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Walter Covell
Walter Covell

New York Times, Wednesday, September 23, 1992

Author:
Walter Covell
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { G J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Walter Covell has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,660
Across
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Illegally absent from the U.S.A. : AWOL
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Nudge : PROD
9
Dugouts : ABRIS
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Uncommon : RARE
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Change the décor : REDO
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Greek island : CRETE
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Concept : IDEA
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Israeli airline : ELAL
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Stop : CEASE
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They waste time : DILLYDALLIERS
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Sup : EAT
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Ref.'s cousin : UMP
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___-disant (self-styled) : SOI
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Sounds heard during 59 Across weather : PITTERPATTERS
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TV sitcom : AMEN
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Distinctive period : ERA
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Unification Church member, popularly : MOONIE
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Dormouse : LEROT
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Bro's sibling : SIS
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Helicopter feature : ROTOR
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Roman V.I.P.'s : EDILES
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Whale variety : SEI
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Unaspirated : LENE
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Fussed with trifles : FIDDLEFADDLED
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Roof ornament : EPI
51
Loser to D.D.E. : AES
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Gossiped : TITTLETATTLED
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Weather forecast : RAINY
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Year the Second Crusade ended : MCIL
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Artifice : WILE
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Legally prohibit : ESTOP
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E.P.A. concern : ECOL
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Brain passage : ITER
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Strawberry, e.g.: Var. : AKENE
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Gainsay : DENY
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Oates book : THEM
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Like the Gobi : ARID
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Valley or stream : WADI
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City on the Oka : OREL
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True on the Tweed : LEAL
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Happen earlier : PREDATE
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Describers : RELATERS
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East Indian vine : ODAL
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Get dressed in Sunday best : DOLLUP
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Draft signer : ACCEPTOR
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Harris rabbit : BRER
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Agreed once more : REASSENTED
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Possessive pronoun : ITS
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Bishopric : SEE
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Still : YET
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Muslim scholar : IMAM
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Belted constellation : ORION
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River to the Rhône : ISERE
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Rock containing olivine : PERIDOTITE
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"___ NewYork," 1906 song : INOLD
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Mme. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Pulitzer Prize novelist: 1981 : TOOLE
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Hebrew letters : ALEFS
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Radio and TV : MEDIA
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Message transmitter : TELETYPE
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Treatment for hyperactivity : SEDATION
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Clan : SEPT
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Perfectly : IDEALLY
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Made a movie : FILMED
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Utah Beach craft : LST
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Privy to : INON
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Behold, to Brutus : ECCE
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Ridicule : TWIT
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Balt. countryman : LITH
57
Opponent of S. Grant : ELEE
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Skin: Comb. form : DERM
59
Power agcy. : REA
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Inquire : ASK

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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