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New York Times, Friday, August 28, 1992

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,634
Across
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"McElligot's ___ ": Dr. Seuss : POOL
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Flows back : EBBS
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Leave out : OMIT
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Circa : ABOUT
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Spill over : SLOP
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Not any : NONE
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Greetings to new parents : CONGRATULATIONS
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A social : TEA
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Improve : AMEND
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Popular gift : ROSES
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Weskit : VEST
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Hermit : LONER
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Sluggish : LEADEN
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Kind of cross : TAU
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Exert moral pressure : IMPEL
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Cause for joy : FIRSTBORN
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Lebanon's ___ Gemayel : AMIN
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Sky sight : COMET
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Netman Nastase : ILIE
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With 55 Across, more greetings : MANYHAPPY
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Sampler's "God ___ Our Home" : BLESS
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Silly one : ASS
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Sri Lankan exports : PEKOES
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Sentient : AWARE
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Redolence : ODOR
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"Ghosts" is one : DRAMA
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Open to view : OVERT
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Osprey's cousin : ERN
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See 40 Across : RETURNSOFTHEDAY
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Change of five : ONES
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Columbus's state : OHIO
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Cut : SLICE
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Peel : PARE
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Slosh through water : WADE
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Let it stand : STET
Down
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NATO, e.g. : PACT
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Shawm's descendant : OBOE
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Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Haul : LUG
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Noted author of children's books : ESTES
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Dull : BLUNT
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___ Ruler, Secretariat's sire : BOLD
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Ems or Baden-Baden : SPA
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Tear-jerker : ONION
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Beast in "Northern Exposure" : MOOSE
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Kind of tube : INNER
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Polanski film : TESS
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Emulate Gulliver : TRAVEL
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Last word : AMEN
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Namaycush, e.g. : TROUT
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Endure : LAST
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Actor Neeson : LIAM
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Soprano Trentini : EMMA
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Hear ___ drop : APIN
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Just say no : DENY
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Die side : TREY
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Skipjacks : FOPS
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Limb of the Devil : IMP
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Swindle : BILK
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Oil, in Olot : OLEO
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Stevens of Met fame : RISE
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Stack role : NESS
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Example : CASE
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Ethiopian city : HARAR
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Pullman pads : BERTHS
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Larboard : PORT
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Market Square, e.g. : ARENA
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Pitcher's burden : WATER
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Entertain : AMUSE
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Egg-shaped : OVOID
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Creator of Moll Flanders : DEFOE
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Dew or lemon follower : DROP
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Labor Dept. branch : OSHA
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Splice some shots : EDIT
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Iditarod, e.g. : RACE
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Russian veto : NYET
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President Ireland's gp. : NOW
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Sights in the Bx. : ELS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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