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Bernice Gordon
Bernice Gordon

New York Times, Wednesday, July 29, 1992

21-Across : ___ the fat (gabbed)

Author:
Bernice Gordon
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Bernice Gordon has 126 pre-Shortz puzzles and 21 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,604
Across
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A kind of bone : WISH
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Ride downhill : COAST
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Computer information : DATA
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Grocery item : OLEO
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High dudgeon : ANGER
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Material for a lamp base : ONYX
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UNITED STATES : VERMONTANA
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M. Coty : RENE
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On the outside : EXTERNAL
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___ the fat (gabbed) : CHEWED
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Truncate : LOP
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Him and her : THEM
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European polecat : FERRET
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Athos and Burr : DUELISTS
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Filipe, Jesus or Matty : ALOU
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Very important : VITAL
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___ jacet (words on a tombstone) : HIC
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UNITED STATES : NEWMEXICOLORADO
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Vane letters : ENE
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Cargo handler : LADER
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Port in Algeria : ORAN
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Young pilchards : SARDINES
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Gridiron player : TACKLE
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Newspaper section, for short : ROTO
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Scarlet : RED
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Foliage arrangement : WREATH
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Put handcuffs on : MANACLED
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Reagan's first Secretary of State : HAIG
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UNITED STATES : ALABAMAINE
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Pisa's river : ARNO
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Military coat : TUNIC
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Neat : TRIM
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Harold of the comics : TEEN
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Give the slip to : EVADE
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Booklet on Masses : ORDO
Down
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Used a loom : WOVE
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Berry-bearing shrub : ILEX
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Famed muralist : SERT
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"Sweet" place : HOME
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Is unable to : CANNOT
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Ready to be drawn : ONTAP
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"___ in Calico," old song : AGAL
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Cap. Hill figure : SEN
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Like a windpipe : TRACHEAL
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Moola : DOREMI
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Over again : ANEW
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Actress Daly : TYNE
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Cut down : AXED
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Narrow fillet on a shaft : ORLE
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Greeting : HELLO
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Private instructor : TUTOR
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Ancient temples : FANES
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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One in a scull : ROWER
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Jamaican export : RUM
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Cubes : DICES
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"Jaws" menace : SHARK
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Like some currents : TIDAL
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Teatime treat : SCONE
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Item in a rec room : VIDEO
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Author of "Daniel Deronda" : ELIOT
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A chemical salt : XANTHATE
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Transport for Sinbad : ROC
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Loser to St. George : DRAGON
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Combination in a bridge hand : TENACE
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Furniture style : ADAM
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Fanatic : RABID
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"___ Price Glory?" : WHAT
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Like an underdone steak : RARE
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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"Give a ___ horse ... " : MANA
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Roman statesman : CATO
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Certain transportation to N.Y.C. : LIRR
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Site of Vance A.F.B. : ENID
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Salesman's car : DEMO
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Lemmon film: 1967 : LUV

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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