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New York Times, Wednesday, May 6, 1992

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,520
Across
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Firmness of purpose : RESOLVE
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Broiled : GRILLED
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Board the Yankee Clipper : ENTRAIN
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Lie back : RECLINE
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Flighty person : FLIBBERTIGIBBET
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Rims : LIPS
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Faultiest : WORST
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Dotted, as with stars : SEME
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Hail or farewell : AVE
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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Be inclined : TEND
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St. ___ fire : ELMOS
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Let it stand : STET
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Makes beloved : ENDEARS
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Type of cross or cat : MALTESE
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First lady : EVE
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Napoleon's marshal : NEY
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Red headings : RUBRICS
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Muddlers : ADDLERS
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Fencing sword : EPEE
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Rows : TIERS
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Bovine animals : OXEN
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"Gotcha" cry : AHA
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N.Y. winter time : EST
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Inhabitant: Suffix : ITE
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Apollo's mother : LETO
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Fla. city : OCALA
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Taj Mahal's site : AGRA
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What a chatterbox can do : TALKABLUESTREAK
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Blanket : OVERLIE
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Organized body of knowledge : SCIENCE
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Thrift-shop concerns : RESALES
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Triggerman : SHOOTER
Down
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Expand credit : REFLATE
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Animate : ENLIVEN
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Salary : STIPEND
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Eyes, to poets : ORBS
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H.S. chemistry room : LAB
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Witness : VIEW
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Matriculates : ENROLLS
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Astronaut Virgil (Gus) ___ : GRISSOM
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Command of a col. : REGT
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Here, in Isère : ICI
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Degrees of attys. : LLBS
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"___, égalité, fraternité" : LIBERTE
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Brutus and Antony, e.g. : ENEMIES
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Relaxation of hostilities : DETENTE
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Decorate : TRIM
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Steel-plow pioneer : DEERE
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Upright : ERECT
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White ___ National Monument : SANDS
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Sharp: Comb. form : STYLO
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Ancestors: It. : AVI
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Shepherded : LED
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Land broker : REALTOR
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Lift from under : UPHEAVE
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Fab Four : BEATLES
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Centuries: Fr. : SIECLES
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Ingenuous : ARTLESS
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Pressing : EXIGENT
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Track previous steps : RETRACE
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One of a cager's pair : SNEAKER
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A son of Isaac and Rebecca : ESAU
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Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
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Annual theater award : OBIE
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"Moses" author : ASCH
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Mars: Comb. form : AREO
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Entire : ALL
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Uncle, in Uruguay : TIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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