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New York Times, Saturday, April 18, 1992

32-Down : Extremely wicked

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,502
Across
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Actress Rita : GAM
4
___ Act: 1765 : STAMP
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Iron-casting molds : PIGS
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Paleozoic and Mesozoic : ERAS
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Deed recipient : OWNER
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Author of "How Children Learn" : HOLT
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Earthy deposit : MARL
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Razorback : RIDGE
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"___ penny, two a penny ... " : ONEA
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Tip O'Neill was one : SPEAKER
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Contrite person's activity : ATONING
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Meteorological devices : SONDES
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He fought with Custer : RENO
29
Paragon : IDEAL
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Salad plants : PURSLANES
35
Smooth: Comb. form : LISS
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Imitation jewelry : PASTE
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"Honor is a ___ scutcheon": Shak. : MERE
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Berlin's "Puttin' ___" : ONTHERITZ
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Up to this time : SOFAR
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Mislay : LOSE
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Vicar's deputy : CURATE
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Neat condition : APPLEPIEORDER
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Dashing elegance : PANACHE
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More piquant : ZESTIER
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Pipe part : STEM
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Kind of grease : ELBOW
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Soliloquy starter : TOBE
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Live ___ (have a ball) : ITUP
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Replicate, in a way : CLONE
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Cather's "One of ___" : OURS
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Admiral who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1921 : SIMS
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Sing like a Tyrolean : YODEL
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Tosspot : SOT
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Jade and jasper : GEMS
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Not give ___ : ARAP
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Hoax : MARESNEST
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Male fallow deer : SORELS
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Spin : TWIRL
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Song in "A Chorus Line" : AND
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Unit of frequency : MEGAHERTZ
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Artifice : PRETENSE
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Call : PHONE
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Where Ephesus was located : IONIA
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Close from Greenwich : GLENN
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Red deer : STAGS
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Slipshod : SLAPDASH
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Canal between the Baltic and North Seas : KIEL
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Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
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College president's overseer : TRUSTEE
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Home for a missile : SILO
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Lord of Asgard : ODIN
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Composer of "The Barber of Seville" before Rossini : PAISIELLO
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Infant cupid : AMORETTO
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Extremely wicked : NEFARIOUS
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Desiccated : SERE
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Apocalyptic revelation : PROPHECY
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An interest of T.A.E. : ELEC
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Beer, colloquially : SUDS
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Yarn for embroidery : CREWEL
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Moon's apogee or perigee : APSIS
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Singer LuPone : PATTI
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Respiration: Comb. form : PNEUM
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Lucigens : LAMPS
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Refreshing air : OZONE
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River in Spain : EBRO
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Musical pause : REST
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Fellow: Brit. : BOD

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

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