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HEAVIES

New York Times, Sunday, May 3, 1992

Author:
Rosalind Pavane
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 162, Blocks: 91, Avg Word Len: 5.41, Missing: { X }, Scrabble score: 688 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid is asymmetric.
Rosalind Pavane has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Regarding the 42-Down clue, Marie Lafarge was an actual person found guilty of murdering her husband; Madame Defarge was a fictional character—and knitter—in Charles Dickens's "A Tale of Two Cities."

Perhaps Dickens named the fictitious Madame Defarge after the actual Madame Lafarge, but in any case, this clue seems to be a mistake; left it as in the original, though.

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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,517
Across
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Fictional elephant : BABAR
6
Edge : BRIM
10
Scale : CLIMB
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To be, in Madrid : ESTAR
20
Yoga position : ASANA
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Emerald Isle : EIRE
22
Poet-novelist Wylie : ELINOR
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Tibetan capital : LHASA
24
Pirate with a long name? : JOHNSILVER
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To be silent: Lat. : TACERE
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Like a julep : MINTY
28
Exact opposite : ANTIPODE
29
Opera by Donizetti : LUCREZIABORGIA
32
Khartoum's country : SUDAN
33
Voucher : CHIT
34
"Critique of Pure Reason" author : KANT
35
Mil. decoration : DSM
38
Comic actor Conway : TIM
39
MacGraw and Baba : ALIS
40
Hunter or angler, e.g. : SPORTSMAN
45
Loosely woven cotton : ETAMINE
47
Dutch artist Hals : FRANS
48
Dried fruit : PRUNE
49
Arab garment : ABA
50
Compound whence caffeine is derived : PURINE
51
Before, in poesy : ERE
52
Awkward guys : GALOOT
54
Dutch cheese : EDAM
55
N-S connection : OPQR
56
TV deletion : BLEEP
58
C-notes : IOOS
59
Assess : RATE
60
Old French coin : SOU
61
Man of maniac parts? : BORISKARLOFF
65
Burned : FLAMED
67
"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Anger : WRATH
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The Invisible Man of 1933 : RAINS
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Used a lever: Var. : PRISED
71
Go hungry : STARVE
73
___ the hills : OLDAS
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Debase oneself : GROVEL
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Polish seaport : GDYNIA
76
Front-wheels alignment : TOEIN
77
Tearful one of myth : NIOBE
78
King Kong, e.g. : APE
81
Reunion and The Summit : ARENAS
82
Orphan in a "choppy" rhyme : LIZZIEBORDEN
84
Small fruit : FIG
85
Tower town : PISA
86
Marcel Marceau, e.g. : MIME
87
Mails : SENDS
88
Heavyweight Max : BAER
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"___ Island With You," 1948 film : ONAN
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One of several Pharaohs : RAMESES
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Thing, in law : RES
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In short supply : SCARCE
96
Accepted dlvy. : RCD
97
Austrian-born actor-singer : BIKEL
98
"Ora pro ___" : NOBIS
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Alters : CHANGES
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"___ is finished" ("Pagliacci" ending) : THECOMEDY
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Upper throat : GULA
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Brit's vacation : HOL
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Begley and Wynn : EDS
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Thought : IDEA
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Antitoxins : SERA
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Find fault needlessly : CAVIL
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Sax Rohmer character : DOCTORFUMANCHU
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Menthaceous plants : OREGANOS
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Decorate : ADORN
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Tristan's love : ISOLDE
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First Dracula of film : BELALUGOSI
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___ Soleil (Louis XIV) : LEROI
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Waits on : SERVES
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Euphemistic oath : EGAD
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Ulyanov : LENIN
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Manacles : IRONS
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Shoe-factory worker : TREER
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Thorny plant : ROSE
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Came up : AROSE
Down
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___ California : BAJA
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" . . . unto us ___ is given": Isa. 9:6 : ASON
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Thai coin : BAHT
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Francesca ___, British actress : ANNIS
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Russian mystic : RASPUTIN
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Hag : BELDAME
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Split : RIVEN
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Choler : IRE
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European blackbird : MERL
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Richardson's "___ Harlowe" : CLARISSA
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It is allowed: Lat. : LICET
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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A star of "Rashomon" and "Ugetsu" : MORI
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Escapes : BREAKOUTS
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City near Los Angeles : ELMONTE
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Items of apparel : SHIRTS
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Pungency : TANG
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Wine town in Piedmont : ASTI
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Ottoman peasant : RAYA
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Whistler product : ETCHING
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Antiseptic : IODINE
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Home of the Bruins: Abbr. : UCLA
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Livestock shelters : BARN
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Oust : DEPOSE
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Trance : STUPOR
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Subject of a Peter Weiss play : MARQUISDESADE
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Ill-smelling : AREEK
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Parodies : SPOOFS
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Photographer's test print : PROOF
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Well-knit femme of fiction? : MADAMELAFARGE
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Lessened : ABATED
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Appointed : NAMED
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Russian village : MIR
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Invigorating : FRESH
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Top-drawer : ELITE
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Jungle denizens : LIONS
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Expunge : ERASE
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Costa ___, Spain : BRAVA
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"___-vous français?" : PARLEZ
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Master, in Swahili : BWANA
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Plant with a fragrant root : ORRIS
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Wheel spokes : RADII
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Climbing plants : LIANES
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He played Goldfinger : FROBE
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Perk up : LIVEN
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Goads : PRODS
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British author-critic : TYNAN
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Seeps : OOZES
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Encircles : GIRDS
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Seuss villain : GRINCH
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Opportune : TIMELY
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Roman-calendar day : NONES
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Like patchwork : PIECED
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Exit : EGRESS
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Nautical direction : APORT
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Applied calcium oxide : LIMED
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Liquidated Russian: 1953 : BERIA
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Threaten, in a way : MAKEAFIST
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Forbid : BAN
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Versifier: Var. : RIMER
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Bring about : ENGENDER
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Fonts : SOURCES
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Broad-brimmed hat : SHOVEL
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Roman emperor: A.D. 37 : CALIGULA
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Type designer and family : BODONIS
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Dull: Slang : BLAH
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Elaborate pretense : CHARADE
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Lemonlike fruit : CITRON
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Ointment : SALVE
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Certain carbonated drinks : COLAS
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Rathskeller order : LAGER
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Painter of limp watches : DALI
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River in central Europe : ODER
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Venezuelan city : CORO
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Exploiter : USER
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Additional : MORE
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Over: Ger. : UBER
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"___, Nanette" : NONO
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Condition: Suffix : OSIS
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Geometry word : SINE
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I, to Claudius : EGO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 20 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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