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New York Times, Thursday, June 4, 1992

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,549

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Inner circle : CADRE
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Wild carrot or fennel : DILL
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Singer Billy ___ : OCEAN
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Make a long story short : EDIT
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Of wrath: Lat. : IRAE
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Plait : BRAID
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Nonexpression : POKERFACE
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Oyster hangouts : BEDS
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Far: Comb. form : TELE
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Following : AFTER
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Spartan serfs : HELOTS
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Avaricious : GREEDY
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Adhibit : USE
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Cajun's approval : OUI
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Carson forerunner : PAAR
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Boston event et al. : TEAPARTIES
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Where Hyde once presided : EIRE
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Woods for Rosalind : ARDEN
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Du Maurier's "Jamaica ___" : INN
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Where Saul saw a witch : ENDOR
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Fastener : HASP
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Kennel workers : DOGSITTERS
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Townsend or Marshall : PLAN
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___ rut : INA
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Certain vote : AYE
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Chosen pursuit : CAREER
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Lodge : HOSTEL
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Warn : ALERT
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"___ Blame Me," 1933 song : DONT
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Blue-footed petrel of N.Z. : TITI
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Steatite : SOAPSTONE
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Dixon's partner : MASON
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Within: Comb. form : ENTO
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State : AVER
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Chose : OPTED
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Bench : SEAT
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Former Ottoman officials : DEYS
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Cluttered : MESSY
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Ty or Irvin S. : COBB
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Farm unit : ACRE
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Drives back empty : DEADHEADS
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Breed : RAISE
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Finalize : END
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Rote : REPETITION
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Teraphim : IDOLS
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A Hammer : MIKE
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Summer in Savoie : ETE
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Distinctive : DIFFERENT
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Heated : IRATE
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Spiked : LACED
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Untrusting : LEERY
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___ avis : RARA
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Cook specialty : TOUR
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Anathema, to Polonius : LOAN
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Petrol : GAS
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Beehive State : UTAH
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Evening, in Ancona : SERA
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Some retirees : PENSIONERS
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Philadelphian thick soup : PEPPERPOT
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Peter ___, N.H.L. goalie : ING
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Dreamers : IDEALISTS
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Calhoun of films or boxing : RORY
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Coup d'___ : ETAT
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Nabokov book : DAR
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Sch. or coll. : INST
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Rents : LETS
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Instances : CASES
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Like an anchorite : ALONE
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Lasso : REATA
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Queen's bread spread : HONEY
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A day's march : ETAPE
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Symbol of gentleness : DOVE
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On one's ___ (alert) : TOES
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___ 500 (race) : INDY
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Bit : TAD
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P.Wylie subject : MOM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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