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Gayle Dean
Gayle Dean

New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 1992

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Son of Ibrahim the Tentmaker : OMAR
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Part of a calyx : SEPAL
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Chooses : OPTS
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Womanizer : ROUE
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Missourian who became an Oklahoman : OSAGE
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Algonquian language : CREE
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Conclude by presumption : CONJECTURE
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Ripped : TORE
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Main route : ARTERIAL
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Alabaman of mixed ancestry : CAJAN
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Railbird : COOT
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Long for : CRAVE
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Passes over : OMITS
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Questionable : EQUIVOCAL
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Hindu V.I.P.'s : RANEES
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Sudden compulsion : URGE
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Foulard : TIE
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Take the hook : BITE
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Orthodontist's concern : TEETH
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Sojourn : BIDE
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Like: Suffix : INE
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Bibliophile's item : TOME
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More like Mutt : TALLER
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Certain diamondbacks : TERRAPINS
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Take a stab at : GUESS
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Compete against Lancelot : JOUST
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Author Gardner : ERLE
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Oust : EJECT
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Estrange : ALIENATE
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Dearth : LACK
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Goals : OBJECTIVES
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Initial chip : ANTE
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Locker-room orator : COACH
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For fear that : LEST
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"Preyerful" place? : NEST
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Bakery order : TORTE
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Killer whale : ORCA
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Invader of Spain: 8th century : MOOR
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Polly or Pittypat : AUNT
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Unfit one : REJECTEE
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Community related: Comb. form : SOCIO
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Squire's place : ESTATE
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Gauguin or Cézanne : PAUL
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Crop-science: Abbr. : AGR
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Loos heroine Lorelei ___ : LEE
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Paper size : OCTAVO
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Bullet or 45 Down : PROJECTILE
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Japanese monastery : TERA
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Noticed : SEEN
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Irregularly notched : EROSE
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Spelunker's milieu : CAVE
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Short and not so sweet : CURT
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Correct : RIGHT
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Astronaut's lap : ORBIT
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"Remembered" ship : MAINE
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Puts in the middle : INTERJECTS
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Shelley's "___ Mab" : QUEEN
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Right-handers? : AIDES
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Salacious looks : LEERS
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Debars : STOPS
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Radiate : EMIT
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River in Sudan : BLUENILE
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Like a tightrope : TAUT
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Ornamental pin : AGLET
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NASA creation : ROCKET
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Cream of the crop : SELECT
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Nouveau ___ : RICHE
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Verve : ELAN
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Edward Rochester's love : JANE
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Discordant : AJAR
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Say with authority : AVER
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Hardy character : TESS
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Renaissance family : ESTE
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Fall mo. : OCT
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Verbal frightener : BOO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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