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New York Times, Wednesday, April 29, 1992

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.76, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,513

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Across
1
Scraps for 47 Across : ORTS
5
Work units : ERGS
9
Dog in "The Thin Man" : ASTA
13
Michelangelo's Mother of Sorrows : PIETA
15
A tide : NEAP
16
Calm : COOL
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Stylish : SMART
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Amphora, e.g. : VASE
19
"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
20
A "purrfect" pet? : AKITTYTOCUDDLE
23
Org. Robert Gates heads : CIA
24
Other things: Lat. : ALIA
25
Theater, in Tivoli : TEATRO
28
Suffix with cash : IER
29
Type of dance : TAP
32
Debates : ARGUES
33
Election winners : INS
34
"Means of Ascent" author : CARO
35
Catafalques : BIERS
36
Hoosier humorist : ADE
37
Hindu social class : CASTE
38
Rosacea : ACNE
39
Correspondent's second afterthought : PPS
40
Toboggan slides : CHUTES
41
Manx, e.g. : CAT
42
"O sole ___" : MIO
43
In recent days : LATELY
44
Looped handle : ANSA
46
Friend, in Amiens : AMI
47
Pamperable pup? : APOOCHTOSMOOCH
54
Cossets : PETS
55
James ___ Carter Jr. : EARL
56
Marquetry : INLAY
58
"Honi ___ qui mal y pense" : SOIT
59
Piedmontese city : ASTI
60
Sight from Notre Dame : SEINE
61
Head of a tale : ONCE
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A pair : DYAD
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Basenjis and Samoyeds : DOGS
Down
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Harvest goddess : OPS
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"Green Mansions" girl : RIMA
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Shipbuilding lumber : TEAK
4
Severe censure : STRICTURE
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Begrudge : ENVY
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Gaucho's lariat : REATA
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Reo's requirement : GASOLINE
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Category lower than genus : SPECIES
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This turns litmus red : ACID
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Auctioneer's cry : SOLD
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Ring slowly : TOLL
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Not aweather : ALEE
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Arrays : ATTIRES
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N.M. art colony : TAOS
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G. A. Nasser's alliance : UAR
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Pierre's pipe filler : TABAC
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Heather : ERICA
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Deputy : AGENT
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Sample : TASTE
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Russian workers' cooperative : ARTEL
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Precious metered writing : POESY
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Sources of instinctive energy : IDS
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Alerted : CAUTIONED
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Desertion of faith : APOSTASY
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Soft, thin leather : CHAMOIS
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Nitwit : PINHEAD
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Quahog : CLAM
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Singer Davis : MAC
45
Main artery : AORTA
47
Lhasa ___, Tibetan dog : APSO
48
Laborer : PEON
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Aural : OTIC
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Bone: Comb. form : OSTE
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Slipped : SLID
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Muse of history : CLIO
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Pend : HANG
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A referendum vote : YES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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