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Michael S. Maurer
Michael S. Maurer

New York Times, Monday, May 4, 1992

Author:
Michael S. Maurer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Michael S. Maurer has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles and 19 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,518
Across
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Retail event : SALE
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Buddies : PALS
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Slag : DROSS
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Satanic : EVIL
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"Cat on ___ ... " : AHOT
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Mother ___ : EARTH
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Distribute : METE
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Load a ship : LADE
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Bowling lane : ALLEY
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"___ Mama" : IREMEMBER
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Vintage cars : REOS
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Try hard : STRIVE
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N.Y. time : EST
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Killer whale : ORCA
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"My Mother ___" : THECAR
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Minced oath : HECK
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Utah ski resort : ALTA
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Anklebones : TALI
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Spring holiday : MOTHERSDAYMAYIO
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Jot : IOTA
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Drug addict : USER
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Other : ELSE
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Conforms : ADAPTS
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"Arrivederci ___" : ROMA
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Curve : ESS
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Bee or beetle : INSECT
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Accident reminder : SCAR
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"___ Mother" ("Arrangement in Gray and Black") : WHISTLERS
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Mother ___ nursery rhymes : GOOSE
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Slangy negative : AINT
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Length times width : AREA
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At ___ for words : ALOSS
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Ash or elm : TREE
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Group of seats : TIER
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Memorable Washington hostess : MESTA
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Prophet : SEER
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Morays : EELS
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Big rigs : SEMIS
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Prevent : AVERT
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Liquid measure : LITER
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Resin : ELEMI
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Arnie of golf : PALMER
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Melville captain : AHAB
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Miner's mother ___ : LODE
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Cubic meter : STERE
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Famine : DEARTH
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Lung sound : RALE
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Column-base support : ORLO
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Fr. holy women : STES
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Bashful; timid : SHY
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Call forth : EVOKE
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Remain : STAY
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Mama ___ : CASS
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Swamp tree : ALDER
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Coral reefs : CAYS
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"It's a Sin to Tell ___" : ALIE
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Cruise port : RIO
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Follower of mother or father : HOOD
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Miss Kett : ETTA
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Fellow : CHAP
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Edible root : TARO
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Italian's "Mamma ___!" : MIA
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Dancer Tamblyn : RUSS
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Intended : MEANT
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Mother ___, 1979 Peace Nobelist : TERESA
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"___ Roberts" : MISTER
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Sharp blows : SWATS
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Blackboard : SLATE
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Strange : EERIE
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Basket for fish : CREEL
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Autocrats : TSARS
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Only : SOLE
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Dove's sounds : COOS
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Vice prin., e.g. : ASST
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Employ : HIRE
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Arrow poison : INEE
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School of whales : GAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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