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New York Times, Saturday, July 18, 1992

Author:
Daniel Girardi
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has supersymmetry.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,593

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Across
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An order of angels : THRONES
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Telamon ruled here : SALAMIS
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Practical person : REALIST
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Fuss over, English style : LIONISE
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One who transfers property : ALIENOR
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"I Puritani" heroine and namesakes : ELVIRAS
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"Turandot" role : PING
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Factions : SIDES
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Roman-fleuve : SAGA
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Handel hero : ACI
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Bundle of hides : KIP
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Cradle rocker : MOM
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Dancer-mime Parenti : NOEL
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Baltic island, to a German : OESEL
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Carry on : WAGE
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Irruptions : INROADS
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Calls it a day : RETIRES
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Tinstone, e.g. : ORE
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"___ Wednesday," Harold Lloyd film : MAD
37
Caligula and Herod : DESPOTS
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Released conditionally : PAROLED
45
Greek military gp. in W.W. II : ELAS
46
Conspue : SPURN
48
Milne's "When We ___ Very Young" : WERE
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Wrestler's objective : PIN
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Part of a shandy : ALE
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Channel between sandbanks : GAT
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Horn; shaft: Sp. : ASTA
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Sky Dragon : DRACO
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English river : OUSE
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Theater districts : RIALTOS
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"Adagia" author : ERASMUS
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Shared annuity : TONTINE
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Menu entry : DESSERT
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Polisher of clocks' interiors : SNAILER
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Boxes : ENCASES
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Sicilian seaport : TRAPANI
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Abode of the Muses : HELICON
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Monaco monarch : RAINIER
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Founder of Kievan Russia : OLEG
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"Solar Barque" author : NIN
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Those, in Taxco : ESOS
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Marks for David Ozio : STRIKES
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Woody Allen film : SLEEPER
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Bothers : AILS
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___ Bensey, in "Tobacco Road" : LOV
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Flavoring for a Cannes cordial : ANIS
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City in SE Fla. : MIRAMAR
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Scholarly introduction to research : ISAGOGE
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Opening words? : SESAMES
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"The Big ___," 1990 film : DIS
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Cloverleaf lanes : LOOPS
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"Night Music" playwright : ODETS
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Swiss lake : LEMAN
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Incomplete line, to a printer : WIDOW
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Orinoco tributary : ARO
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Pitch : TAR
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Takes off : DEPARTS
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Vowel omission : ELISION
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Santo Domingo's first president : SANTANA
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Less dense : SPARSER
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Herald : PRECEDE
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Greengrocers' wares : LEGUMES
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Deler's choice : ERASURE
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Execrates : DETESTS
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Gums : ULA
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Choir voices : ALTI
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Cooked sufficiently : DONE
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Son of Jerahmeel: I Chron. 2:25 : OREN
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Mountain in Tasmania : OSSA
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E. Indian herb : TIL
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Inst. at Savannah : ASC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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