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New York Times, Saturday, July 11, 1992

24-Across : Form of communication

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F G J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 15, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,586
Across
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
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Neck's throat: Comb. form : DERO
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Ovid's 151 : CLI
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Calyx part : SEPAL
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___-deucey (form of backgammon) : ACEY
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"Don't Fence ___" : MEIN
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Type of course for aspiring doctors : PREMEDICAL
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___ of Man : ISLE
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Military address : SIR
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Bridge fees : TOLLS
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To be, in Acapulco : ESTAR
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Cambridge sch. : MIT
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Form of communication : EYECONTACT
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Pepper plant : BETEL
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Break off : SEVER
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Useful : UTILE
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Fouled-up : INAMESS
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Pride et al. : SEVENDEADLYSINS
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Refrigerates anew : RECOOLS
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"___ Is Born" : ASTAR
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"Stop," in Montreal : ARRET
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Headdress : TIARA
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Wrong : DISSERVICE
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Vane dir. : NNE
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Emulates Maxwell Perkins : EDITS
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School in 51 Down : ECOLE
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Dentist's degree : DDS
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Old German woman : ALTE
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___ upon (comment critically) : ANIMADVERT
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Raise : REAR
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"___ Grand Night for Singing" : ITSA
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A feline sound : MIAUL
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Blunder : ERR
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Woeful expression : AHME
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Sphere starter : ATMO
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Egyptian cobras : ASPS
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Outermost limits : PERIMETER
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Appetite stimulant : APERITIVE
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Fordhamite : RAM
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___ Planet : DAILY
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Church devotion : ECCLESIASTICISM
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Rise again : REASCEND
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Popeye's Olive ___ : OYL
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Pelota catcher : CESTA
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State flower of N.H. : LILAC
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Motionless : INERT
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"___ George do it" : LET
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"But ___ my own": Kipling : MISTRESSIN
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Bambi's mom, e.g. : DOE
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Craig's "___ the Gates" : ENEMYAT
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Today's town crier : TELECASTER
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Office in Washington : OVAL
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Help the waiter : BUS
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Lakes in Washington and Canada : LENORES
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"So I did ___": Herbert : SITANDEAT
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Part of Ringo's set : SNAREDRUM
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R.I. rebel: 1842 : DORR
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Describing a crucial hour : ELEVENTH
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Sp. woman's title : SRA
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Lotus-eater : IDLER
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Shankar's lute : SITAR
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Leafy clusters : COMAE
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Note from Guido : ELA
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Teacher's degree : EDM
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Norman battle town : STLO
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Building designers' gp. : AIA
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___ dolorosa (painful course) : VIA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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