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New York Times, Friday, June 12, 1992

Author:
Wayne Hall-Eastman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Wayne Hall-Eastman has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,557
Across
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Chanteuse Horne : LENA
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Concepts : IDEAS
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Pinnacle : ACME
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Winged : ALAR
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___ León, Mexico : NUEVO
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Cloudburst result : RAIN
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Children's street game : KICKTHECAN
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Cal Tech, e.g. : INST
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Yale or Root : ELIHU
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Forte : TALENT
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Roundworm : NEMA
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Pouch : SAC
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Hindu incantations : MANTRAS
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Hwy. : RTE
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Organ nourishing a fetus : PLACENTA
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Actress for whom a theater was named : HAYES
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Vedic fire god : AGNI
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Siberian or slippery ___ : ELM
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Frosh-rushing group : FRAT
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Crosses : ROODS
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Unconscious : COMATOSE
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Woodland fairy : ELF
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Gerbil cousin : HAMSTER
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Unseld of N.B.A. fame : WES
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Relinquish : WAIVE
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Looped handle : ANSA
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Languid : TORPID
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Trifles : IOTAS
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Ice pack : BERG
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A Red Sox pitcher in 1990 : OILCANBOYD
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Zumwalt of the Navy : ELMO
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Kind of drip : NASAL
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Joyce heroine ___ Livia Plurabelle : ANNA
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Dry run : TEST
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Cold-shoulders : SNUBS
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Abound : TEEM
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"Mighty ___ a Rose" : LAK
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___ Cristo-Loveanu, painter of Eisenhower : ELIE
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Salt, to a chemist : NACL
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A star of "The In-Laws" : ARKIN
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Cruel : INHUMAN
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About to arrive : DUE
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Common Market initials : EEC
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Incarnation of a god : AVATAR
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The "Kreutzer ___": Tolstoy : SONATA
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Shakespearean sprite : ARIEL
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Steinbeck work: 1945 : CANNERYROW
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Fog's companion : MIST
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Talking tree of fantasy : ENT
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Motif : THEME
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Whip : LASH
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Poker necessity : ANTE
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To retire, use this : SPARE
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Star in Perseus : ALGOL
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Pandora's box? : CANOFWORMS
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Soapy minerals : TALCS
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Goad : TEASE
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Simon ___, Met star : ESTES
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Spanish hero El ___ : CID
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Rearward, at sea : AFT
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Longtime Dodger : MOTA
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Packet or corvette : SHIP
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Servants : MENIALS
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Pyromaniac's crime : ARSON
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Aircraft in Lyon : AVIONS
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Middle : MEDIAN
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Lingo : ARGOT
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Wielding a Louisville Slugger : ATBAT
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Phone lead-in : TELE
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Super-duper : AONE
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Scottish "since" : SYNE
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Wager : BET
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Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
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Herdic, e.g. : CAB
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Somerset, in Vt. : DAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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