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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 1992

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,456
Across
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It makes dates : PALM
5
Lachrymal fluid : TEARS
10
Ripens : AGES
14
Butter substitute : OLEO
15
Brother of Moses : AARON
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Midway prize : DOLL
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Bet it all : GOFORBROKE
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Apiary : HIVE
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Surpass in venditions : OUTSELL
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Tied : EVENED
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Cozy retreats : NESTS
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Work units : ERGS
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Engendered : BEGOT
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Buy back : REDEEM
33
Stir : AROUSE
35
Arab chieftain : AMIR
36
Affirmative vote : YEA
39
Schism : RIFT
40
Styles : MODES
42
Jug : EWER
43
Latest: Prefix : NEO
44
Military assistant : AIDE
45
A sky color : COBALT
47
Roof timber : RAFTER
49
Chasm : ABYSS
50
___ avis : RARA
51
Useful quality : ASSET
54
Take heed : BEWARE
56
Retaliates : AVENGES
61
Culture medium : AGAR
62
Pitch a complete game : GOTHEROUTE
65
Reception room : SALA
66
Albumen : GLAIR
67
Lath : SLAT
68
Wapitis : ELKS
69
Some Slavs : SERBS
70
Building extensions : ELLS
Down
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Walt Kelly character : POGO
2
Baseball family name : ALOU
3
Departed : LEFT
4
Pasture palaver : MOOS
5
Postpone : TABLE
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British noblemen : EARLS
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Orinoco tributary : ARO
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Korean G.I. : ROK
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
10
Cling : ADHERE
11
Crosby movie : GOINGMYWAY
12
Pixies : ELVES
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Coaster : SLED
18
Hires : RENTS
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Yaw : VEER
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Merchants : TRADERS
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Dotted, in heraldry : SEME
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Livestock shelter : BARN
28
Lake at SE Mich. : ERIE
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Take a stroll : GOFORAWALK
30
Umpire's call : OUT
32
Record : DISC
34
Exhale : EMIT
37
Anguillids : EELS
38
Painting and sculpture : ARTS
41
Greek theaters : ODEA
42
Recede : EBB
44
At a distance : AFAR
46
Horse opera : OATER
48
Macaws : ARARAS
50
Stately : REGAL
52
Master, in India : SAHIB
53
Middleman in a baseball trio : EVERS
54
Low : BASE
55
Reproductive cells : EGGS
57
Proboscis : NOSE
58
Cheat : GULL
59
Cousin of etc. : ETAL
60
Square-dance figures : SETS
63
José's hooray : OLE
64
Gob : TAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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