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New York Times, Wednesday, September 30, 1992

Author:
Joy L. Wouk
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 4.77, Missing: { F J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Joy L. Wouk has 124 pre-Shortz puzzles and 9 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,667
Across
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Like a bee : BUSY
5
Ancient measure of length : CUBIT
10
Upper-body sculpture : BUST
14
Singer James : ETTA
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Occupied : INUSE
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Unique person : ONER
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Irritate : GALL
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Jewish month : NISAN
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Hahn or Klemperer : OTTO
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"A ___ in the Dark" : SHOT
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Act of burning : COMBUSTION
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Bat wood : ASH
25
Kind of plane or space : AERO
26
Alfonso's queen : ENA
27
Gibbon or gorilla : APE
30
Like some cattle : HORNLESS
33
Navratilova and Arroyo : MARTINAS
35
Domesticated : TAME
39
Australian pioneer : BUSHMAN
40
"Cats" is one : MUSICAL
43
Bread spread : OLEO
44
Namesakes of a Lear daughter : GONERILS
45
City birds : SPARROWS
49
Female rabbit : DOE
50
Pasture sound : MAA
53
Length x width, e.g. : AREA
54
Broadcast : AIR
56
Surprise attacks : AMBUSCADES
59
"Clinton's ditch" : ERIE
63
Goad : SPUR
64
Lancaster buggy riders : AMISH
65
Playful kiss : BUSS
66
Lohengrin's love : ELSA
67
Al ___ (chewy): It. : DENTE
68
All-purpose trks. : UTES
69
Projectionist's need : REEL
70
Moved cautiously : EDGED
71
Mets' home : SHEA
Down
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Implores : BEGS
2
Beehive State : UTAH
3
Norman town : STLO
4
Crimean resort : YALTA
5
Quinine-supplying tree : CINCHONA
6
Freshwater mussel : UNIO
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Kind of holiday : BUSMANS
8
Actress Sanford : ISABEL
9
Professor's concern : TENURE
10
Word with black or camp : BOOT
11
Loosen : UNTIE
12
American saint : SETON
13
Mineral from dried lake basins : TRONA
22
Distress letters : SOS
24
Mason's wedge : SHIM
27
Early pulpit : AMBO
28
Lukas or Anka : PAUL
29
Gaelic : ERSE
31
Sprinted : RAN
32
Budge : STIR
34
Pres. Jefferson : THOS
36
Etcher's need : ACID
37
Saint ___, French port : MALO
38
Differently : ELSE
40
Bovine call : MOO
41
Dirty : UNWASHED
42
Blackfin snapper : SESI
44
Teacher's job : GRADING
46
Dance step : PAS
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London's Burlington, e.g. : ARCADE
48
Used an orange squeezer : REAMED
50
Amplifying device : MASER
51
Roomy : AMPLE
52
Mistreat : ABUSE
55
Picture puzzle : REBUS
57
Caspian feeder : URAL
58
Ferrara family's home : ESTE
60
Sultan of Swat : RUTH
61
"So that's it!" : ISEE
62
She, in 58 Down : ESSA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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