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New York Times, Thursday, May 14, 1992

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,528
Across
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Fight grime : WASH
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One's place : STEAD
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___ Cities, Ill.-Iowa : QUAD
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Concerning : ASTO
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Tabriz citizen : IRANI
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Hindustani : URDU
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Note paper? : SHEETMUSIC
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"The African Queen" screenwriter : AGEE
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"The Gold Bug" author : POE
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Help a hood : ABET
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Arcade scrip : TOKENS
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Word Clemens likes to hear : STRIKE
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Spelunker's interest : CAVE
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Mayo clinic? : DELICATESSEN
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Count in a carton : DOZEN
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Further on in years : OLDER
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To's partner : FRO
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"Jake's Thing" writer : AMIS
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"Bone" some people throw : DIE
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Two-handed card game : JASS
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On a dial, they're 6 : MNO
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House coat? : PAINT
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"When I'm ___ -four": Beatles : SIXTY
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Big-band tune for a trio? : SINGSINGSING
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Chest sound : RALE
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Cosby's TV wife : RASHAD
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Ariel, for one : SPRITE
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Borodin's "Prince ___" : IGOR
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" . . . ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
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Mrs. Sprat's no-no : LEAN
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Grounds for divorce? : RENONEVADA
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Kim's "The Marrying Man" co-star : ALEC
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Put one's two cents in : OPINE
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Hagman's leading lady: 1965 : EDEN
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Be compatible : MESH
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Saltpeter : NITER
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Slave is seen in anagram : ESNE
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Flying stingers : WASPS
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Like ___ (immediately) : ASHOT
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Direct cattle? : STEER
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Weeder's tool : HOE
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Abu ___ of Egypt : SIMBEL
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Choice on a test : TRUE
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A N.Y.C. river : EAST
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Little orphan bird? : ANI
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Give orders : DICTATE
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They can move mountains : QUAKES
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Exhort : URGE
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Yemen's largest city : ADEN
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Club member's payment : DUES
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Occupied, as a seat : TAKEN
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Ham's sentence ender : OVER
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Fate date : IDES
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Future officers : CADETS
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Medicine-chest item : IODINE
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Peach variety : CLING
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'Tain't photocopy? : SFAX
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Once, once : ERST
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Inquisitive : NOSY
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They hold water : DAMS
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Dominique's domain : OMNI
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Utah national park : ZION
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Lively steps : JIGS
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Exam for jrs. : PSAT
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Section of a wing : AILERON
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Trap drum? : SNARE
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Fictional Yule baddie : GRINCH
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He tends to pressing matters : IRONER
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Pre-kickoff call : HEADS
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She was "Our Miss Brooks" : ARDEN
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He recruited Lafayette : DEANE
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Coup by Goren : SLAM
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Former Cosmos great : PELE
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Charlotte and Norma : RAES
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"What's ___ for me?" : INIT
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Not "all there"? : GONE
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Cure or gram preceder : EPI
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Winnie's sign : VEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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