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New York Times, Friday, July 10, 1992

33-Down : Wild prank

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,585
Across
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Helvetian : SWISS
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Prairie State city : ELGIN
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Show place : RIALTO
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Wattle : DEWLAP
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Hobson, for one : HOSTLER
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Clad : DRESSED
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East, in Essen : OST
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Tangerine part : SECTION
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R.E.L.'s group : CSA
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Fish trap : WEIR
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Naval hero of 1898 : DEWEY
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Costly : DEAR
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Alleys for keglers : LANES
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Free (of) : RID
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"Lucky" 1927 hero : LINDY
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She was Mrs. J.R. twice : SUEELLEN
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Artist's medium : PASTEL
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Bushel : FOURPECKS
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Lay low : POLEAX
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Highly regarded : ESTEEMED
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Type of squash : ACORN
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Teatime treat : SCONE
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Burrow's kin : DENS
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Sweet wine : TOKAY
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"Long ___ Sally" : TALL
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Tease : RAG
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Held fast : GRASPED
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Canseco's weapon : BAT
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Board the Yankee Clipper : ENTRAIN
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S. F. Smith's patriotic ballad : AMERICA
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Font : SOURCE
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Railsplitter vs. Little Giant event : DEBATE
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Annie ___, founder of Barnard College : MEYER
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Methuselah's father : ENSUE
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Sixtus IV's ___ Chapel : SISTINE
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Thai temple : WAT
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Problems : ILLS
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Traveller, for one : STEED
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Warlock : SORCERER
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Swirled : EDDIED
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Director Mervyn ___ : LEROY
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She played Lola : GWEN
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French pronoun : ILS
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Developing : NASCENT
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Dominica's capital : ROSEAU
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Dressage maneuver : PESADE
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Ululates : HOWLS
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Actress Hannah of "Splash" : DARYL
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Laura Palmer's home : TWINPEAKS
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Jackets : REEFERS
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Analyze closely : DISSECT
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Former G.M. chairman : SLOAN
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Victoria and George : LAKES
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"___ et Veritas," Yale motto : LUX
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Agent's cut: Abbr. : PCT
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Wild prank : ESCAPADE
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San Diego player : PADRE
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Sinatra's "___ Eleven" : OCEANS
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Big Bertha's cousin : LONGTOM
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Descendant of Lot : MOABITE
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Intertwine : ENLACE
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Dixie's TV sister, once : DELTA
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Complainer : MOANER
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Instant : TRICE
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Middle East nation : YEMEN
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Hoosier State city : GARY
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Five-time candidate for President : DEBS
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Bea's TV housemate : RUE
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Author Dianthe : RAU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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