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New York Times, Monday, May 25, 1992

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,539
Across
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Broadway hit based on a T. S. Eliot work : CATS
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Dross from steel furnaces : SLAG
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Covenant : PACT
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Pallid : ASHEN
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Purplish brown : PUCE
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Kyrgyz mountain range : ALAI
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Hammer-and-strings instrument : PIANO
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Host : ARMY
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Brood of pheasants : NIDE
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Apple treats : PANDOWDIES
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Subjected to induration : HARD
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Mature plant ovule : SEED
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Expunge : ERASE
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Come to pass : HAPPEN
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Husk of grain : BRAN
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Region : AREA
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Computer fodder : DATA
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Spent time lazily : IDLED
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Laughing : RIANT
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"Katy, ___ the door!" : BAR
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South American ruminant : LLAMA
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Etonian's papa : PATER
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___ Harte, U.S. writer : BRET
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Malevolent : EVIL
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Yawn : GAPE
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Freshen a lawn : AERATE
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Aromatic herb : THYME
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Yorkshire river : AIRE
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N.C. river or cape : FEAR
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Cosmopolitan : PANTARCHIC
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One opposed : ANTI
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Timber tree : PINE
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Furious : IRATE
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Deer dears? : DOES
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Esau's land : EDOM
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Like little pitchers : EARED
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Once, once : ERST
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Milland and Bolger : RAYS
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No more than : MERE
Down
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Founder of Lower Slobbovia : CAPP
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Locale covering over 17 million sq. miles : ASIA
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Conjunction after comparatives : THAN
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Transmit : SEND
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One of a high suit in bridge : SPADE
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Glaringly vivid : LURID
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Summit : ACME
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Old Faithful, e.g. : GEYSER
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Beggar : PANHANDLER
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Anonym : ALIAS
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Military training unit : CADRE
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Even : TIED
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Hangman's loop : NOOSE
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___ one's way (proceed) : WEND
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Fence part : RAIL
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Angelic instrument : HARP
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Solo for Pavarotti : ARIA
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Organic fuel : PEAT
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Eulogist : PANEGYRIST
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Unadorned : BARE
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French secular clergyman : ABBE
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Pitch : TAR
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Output of Mount Saint Helens : LAVA
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Give forth : EMIT
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Hill's partner : DALE
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Mine car : TRAM
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Village in Ireland : TARA
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Martin or pot preceder : PEPPER
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Weird : EERIE
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Caruso was one : TENOR
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Abhors : HATES
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Pester : ANNOY
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News bits : ITEMS
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Bet against the dice caster : FADE
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Verdi opera : AIDA
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Study hard and late : CRAM
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___ and hounds (outdoor game) : HARE
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Anatomical passage : ITER
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Relinquish : CEDE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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