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New York Times, Saturday, January 30, 1993

Author: Robert Lieblich
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Robert Lieblich has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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1. Sings lustily while fishing? (6) : TROLLS
7. Like a Mensa convention? (7) : SAPLESS
14. Grave (7) : SERIOUS
16. Party to a deed (7) : ALIENEE
17. Concerning knowledge (15) : EPISTEMOLOGICAL
19. Weighty stories? (5) : TAELS
20. He left things to Chance (5) : EVERS
21. Use a poet's corkscrew? (3) : OPE
22. Autograph a math curve? (4) : SINE
23. Naked boxers? (5) : BAERS
24. Disney sci-fi film (4) : TRON
25. Tolkien's Treebeard, e.g. (3) : ENT
26. Panza's Dapple (5) : BURRO
27. Half a reassurance (5) : THERE
28. Metrical anagram for resets (6) : STERES
30. Least hasty (7) : POKIEST
32. Breaks off operations (9) : INTERMITS
34. Botch the boss's letter (7) : MISTYPE
36. Waver like Lara? (6) : TEETER
40. Beefcakers (5) : HUNKS
41. More frigid (5) : ICIER
43. Sickening drink? (3) : ALE
44. Emerald-eyed one's feeling (4) : ENVY
45. Ados (5) : STIRS
46. Member of the Brady Bunch (4) : GREG
47. Author related to Drinkwater? (3) : ADE
48. Question on the WATS line? (5) : WHOSE
49. Medallion (5) : BADGE
50. Ruler like Robert? (15) : PARLIAMENTARIAN
53. Designate (7) : ENTITLE
54. Plain to see (7) : EVIDENT
55. Knocks off (7) : DESISTS
56. Tips (6) : ALERTS
1. Redundant flies? (7) : TSETSES
2. Change color (7) : REPAINT
3. Where Fidel began (7) : ORIENTE
4. Thread for Waggoner? (5) : LISLE
5. Quite a bit (4) : LOTS
6. Sioux City lass (3) : SUE
7. British auctioneer's milieu (8) : SALEROOM
8. Then, in Tours (5) : ALORS
9. Pen pals? (4) : PIGS
10. Hawaiian gift (3) : LEI
11. Bonus performances (7) : ENCORES
12. Valparaiso, e.g. (7) : SEAPORT
13. Greek Diana (6) : SELENE
15. Defame (5) : SMEAR
18. Too exacting (11) : OVERPRECISE
23. Buxom (5) : BUSTY
24. The ones before us (5) : THESE
26. Leanings (5) : BENTS
27. More stringent solution strength? (5) : TITER
29. Uncertain (5) : RISKY
31. Checks from no-accounts' accounts (5) : KITES
33. Abstracts (8) : EPITOMES
34. Banal (7) : MUNDANE
35. Some P.O. boo-boos (7) : INVERTS
37. More behind time (7) : TARDIER
38. Like fine wines (7) : ELEGANT
39. Some rulers (7) : REGENTS
40. Piled up (6) : HEAPED
42. One of the Forsytes (5) : IRENE
45. Commandment word (5) : SHALT
46. "En ___!" (5) : GARDE
48. Emitters of mots (4) : WITS
49. Use a pail (4) : BAIL
51. Year in Claudius I's reign (3) : LII
52. Dam bureaucrats (3) : TVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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