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New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 1992

54-Across : Miss Brooks's portrayer

Author:
Dorothy Elliott
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Dorothy Elliott has 11 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Shortz Era crossword in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,495
Across
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Swamp : BOG
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Neckwear : ASCOTS
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German spa : EMS
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Freeloader : MOOCHER
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Dyer's vessel : VAT
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Anne Baxter film: 1950 : ALLABOUTEVE
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O.T. book : EZR
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Sacred: Comb. form : HIER
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"The ___," Hope movie: 1948 : PALEFACE
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Lowly : MENIAL
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Patriotic org. since 1890 : DAR
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Diminutive suffix : CULE
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Landlocked Asian waters : ARALSEA
31
Leaves : DEPARTS
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Author of "Portrait of a President" : SIDEY
35
Felix Holt's creator : ELIOT
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J. Woodward's 1957 film, with "The" : THREEFACESOFEVE
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Oglers : EYERS
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Van, sometimes : MOVER
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Second wife of Pericles : ASPASIA
45
Controversial : ERISTIC
50
Bus deps. : STAS
51
Wolf Blitzer's bailiwick : CNN
53
Color also called sunbeam : BANANA
54
Miss Brooks's portrayer : EVEARDEN
57
Morsel for Muffet : CURD
58
Emma in "Kate & Allie" : ARI
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Polygraph : LIEDETECTOR
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Take the laurels : WIN
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Kind of pace : FEVERED
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New Guinean port : LAE
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Pester : NAG
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Lampoon : DERIDE
67
Many ft. : YDS
Down
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Large Asian chicken : BRAHMA
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Slicker : OILIER
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Grant's home in Ill. : GALENA
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Rep. abroad : AMB
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Yemana in "Barney Miller" : SOO
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Power grab : COUP
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Two foursomes : OCTAD
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Stanwyck film: 1941 : THELADYEVE
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Harsh : SEVERE
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Biographer of a two-time Nobelist : EVECURIE
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Good luck, in Israel : MAZELTOV
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Riv. boat : STR
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Ump's cousin : REF
18
Seed covering : ARIL
22
" ... and the second beast like ___": Rev. : ACALF
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Rate : ASSESS
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Son of Eric the Red : LEIF
28
Famed Renaissance family : ESTE
30
"___ and Pinch Me," Coppard work : ADAMANDEVE
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Site of a Lincoln antislavery speech: 1854 : PEORIA
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He wrote "The Name of the Rose" : ECO
36
Souchong and Darjeeling : TEAS
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Mass follower : HYSTERIA
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Activity for a road crew : REPAVING
39
Take out : ERASE
40
Croat's foe : SERB
44
"___ for You," 1923 song : ICRIED
46
Stokely Carmichael's gp. : SNCC
47
In a tense manner : TAUTLY
48
Encroachment : INROAD
49
Frameworks : CADRES
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___ Rijn, Netherlands river : NEDER
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TV alien : ALF
56
St. Philip ___ : NERI
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Barley bristle : AWN
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Turner of 51 Across : TED
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British painter of birds : EDE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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