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New York Times, Thursday, July 2, 1992

Author:
Paul Matwychuk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 5, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Paul Matwychuk has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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Across
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Bout : SCRAP
6
Work: Sp. : OBRA
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Still asleep : ABED
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Small African antelope : ORIBI
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With 64 Across, "The Four Seasons" director : ALAN
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"I Love Paris" Porter : COLE
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Punch dispenser : LADLE
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Agreement symbol : HANDSHAKE
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Lily Tomlin's definition of 47 Across: Part I : ITSABSURDITY
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Use 48 Down : ZAP
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"I could ___ horse!" : EATA
24
Joined in matrimony : WED
27
Puritan ordinance : BLUELAW
31
Author Calvino : ITALO
33
Hightailed it : RAN
34
Definition: Part II : DRESSEDUPIN
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Exxon, once : ESSO
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Antidote : SERUM
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Dog's worst enemy : TICK
42
Definition: Part III : ATHREEPIECE
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Dead heat : TIE
46
Kettering's partner : SLOAN
47
See 20 Across : REALITY
49
Mast chain : TYE
50
Dried out : SERE
54
The Jurassic, e.g. : ERA
55
End of the definition : BUSINESSSUIT
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Noteworthy, as a day : REDLETTER
63
Andrew Wyeth subject : HELGA
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See 15 Across : ALDA
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Canto-writing Pound : EZRA
66
Words after ready or whether : ORNOT
67
Story about Zeus, e.g. : MYTH
68
Small island : EYOT
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Despots : TSARS
Down
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One-man performances : SOLI
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Supporter's suffix : CRAT
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Exterminates : RIDS
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Like Hell : ABLAZE
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Dappled : PIEBALD
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Pacific resort spot : OAHU
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Tantara : BLARE
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Director Haines : RANDA
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"___ came to pass ... ": Luke 2:1 : ANDIT
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Arthritic : ACHY
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Frequent Dietrich prop : BOA
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Moose's cousin : ELK
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Brown of the Celtics : DEE
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Steeped in dignity : STAID
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Underpopulated : SPARSE
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Large deer : WAPITI
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Draw out : ELICIT
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Emblem for Clinton : DONKEY
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Kind of plate : BREAST
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In conclusion : LASTLY
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Remove a clog : UNSHOE
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Emulate Niobe : WEEP
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Howard Carter's discovery : TUT
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Plaintiff : SUER
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Trebek and Sajak : EMCEES
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Mouths : ORA
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Come next : ENSUE
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Hearing range : EARSHOT
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"Star Wars" weapons : LASERS
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Swank : RITZY
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It follows diciembre : ENERO
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Tasteless : BLAH
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Forearm bone : ULNA
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A 1975 Marty Feldman role : IGOR
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Uses a shuttle : TATS
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Butt into : RAM
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Bert Parks's replacement : ELY
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Banned insecticide : DDT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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