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New York Times, Saturday, March 28, 1992

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { K W X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,481
Across
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Large S.A. rodent : PACA
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Harpagon, e.g. : MISER
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City of Iran : QUM
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Its capital was Susa : ELAM
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Cave, in poesy : ANTRE
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Cold wind of the Andes : PUNA
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___ avis : RARA
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Painter Wood : GRANT
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Milk, in Metz : LAIT
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Malt beverage : NEARBEER
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Old card game for two : ECARTE
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Haymow's locale : BARN
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Kind of group : SPLINTER
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Oenone's mountain : IDA
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Strip of wood : SLAT
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River emptying into Green Bay : MENOMINEE
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"Cybele" author : OATES
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Swot's milder kin : PREP
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Minim : IOTA
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Fathered : SIRED
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James Mason movie: 1947 : ODDMANOUT
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Painter of "Trouville" : DUFY
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Item for a shell : OAR
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Connection : TIE
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Scatter : DISPERSE
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Rent : GASH
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Summer, in Siena : ESTATE
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Adherents of a certain ascetic religion : JAINISTS
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"The ___ at eve . . . ": Scott : STAG
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Beaker's cousin : STEIN
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Dancer-mime Parenti : NOEL
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Granular snowfield : NEVE
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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This novel's title means "rover" : OMOO
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Modern art : ARE
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Expelled : OUTED
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Termitary, e.g. : NEST
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Honey buzzard : PERN
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Wings for an angelus : ALAE
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Piton ring for fastening ropes : CARABINER
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Town on the Tigris : AMARA
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Physiologist François ___: 1783-1855 : MAGENDIE
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Concerning : INRE
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Rigel and Mira : STARS
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Shore bird : ERN
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Narrate anew : RETELL
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Part of a gallon : QUART
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Form an entity : UNITE
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"Stabat ___," noted hymn : MATER
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Food staple in the tropics : PLANTAIN
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Edge : BRIM
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Genovese greeting : CIAO
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False; sham : PSEUDO
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Elec. units : AMPS
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St. Philip ___ : NERI
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Irks : ANNOYS
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Newspaper feature : OPEDPAGE
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Object : END
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Savory : TOOTHSOME
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Small ornamental case : ETUI
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Glut : SATE
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Fancied : IMAGINED
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Song for two : DUET
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___ Islands off Galway : ARAN
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City of the San Joachin valley : FRESNO
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Dnepr feeder : DESNA
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Ancient Danube : ISTER
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See 30 Across : STAVE
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Push out : EJECT
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Greek spy at Troy : SINON
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River of Yorkshire : AIRE
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Anacreon's birthplace : TEOS
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Niche : SLOT
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Kind of cross : TAU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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