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New York Times, Saturday, August 29, 1992

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,635
Across
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Thank-you-ma'am : BUMP
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Nugatory : VAIN
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Tortellini, e.g. : PASTA
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Indigo source : ANIL
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Vedic god : AGNI
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Of an eye part : UVEAL
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Columbus's pet name for the Santa Clara : NINA
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Resounded : RANG
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A 1930's dance : LINDY
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Bangkok bargaining brouhahas of yore? : TICALISHSPATS
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Heaven on earth : EDEN
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Scanty : THIN
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Surgeon's tool : LANCET
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Expel : EMIT
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Forestry degrees : BFS
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" . . . ___ live girl" : AREAL
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Navigator's aid : STAR
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Hoof noise : CLOP
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Refrain from an Italian travel ad? : TOURALLUREALIRA
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Unyielding : HARD
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Superior's inferior : AIDE
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Schisms : RENTS
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Leandro's girl : ERO
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Water conduit : PIPE
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Wreath, to Tennyson : ANADEM
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Flesh: Comb. form : SARC
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Kind of corner : AMEN
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Mexican cash from a U.S. tourist? : JOHNDOESPESOS
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Violent : RABID
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An objet d'art : VASE
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___ history : ORAL
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Sheeplike : OVINE
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Eternally : EVER
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Ruin : UNDO
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Office machine : DATER
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Plexus : RETE
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Yoke : TEAM
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Proscribe : BAN
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Part of the whole : UNIT
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Kind of bus : MINI
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Formal-dinner item : PLACECARD
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Knave : VARLET
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In addition : AGAIN
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Bed-and-board stops : INNS
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Traumatic experience on Elm Street : NIGHTMARE
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Sermon site : PULPIT
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Birdlike : AVIAN
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Posted : SENT
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Youngsters : TADS
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A Khan : ALY
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___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Actress in "Rocky" : SHIRE
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Forming tool : LATHE
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With crashing noises : AROAR
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Nerve: Comb. form : NEURO
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Musical piece : ETUDE
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Decoy : BLIND
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One's strength : FORTE
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Sudden violent effort : SPASM
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False alibi? : SLIPCOVER
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Strips of everything : CLEANSOUT
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Landed proprietor in Glasgow : LAIRD
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Wild water buffalo of India : ARNEE
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Cater (to) : PANDER
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Famed physicist: 1775-1836 : AMPERE
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Effulgence : SHINE
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Advantage : ASSET
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Diner drink : JAVA
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Final notice, for short : OBIT
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Wasp-nest locale : EAVE
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River into the Bay of the Seine : ORNE
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Actress Thompson : SADA
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Hardware item : ROD
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Actor Herbert : LOM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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