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New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 1992

Author:
Ruth Minary
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,527
Across
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Gelling agent : AGAR
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Blazer : COAT
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Proportion : RATIO
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French composer: 19th century : LALO
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"Girl ___ Dreams": 1927 song : OFMY
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Correct : EMEND
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With: Fr. : AVEC
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Monument on Salisbury Plain : STONEHENGE
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Ascot : NECKTIE
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Coral, for one : SEA
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Old World tropical shrub : HENNA
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Decrease gradually : TAPER
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"Cakes ___": Maugham : ANDALE
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Cubic measure : STERE
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Former New York mayor : BEAME
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Rocky eminence : SCAR
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Follower of hen and rats : BANE
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Boisterous play : ROMP
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Contests : MEETS
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Finishing nail : BRAD
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French violinist: 18th century : ANET
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"Vissi d'___," Puccini aria : ARTE
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List of candidates : SLATE
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African antelope : ORIBI
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Carbolic acid : PHENOL
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Palindromic doctrine : TENET
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Lesser Antilles native : CARIB
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Roman citadel : ARX
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Exist : ARE
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Space off a kitchen : DINETTE
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Officially, the Hoover : BOULDERDAM
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Sandarac tree : ARAR
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W.W. II hero Murphy : AUDIE
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Solon or Thales : SAGE
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Caesar's supper : CENA
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Anagram of 31 Across : STEER
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Flower into the Fulda : EDER
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Memorable pianist : HESS
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One of the Hales : ALAN
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Presented : GAVE
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
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River port NNW of Brisbane : ROCKHAMPTON
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Trigonometric function : COSINE
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Frequently : OFTEN
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Latin I verb : AMO
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Actress Daly : TYNE
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Listen again : REHEAR
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French soul : AME
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Present or past : TENSE
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Actress Stevens: 1934-70 : INGER
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Theaters : ODEA
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Comes onstage : ENTERS
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Part of TV : TELE
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Anchorite, e.g. : ASCETIC
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P.G.A. course in Calif. : PEBBLEBEACH
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River in Luzon : ABRA
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Inert gas : NEON
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Title for 68 Across : DAME
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London museum : TATE
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Balkan citizen : SERB
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Island off Ireland : ARAN
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Intl. group : NATO
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Noble, in Berlin : EDEL
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Parisian proprietor : MAITRE
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Climb : SHIN
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Schoolbook : READER
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First 46 Down : PRIMER
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Food fish : TROUT
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Discharge : EXUDE
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Maxim : ADAGE
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Desert cover-ups : ABAS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Tupelo or ginkgo : TREE
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Light shades : TANS
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Actian and Augustan : ERAS
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Palter : LIE
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Family man : DAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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