
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Sidekicks : PALS
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Latin I word : AMAT
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Oscar film: 1943 : CASABLANCA
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Oval : ELLIPSE
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Smoother : PLANE
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Smoothly, in music : LEGATO
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Bacteriologist's wire : OESE
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Wren's den : NEST
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Fang's Phyllis : DILLER
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Pathetic : TEARY
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Armbones : ULNAE
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One of the Barrymores : DIANA
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Side dishes : SLAWS
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Sea cry : AHOY
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Copy: Abbr. : IMIT
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In ___ veritas : VINO
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Some future fliers : EGGS
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Katherine of "The Graduate" : ROSS
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Ending for cloth : IER
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Eye cover : LID

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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