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SYMBOLS

New York Times, Sunday, March 29, 1992

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.56, Missing: { Q X Z }
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Ernst Theimer has 50 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,482
Across
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Bodice : WAIST
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Expiator : ATONER
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Noted athlete Jim and family : THORPES
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Moderate gallop : CANTER
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Green film on bronze : PATINE
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Contrition : REMORSE
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Zoroastrian Bible : AVESTA
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Deems : OPINES
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Object : PROTEST
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Stayed : REMAINED
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Spanish muralist : SERT
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Grooming process : TOILET
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Stumble : TRIP
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Lapse : SLIP
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La-di-da : TOOTOO
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___ fois (once, in Paris) : UNE
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IN OTHER WORDS, HE'S A FINE FATHER : ASAPARENTHESESTIMABLE
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LUCKY FIDO, ABOUT HIS OWNER : NOMASTERISKINDER
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Shakespeare's shrew : KATE
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Pip : SEED
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Cinderella's stepsisters, e.g. : MEANIES
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Turnkeys : JAILERS
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Black bird : ANI
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Italian angels' instruments : ARPAS
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British P.M. during the U.S. Civil War : PALMERSTON
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Indian shawl : PATTU
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Premed course : ANAT
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The cast : ACTORS
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Kind of school : PREP
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Blame bearer : GOAT
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Opera by Handel : NERO
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Luau instr. : UKE
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WHAT LONG JOHN SILVER GOT WALKING ON A WET BEACH : ADAMPERSANDAL
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Corsican's neighbor : SARD
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Apartment : FLAT
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Singer Sumac and namesakes : YMAS
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Of lunar stages : PHASIC
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Bride of Lohengrin : ELSA
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Refuges : OASES
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Phylum of insects, spiders and crustaceans : ARTHROPODA
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These are proper or common : NOUNS
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Barracks bed : COT
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Cravat adornments : TIEPINS
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Holiday, in Scotland : VACANCE
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Foot part : INCH
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Stylish : CHIC
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A CLOTHING SHOP : HABERDASHERY
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EAGLE SPORTERS : CHICKENCOLONELS
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Italian interjection : ALO
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Property : ESTATE
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Anodyne's target : PAIN
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Hindu land grant : ENAM
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Of grubs and caterpillars : LARVAL
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Lanolin source : WOOL
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Sideboard: Fr. : DESSERTE
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Treaty of a sort : ENTENTE
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Brom Bones's creator : IRVING
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Infuse with an antiseptic : IODATE
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Like most soap : SCENTED
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Dolce far ___ (pleasant idleness) : NIENTE
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Vassals : LIEGES
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Hay spreaders : TEDDERS
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Circumferences : GIRTHS
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Church official : ELDER
Down
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Shilly-shallies : WAVERS
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Result of Dracula's attentions? : ANEMIA
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SINCE HE'S LIVING IN AN IGLOO ___ : ITSAPPARENTHESESKIMO
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Egyptian king : SETI
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Astronomical devices : TRANSITERS
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Snakelike condition : APODIA
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Break open : TAP
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Cornelia ___ Skinner : OTIS
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Score minus one : NINETEEN
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Febrero preceder : ENERO
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Newsman James ___ : RESTON
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B.S.A. unit : TRP
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WHY SHE CANNOT MAKE ZWIEBACK : HERTOASTERISKAPUT
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"Typee" successor : OMOO
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Cordon-bleu entree : ROTI
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Overture : PRELUDE
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Ancient celibates : ESSENES
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Hunting dog : SETTER
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Magna ___ : CARTA
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Gantry and Fudd : ELMERS
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N.Y.'s 13, Boston's 2, etc. : PBS
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Kind of soup : TOMATO
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Code of silence : OMERTA
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Old German coin : TALER
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Inclined : LEANED
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Once ___ blue moon : INA
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Jewish month : NISAN
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Short swim : DIP
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Wild dog : JACKAL
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Changes : ALTERS
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P.O. item : STP
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Stop temporarily : PAUSE
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Emulate Cicero : ORATE
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Medieval town WNW of Trieste : AGLAR
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Wrestling hold : NELSON
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Garden herbs : AROIDS
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Puccini heroine : TOSCA
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HOW TO PLEASE ORPHAN ANNIE : PAMPERSANDY
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"Three on ___," 1932 Bogart-Davis movie : AMATCH
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Ball : DANCE
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DISCOVERED A SANCTUARY : FOUNDASHELTER
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Jousting weapons : LANCES
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State positively : ASSERT
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Code name for a Virgin Islands airport : STT
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Like a monkey's tail : PREHENSILE
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Invitation to a hitchhiker : HOPIN
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A FLUTIST'S AD : APICCOLONEEDED
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___-fi, Verne genre : SCI
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Gadget: Var. : HICKIE
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Implement for a shell : OAR
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Quick look : ONCEOVER
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Short window drapery : VALANCE
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Scrubbed a mission : ABORTED
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Part of a cheer : HIP
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Most healthy : HALEST
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Deviating from course : YAWING
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Begs : CADGES
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Infuriate : ENRAGE
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Second of two : LATTER
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Wigeons : SMEES
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Shinto temple gateway : TORII
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Sell : VEND
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Scourge of serge : LINT
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Besmear : SOIL
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Sullivan and Koch : EDS
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Ultimate degree : NTH

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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