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New York Times, Thursday, April 9, 1992

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,493
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Kind of sch. : ELEM
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Wet blanket : DRAG
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Moniker : NAME
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Do-fa connection : REMI
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Without a chance to win : OUTOFTHERUNNING
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Saltpeter, in Britain : NITRE
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Cottonmouth, e.g. : SNAKE
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The ark's skipper, in Avignon : NOE
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Long or Staten : ISLAND
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Proving-grounds personnel : TESTERS
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Haggard title : SHE
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Errs : MISSES
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Step ___ (accelerate) : ONIT
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Peace Prize co-winner: 1978 : SADAT
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Kin of L.S.T.'s : LCTS
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Suited to a person's taste : DOWNONESALLEY
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Red Sox catcher : PENA
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Famous 97-lb. weakling : ATLAS
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Chariot's road : ITER
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Helen, in Kilkenny : AILEEN
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Palindromic name : ADA
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Garment for Baryshnikov : LEOTARD
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Drew forth : EDUCED
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Bark of renown : ARF
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Currency of a sort : SCRIP
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Middle East people: Comb. form : ARABO
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Thoroughly : FROMTHEGROUNDUP
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Department in NW France : EURE
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Came down : ALIT
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"You ___ heard nothin' . . . " : AINT
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Sketched : DREW
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Tobies and such : MUGS
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Great Bear or Great Slave : LAKE
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Beloved of Aphrodite : ADONIS
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Resembling a verity : TRUISH
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Tell tales : TATTLE
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Greek mall : AGORA
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Blasting material : TNT
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Sounds of surprise : HAHS
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___ corner : AMEN
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Change an appraisal : RERATE
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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High station : EMINENCE
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They're outnumbered : MINORITY
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Marshland dweller in E England : FENMAN
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Luau instrs. : UKES
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Exploits : GESTS
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Trinket or trick : DIDO
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Bridge charges : TOLLS
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___ Juan Hill : SAN
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Great bargain : STEAL
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Dark, in poesy : SWART
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Discouraged : DETERRED
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"___ Aircraft Is Missing," 1942 movie : ONEOFOUR
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___ Anne de Beaupré : STE
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Four-wheeler : LANDAU
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Rice dish : PILAF
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Way lead-in : ARCH
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"___ of Jeanie . . . " : IDREAM
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National park in Me. : ACADIA
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Act the iconoclast : DEBUNK
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Legalized addition to Pierre's family : ADOPTE
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"I'll convert you!/Into ___": T. S. Eliot : ASTEW
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Of a vessel for ashes : URNAL
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Ice dwelling : IGLU
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Nice Nellie : PRIG
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Seminary deg. : MRE
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Mil. school : OTS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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