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New York Times, Saturday, April 4, 1992

17-Across : Onetime Pelé team

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,488
Across
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Infinite time, to Chaucer : ETERNE
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Anhinga : DARTER
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Place for keeping frogs : RANARIUM
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Complete, in Callao : ENTERO
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Captivates : ATTRACTS
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Onetime Pelé team : COSMOS
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Pittsburgh nine : PIRATES
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"The Dead ___," E. B. Browning poem : PAN
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Telepathy, e.g. : PSI
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Shroyer role : ENOS
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Igor of the Munsters : BAT
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Hammer, in a way : PEEN
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Abbreviated date : APPT
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Certain male sheep : WETHERS
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Rookie : TYRO
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Ballroom dance : CHARLESTON
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Digger's prize : ORE
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Address : ORATION
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___ tree (cornered) : UPA
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Repair : RENOVATION
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"A Touch of the ___" : POET
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Celebrated : EMINENT
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Litter littlest : RUNT
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Shock : STUN
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Obsecrate : BEG
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A home of D.H. Lawrence : TAOS
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Pt. of E.T.A. : ARR
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Mystery writer Wahloo : PER
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This might soot you : CHIMNEY
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Type of roll : KAISER
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Reason for a lineup of limos : PREMIERE
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Click beetle : ELATER
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Battles of Bull Run site : MANASSAS
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Payment derived from a Roman condiment : SALARY
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Cuffs : SMITES
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Adjective for Trump : ENTREPRENEURIAL
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Ionian Sea gulf : TARANTO
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Ted Hughes's Muse : ERATO
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Prepares, as potatoes : RICES
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Streisand film : NUTS
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Quartet in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : EMS
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Rafer Johnson's forte : DECATHLON
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Later : ANON
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Coll. linemen : RTS
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Turbulence : TEMPESTUOUSNESS
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Notched, as a leaf : EROSE
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Stuff for fiddlers : ROSIN
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Forte of Flavor Flav : RAP
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Panay native : ATI
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Scud interceptor : PATRIOT
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Defeat : BEATING
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Gp. in "West Side Story" : PRS
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Fabric end : ATOR
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Combustible heap : PYRE
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"___ it be, 'Tis wondrous heavy": Shak. : WHATEER
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Sunset time, to Shelley : EEN
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Item grown in Wareham, Mass. : CRANBERRY
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Store sign : OPEN
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Cager Calvin ___ : NATT
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Every, in prescriptions : OMN
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Lick's partner : PROMISE
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"___ alive!" : SAKES
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Refrain syllables : TRALA
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"___ saw the Congo ... " : THENI
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Direct toward : AIMAT
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Kind of pressure : PEER
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Bone up : CRAM
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Stat for Viola : ERA
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Type of man : YES
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I.R.T. stop : STA
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U.K. leaders : PMS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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