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New York Times, Friday, August 7, 1992

Author:
Bob Sefick
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bob Sefick has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,613

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Across
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Varieties of gypsum : ALABASTERS
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René's state of things : CAS
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Pelican State native : LOUISIANAN
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Morning wear : ROBE
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Backyard swinger : GARDENGATE
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"Cat on ___ Tin Roof" : AHOT
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Art patron Hogg : IMA
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Total: Abbr. : AGG
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Detroit duds : EDSELS
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Woad and madder : DYES
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Ram's mate : EWE
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Place of refreshment : OASIS
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Keep apart : ESTRANGE
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Better than 2d : IST
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Courageous : GRITTY
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Small amount : SOU
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London area : SOHO
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Take a different course : RECHART
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Type of radio receiver : SCANNER
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City in S France : ALES
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Clod : OAF
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Henri's hockey stick : CROSSE
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___ de Calais : PAS
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"Cruising" star : ALPACINO
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Early Allen : ETHAN
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Christian, for one : ERA
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Step measure : PACE
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City on the Rhône : VIENNE
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Bachelor's digs : PAD
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Bagel enhancer : LOX
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"___ mouth like an old potato ... ": Kipling : IVEA
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Like iterations : REPETITIVE
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Hauls in : NETS
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Foreman : OVERLOOKER
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Curve before a tee? : ESS
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Hydra : SEASERPENT
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Chilly : ALGID
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Rich, as soil : LOAMY
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Distinctive stimuli : AURAE
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Invitation : BID
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On the QE2 : ASEA
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Emulate Bonnie Raitt : SING
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He makes you "it" : TAGGER
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
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Turncoat : RAT
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
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Unitive acts : COHESIONS
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Ends : ABOLISHES
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___ by (values highly) : SETSSTORE
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Rich-sounding ruminant : DOE
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Adam's third son et al. : SETHS
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"Eadie ___ a Lady" : WAS
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Slugger Slaughter : ENOS
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Dep. : STA
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Alpine area : TYROL
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Name in leather goods : GUCCI
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Rumor mill : GRAPEVINE
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Holiday visitors : RELATIVES
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Glaciers : ICESHEETS
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Emulate Paul Pry : SNOOP
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Nixon's undoer : TAPE
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Prince Valiant's son : ARN
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Way off : FAR
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Blyth or Sheridan : ANN
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Pickled buds : CAPERS
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Researchers' files : ANAS
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Equally : ALIKE
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Band of witches : COVEN
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Use one's power : EXERT
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Piccadilly statue : EROS
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Salt tree : ATLE
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Memorable couturier : DIOR
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Time of anticipation : EVE
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Item in a patch : PEA
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Be better than : TOP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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