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New York Times, Wednesday, August 12, 1992

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,618

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Across
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Dolls' sounds : MAMAS
6
Famous seven : SEAS
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Kind of test : ACID
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Cremona artisan : AMATI
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Lhasa cleric : LAMA
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City in Bergen County, N.J. : LODI
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Panamanian city : COLON
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Jot : ATOM
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Chickpea, e.g. : GRAM
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Avocado : ALLIGATORPEAR
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Like Willie Winkie : WEE
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Level : EVEN
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Attu natives : ALEUTS
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Lima Mme. : SRA
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Washington's bill : ONE
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Con's opposite : PRO
31
Impulse : URGE
34
Short distance : STEP
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Provide meals : CATER
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Ga. thoroughfare : PEACHTREESTREET
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Ziti or orzo : PASTA
43
Foot part : INCH
44
Tots : ADDS
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Modern bus. need : EDP
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Tuck's partner : NIP
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Shade tree : ELM
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Put more powder into a musket : RELOAD
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Norman town : STLO
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Balt. or N.Y.C. : SPT
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Flatterer or sycophant : APPLEPOLISHER
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Sicilian resort : ENNA
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Dash : ELAN
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Naturalist Edwin Way ___ : TEALE
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One of Alcott's "Little Women" : BETH
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Astronaut Sally : RIDE
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Everglades bird : EGRET
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Decorative knob : BOSS
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Prophet : SEER
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Lassos : ROPES
Down
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Large parrot : MACAW
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Soap plant : AMOLE
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French film director : MALLE
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Thine, in Arles : ATOI
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Nobelist Isaac Bashevis ___ : SINGER
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Blackboard : SLATE
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Industrialist Cyrus ___ : EATON
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Cupid : AMOR
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Small Chinese boat : SAMPAN
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Water plants : ALGAE
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Made venal : CORRUPTED
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Mrs. Cantor : IDA
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Dull, as a light : DIM
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Haiti, at sea : AVAST
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Choose : ELECT
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Cornered : TREED
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Kinds : SORTS
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Religious denomination : SECT
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Oil gp. : OPEC
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Word with crust or hand : UPPER
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Peg Woffington's creator : READE
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Rue relatives : GASPLANTS
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Stumble : TRIP
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Yet, to Yeats : EEN
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Saroyan hero : ARAM
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Medieval goblet : HANAP
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Prepare peas : SHELL
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Flâneurs : IDLERS
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Emulate 47 Down : LOITER
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Colorful fish : OPAHS
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Fictional detective : SPADE
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A facial cleanser : TONER
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Becky ___, Thackeray minx : SHARP
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Martinique volcano : PELEE
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Weight allowances : TRETS
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Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Utah's lily : SEGO
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Wane : EBB
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Modernist : NEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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