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New York Times, Friday, July 31, 1992

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { C Q Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,606
Across
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Captures : BAGS
5
Fissure : REFT
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Salten's deer : BAMBI
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Biblical trader : ESAU
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Saddam Hussein's land: Var. : IRAK
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Wide-awake : ALERT
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Afterward : THEN
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Church schedule : ORDO
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Navigators Islands, today : SAMOA
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Frocks for locks? : HEADDRESSES
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Symbol of wisdom : OWL
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Devoid of fluid : ARID
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Unmannered type : BOOR
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Double play? : REPEAT
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Patriotic org. : SAR
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Gorby's turndown : NYET
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Williams athlete : EPH
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Give a farewell performance? : WAVEGOODBYE
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Elijah Muhammad's original surname : POOLE
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This may be thin : AIR
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"The Wreck of the Mary ___" : DEARE
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Work out all the bugs? : EXTERMINATE
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Diarist Ana?s ___ : NIN
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Where the Rhône and Saône meet : LYON
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A minute after 12:59 : ONE
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Plumbing tools : SNAKES
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A ___ aardvark : ASIN
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Adventure : GEST
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Ind. neighbor : ILL
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Officers' club? : MAJORLEAGUE
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Leg bone : TIBIA
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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Breeding place for 25 Across? : BARN
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Threw, à la David : SLUNG
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Kill a bill : VETO
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Its captain wanted fleece : ARGO
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___ Semple McPherson : AIMEE
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A.D.C., for one : ASST
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Cleansing solutions : LYES
Down
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Actress Howland : BETH
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Former court star : ASHE
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Earth goddess : GAEA
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Cherry-topped concoction : SUNDAE
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Abbott-Costello film : RIORITA
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Miscalculated : ERRED
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Passing fancies : FADS
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Part of Ali's rec. : TKOS
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___ profundo : BASSO
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Ga. neighbor : ALA
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Where Dumbo saves dough? : MEMORYBANK
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The ___, Dick Tracy foe : BROW
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Letters like this: Abbr. : ITAL
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Bureau section : DRAWER
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Spanish river : EBRO
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Marcel's wave? : ONDE
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Drive back : REPEL
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Resin used as an adhesive : EPOXY
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This contains the pick of pix : PHOTOALBUM
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Cod trap : SEINE
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City of Uttar Pradesh : AGRA
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High nest : EYRIE
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New Kids fans, mostly : TEENS
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Futile : VAIN
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City on Fyn Island : ODENSE
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Looking glass? : LENS
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Leonardo's lady : MONA
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His works are the "Cats" meow : TSELIOT
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Type of drum : ATABAL
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P.R. man's concern : IMAGE
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Southern dish : GRITS
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"___ boy!" : ITSA
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Caron flick : LILI
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Coffee, to some : JAVA
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Corrida cheers : OLES
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Ind. city : GARY
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Exhort : URGE
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"Dukes of Hazzard" lawman : ENOS
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Leon's last name? : INE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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