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New York Times, Monday, March 9, 1992

Author:
Melvin Kenworthy
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Melvin Kenworthy has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,462
Across
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Shake ___ (hurry) : ALEG
5
Unwanted fat : FLAB
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Rope fiber : BAST
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Chopper part : ROTOR
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Precept : RULE
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Eight, to Cato : OCTO
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Single : ALONE
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Persian poet : OMAR
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Dhaka is its capital : BANGLADESH
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Plain; bare : MERE
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Greek mil. group of W.W. II : ELAS
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Discharge : EGEST
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Entices : TEMPTS
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Winged : ALAR
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Porpourri : OLIO
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Designer Cassini : OLEG
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Stared : GAPED
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Childhood malady : MUMPS
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Bern's river : AAR
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Wind: Comb. form : ANEMO
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Put in office : ELECT
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Wild try : STAB
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Forbidding : GRIM
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Pledge : OATH
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State with confidence : ASSURE
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"Ars ___ . . . " : LONGA
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Ignoble : BASE
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Painter Chagall : MARC
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Does a belly flop, aeronautically : CRASHLANDS
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Ireland, to Gaels : EIRE
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Iodine source : KELP
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Soprano Lucine ___ : AMARA
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Movement : STIR
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___ majesté : LESE
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Uses a strop : HONES
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Method: Abbr. : SYST
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Dash : ELAN
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Adages : SAWS
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Fine horse : ARAB
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"Damn Yankees" girl : LOLA
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School on the Thames : ETON
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Signal bell : GONG
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___ Utley, author of "The China Story" : FREDA
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Artificial flies : LURES
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Dear me! : ALAS
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Church for sailors : BETHEL
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Backfires : BOOMERANGS
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Tops : ACMES
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Commence : START
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Rushed around : TORE
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Lease again : RELET
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Too : ALSO
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Dippy or dotty : GAGA
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Heavy book : TOME
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Hebrew month : ELUL
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Aper : MIME
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Musical event in Boston : POPCONCERT
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Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
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Eye or whip follower : LASH
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Dine : EAT
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Bolivian neighbor : PERU
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Muslim prince : EMIR
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Cupola : DOME
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Male party : STAG
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Hit hard : BASH
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Angler's gear : TACKLE
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Psalms anagram for heals : SELAH
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Nonclerical group : LAITY
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Gold lace for upholstery : ORRIS
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Raft material : BALSA
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Ski mecca : ASPEN
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G.I. food : MESS
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Rod's partner : REEL
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Disney's inventive mouse : AMOS
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British nursemaid : NANA
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Sketched : DREW
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Back talk : SASS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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