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INCLUDE ME OUT!

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 1992

52-Down : Rut; habit

Author:
Norman S. Wizer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 519 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 107, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Norman S. Wizer has 18 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 14 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,552
Across
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Hemingway's nickname : PAPA
5
Type of herring : SPRAT
10
At some remove : AFAR
14
Michelangelo work : PIETA
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Mime : APER
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Predicament : NODE
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Spouse's family members : INLAW
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Walrus's remark : THETIHASCO
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Slangy street greeting : GIVESOSKIN
27
Controversial implant : SILICONE
28
"They're Biting" painter : KLEE
30
Admirer : FAN
31
Make drinkable : DESALT
32
Cartel : POOL
33
Spouting spring : GEYSER
38
End of a band : ANA
39
Mae's overture : COUPANDSEESOTI
43
Deighton or Cariou : LEN
45
Bird rests : ROOSTS
47
Letters of credit? : IOU
48
Picture puzzle : REBUS
49
T. S. Eliot subjects : CATS
50
Greek letters : NUS
51
Emulated Patti LaBelle : SANG
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Teased : RODE
54
Prefix with verse or form : UNI
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Shakespearean play : ASUREFORASURE
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Phrontistery : DEN
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Member of a discussion : PANELIST
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Club for Ray Floyd : IRON
65
DuBose Heyward hero : PORGY
67
Muslim's faith : ISLAM
68
Moral flaws : BLOTS
69
Exams for would-be Ed.D.'s : ORALS
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U.S. weather satellite : TIROS
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Wine: Comb. form : OENO
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Flavorful : SAVOROUS
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Tim McCoy's horse : PAL
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Four Lads hit : MONTSTOREMBER
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Contend : VIE
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Hubbubs : ADOS
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Castle protection : MOAT
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New Guinea port : LAE
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Bristle : SETA
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Womanizers : ROUES
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Certain Nebraskan : OTO
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Edgar and Emmy : AWARDS
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Ending for Tyrol or Bengal : ESE
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Dostoyevsky novel : CRIANDPUNISHNT
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Southern constellation : ARA
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Athenians' domestic goddess : HESTIA
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Food fish : SHAD
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Young, silvery salmon : SMOLTS
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Southern st. : FLA
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Hardy villain : ALEC
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Comeuppance place : WOODSHED
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Occasionally : FROMTITOTI
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Oscar-winning film: 1979 : KRARVSKRAR
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Bungo or buckeye : CANOE
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Child's need : OVEN
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Utah river : UINTA
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Hebrides island : IONA
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Gladden : CHEER
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Flash Gordon's foe : MING
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He wrote "Marius the Epicurean" : PATER
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Nidus : NEST
Down
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Butter units : PATS
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Plant pest : APHID
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English playwright-poet : PEELE
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Skilled tradesmen : ARTISANS
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Erasmus was one : SCHOLAR
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Confederate in the audience : PLANT
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Level a Hereford house : RASE
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Relief org. : ARC
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Deleted : TOOKOUT
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She played Mame : ANGELA
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___ gras : FOIE
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Pt. of speech : ADV
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Reduce sail : REEF
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Johnny Appleseed was one : PIONEER
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Officeholders : INS
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Wapiti : ELK
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Mai ___ cocktail : TAI
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Cereal spike : AWN
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"Yes ___," Davis book : ICAN
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Mahatma : SAGE
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Cuts off : LOPS
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Emergency band : POSSE
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Belgian river : YSER
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Gershwin tune : SOBODYLOVES
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Chopin opus : ETUDE
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Up and about : RISEN
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Margaret of tennis fame : COURT
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Jewish months : NISANS
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" ___ I say ... " : DOAS
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Dawn : SUNUP
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Hawaiian porch : LANAI
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Judy Garland flick : ETINSTLOUIS
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Stigma : ONUS
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Poculiform item : CUP
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Rut; habit : GROOVE
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Disturb : ALARM
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Hot, dry, Arabian wind : SIMOOM
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Fancy lace : FILET
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Black Bears' home : ORONO
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Copter blade : ROTOR
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Bull : ERROR
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A descendant of Aaron : ELI
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Long fish : GAR
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The Athens of America : BOSTON
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Matched-furniture group : SUITE
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Nosy Parker : SNOOP
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Like some bombs : SMART
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Retired : ABED
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Black or White : SEA
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Torrefy : PARCH
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Dote on : ADORE
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Giant armadillo : TATU
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Long-horned antelope : ELAND
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Place in Congress : SEAT
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Pinniped's fur : SEALSKIN
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Brandy container : SNIFTER
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Glaspell's "Norma ___" : ASHE
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Split the loot: Slang : WHACKUP
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Russian urn : SAMOVAR
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He painted "The Last Supper" : DALI
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Action re Napoleon: 1814 : ISLING
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Curtain supports : RODS
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Kind: Fr. : SORTE
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Spasm : THROE
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Connery and Penn : SEANS
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Jot : ATOM
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Egyptian god : ATEN
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Lack : WANT
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"Shucks!" : DRAT
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Broadcast agcy. : FCC
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Fall sound : RAH
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"A Chorus Line" hit song : ONE
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A Stooge : MOE
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Creek : RIA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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