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New York Times, Friday, August 21, 1992

Author:
Calista Luminati
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Calista Luminati has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,627

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Across
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Dancer's gliding step : CHASSE
7
Deutsch expletives : ACHS
11
"___ Misérables" : LES
14
Ganef : RASCAL
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Nixon's pet : CHECKERS
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Mezzo-soprano Varnay : ASTRID
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Most snively : TEARIEST
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Player like Rickey Henderson : STEALER
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Embellishes, with "up" : DRESSES
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Rosemary, e.g. : HERB
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Glacial ridges : ARETES
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Ensigns : BANNERS
28
Author of "Momo": 1978 : AJAR
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Agreed, in a way : TALLIED
34
Dockworkers' org. : ILA
35
Berne book: 1964 : GAMESPEOPLEPLAY
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Siamang, e.g. : APE
41
Arrow poison, also called curare : WOORALI
42
Suffix with count or number : LESS
44
Far from subtle : BLATANT
46
Start of a Hemingway title : ACROSS
48
Othello's ancient : IAGO
52
Thin ___ (very slim) : ASARAIL
55
Sang like a Tyrolean : YODELED
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Mugwump's stance : STRADDLE
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Buyer : VENDEE
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Type of rummy : MICHIGAN
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"The die ___" : ISCAST
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Possessive pron. : YRS
64
Anagram for 12 Down : SERE
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Saint-Saëns's sharps : DIESES
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A 1929 event : CRASH
2
Dispatch : HASTE
3
Starwort : ASTER
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Claw at : SCRABBLE
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Spanker : SAIL
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E German river : ELDE
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Feign : ACT
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Jewish elementary school : CHEDER
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Centers : HEARTS
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Heap of stones : SCREE
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Sediment : LEES
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Concordes : SSTS
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"Gin a body ___ body": Burns : KISSA
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Rajah's wife : RANEE
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Bohemian dances : REDOWAS
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Smith and Hirt : ALS
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Short snort : NIP
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Nursery tumbler : JILL
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Manta : RAY
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Cassette : TAPE
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College town in Iowa : AMES
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"My ___ Sal" : GAL
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Hopscotch : POTSY
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Pelagic bird : ERN
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Job's need : PATIENCE
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Conductor Caldwell : SARAH
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George Washington, e.g. : BRIDGE
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Yankee pitcher in 1980 : LOLLAR
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Muslim magistrates : CADIS
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Robert and Alan : ALDAS
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Foxes' quarry : GEESE
51
"Till the Day I Die" playwright : ODETS
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" . . . much ___ life was worth": Sterne : ASMY
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Child's command : STIR
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Rainbows : ARCS
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"Metamorphoses" creator : OVID
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Lucy's spouse : DESI
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New Orleans-to-Savannah dir. : ENE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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