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POET-TASTERS

New York Times, Sunday, August 30, 1992

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 537 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,636
Across
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Dangerous shark : MAKO
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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Rent gent : LESSOR
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Clock watcher : EYER
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Sign that's fine or malign : OMEN
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Busy times at the I.R.S. : APRS
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Dull-witted : OBTUSE
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Ethereal : AERY
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Alfred's taro treats : NOYESPOIS
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Hart's cereal source : CRANESGRAIN
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"A time to serve and ___": Swinburne : TOSIN
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Comb: Comb. form : CTEN
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West Coast fort : ORD
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Used a shuttle : TATTED
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French fluid : ENCRE
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First name of the 18th U.S. President : HIRAM
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Old stone tools : EOLITHS
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Earth movers : HOES
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Gertrude's aperitif : STEINSWINE
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W.W. II medal : DSC
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L.A.-to-Las Vegas dir. : NNE
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Like a torte : RICH
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Usurers' deals : LOANS
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City in Germany : LAHR
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Metaphoric word for a close call : EYELASH
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Key : ISLET
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Excessive : TOOTOO
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Good health or wealth, e.g. : ASSET
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Scamp : RASCAL
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They put on coats : PAINTERS
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Rain buckets : TEEM
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Quai ___, Paris : DORSAY
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Generous gifts : LARGESSES
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Light-verse Richard's food supplier : ARMOURSFARMER
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Overrate : MISPRAISE
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Agent : FACTOR
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Card game for three : SKAT
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Fascinate at the gate? : ENTRANCE
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With her, it's snip and tuck : FITTER
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Farm-machine pioneer : DEERE
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"Whither were you ___?": Shak. : AGOING
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Ancient: Comb. form : PALEO
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Improve spiritually : ELEVATE
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Mid-orchestra locale : ROWM
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Hebrew letter : TSADE
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Food in red paraffin : EDAM
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Thrash : TAN
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Noshed : ATE
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Walter's ponies of brandy : SCOTTSTOTS
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Scads of lads? : GOBS
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Clambake item : STEAMER
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Ginger chasers : SNAPS
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Stopwatch : TIMER
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More eldritch : EERIER
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Show approval : NOD
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Sorcery belief: Var. : OBIA
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Rupert's meal maker : BROOKESCOOK
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Sometime poet's veggies : LAMBSYAMS
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Approval word : AMEN
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Act parsimoniously : STINGE
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Napoleon's forced retreat : ELBA
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Natives: Suffix : OTES
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River in W Canada : NASS
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Synchro : SELSYN
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Ruler mixed up in arts : TSAR
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Tennis org. : USTA
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Woolley's game? : MONTE
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"___ for the Misbegotten" : AMOON
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Francis' Parmesan : KEYSCHEESE
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Dream: Comb. form : ONEIRO
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Ice Cube's music : RAP
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Period part : EPOCH
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Blokes from Stoke-on-Trent : BRITISH
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Maintain : ASSERT
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___ cit. (in the place cited) : LOC
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Spain's "Nile" : EBRO
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Looks hard upon : STARESAT
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When light fights night : SUNDOWN
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Verb attachment : OSE
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"___ peace" : RESTIN
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Place in space : EARTH
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William's fruit-of-the-loam : YEATSDATES
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Pa. port : ERIE
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Millstone bar : RYND
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Make a mockery of : SNEERAT
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Dam device : GATE
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Scot's not : NAE
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Edna's edibles : MILLAYSFILETS
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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She rhymes with miss : SIS
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"The First ___" : NOEL
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Prop (up) : SHORE
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Constantine's vision : CROSS
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Bandbox : NEAT
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Bicentennial assn. : NYSE
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___ oxide, used in metallurgy : CHROMIC
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Many land sales? : LOTS
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Polish writer of sci-fi fame : LEM
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Campaign topic : ISSUE
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Heal mark : SCAR
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Auburn athlete : TIGER
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A real original : ONER
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Rebelled : AROSE
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Miguel's share : PARTE
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Like tanks : ARMORED
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Newfoundlander's narrow lane : DRANG
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Milk: Comb. form : LACTO
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Galway Bay's ___ Islands : ARAN
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Karma : FATE
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Actress from N.Y.C. : MEARA
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Gold mold : INGOT
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Harriet's breakfast eggs? : STOWESROES
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Oh so proper : PRIM
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Two or more: Abbr. : SEV
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Kin of Tennyson's venison : KEATSMEATS
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Greece's Gulf of ___ : ARTA
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It can follow six : TEEN
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Fashion passions : FADS
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Downgrades : DEMOTES
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New Netherland landowners : PATROONS
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Kind of screw : LAG
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First in a trio : TOM
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Device for lettering : STENCIL
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Secret sightings : ESPIALS
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Look for : SEEK
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Tender touch : CARESS
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Golfer from Japan : ONO
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Pill for a chill : TABLET
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"Now, knock when I ___ . . . ": Shak. : BIDYOU
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Endings for opera and idea : TIONS
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Spirited dance : SAMBA
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Irish patriot : EMMET
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Punta ___, Fla. : RASSA
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Israeli statesman : EBAN
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Author Bombeck : ERMA
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Calf gone astray : DOGY
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Range of understanding : KEN
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Spot for a shot : BAR

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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