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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

New York Times, Thursday, July 23, 1992

28-Down : Musical oxymoron

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,598
Across
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Bedstaff : SLAT
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Dealer in Darjeeling : TEAMAN
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Two ___ kind : OFA
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Hercules' captive : IOLE
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Bis : ENCORE
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Actress Salonga : LEA
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Juliet's oxymoron re parting : SWEETSORROW
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Smack chaser : DAB
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Double trio : SEXTET
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Mild rebuke : TUT
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Hunters' org. : NRA
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Tolkien creatures : ENTS
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Unisonally : ASONE
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Burgeon : SPROUT
29
Subscriber's action : RENEWAL
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"Bali ___," 1949 song : HAI
33
Stats for Bonilla : RBIS
35
Unit of force : DYNE
36
Turkish general : AGA
37
Peale's appeals : SERMONS
41
U.S. satellite : OGO
42
Budget item : RENT
44
In ___ (bogged down) : ARUT
45
Japanese money of account : RIN
46
Valor; superior skill : PROWESS
50
Stern one in a shell : STROKE
52
Mr. ___ (handyman) : FIXIT
53
Hibernia : ERIN
54
Greg Norman is one : PRO
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Ms. Hogg of Tex. : IMA
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Existing: Lat. : INESSE
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Canal zone : EAR
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Oxymoron re Stephen Douglas : LITTLEGIANT
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Bill's possible future : ACT
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One by one? : ELEVEN
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Naturalist Fossey : DIAN
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Caulfield's milieu : RYE
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Household pest : REDANT
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Stonewort : ALGA
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Radiator sound : SISS
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Rob of Hollywood : LOWE
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___ Haley, "Roots" author : ALEX
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Seesaw : TEETER
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Lab cylinder : TESTTUBE
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Rock producer Brian ___ : ENO
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Summit: Comb. form : ACR
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Vessel for a pestle : MORTAR
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Innervate : AROUSE
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He didn't give a fig for guesswork : NEWTON
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Gotham oxymoron : OLDNEWYORK
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"Cape ___," 1991 film : FEAR
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Scheme for Frost : AABA
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Purports : TENORS
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Cooler for a firebug : STIR
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Whom the riled raise : NED
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More perspicacious : SAGER
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Musical oxymoron : PIANOFORTE
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Actress Dickinson : ANGIE
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Oboist Goossens : LEON
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Trigon, e.g. : HARP
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Like a wee bairn : SMA
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"The ___'e knows ... ": Kipling : ORSE
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Health-food substance : NUTRIENT
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Sequence : STRING
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Light lead-in : TWI
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The banishing man : EXILER
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A trope : SIMILE
49
Said : STATED
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N.Y.'s geographic hub : ONEIDA
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Cornice or Bosc : PEAR
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Piquant : RACY
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Canvas : SAIL
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Run producer : SNAG
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Vulcan's chimney : ETNA
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Norris Dam agcy. : TVA
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Actor Cariou : LEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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