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New York Times, Tuesday, September 29, 1992

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 48, Avg Word Len: 4.66, Missing: { Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 54, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Norma Steinberg has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles and 17 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,666

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Across
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Agile : SPRY
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Kind of shaft or corder : CAM
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Gregory Hines medium : TAP
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Skin-cream ingredient : ALOE
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Love or Suez : CANAL
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Spanish container : URNA
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Early TV good guy : HOPALONGCASSIDY
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Soap ingredient : LYE
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"What a bummer!" : ALAS
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Chess-tournament accessory : TIMER
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Good or indoor chaser : SPORT
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Clear a tape : ERASE
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Watchman : SENTRY
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With "long," this means soon : ERE
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Cuomo or Lanza : MARIO
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School org. : PTA
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Accumulation : PILE
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Playing hooky, in a way : SKIPPINGCLASSES
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Tierney or Hackman : GENE
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Bush's command: 1976-77 : CIA
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Comic Soupy : SALES
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N.J. neighbor : DEL
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Woman's garment : HALTER
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Type of truck : PANEL
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Bags of cotton : BALES
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Fragrance : AROMA
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Neb. Indian : OTOE
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Airhead : SAP
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Starting point : JUMPINGOFFPLACE
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Words of understanding : ISEE
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Dunker : DONUT
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Gaze amorously : OGLE
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Four-poster, e.g. : BED
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Author Bellow : SAUL
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Political satirist : SAHL
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Ruse : PLOY
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Lasso material : ROPE
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Affirmative vote : YEA
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Yellow bird : CANARY
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Dread : ANGST
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Singer Davis : MAC
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Has a go at : TRIES
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Conducter Previn : ANDRE
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Recompense : PAY
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Play with crayons : COLOR
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Kind of pass : LATERAL
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West Point monogram : USMA
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Computer-store choice : LAPTOP
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Paddock papa : SIRE
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Shoot from ambush : SNIPE
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"For Pete's ___!" : SAKE
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She played Joanie on TV : ERIN
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And so forth: Abbr. : ETC
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Flavor enhancer, for short : MSG
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Links org. : PGA
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High-school juniors' concerns : PSATS
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Presque ___, Me. : ISLE
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Lecher's look : LEER
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Tee preceder : ESS
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Its capital is Reykjavik : ICELAND
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Zilch : NIL
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In dreamland : ASLEEP
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Mrs. Bruce Willis : DEMI
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"A ___ of Rain," 1957 movie : HATFUL
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Flying : ALOFT
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VCR control button : PAUSE
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Supplied with weapons : ARMED
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"No way!" : NOPE
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Wilderness Road traveler : BOONE
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Ira Glasser's org. : ACLU
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Do a KP job : PEEL
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Small sail : JIB
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Obtained : GOT
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___ Alamos : LOS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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