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New York Times, Thursday, July 16, 1992

Author:
Jeff Herrington
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jeff Herrington has 16 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,591
Across
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Taste : SAPOR
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Trash : WASTE
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Hectic routine : RATRACE
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French waiters : GARCONS
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Monkshood : ACONITE
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World Series losers: 1991 : ATLANTA
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Lawyer's document : POWEROFATTORNEY
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"___ My Swiss," 1925 song : IMISS
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Exist : ARE
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Noises : DINS
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Drones : HUMS
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Message received : ROGER
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Droop : SAG
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Byron poem : LARA
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Fragments : SHREDS
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B. Lancaster film, with "The": 1956 : RAINMAKER
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Be suitable : BELONG
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Where Brunei is : ASIA
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Ocala's st. : FLA
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Honshu port : OSAKA
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Author Barstow : STAN
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Asset : PLUS
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Baseballer Mel : OTT
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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Trombones, to jazzmen : TRAMS
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Those in control : THEPOWERSTHATBE
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Beneficiary : HERITOR
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Compositor : PRINTER
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Lincoln's second Secretary of War : STANTON
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Event at Tanglewood : CONCERT
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Singer John : ELTON
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About 10 gallons, in Europe : ANKER
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Dockworkers' activity : STOWING
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Star of "Gunsmoke" : ARNESS
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Poker openers, sometimes : PAIRS
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VIII : OCTO
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Coral formation : REEF
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Bulb units : WATTS
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A Guthrie : ARLO
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Disfigure : SCAR
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Vessel's capacity : TONNAGE
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Matriculated : ENTERED
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White-water producers : RAPIDS
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Baldness : ACOMIA
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C.I.A. head : GATES
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Lord Peter Wimsey's creator : SAYERS
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School song : ALMAMATER
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Reagan's first Secretary of State : HAIG
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Samovar : URN
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Hockey great : ORR
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Turner of filmdom : LANA
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Fleece : SKIN
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Seoul G.I. : ROK
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Sly ___ fox : ASA
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Areas in cafes : BOOTHS
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Art lover : ESTHETE
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Gridiron pass : LATERAL
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Praise effusively : FLATTER
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Building boards : LUMBER
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Declare : ASSERT
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Violinist from Russia : STERN
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Gambol : PRANCE
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Syncope : SWOON
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Ideate : THINK
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Pub order : PINT
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Cartoonist Soglow : OTTO
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U.S. humane org. since 1866 : SPCA
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Disney movie: 1982 : TRON

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

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