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New York Times, Monday, September 14, 1992

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { F J K Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,651
Across
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Served perfectly : ACED
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Complain : CARP
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Type of electron tube : DIODE
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Naked : BARE
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Turgenev's birthplace : OREL
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Billie Sol ___ : ESTES
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Concerning : INRE
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Sacred vocal work : MOTET
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Memorable Met star : GEORGELONDON
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Fields : AREAS
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Convened : SAT
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Tabby : CAT
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Rebuff : SLAP
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Author of "The Devil's Dictionary" : BIERCE
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When I was ___ . . . ": Gilbert : ALAD
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Freeman F. Gosden role : AMOS
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Mount the soapbox : ORATE
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Pop star : DINAHWASHINGTON
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___ a minute : AMILE
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Observed : SEEN
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City on the Yonne : SENS
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Great Venetian painter : TITIAN
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Pedestal section : DADO
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Airport abbr. : ETA
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Cow or ewe, sometimes : DAM
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Play : ENACT
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Israel Baline : IRVINGBERLIN
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En ___ ! (Watch it!) : GARDE
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Lucre : LOOT
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Weak, as an excuse : LAME
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First sign of spring : ARIES
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Daughter of James II : ANNE
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Cupid, to Zeno : EROS
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Contemptible person : BEAST
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Require : NEED
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Transmitted : SENT
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" . . . carry ___ stick" : ABIG
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City in Crete : CANEA
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Mistake : ERROR
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Farm-machine manufacturer : DEERE
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Side dish : COLESLAW
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An inland sea : ARAL
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City on the Truckee : RENO
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Projects : PLANS
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A kick downstairs : DEMOTION
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"When the frost ___ . . . " : ISON
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Master Melvin : OTT
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Ruby or Frances : DEE
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Erhard's technique : EST
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Empty talk : GAS
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Flatfish : DAB
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Shipping-room item : CRATE
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A literary Bell : ACTON
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High schoolers : TEENS
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You love, to Calpurnia : AMAS
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Offered a puzzle : POSED
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Work units : ERGS
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"___ With Judy," 1948 film : ADATE
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Boundary : LIMIT
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Singer Baker : ANITA
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Famed Surrealist : DALI
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Mets' place : SHEA
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Car-seat adjunct : HEADREST
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Beholden : INDEBTED
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U.S. sea arm : NAV
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United : ONE
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Lombardy's capital : MILAN
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Van Gogh slept here : ARLES
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Mrs. Luce : CLARE
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Shakespeare's misanthrope : TIMON
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January 13, to Cato : IDES
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One minus one : NONE
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Left : GONE
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Robin's roost : NEST
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Chatter : GAB
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Plural of is : ARE
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Creek : RIA

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

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