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New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1992

5-Down : An organ stop

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 60, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 6.03, Missing: { B F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 22, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,530
Across
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"___ Beauty," G. M. Hopkins poem : PIED
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Art ___ : DECO
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Actresses Blake and Bearse : AMANDAS
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"Babes ___," 1937 Broadway hit : INARMS
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Acciaccatura : MORDENT
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"___ Fables" : AESOPS
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Lawyer's fee : RETAINER
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Wrinkled fruit : PRUNES
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Subject to planation : ERODE
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Slow musical pieces : ADAGIOS
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Spares, e.g. : TIRES
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Double dagger : DIESIS
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Galatea's lover : ACIS
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They just don't know : AGNOSTICS
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___ de deux : PAS
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Washer or dryer : MACHINE
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Marie-José ___, French actress : NAT
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Warehouses : ENTREPOTS
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Man, in the sea : ISLE
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Première ballerine : ETOILE
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Justify : PROVE
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Italian magistrate, once : PODESTA
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___ up (hibernated) : HOLED
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Small ship, moved by oars and sails : GALIOT
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Homicide officers : CORONERS
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Saw-toothed ridge : SIERRA
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Noted : EMINENT
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Ingenious : ADROIT
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Some are just : DESERTS
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Suffix with persist : ENCE
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Beatty movie : REDS
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Displays ostentatiously : PARADES
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West ___, 1492 discovery : INDIES
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Clarissa of Avon : EDEN
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Andersen or Kierkegaard : DANE
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An organ stop : DIAPASON
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Perk up, in Portsmouth : ENERGISE
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Disingenuous reasoner : CASUIST
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Maine campus site : ORONO
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League or Legion lead-in : AMERICAN
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Driver : MOTORIST
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Prudish : STRAIGHTLACED
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Gym tchrs.' degrees : MPES
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Draft inits. : SSS
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Make a new recording : RETAPE
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Darcel of films : DENISE
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Calcutta criminal : DACOIT
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Downright rude : INSOLENT
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Baron Baltimore's family : CALVERTS
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Sleipnir and Pegasus : STEEDS
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Pertaining to a heavenly body : METEORIC
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Renegade : APOSTATE
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Hematite : REDIRON
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Mangle users : IRONERS
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Dialed : PHONED
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Settled a debt : PAID
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To smell, to Seneca : OLERE
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Juliette Low's org. : GSA
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Tenth of an ephah : OMER
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Stevens of Met fame : RISE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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