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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

New York Times, Thursday, April 16, 1992

Author:
Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,500
Across
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Head line : PART
5
New Deal org. : CCC
8
Dolt : CHUMP
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Tar's direction in a storm : ALEE
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Gandhi garment : SARI
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___ show : RAREE
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Carpet surface : PILE
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Border on : ABUT
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Beginning : ONSET
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Rail-splitter's nickname : ABE
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Dance critic Arlene ___ : CROCE
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Plumber's device : SNAKE
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Intellectuals : LITERATI
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Cub's org. : BSA
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Guarantee : VOUCHFOR
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Shakespearean title starter : ALLS
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Architectural given name : EERO
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River islet : AIT
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Arthur Wynne's invention : CROSSWORDPUZZLE
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Self-importance : EGO
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Likely: Abbr. : PROB
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Louis and Carrie : NYES
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"And of so easy and ___ stop": Shak. : SOPLAINA
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Type of silver: Abbr. : STG
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Legendary Giant : OTT
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Team sport of Indian origin : LACROSSE
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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Bendix role : RILEY
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Bowler : HAT
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Event on Oct. 29, 1929 : CRASH
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"Pleasure's ___ ... ": Byron : ASIN
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Contents of some banks : DATA
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Fracas : MELEE
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E.r.a. or r.b.i. : STAT
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Fix copy : EDIT
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Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
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Balaam hit it thrice : ASS
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Breast-pocket items : PENS
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___ bull : PAPAL
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Suspect eliminator : ALIBI
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Rent again : RELET
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Football formation : TEE
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Boston Brahmin : CABOT
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Coined word for constructors of 35 Across : CRUCIVERBALISTS
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Commend : CITE
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A way to ski : CROSSCOUNTRY
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Mia Farrow role : HANNAH
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Sky Bear : URSA
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Blessed ones : MEEK
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Rose of baseball : PETE
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Poet Teasdale et al. : SARAS
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Peevish people : CROSSPATCHES
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Smoked delicacies : EELS
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___ gun (automatic pistol) : BURP
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Ref. book : OED
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Disconcert : FAZE
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Some Rembrandts : OILS
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Chicago feature : LOOP
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These, in Normandy : CES
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Court order : WRIT
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Ending for ball or bass : OON
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Yoke: Comb. form : ZYGO
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Relax : LOOSEN
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Perfume : SCENT
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An anonym : ALIAS
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Kind of tree : SHADE
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Glossy fabric : SATIN
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States of France : ETATS
51
Summit : ACME
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Book by Stowe : DRED
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Hearty partner : HALE
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Tabula ___ (clean slate) : RASA
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Timetable abbr. : DEP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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