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New York Times, Tuesday, May 19, 1992

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,533
Across
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So-so : FAIR
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Back talk : SASS
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Toil : LABOR
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A Best : EDNA
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Economist Smith : ADAM
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Mom's relative : ENATE
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Actor Nolte : NICK
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Solitary : LONE
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Stellar: Comb. form : ASTRO
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Start of a quip : THEWORKERSWHO
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Soul, to Simone : AME
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Shoe width for Big Foot : EEE
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Dedicate; consecrate : DEVOTE
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Ewe's utterance : BAA
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Some Cong. members : REPS
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Nix the fancy nuptials : ELOPE
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Religious denomination : SECT
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Squeezing snake : BOA
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Quip: Part II : LOWEREDTHATROOF
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___-dye : TIE
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Assay : RATE
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German city : HALLE
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No ifs, ___ or buts : ANDS
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Candidate to like : IKE
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Pretty girls : CUTIES
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Quip: Part III : ARE
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Male Manx : TOM
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End of the quip : EAVESDROPPERS
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"___ Is in the Streets," 1953 movie : ALION
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Old West marshal : EARP
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Exercise one's franchise : VOTE
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"The Treasure of the Sierra ___" : MADRE
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Mute mimic : MIME
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Give off : EMIT
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Disports : PLAYS
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Coaster : SLED
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Thin : RARE
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Quagmire : FEN
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Way into a stope : ADIT
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Creep ahead : INCH
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Do an autumn job : RAKE
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Strauss opera : SALOME
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Have an apple in one's eye : ADORE
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Scuttled : SANK
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Capt. Hook's toady : SMEE
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Lend-___ (W.W. II aid) : LEASE
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Retort : ANSWER
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English resort : BATH
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Other, in Oviedo : OTRO
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Antique auto : REO
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Most of our globe : WATER
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Lasso : REATA
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Mississippi mouth : DELTA
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Remove from jurisdiction : ELOIN
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Took an oath : VOWED
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Unlock, poetically : OPE
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A Davis : BETTE
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Yearn : ACHE
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Princess in Verdi's "Don Carlos" : EBOLI
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Rochester's mysterious servant Grace : POOLE
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Strongboxes : SAFES
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Pierre's st. : SDAK
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Lake Indians : ERIES
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Pound : THUMP
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Stoolie : RAT
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Very tasty : SAVORY
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___ a plea (bargained with the D.A.) : COPPED
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M. Coty et al. : RENES
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The Velvet Fog : TORME
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Israeli airline : ELAL
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Radamès's beloved : AIDA
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Opp. of 31 Across : DEMS
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Thinness standard : RAIL
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At any time : EVER
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Italia's capital : ROMA
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Ado : STIR
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Unit of elec. current : AMP
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Printemps follower : ETE

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

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