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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Wednesday, April 21, 1993

Author: Jim Page
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 22, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,870
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1. "___ learn him or kill him": Twain (3) : ILL
4. Scrooge word (3) : BAH
7. Disperse (7) : SCATTER
14. Abbott and Costello film (7) : RIORITA
16. Clay vessels, e.g. (7) : POTWARE
17. Greek vowel (7) : EPSILON
18. "My First Lie, and How I Got ___": Twain (7) : OUTOFIT
19. Stephens of Red Sox fame (4) : VERN
20. Brewing residue (5) : DRAFF
21. "Winnie ___ Pu" (4) : ILLE
24. "___ Ideas" (4) : IGET
26. Drome start (4) : AERO
29. Quartet (4) : FOUR
30. Stat for Boggs (3) : RBI
31. Baby ___ (6) : SITTER
33. Licorice-flavored liqueurs (8) : SAMBUCAS
35. Mold (5) : SHAPE
36. ___ Roberts (4) : ORAL
37. Kind of punch (4) : BOLO
39. Mine-roof prop (5) : SPRAG
42. Eon (8) : BLUEMOON
46. Calories counter (6) : DIETER
48. "___ the land . . . " (3) : OER
49. "It is easier to ___ out than get out": Twain (4) : STAY
50. File (4) : RASP
51. Recedes (4) : EBBS
53. Hockey ploy (4) : DEKE
54. Menander's "___ Self-Knowledge" (5) : AIDTO
56. Locate (4) : SITE
59. Colonel in "The Gilded Age" (7) : SELLERS
61. Beetles, wasps, etc. (7) : INSECTS
65. Footstool (7) : OTTOMAN
66. More chilly (7) : NIPPIER
67. Pale colors (7) : PASTELS
68. Certain wts. (3) : GTS
69. ___ volente (3) : DEO
1. Wrath (3) : IRE
2. Balm target (3) : LIP
3. ___ Angeles (3) : LOS
4. A "humor" (4) : BILE
5. Suffix with valid (4) : ATOR
6. Twain was raised here (8) : HANNIBAL
7. Fine china (5) : SPODE
8. Places for aces (6) : COURTS
9. "___ boy!" (4) : ATTA
10. What "mark twain" means (14) : TWOFATHOMSDEEP
11. Silk fabric (7) : TAFFETA
12. Verdi's "___ tu" (3) : ERI
13. Soak flax (3) : RET
15. Job for Twain (14) : RIVERBOATPILOT
21. Conditions (3) : IFS
22. Mauna ___ (3) : LOA
23. "___ and Abner" (3) : LUM
25. Pyle subj. (3) : GIS
27. Agt. (3) : REP
28. Mine find (3) : ORE
30. NBC's ex-owner (3) : RCA
32. ___ of Ely (4) : ISLE
34. Exhort (4) : URGE
37. "A baby is an inestimable ___ and bother": Twain (8) : BLESSING
38. "___ Town" (3) : OUR
39. Ltr. mailer (3) : SDR
40. ___ Zadora (3) : PIA
41. Seasons anew (7) : RESALTS
42. A Cratchit (3) : BOB
43. Capri attachment (3) : OTE
44. Bucket wood (3) : OAK
45. Comic Louis ___ (3) : NYE
47. Backward (6) : RETRAL
52. Some petty offs. (5) : BOSNS
55. Attic township (4) : DEME
57. "There's millions ___!": Twain-Warner (4) : INIT
58. Recipe amts. (4) : TSPS
59. Saturate (3) : SOP
60. Zeta follower (3) : ETA
62. El ___ (3) : CID
63. Tom has one (3) : TEE
64. B'way sign (3) : SRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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