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BLOWING HOT AND COLD

New York Times, Sunday, July 19, 1992

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.15, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 3, FITB: 16, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid is asymmetric.
Kevin Boyle has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,594
Across
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Keen : SHARP
6
Thrashes : TANS
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Half: Comb. form : HEMI
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Booze : HOOCH
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Central : POLAR
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Cold confections : ICES
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Persia today : IRAN
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Maxwell and Oakland : AUTOS
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HOT : TUBHEADCORNERCOMBSHOT
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Mrs., in Ávila : SRA
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Applies heat to damp clothes : DRIES
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Poppins, in Beijing : AMAH
30
Vain: Ger. : EITEL
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Is solicitous : CARES
32
"Less ___ Zero," Bret Ellis novel : THAN
33
Roscoe : GAT
34
COLD : CASHWARSHOULDERTURKEY
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Stonecrop-family plants : ORPINS
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Police-report inits : AKA
45
___ Lanka : SRI
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Have an ___ the ground : EARTO
47
A Dumas : PERE
48
Ancient seat of Irish kings : TARA
50
Electees : INS
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Strip of land between rivers : DOAB
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HOT : STUFFTODDYWIRESPRINGS
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Unusual shoe width : EEE
61
Teed off : IRED
62
Foofaraws : ADOS
63
Take another look : RESEE
64
Her temple was at Philae : ISIS
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"Cold ___ Tree," Olive Burns novel : SASSY
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Fourth man : SETH
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Batting posture : STANCE
71
Examine closely : SIFT
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Actor Baldwin : ALEC
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Certain A.L. batters : DHS
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COLD : CUTSSNAPCREAMFISHFEET
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Parisian's shelter : ABRI
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Petition : SUE
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Hired an atty. : RETD
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Establish radio communication : RAISE
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Center of a simple game : TAC
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High fashion : TON
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Surinamese pidgin language : SRANAN
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HOT : SEATAIRRODHOUSEPOTATO
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Poland China's enclosure : STY
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Furrow : SEAM
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Fruit pies : TARTS
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Extinct cousin of NATO : SEATO
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___ impasse : ATAN
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Shinto shrine gateway : TORII
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Bug's relative : TAP
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COLD : COMFORTDUCKFRONTFRAME
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Celestial Hunter : ORION
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Bombs, etc. : AMMO
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Fulminate : RAGE
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Boccaccio's "The ___ Heart" : EATEN
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Whittles : PARES
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Carriage : MIEN
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Followed slavishly : APED
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Brings up baby : REARS
Down
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Balt. and N.Y.C. : SPTS
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Compline or sext : HOUR
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Provençal troubadour's love song : ALBA
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Pep-rally cry : RAH
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Before the crowing starts : PREDAWN
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More like Felix Unger : TIDIER
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Passageway : ACCESS
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Modernists : NEOS
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Georgia, once: Abbr. : SSR
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Wintry : HIEMAL
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What gofers run : ERRANDS
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___ number (speed ratio) : MACH
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She rescued Odysseus at sea : INO
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Regular : HABITUE
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Winkle out : OUST
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Will-___-wisp : OTHE
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Not friendly : COOL
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He defeated T.E.D. : HST
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Rich tapestry : ARRAS
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Aztec or Toltec : NAHUA
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Gist : MEAT
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Cardinal : CHIEF
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Fermented Furmints : TOKAY
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Beams : GRINS
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Thicket : COPSE
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Aggregate of good qualities : ARETE
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Waste metal : SPRUE
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Kind of rock or candy : HARD
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Hurons' cousins : ERIES
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Mustard-family plant : RADISH
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Dane's monetary unit : KRONE
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Story in un bâtiment : ETAGE
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British hooligans : YOBS
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Drives nails obliquely : TOES
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Do sums : ADD
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Toots : SPREES
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Exchequers : FISCS
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Coin for Cato : TRIENS
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Cause want : WASTE
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Parts of psyches : IDS
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Singer Acuff : ROY
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Express nausea : RETCH
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Persevere : INSIST
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"___ semper tyrannis" : SIC
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The Dark Cont. : AFR
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Went home feet first : SLID
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Isolated rocks : SCARS
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Roman trumpets : TUBAE
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Kin of peristyles : ATRIA
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Shoot : SPEAR
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At the tail : AFT
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Russian river : DESNA
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Blood: Comb. form : HEMAT
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Shorthand pro : STENO
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Gene from Tioga, Tex. : AUTRY
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"___ of One's Own": Woolf : AROOM
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Dish list : MENU
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Orders : FIATS
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Towns in Conn. and Md. : EASTONS
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Ensemble : COSTUME
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___ -you-ma'am (pothole) : THANK
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Nautical spar : SPRIT
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Aquatic animalcule : ROTIFER
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"Take ___ Leave It," old radio show : ITOR
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Package deceptively : DEACON
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Butt of jokes : STOOGE
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Deserved : EARNED
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Carolina rail : SORA
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Arabian bigwig : EMIR
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"___ to the public weal": Shak. : AFOE
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Gazelle of 66 Down : ADMI
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Football play : TRAP
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British bye-bye : TATA
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Part of N.A. : AMER
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Corrals : PENS
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Collar maker : COP
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This has a pompom : TAM
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___ Angelico : FRA
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Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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