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New York Times, Saturday, May 9, 1992

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.69, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,523
Across
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Totalitarian government system : FASCISM
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Tells : RELATES
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Pensioner, often : RETIREE
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Plutonium, for one : ELEMENT
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Extinct volcano in Armenia : ARAGATS
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Emulate Grant at Vicksburg : BESIEGE
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Sailors' confab : GAM
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Bring into captivity : ENSLAVE
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Three for Mario : TRE
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"How sweet ___!" : ITIS
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Passes over : OMITS
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Word with New or Fair : DEAL
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See 37 Down : LONER
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Goddess of infatuation : ATE
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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Project, as good will : ERADIATE
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Partial : BIASED
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& : AMPERSAND
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Musical group : SEPTET
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One who gives evidence : ATTESTER
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Bawls : CRIES
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Airport-schedule ltrs. : ETA
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Author of "Hard Cash" : READE
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Lacerate : REND
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Excited states : SNITS
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Vigoda and Burrows : ABES
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Soul, in Amiens : AME
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Lighten a prison sentence : COMMUTE
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Presley's "I Was the ___" : ONE
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Louis d'or : PISTOLE
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Footwear for Hermes : TALARIA
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Stars over Sedan : ETOILES
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Chad ___ from South Bend : EVERETT
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Invigorate : REFRESH
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Descendants of a son of Noah : SEMITES
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Word stamped on a package : FRAGILE
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Lawn device : AERATOR
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Endurance : STAMINA
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Short smoke, in slanguage : CIG
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Dies ___ : IRAE
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___ store by (distrust) : SETNO
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Sailor's dinner companion : MESSMATE
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Detroit sales ploy : REBATE
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Hgts. : ELEVS
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___-majesté : LESE
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"___ my brother's keeper?": Gen. : AMI
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Wobbles : TEETERS
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Etch : ENGRAVE
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Hardened : STEELED
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Letter for letter : LITERATIM
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Quieted : SEDATED
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World's lowest lake : DEADSEA
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___ riches (poets' ploys) : RIMES
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Forty-___ : NINER
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Adroit : APT
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Shea shillelagh : BAT
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Legislation : STATUTES
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Driver's must in a snowy clime : SCRAPER
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Recluse : EREMITE
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Respighi's "___ Rome" : PINESOF
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Frame for embroidery : TABORET
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Delightful mineral? : EDENITE
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Elects the incumbent : RESEATS
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Catch, as in a net : ENMESH
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What the cobbler saves? : SOLES
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Barrel part : STAVE
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Old king : COLE
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Early sch. : ELEM
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Rifle range, in Reims : TIR
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Hero in "Exodus" : ARI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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