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New York Times, Monday, July 27, 1992

Author:
Evelyn Benshoof
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { J K Q V W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Evelyn Benshoof has 71 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,602
Across
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First son of Eliz. II : CHAS
5
Proscribed : TABU
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Blockhead : CLOD
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Spartan serf : HELOT
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"Once ___ a midnight dreary" : UPON
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Erudition : LORE
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___ France : ILEDE
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Ananias : LIAR
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Icelandic literature : EDDA
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Good record : CLEANSLATE
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Ripened : AGED
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Observed : SEEN
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TV's Ed : ASNER
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Deposit containing gold : PLACER
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Merriment : GLEE
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French composer: 1823-92 : LALO
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Husk of grain : BRAN
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Off the cuff : ADLIB
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Redolence : AROMA
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Harem room : ODA
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Magnifying glass : LOUPE
43
Recorded : TAPED
44
Dorothy Gale's dog : TOTO
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Khrushchev's land: Abbr. : USSR
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Cummerbund : SASH
49
Old Blood and Guts : PATTON
51
Green loot : LUCRE
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Raced : FLED
55
Frustrate : FOIL
56
Innocence : CLEANHANDS
62
Isolated : LONE
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Pack firmly, as pipe tobacco : TAMP
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Bay window : ORIEL
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Movie dog : ASTA
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Encumbrance : ONUS
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Showy tropical plant : CANNA
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Shabby : MEAN
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Uncommon : RARE
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Quilt material : BATT
Down
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Stylish : CHIC
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Hades : HELL
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On the sheltered side : ALEE
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Fountain drink : SODA
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Net fabric : TULLE
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Concerning bees : APIAN
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Ketch or dory : BOAT
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Fanciful : UNREAL
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Exhausted; emptied : CLEANEDOUT
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Statesman Henry Cabot ___ : LODGE
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Mandate : ORDER
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Absolutely : DEAD
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On edge : TENSE
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Belgrade native : SERB
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Embossed figure : SEAL
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Municipal map : PLAT
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Out of kilter : ALOP
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Tells the truth : COMESCLEAN
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Blackfly : GNAT
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Portnoy's creator : ROTH
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Foofaraw : ADO
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"___ for Life," by I. Stone : LUST
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___ facto : IPSO
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Swiss capital : BERN
40
Jewish month : ADAR
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Accessible : OPEN
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Division : SECTOR
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Kind of committee : ADHOC
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At liberty : LOOSE
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Utah's ___ Mountains : UINTA
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Thighbone : FEMUR
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Temporary decline : LAPSE
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Cheat : FLAM
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Baghdad inhabitant : ARAB
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Actress Foch : NINA
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Fender mishap : DENT
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Wood strip : SLAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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