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QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS

New York Times, Sunday, June 28, 1992

Author:
Sally Coyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 166, Blocks: 89, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 636 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,573
Across
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Rice dishes : PILAFS
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Former New York City mayor : BEAME
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Rail bird : SORA
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Ripening agent : AGER
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Small penguin : ADELIE
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Recant : UNSAY
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Intricate : ELABORATE
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Where MacArthur shops? : GENERALSTORE
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Sitting Bull's social group? : INDIANCLUB
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Corrode : EAT
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Roofers : SLATERS
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Actress Jeanne : CRAIN
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Obscure : SHADE
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Marsh bird : STILT
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According to : PER
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Former hostage Terry ___ : WAITE
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Kind of engine : DIESEL
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French school : ECOLE
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Answer : RESPONSE
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Actor Foxx: 1922-91 : REDD
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Sheet of matted cotton : BATT
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Lack : DEARTH
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Blue or green : BICE
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Haul : LUG
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Auditioned : TRIEDOUT
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Soft drink : CREAMSODA
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Yawn : GAPE
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Singer from Australia : REDDY
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Whines : PULES
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Cleanse : BATHE
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Maxim : MOTTO
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Perfect serve : ACE
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Mock : DERIDE
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Ananias : LIAR
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Understand : FATHOM
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Brace : STAY
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Straightens : ALINES
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Sprite : ELF
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Money : CASH
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Why mother darns a sock? : HOLEINONE
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What Stan tries to do to Oliver? : FOOLHARDY
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Supplements : ADDS
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Mongrel : CUR
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Spines : THORNS
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Bog : MIRE
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Almost : NEARLY
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Lockhart or Allyson : JUNE
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Supply with oxyen : AERATE
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Zero : NIL
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Banish : EXILE
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Design : MOTIF
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Dipper : LADLE
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Stand for Frank or Joseph Stella : EASEL
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Crafty : WILY
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Melted : DISSOLVED
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Tehees : SNIGGERS
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Nov. 1 group : STS
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Heavy weights : TONS
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Snares : NOOSES
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Country in West Africa : TOGO
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Model A : FORD
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Recondite : ESOTERIC
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Small fish : SPRAT
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Secret doctrine : CABALA
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Bea Arthur TV role : MAUDE
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Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du ___" : MAL
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What gandy dancers do : LABOR
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Castor Oyl's daughter : OLIVE
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Mother of the Nereids : DORIS
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The poker plant : TRITOMA
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Sp. matron : SRA
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Title for Dracula? : BLOODCOUNT
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Earthquake geologists? : FAULTFINDERS
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Turned up : RETROUSSE
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Arabian gazelle : ARIEL
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Dwight ___, U.S. high jumper : STONES
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Collections : ANAS
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Quitclaim : DEED
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Opaque : DENSE
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African fly : TSETSE
Down
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Leaves : PAGES
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Think : IDEATE
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Pertaining to still water : LENTIC
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Stout : ALE
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Title for Eve? : FIRSTLADY
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Marine carnivore : SEAL
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Actor Keaton : BUSTER
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Joined : ENTERED
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Olympic hawk : MARS
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Needle part : EYE
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Thesmothetes' milieu : SENATE
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Movie or record of past years : OLDIE
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Play based on Maugham tale : RAIN
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Arab garment : ABA
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Having a curved doorway : ARCHED
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Celebrations : GALAS
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Practice piece for Previn : ETUDE
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Insurgent : REBEL
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Within the prescribed area : ONSIDE
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Fold over : LAP
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James Joyce's correspondence? : IRISHMAIL
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Songlike and flowing in style : CANTABLE
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Having rounded projections : LOBED
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Had on : WORE
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Ten: Comb. form : DECA
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D.D.E.'s W.W. II post : ETO
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Withdraw : SECEDE
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Analyzes grammatically : PARSES
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Astronaut Sally : RIDE
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Black gum trees : TUPELOS
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Danish atomic physicist : BOHR
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Slat : LATH
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Capable of : UPTO
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Branch of math. : GEOM
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Warhol film : TRASH
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Italian city on the Po : TURIN
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Pulitzer Prize author: 1970 : STAFFORD
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New York City nickname : GOTHAM
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Types of engravings : LINECUTS
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The 4077th, for short : MASH
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Fop : DANDY
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Erroneous : FALSE
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Annually : YEARLY
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Satisfied : CONTENT
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"Trivolous" : IDLE
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Some exams : ORALS
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Washer setting : RINSE
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Less interesting : DRIER
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War whoops : YELLS
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A.F.L.-C.I.O. court case? : UNIONSUIT
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Submerges again : REFLOODS
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He wrote " . . . A Serendipiter's Journey" : TALESE
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What a hopper sometimes takes : HEADER
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Tidings : NEWS
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Egress : EXIT
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Is out of sorts : AILS
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Chinese idol or stick : JOSS
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Obey : MIND
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Henneries? : EGGPLANTS
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Shopping area for Xanthippe : AGORA
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Poem by Tennyson : DORA
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Have one's say, in a way : VOTE
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Aegean island : IOS
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Finely tempered sword : TOLEDO
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Plath ploys : SIMILES
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Noisemakers, paper hats, etc. : FAVORS
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Produced interest : EARNED
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Patrician's term for the masses : CATTLE
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Missing : ABSENT
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Australian strait : TORRES
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Hooded snake : COBRA
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"Bananas" director-actor : ALLEN
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Plant life : BIOTA
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Black eye : MOUSE
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Russian dry measure : LOF
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Grizzled civet : RASSE
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Prescribed amount : DOSE
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Biblical weed : TARE
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Perdition : RUIN
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Brume : MIST
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Ruminant's chew : CUD
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It's in one era . . . out the other : FAD
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Female rabbit : DOE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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