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New York Times, Thursday, July 30, 1992

Author:
Peggy Devlin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Peggy Devlin has 9 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,605
Across
1
Plats : MAPS
5
Separated : APART
10
Short ride : SPIN
14
Basketball's Jazz : UTAH
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Peeling utensil : PARER
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French river : OISE
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Mindanao native : MORO
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Official council : PARLIAMENT
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Acceptable : UPTOPAR
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Gives : IMPARTS
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Type of type, for short : ITAL
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Wear for an unlucky skier : CAST
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Made contact with : ACCESSED
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Rules : REIGNS
33
Some cocktails : SOURS
34
Poet Walter ___ Mare : DELA
36
Balmacaan : COAT
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TV ad : CML
38
Printer's bracket, for short : PAREN
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Sine ___ : DIE
40
Latin I word : AMAS
42
G.I.'s need : AMMO
43
Stock without an assigned value : NOPAR
45
Ice cream or beauty follower : PARLOR
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Shown ostentatiously : ONPARADE
49
General Wingate : ORDE
51
Dissembler : LIAR
52
Slatterns : SLOVENS
55
Accounts-receivable clerks : BILLERS
58
Limits : PARAMETERS
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Arrow poison : INEE
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Biblical giant : ANAK
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Is nomadic : ROVES
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E.r.a., e.g. : STAT
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Cincinnati nine : REDS
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Lean : SPARE
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
Down
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Waikiki wear : MUMU
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Above : ATOP
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Fussy : PARTICULAR
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Word with pea or straight : SHOOTER
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Horrifies : APPALS
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Former emcee on TV : PAAR
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J.F.K. abbreviation : ARR
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Souvenir : RELIC
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Three-hulled boat : TRIMARAN
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Corporeal : SOMATIC
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Wall portion between windows : PIER
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"___ It Romantic?" : ISNT
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Final proceeds : NETS
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Cathedral section : APSE
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Col : PASS
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Assn. for Kern and Kahn : ASCAP
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Type of butterfly : COMMA
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A round cheese : EDAM
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Skin: Comb. form : DERMO
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Christening sponsors : GODPARENTS
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Female swimmer : NAIAD
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Cubic measure : STERE
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Author Uris : LEON
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Western sidekicks : PARDNERS
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Bratislava citizens : SLOVAKS
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Catch a crook : NAIL
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Certain teacher of the deaf : ORALIST
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City in Utah : OREM
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Crinkly fabric : PLISSE
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Prevent, in law : ESTOP
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Boom or gaff : SPAR
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Rural path : LANE
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Toward the mouth : ORAD
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___ Fox : BRER
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Lop the crop : REAP
57
Matched pieces : SETS
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Actress ___ Marie Saint : EVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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