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New York Times, Friday, May 1, 1992

62-Across : Ear problem

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,515
Across
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Arms for hoods : RODS
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Took long steps : STRODE
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___ scan (diagnostic aid) : CAT
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Major 70's acronym : OPEC
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Eastern Church stoles : ORARIA
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G. & S. princess : IDA
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Diplomatic winner of 1973 Derby? : SECRETARIAT
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Angelica or humana : VOX
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Caliban's opposite : ARIEL
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Exigence : NEED
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Gaels' land : EIRE
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Verdian hero : RADAMES
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Sharp winner of 1956 Derby? : NEEDLES
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List part : ITEM
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Repetitive bell-ringer : POSTMAN
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Abet's companion : AID
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Vainglory : POMP
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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___-pros (discontinue legally) : NOL
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Violent winner of 1946 Derby? : ASSAULT
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Reference bk. : ENC
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Humorist Bill and family : NYES
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Glass and opal endings : INES
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Ref's call : TKO
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Maroons : STRANDS
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Farmer's milieu : DELL
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Baseballing winner of 1942 Derby? : SHUTOUT
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Region in the south of France : ESTEREL
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A whiting : HAKE
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Kind of hug : BEAR
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Metrical feet : IAMBI
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Nasal wing : ALA
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Knightly-sounding winner of 1940 Derby? : GALLAHADION
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___ Alamos : LOS
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Ear problem : OTITIS
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Bancroft or Francis : ANNE
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Rochester-to-Syracuse dir. : ESE
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Stroller : GOCART
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Matches the bet : SEES
Down
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Cultivator of floribundas : ROSARIAN
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Military procedure : OPERATION
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Undoubted winner of 1962 Derby? : DECIDEDLY
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Fay Wray sound : SCREAM
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Foolish: Fr. : SOT
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Lintels : TRANSOMS
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Kind of earth : RARE
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Help a freshman : ORIENT
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Regal symbol : DIADEM
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Tuck away : EAT
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Mannerly : CIVIL
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Venerate : ADORE
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Strains : TAXES
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Threatened tree : ELM
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Body of poetry : EPOS
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Middle and Far : EASTS
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Figaro's land : SPAIN
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Vino da ___ (Terni table wine) : PASTO
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Judgmental winner of 1954 Derby? : DETERMINE
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Talus : ANKLEBONE
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Lowest atmosphere layer : UNDERAIR
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Not so much : LESS
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Hills of France : COLLINES
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Borgia in-law : ESTE
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Speed fluctuation, musically : RUBATO
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Imperfective : ATELIC
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___ a doornail : DEADAS
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Fissile rock : SHALE
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Nimbi : HALOS
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Imperial edict : UKASE
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Aunt, in Avila : TIA
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Utah ski center : ALTA
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___ and Magog : GOG
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Winner over T.E.D.: 1948 : HST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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