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Irene Smullyan
Irene Smullyan

DOS-À-DOS

New York Times, Sunday, August 16, 1992

36-Down : Aromatic herbs

Author:
Irene Smullyan
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 540 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 118, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Irene Smullyan has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

The following correction was published:

In [this puzzle], part of an answer was misspelled. The "complicated collaboration" (114A, third line from the bottom) included Richard Rodgers (not Rogers).

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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,622
Across
1
Wood sorrel : OCA
4
Ejected : SPEWED
10
Tu-144's : SSTS
14
Funest : FATAL
19
Via : PER
20
Kiribati's capital : TARAWA
21
Baltic-North Sea capital : KIEL
22
Vapid : INANE
23
Gibus or kady : HAT
24
UNACCEPTABLE ROMANCE : EREVENIUGLANCELOT
27
"East Lynne" heroine : ISABEL
29
Armenian capital : ERIVAN
30
Affiance : BETROTH
31
Do roadwork : REPAVE
32
___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
33
Agent : ASSIGNEE
34
Complied with commands : OBEYED
37
Gad : ROAM
40
Plaything : TOY
41
Graf ___ : SPEE
43
TOPSY-TURVY FRIENDSHIP : SAIHTYPDAMON
47
"___ longa, vita brevis" : ARS
50
Abounding in monticles : HILLY
52
Wild plum : SLOE
53
He goes where congers congregate : EELER
54
Entrance for Clementine's dad : ADIT
55
Grampus : ORC
56
DISORDERLY PARTNERSHIP : EDYLCBONNIE
59
Campaign issue : CRIME
60
Captivate : ENAMOR
62
Distort : SKEW
63
Spots for lounge lizards : SETTEES
65
Lacking vitality : ANEMIC
67
Heavy wts. : TNS
69
Most certain : SUREST
71
Curtain feature : TIEBACK
74
French coins: 1929-38 : ECUS
77
Some floor layers : TILERS
79
Contemn : SCORN
81
CONFUSING AMORISTS : SINODAVENUS
84
Japanese money of account : RIN
85
Diminutive coloratura : PONS
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John Wilkes Booth, e.g. : ACTOR
87
Opera by Handel : NERO
88
Party leader? : EMCEE
90
Without limit : ANY
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ILL-MATCHED ENCOUNTER : HTAILOGDAVID
94
Raison d'___ : ETRE
95
Also : TOO
96
Maxwell or Lanchester : ELSA
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Galvanic: Comb. from : ELECTR
99
Compatriots : PAISANOS
103
Literary monogram : RLS
106
Metrical feet : PAEONS
109
Opposite of helter-skelter : ORDERED
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Pontiac was one : OTTAWA
113
Gaelic poet : OSSIAN
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COMPLICATED COLLABORATION : NIETSREMMAHROGERS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Hector : TEASE
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Low digits : TOES
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Hungarian-born conductor : DORATI
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Ref's cousin : UMP
122
Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Submerged : SANK
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Shows clemency : SPARES
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Fam. member : SIS
Down
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Biblical land: I Kings 9:28 : OPHIR
2
Desist : CEASE
3
MISGUIDED COUPLE : ARTAPOELCANTONY
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Longshoreman's derrick : STEEVE
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Talks : PARLEYS
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Before, to Keats : ERE
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Brandish : WAVE
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Kin of hydriae : EWERS
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Fla. coastal city : DANIA
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Feathered Arctic pirate : SKUA
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Placard : SIGN
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Part of I.T.T. : TEL
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Thick slices : SLABS
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Dickens's forte : FICTION
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Deficiency of vigor : ANERGY
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Cards left over after a deal : TALON
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"There's not ___ of mine ... ": Shak. : ANOTE
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River of oblivion : LETHE
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Tusk material : IVORY
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Wise man : NESTOR
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Scene of cacophony : BABEL
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Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands capital : AMALIE
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Facile : EASY
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Aromatic herbs : DILLS
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Ready for business : OPEN
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Mideastern city and gulf : ADENS
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Ghillie or solleret : SHOE
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City on the Elbe : PIRNA
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Horse's ankle : HOCK
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Jewish month : TEBET
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Sports competitions : MEETS
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UNRELIABLE RELATIONSHIP : ADISSERCTROILUS
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Surround : RIM
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Jeanne d'Arc, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Petty officers : YEOMEN
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Spinning : AREEL
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Small quantity : DRIB
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Possessed : OWNED
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Red shade : CERISE
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Former Israeli Prime Minister and family : MEIRS
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Renowned bishop : TUTU
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First to strike Caesar : CASCA
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Northern European : SCAND
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City on the Mosel : TRIER
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Municipalities : CITIES
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Hillock : KNOLL
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Part of the eye : UVEA
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Best part of Ivanisevic's game : SERVE
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Dagger of yore : SNEE
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Aix-les-Bains, e.g. : SPA
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Scan or scam : CON
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Spanish card suit : OROS
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Short textile fibers : NOIL
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Penitent : ATONER
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Doles : METES
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Become harsh, as a voice : HOARSEN
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Singer Brooks : GARTH
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Boxeo or béisbol : DEPORTE
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Deadly fly : TSETSE
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Black-currant liqueur : CASSIS
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___ Vecchio, at Firenze : PONTE
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April 1 baby, e.g. : ARIES
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Concepts : IDEAS
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"Paradise Lost" playwright : ODETS
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Enriches with fat : LARDS
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Speedy descent : SWOOP
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Wynonna Judd's mother : NAOMI
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Cookies : SNAPS
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Augury : OMEN
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Chore : TASK
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City on the Yamuna : AGRA
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Extinct bird : MOA
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Attention : EAR

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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