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New York Times, Monday, June 15, 1992

52-Across : Lumber tool

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,560
Across
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Large black bird : RAVEN
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Wading bird : IBIS
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Small brown bird : WREN
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Friend, to Zapata : AMIGO
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"Of ___ and Men" : MICE
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Flying: Comb. form : AERO
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Links piece : DIVOT
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Feigned : PRETENDED
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Fall, for one : SEASON
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Defeat thoroughly : DRUB
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Sleeve dweller? : ACE
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Barely defeats : NIPS
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Fabric patterns : PRINTS
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Australian bird : COCKATOO
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Wino : SOT
33
English school : ETON
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Fairy : ELF
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Opp. of windward : ALEE
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Alaskan city : NOME
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Burma and Tobacco : ROADS
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Small crested bird : LARK
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Wild duck : TEAL
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Corpulent : FAT
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Emerald or coral ___ : ISLE
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___ Paul and Mary Ford : LES
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Flowed out : EMANATED
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Lumber tool : RIPSAW
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Kick in a chip for a pot : ANTE
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Gold, in Granada : ORO
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Chair or stool : SEAT
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Birds of prey : EAGLES
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Gripe : BELLYACHE
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Employee's delight : RAISE
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Signs : INKS
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Weight allowance : TRET
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Gladden : ELATE
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Uncluttered : NEAT
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Withered : SERE
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Challenged : DARED
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Energy units : RADS
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French girlfriend : AMIE
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Long live! : VIVA
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Selves : EGOS
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___ bet (no way) : NOTONA
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Mischievous child : IMP
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Cronies : BIRDSOFAFEATHER
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Bakery worker : ICER
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Entrapments : SETUPS
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Languid : WAN
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Fortification : REDAN
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Build : ERECT
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Lumps : NODES
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Spain's longest river : EBRO
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Gunpowder ingredient : NITER
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Prince Charles's sport : POLO
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Roma is here : ITALIA
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Ten mills : CENT
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A Siouan : OTOE
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Deep sleep : COMA
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Tolls : KNELLS
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Poor queue position : LAST
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A Gardner : ERLE
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Scratched out a living : EKED
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Condemn : DAMN
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Condition : STATE
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Fictional captain : EASY
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Beads up : SWEATS
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Came closer : NEARED
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Spring bird : ROBIN
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Filmdom's Dunne : IRENE
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Lively dance : POLKA
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Festive : GALA
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Prevaricator : LIAR
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Noted Italian family : ESTE
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Morsel for a blue jay : SEED
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Landing barge : LST
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July in Marseille : ETE

Answer summary: 2 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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