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New York Times, Tuesday, May 12, 1992

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,526
Across
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Seating for the amen corner : PEWS
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Bushy hairdos : AFROS
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Old Polish woman : BABA
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Yearn : ACHE
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Raccoon's relative : COATI
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Muslim generals : AGAS
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Start of a quip : THATETYMOLOGIST
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"Some Like It ___" : HOT
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Bucks' mates : DOES
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Green, in Grenoble : VERTE
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Frau's counterpart : HERR
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Little Red Schoolhouse book : SPELLER
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Engine-room aides : WIPERS
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Whalers' casks : RIERS
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Clay-footed one? : IDOL
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Wasn't healthy : AILED
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Seal school : POD
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Quip: Part II : FEELINGSOPOORLY
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Take sustenance : EAT
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Golf course : LINKS
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Fashion : MODE
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Surface for bowlers : ALLEY
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Dark glasses: Colloq. : SHADES
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Hawthorne products : STORIES
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Prepare mentally : PLAN
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Black or Valentine : KAREN
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Bart Simpson, for one : BRAT
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Tease : RIB
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End of the quip : ISANILLLITERATE
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Lab heater : ETNA
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Playwright's ploy : ASIDE
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U.S. author: 1909-55 : AGEE
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Parts of a div. : REGS
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Fooled : DUPED
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Saucy : PERT
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Walkway : PATH
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Canyon phenomenon : ECHO
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One of a reporter's five W's : WHAT
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Matched items : SET
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Cast : ACTORS
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Vestibule : FOYER
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Butts : RAMS
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A native American : OTO
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Word in R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Lox carriers : BAGELS
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"I Enjoy Being ___" : AGIRL
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Moisten the roast : BASTE
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Michaelmas daisy : ASTER
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River south of Kassel : EDER
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Work too hard : OVERDO
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Gehenna : HELL
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Farm structures : SILOS
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Look furtively : PEEP
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Cher to Sonny, once : WIFE
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Comic's light bulb : IDEA
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Frost, for one : POET
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Perilous : RISKY
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Choreographer De Mille : AGNES
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Spur : PROD
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Word with shoppe : OLDE
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Color changers : DYES
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Fighting footballers : ILLINI
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Aswan's river : NILE
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Gulf sultanate : OMAN
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Joe Louis and Omni : ARENAS
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Scheduled : SLATED
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" . . . I ___ war": F.D.R. : HATE
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Aspen aficionado : SKIER
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Discernment : TASTE
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Monkey's uncle? : ORANG
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This often precedes a fall : PRIDE
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Radar sight : BLIP
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Fad : RAGE
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Roman road : ITER
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Bulbous vegetable : BEET
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Shaver : LAD
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Baton Rouge campus: Abbr. : LSU
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Séance sound : RAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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