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URBAN UNDERWORLD

New York Times, Sunday, July 5, 1992

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 532 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 115, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,580
Across
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Enervates : SAPS
5
Springs : SPAS
9
Valence lead-in : AMBI
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Brewers' city in France? : ALES
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Nautical term : ALEE
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___-Flow : SCAPA
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Charter : LEASE
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Miami's county : DADE
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Lucid Liquid, Fla. : CLEARWATER
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Sceptre Cosmetic, La. : BATONROUGE
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Blue corundum : SAPPHIRE
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Women's hats or nets : CAULS
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Kind of bicycle : TANDEM
30
Calcium oxide : LIME
31
Granges : FARMS
32
Baseball stat. : RBI
33
Greater Antilles island natives : CUBANS
36
Intermediate, in law : MESNE
37
Religious beliefs : THEISMS
41
Vacuous : INANE
42
Carbon Chief, Hawaii : DIAMONDHEAD
44
Novelist de Queiroz : ECA
46
London art gallery : TATE
47
Actor Mineo et al. : SALS
48
A sq. is one : RECT
49
Bede of fiction : ADAM
50
Superlative ending : EST
51
Dyed Stake, N.Y. : PAINTEDPOST
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Rousseau classic : EMILE
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Obliged : LIABLE
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A teammate of Hodges : REESE
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Shoppers' concerns : PRICES
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Regatta locale : HENLEY
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Vatican tribunals : ROTAS
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Pompous : TURGID
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Baseman : SACKER
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Plebe : CADET
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Part of a Spanish explorer's name : DELEON
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Folklore heavies : OGRES
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Cook's Meadow, Calif. : BAKERSFIELD
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Wapiti : ELK
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___ P, Dickens character : AGED
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Like Ben Jonson : RARE
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Family of a Giant star : OTTS
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Crispin's product : SHOE
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Kind of chart : PIE
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Yeast Value, Kan. : LEAVENWORTH
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German political leader: 1863-1919 : HAASE
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Like a snowy slope : SKIABLE
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One of the Dryads : ERATO
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Meager : LENTEN
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Prefix for angle or corn : TRI
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What quibblers split : HAIRS
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Prod into action : GOAD
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More chichi : ARTIER
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Knave's loot : TARTS
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Some cocktails : MARTINIS
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Byre Livery, Mass. : BARNSTABLE
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Ruminant Courage, Ill. : MOOSEHEART
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Disembarked : ALIT
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Convalesces : HEALS
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Ethan or Steve : ALLEN
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Clarified butter : GHEE
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State flower of Utah : SEGO
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Worry : FRET
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N.J. five : NETS
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Kiln : OAST
Down
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Black Hawk's group : SACS
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___ breve : ALLA
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Furtive glance : PEEP
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Amphibian : SEAPLANE
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Alarm : SCARE
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___ de foie gras : PATE
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Gibbon : APE
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Caustic wit : SARCASM
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Egg white : ALBUMEN
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___ on wheels : MEALS
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Pipistrelles : BATS
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Equal: Comb. form : ISO
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Handsome young man : ADONIS
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Eulogize : LAUD
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Flange : EDGE
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Appear : SEEM
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Uses a crawl : SWIMS
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Importune : ENTREAT
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Lorelei's home : RHINE
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Virulent : RABID
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River in Tuscany : ARNO
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Spread : FEAST
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Commend a G.I. : CITE
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Actress Merkel et al. : UNAS
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Fray Bayou, Mich. : BATTLECREEK
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Creator of Christopher Robin : MILNE
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"___ Foolish Things . . . ": 1935 song : THESE
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Hundred: Comb. form : HECT
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Remedy Bowler, Alta. : MEDICINEHAT
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Prepared fish : SCALED
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Per diem : DAILY
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Refuse : DROSS
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Writer Ben ___ Williams : AMES
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Type of saw : SABER
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Pedro's friend : AMIGO
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Fence pickets : PALES
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Subject to planation : ERODE
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Check : DETER
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Bold, merry women : PEATS
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Was wrong : ERRED
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Signed : INKED
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Plays tug of war : PULLS
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Scottish dish : HAGGIS
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Middle East liquor : RAKEE
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Canines : TEETH
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Afternoon TV fare : SOAP
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Emulate Buonarroti : CARVE
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Duplicate : DITTO
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Jezebel's deity : BAAL
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Knox and Ord : FORTS
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Be bested : LOSE
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Trenchant : KEEN
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Renaissance : REBIRTH
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Home of the Padres : SANDIEGO
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___ and penates : LARES
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Most proximate : NEAREST
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Court order : WRIT
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Sculler : OARSMAN
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Tract of wasteland : HEATH
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"I had no time to lick ___ form": Burton : ITINTO
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Scicoloni on screen : LOREN
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German city : HALLE
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Neon and xenon : GASES
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Down with: Fr. : ABAS
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Chest rattle : RALE
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Math type : TRIG
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Shed : MOLT
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Okinawan capital : NAHA
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Angers : IRES
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Galley mark : STET
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Black Jack's outfit : AEF
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Cheer from Pedro : OLE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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