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OCCUPATIONAL ODDITIES

New York Times, Sunday, June 14, 1992

Author:
Bert H. Kruse
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 565 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 117, Cheaters: 20, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Bert H. Kruse has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,559
Across
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Goldie of movies : HAWN
5
Malayan craft : PROA
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Gynt's mother : ASE
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One ___ (child's game) : OCAT
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Additional : OTHER
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Wheel of fortune : ROULETTE
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Lake Maggiore town : STRESA
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Plumber's major job? : WHITEHOUSELEAK
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On time : PROMPT
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Court call : LET
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Down Under sea mile : NAUT
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McKellen and Fleming : IANS
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Cassin and Clair : RENES
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Prisoners : INMATES
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"___ Triplex," famous R.L.S. essay : AES
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Actor in "Odd Man Out" : MASON
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Tearful mother : NIOBE
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Drama critics' baseball delights? : TRIPLEPLAYS
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Famed inventor's monogram : TAE
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Attires : GARBS
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"A Chorus Line" finale : ONE
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Kind of comb or bear : HONEY
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Year in Henry VII's reign : MDV
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Bess Truman, ___ Wallace : NEE
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Milk, in Metz : LAIT
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Collapsed, with "in" : CAVED
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Jackknife, e.g. : DIVE
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Divorce lawyer's suit? : PILLOWCASE
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Poison : TOXIN
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Degree for a future C.E.O. : BBA
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Birds that utter booming notes : EMUS
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Took off like a rabbit : HARED
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Mysost or pecorino : CHEESE
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Rescue : RECLAIM
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Ways : MODES
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Whisky-barrel worker : CHARRER
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Shocked : AGHAST
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Demi or Dudley : MOORE
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In a jiffy : SOON
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Dated student org. : SDS
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Western capital : BOISE
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Broker's Swiss shares selection? : ALPENSTOCK
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Meara or Murray : ANNE
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Palm Springs mayor and family : BONOS
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Aaron or Greenberg of baseball : HANK
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"H. M. Pulham, ___": Marquand : ESQ
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Bridge no-no, for short : NIG
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Boom variety : SONIC
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Eternally, in poesy : EER
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Arctic surname : CLAUS
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Psychiatrist's favorite veggie? : COUCHPOTATO
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Survival : RELIC
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"The Flowering Peach" playwright : ODETS
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Common Great Lakes cargo : ORE
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Phony medicine : PLACEBO
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Jungle vine : LIANE
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Do the sights : TOUR
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Old English court : LEET
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Browning's "___ Vogler" : ABT
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Comedienne Pearl : MINNIE
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Modiste's notable outfit for a stripper? : STRINGENSEMBLE
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Early people of Mexico : AZTECS
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Can : PRESERVE
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Measure : RULER
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Annie Oakley : PASS
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In the dumps : SAD
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Like certain maidens : FAIR
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Spreads alfalfa : TEDS
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Kind of success or monkey : HOWLING
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Aristophanes was one : ATHENIAN
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Actor James ___ : WHITMORE
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Fishermen's profit? : NET
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Swann's creator : PROUST
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Swamp : ROUT
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The end of joy and humor : OUS
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Brew : ALE
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Military command : ATEASE
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Ollie's pal : STAN
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Screams in the comics : EEKS
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Home of the Black Bears : ORONO
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Mortar men's get-togethers? : CEMENTMIXERS
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Kin of daboias : ASPS
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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Revenues, in Rennes : RENTES
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One of the Saarinens : ELIEL
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Zapped, as bugs : SPRAYED
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Remindful of Rapunzel : TRESSY
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Own, to Burns : HAE
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Title Liszt held : ABBE
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Wou-wou : APE
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Leonine locks : MANE
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Stirs up : ROILS
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Obsessed by : INTO
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Stages : PHASES
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"I ___ a lass . . . ": Wither : LOVED
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Counseled : ADVISED
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Textile-machine devices : EVENERS
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Restrict : LIMIT
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Styptic : ALUM
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Tip : CAREEN
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Activist : DOER
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Kind of porridge : PEASE
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Cries of glee : WHOOPS
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Core, as of a regiment : CADRE
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Express gratitude : THANK
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Its capital is Brussels : BRABANT
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Shade of rose : BEGONIA
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Carpenters' affliction? : ACHINGJOINTS
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As close as possible : CHOCK
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Emit an intense beam : LASE
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Australian lizard : MOLOCH
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Garden raider, for short : COON
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Frenzied : MANIC
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Square one : START
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Actor Farrell : SHEA
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Attire for neonates : BOOTEES
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Burden : ONUS
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An interest of 39 Across : ELEC
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Fit to be marketed : SALEABLE
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Equivocated : QUIBBLED
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Picturesque : SCENIC
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Hiver's opposite : ETE
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Famed Ore. lake : CRATER
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Sea ducks : SCOTERS
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Handled the tea : POURED
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Aromatic root : ORRIS
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Early April game : OPENER
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Horatio and Claudius, e.g. : DANES
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Entertainer Minnelli : LIZA
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Cooking amts. : TSPS
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Skagerrak feeder : OTRA
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Jacob's third son : LEVI
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Puss : MAP
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Ship-shaped table utensil : NEF
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Irish sweetheart : GRA
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Wife of Theban god Amen-Ra : MUT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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