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New York Times, Saturday, January 2, 1993

Author:
Bernard Meren
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { F J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 243 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bernard Meren has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,761
Across
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Whittled : PARED
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Thicket : COPSE
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Quarry : STONEPIT
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Like Rich Stadium at playoff time : AROAR
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Wife of Odysseus : PENELOPE
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Pioneer in high-tension electricity : TESLA
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"Persistence of Memory," etc. : DALIS
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Wrist blow : SLAP
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Siouan group : OTOS
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Atlas feature : INSET
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Biblical duke : OMAR
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Scottish uncle : EME
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Morse-code words : DITS
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Pro ___ (for the nonce) : TEM
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Jolly boat : TENDER
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Actress Massen : OSA
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Long discourse : TREATISE
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Acknowledge defeat : THROWINTHETOWEL
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"Turn O Libertad" composer : SESSIONS
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Rock producer-musician : ENO
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Pamper : COSSET
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Ax : CUT
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Windmill part : VANE
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Where angels worship? : ARA
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Worries : CARES
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Word with driver or hammer : PILE
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Palindromic time : NOON
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Ex-President of Costa Rica : ARIAS
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Pointed arch : OGIVE
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Got one's dander up : BRISTLED
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Baby boys, in Burgos : NENES
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Fizzles : SPUTTERS
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Año beginning : ENERO
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"What thou ___, write . . . ": Rev. 1:11 : SEEST
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Trots : PONIES
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"___ of robins . . . " : ANEST
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Bro. or dau. : REL
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Heroic poetry : EPOS
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State Department group : DIPLOMATICCORPS
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Margay, e.g. : CAT
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Mountain: Comb. form : OREO
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Kept up-to-date : POSTED
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Deli dancer? : SALOME
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Classroom missile? : ERASER
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Colo.'s ___ Peaks : SPANISH
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Communications satellite : TELSTAR
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Yoke; crew : TEAM
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Famed name in printing : DIDOT
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Like Griselda : PATIENT
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Notations on scores : RESTS
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Wagner's Cornish knight : TRISTAN
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Sunset times, to bards : EENS
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Avant-gardist : NEO
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Aviary sound : TWEET
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Grand, for short : THOU
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Netherlands city : OSS
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More toilworn : WEARIER
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Septets plus duets : ENNEADS
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Fertile soil : LOESS
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Head over heels in Chicago : CAPONE
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Alexandrian writer-theologian : ORIGEN
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Like some solutions : SALINE
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Rascal of yore : VARLET
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Graf ploys : LOBS
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Suffragette Carrie's family : CATTS
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Ad infinitum : EVER
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Savage Island : NIUE
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That, in Valencia : ESO
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Sault ___ Marie : STE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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