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New York Times, Wednesday, August 5, 1992

Author:
Bert Rosenfield
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J Q W }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Bert Rosenfield has 60 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,611
Across
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Tedder's W.W. II org. : RAF
4
Handled a grounder : FIELDED
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Container for pkgs. : CTN
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Freudian concern : EGO
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___ as a goose : ASLOOSE
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Get cracking : HIE
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Peace, to Ovid : PAX
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Harte story locale : ROARINGCAMP
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Rock star Clapton : ERIC
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Three-time N.L. batting champ : PETEROSE
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Ribs in Gothic vaulting : LIERNES
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Holiday eve in Tel Aviv : EREB
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Sensational headlines : SCREAMERS
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Rye fungus : ERGOT
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___ shrew : ERD
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Dearie : HON
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Ariz. city : YUMA
36
N.T. book : COR
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Noise unit : DECIBEL
42
Network letters : NBC
43
Bird-feeder treat : SUET
45
Channel buoy : NUN
46
Mideast org.: 1958-61 : UAR
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Bewildered : ATSEA
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Powerful, portable radios : BOOMBOXES
55
Cotton seed pod : BOLL
56
Rate : DESERVE
57
Ripe for thievery : UNLOCKED
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Bring down the house : RAZE
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Indy 500 need : CRASHHELMET
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Smart set : TON
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Cal. time : PST
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Some torpedoes : AERIALS
68
Defer or differ ending : ENT
69
Took sustenance : ATE
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U.S. Open golf champ: 1988-89 : STRANGE
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___ volente : DEO
Down
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Turns back : REPELS
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Meadow mushroom : AGARIC
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More devious : FOXIER
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"Dolce ___ niente" : FAR
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Combiner with tonic : ISO
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Folkways : LORE
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Porter's "Let's ___" : DOIT
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Anglo-Saxon laborer : ESNE
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To the nth ___ : DEGREE
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Pursuit ship's weapon : CHASEGUN
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Ticking menace : TIMEBOMB
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Fiber cluster : NEP
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City near Erie, Pa. : CORRY
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Canadian Indian : CREE
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Matgrass : NARD
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German seaport : EMDEN
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An Afr. beast : RHINO
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Blubber : SOB
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Tic and toe divider : TAC
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Plainsong notational symbol : NEUME
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Johnny Reb's govt. : CSA
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Eruption : OUTBURST
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Re-echo : RESONATE
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A Scout : CUB
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Places for Chem. 101 students : LABS
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Hits home : TELLS
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Dutch river : ROER
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Greetings from wahines : ALOHAS
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"___ Out," 1947 film : ODDMAN
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Not for straight arrows : XRATED
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Greek infantryman : EVZONE
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Taken care of : SEENTO
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Atkins or Huntley : CHET
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Brynner co-star: 1956 : KERR
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Famed pen name : ELIA
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Authorized bus. overseer : CPA
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Actress from Finland : ELG
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Literature Nobelist's monogram : TSE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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