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New York Times, Saturday, May 2, 1992

64-Across : Monstrosity: Comb. form

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { C J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,516
Across
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Japanese chef's paste : MISO
5
Picture puzzle : REBUS
10
The south of France : MIDI
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Les √Čtats-___ : UNIS
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Port of Israel : ELATH
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River of Central Europe : ODER
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Greek cheese : FETA
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Firenze fare : PASTA
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San ___, Italy : REMO
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Broken : FRAGMENTED
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Accrual : GAIN
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Perry's Della : STREET
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Anatomical fold : RUGA
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Painter Guido ___ : RENI
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Fussy officer on a ship : FANTOD
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Square-dance figure : PROMENADE
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Daybook : DIARY
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Avatar of Vishnu : RAMA
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Scoria : DROSS
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Air : TUNE
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Commences : OPENS
45
Instrument measuring elevation : ALTIMETER
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Surveyor's positional marker : FANION
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One of the Pharaohs : SETI
50
Vamoosed : FLED
52
Peninsula of Quebec : UNGAVA
57
Painter Arthur ___ : DOVE
60
Declaration addenda : SIGNATURES
63
Wife of Osiris : ISIS
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Monstrosity: Comb. form : TERAT
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Time of austerity : LENT
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Piece of ground : PLOT
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Gothic rib : OGIVE
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Small ornamental case : ETUI
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"Star Wars" hero : SOLO
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Lassoed : ROPED
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Clairvoyant : SEER
Down
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Flubs : MUFFS
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Without power to act : INERT
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Indian lute : SITAR
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Tribe or river of Mo. : OSAGE
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Refrain : REPETEND
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Verve : ELAN
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Cordage fiber : BAST
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Extreme : UTTER
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Device for irrigation: Var. : SHADUF
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Rose-colored beryl : MORGANITE
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Conception : IDEA
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Actress Moore : DEMI
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___ Gate, Danube gorge : IRON
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Pond, to a poet : MERE
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One of the tribes of Israel : GAD
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Old capital of Japan : NARA
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Baphomet and others : IDOLS
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Without slack : TAUT
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French river : ORNE
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He has a colorful job : DYER
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C.C.N.Y. figure : PROF
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___ Nui (Easter Island) : RAPA
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Sign : OMEN
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Formal declaration : MANIFESTO
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Town of Venetia : ESTE
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Placed : SITUATED
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The sun, to Seneca : SOL
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Julep adjunct : MINT
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Wise man of the "Iliad" : NESTOR
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Painter Rivera : DIEGO
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Heraldic red : GULES
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Locale : VENUE
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Immerses : DIPS
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European capital : OSLO
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"The ___, the violet, and the vine": Poe : VIOL
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Piece of luggage : GRIP
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Hub : NAVE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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