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New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 1992

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,621
Across
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Sara Battle's creator : ELIA
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Fem. counterpart : MASC
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Scene of Jesus' first miracle : CANA
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Russian city : PERM
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Personal: Comb. form : IDIO
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Devastation : HAVOC
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Foot for Frost : IAMB
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Teen-ager's hangout : MALL
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Eocene, e.g. : EPOCH
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Author of "Jane Eyre" : CHARLOTTEBRONTE
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English river : OUSE
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Coral collection : REEF
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A cold place, but often baked : ALASKA
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Calumniated : VILIFIED
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Canadian Oscar : GENIE
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Buy goods at one's own auction : BIDIN
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Sp. spouse : SRA
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Draftable : ONEA
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Swell : SURGE
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"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
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___ Tin Tin : RIN
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Bender : SPREE
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___ la Paix : RUEDE
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Don Quixote or Leopold Bloom : ANTIHERO
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Surpassing another : BETTER
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___ contendere : NOLO
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Charlie's wife : OONA
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Argentine poet : JORGELUISBORGES
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Successor to Beatle Best : STARR
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Kind of bag : GRAB
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Clouseau's valet : CATO
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Former Venetian bigwigs : DOGES
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Saint: Comb. form : HAGI
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Mend : HEAL
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Red, White and Black : SEAS
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Snick and ___ : SNEE
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Nathan Hale's alma mater : YALE
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Heroic : EPIC
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A wife of Jacob : LEAH
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Marie Wilson role : IRMA
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Fruity dessert : AMBROSIA
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Tropical plant : MIMOSA
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"___ which will live in infamy": F.D.R. : ADATE
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River deposit : SILT
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"Christabel" poet : COLERIDGE
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Shut down a gushing oil well : CAPOFF
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Name of three English rivers : AVON
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Night: Comb. form : NOCT
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Yearn : ACHE
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Legalese word : HEREIN
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"Cool Hand ___," 1967 film : LUKE
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Prove false : BELIE
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Xanthippe shopped here : AGORA
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Founder of Bolshevism : LENIN
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In re : ANENT
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Passerine bird : VIREO
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Ait : ISLET
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Trade center in India : ERODE
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Post-office machine : DATER
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Tarzan's creator : BURROUGHS
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Trance : SPELL
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Absolute sovereignty : AUTARCHY
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Blacksmiths, at times : SHOERS
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City that's a "oner" : RENO
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Painter of "Jupiter and Thetis" : INGRES
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Roberta, informally : BOBBIE
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Orange or Indian : OSAGE
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Degrees for attys. : JSDS
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Siouan Indian : OTOE
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Hindu music style : RAGA
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Rafsanjani's land : IRAN
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Earth goddess : GAEA
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Etc. kin : ETAL
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Heel's forerunner : SOLE

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

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