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New York Times, Thursday, September 24, 1992

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Jack L. Steinhardt has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,661
Across
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Exergues, e.g. : SPACES
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Math can be "a garble" : ALGEBRA
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Bumper coating : CHROME
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More tempestuous : STORMIER
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Crosse : RACKET
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Headquarters : HOMEBASE
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Revolutionary general: 1720-81 : ASHE
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"___ There Eyes," 1930 song : THEM
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Bridge seats : EASTS
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S China river : PEI
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Affable : PLEASANT
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It is, to Livy : EST
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Irish sea god : LER
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Cozy seat for two : SETTEE
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Kind of mania : EGO
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Bedizen : DECK
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Flow along : LAVE
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Streaked, as with color : LACED
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Japanese outcast : ETA
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Wild : FERAL
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Functions : ACTS
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Fetor : ODOR
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Author Tarbell: 1857-1944 : IDA
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Jai-alai baskets : CESTAS
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Misdirect : ERR
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Emerize : NAP
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Truant, possibly : ABSENTEE
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Prefix with pod : TRI
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Loos or Louise : ANITA
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Vespiary : NEST
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Josephine or Henry : HULL
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Pledge : DEDICATE
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Menotti heroine : AMELIA
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Cleansed of parasites : DELOUSED
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Formalist : PEDANT
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English poet: 1552-99 : SPENSER
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French presidential palace : ELYSEE
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Curette : SCRAPE
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Lunar dichotomies : PHASES
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Bezaleel et al. : ARCHITECTS
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Type of oven : COKE
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A friend in Fife : EME
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Resolve : SETTLE
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Minute quantities : ATOMS
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Actor Herbert : LOM
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He wrote "A Burnt-Out Case" : GREENE
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Fortified : EMBATTLED
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Diagonal : BIAS
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Balance : REST
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A Brother of Hebe : ARES
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Anagram of 18 Across : SHEA
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Drove : HERDED
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Trudge : PLOD
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Beseech : ASK
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Hairy arachnids : TARANTULAS
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Actress Tanguay : EVA
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Slippery one : EEL
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Period of slow development : GESTATION
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Third Army's area : ETO
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Insertion marks : CARETS
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Varnish ingredient : LAC
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Spot on a die : ACE
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Incite or excite : FIRE
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Donovan's gp. : OSS
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Soroban : ABACUS
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Bind anew : RETAPE
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Judge of Hollywood : ARLINE
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Roman procurator of Judea : PILATE
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Inscribe : ENTER
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Exigency : NEED
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Subjoins : ADDS
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Turnip, in Lambeth : NEEP
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Monty Python's Eric ___ : IDLE
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Actress Lamarr : HEDY
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Enzyme suffix : ASE
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Tillis or Gibson : MEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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