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New York Times, Friday, June 5, 1992

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { B Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,550

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Across
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Roast beef au ___ : JUS
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Passover feast : SEDER
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Apple-pie creator : MOM
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Present : INTRODUCE
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Beach near San Luis Obispo : AVILA
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Cause of global warming : GREENHOUSEGASES
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Hand-me-down units : GENES
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Doxy : ISM
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Soap displayers : TVS
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Low-priced C.D.'s : SSCS
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Ecologist's plea : PLANTATREE
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Valentino classic : THESHEIK
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Kind of hog or snake : WART
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Fertile earth : LOAM
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Curry and cloves : SPICES
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A theme for World Environment Day: June 5, 1992 : SAVETHEPLANET
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Floral arrangements : SPRAYS
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Commence a card game : DEAL
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Fashion lines : HEMS
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Wagner opera : PARSIFAL
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U.N. system monitoring global environment : EARTHWATCH
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Pan's pipe : REED
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Stretch the budget : EKE
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OPEC's "gold" : OIL
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Chili con ___ : CARNE
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Dust-bowl action : DESERTIFICATION
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Misses, in Madrid: Abbr. : SRTAS
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Essential : NECESSARY
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Porcine pad : STY
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Gaggle gatherers : GEESE
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Congressman AuCoin : LES
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Maggie's mate : JIGGS
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Disquiet : UNREST
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Bad smell : STENCH
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"___ and Lovers": D. H. Lawrence : SONS
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Old English letter : EDH
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Pair : DUO
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Former French coin : ECU
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Set a screw again : RESINK
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Molten material : MAGMA
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Eggs : OVA
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Make a drafting error : MISTRACE
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Della of songdom : REESE
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Young hare : LEVERET
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Estate : ASSETS
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Werner Erhard's program : EST
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Units of illumination : PHOTS
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Drew a bead on : AIMEDAT
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Womb mate : TWIN
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Weaver's reed : SLEY
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Cut drastically : SLASH
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Hawaiian cliff : PALI
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House chair : SPEAKER
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Car comforts : ARMRESTS
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Enormous : VAST
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Forcible impact: Abbr. : PERC
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Author Wilfrid and family : SHEEDS
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Picket : PALING
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Greek-letter gps. : FRATS
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Rabbit ears : AERIAL
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Poe's lost love : LENORE
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Like equine enthusiasts : HORSY
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Clever comedian : WIT
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French patron saint : DENYS
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Job for Perry Mason : CASE
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Devour : EAT
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Pay for Perry Mason : FEE
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Surface for a Flame : ICE
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These, in Toulon : CES

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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