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New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, 1992

Author:
Wayne Hall-Eastman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q U X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 3, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has repeated answers.
Wayne Hall-Eastman has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,639
Across
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Bede of fiction : ADAM
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Teatime comestibles : CAKES
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Molar: Comb. form : MYLO
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Long-jump champ: 1936 : OWENS
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Capture : NAIL
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Song by 2 Down : BLOWININTHEWIND
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Highway divisions : LANES
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Actress Carrie ___ : NYE
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Twining stems : BINES
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First of 12, in Madrid : ENERO
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Nice lad : GARCON
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Wee, in Wick : SMA
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County in NW Mich. : ANTRIM
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Put on a show : ACT
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Jewelry material : ENAMEL
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Overhang : EAVE
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Real name of 2 Down : ROBERTZIMMERMAN
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Original man : ADAM
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Jim ___, Apollo astronaut : LOVELL
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To ___ fro : AND
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Christie's Jane ___ : MARPLE
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Singer Sumac : YMA
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Steer steerer : LARIAT
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Drive forward : IMPEL
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Literary gathering : SALON
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Monogram of a famed suffragist : SBA
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English novelist: 1814-84 : READE
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"The Times ___," song by 2 Down : THEYAREACHANGIN
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Flow against : LAVE
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Vols' state : TENN
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Theatrical honor : OBIE
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Where runners get together : MEETS
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Command to Spot : STAY
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Take time to smell the flowers : AMBLE
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Singer born 5/24/41 : DYLAN
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Unaccompanied : ALONE
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Suburbanites' machines : MOWERS
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Pro's foe : CON
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" . . . on ___ and a prayer" : AWING
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Its capital is Nairobi : KENYA
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"___ Talking," Rivers book : ENTER
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Library sound : SSH
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"The Lion ___," 1968 movie : INWINTER
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Spahn teammate in the 40's : SAIN
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Prong : TINE
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Early car manufacturer : OLDS
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Chemical compound : ISOMER
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Dark, in poesy : EBON
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With equanimity : CALMLY
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Buck's outgrowth : ANTLER
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Hindu deity : RAMA
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Netman Lendl : IVAN
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Do some darning : MEND
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Saroyan hero : ARAM
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Musical finale : CODA
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Ski lift : TBAR
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Type of dye : AZO
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DII x II : MIV
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Scottish uncle : EME
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Wage earner : EMPLOYEE
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Twain's last hometown : ELMIRA
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Hollywood's Turner : LANA
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Catkins : AMENTS
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Alpine river : ISERE
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Diminish : ABATE
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Implicit : TACIT
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Debra of films : PAGET
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Comedian Bruce : LENNY
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Norman town : STLO
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One-legged protagonist : AHAB
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Third son of Jacob and Leah : LEVI
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Ewe's mate : RAM
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"For ___ a jolly . . . " : HES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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