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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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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,789

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Sings lustily while fishing? (6) : TROLLS
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Like a Mensa convention? (7) : SAPLESS
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Grave (7) : SERIOUS
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Party to a deed (7) : ALIENEE
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Concerning knowledge (15) : EPISTEMOLOGICAL
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Weighty stories? (5) : TAELS
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He left things to Chance (5) : EVERS
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Use a poet's corkscrew? (3) : OPE
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Autograph a math curve? (4) : SINE
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Naked boxers? (5) : BAERS
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Disney sci-fi film (4) : TRON
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Tolkien's Treebeard, e.g. (3) : ENT
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Panza's Dapple (5) : BURRO
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Half a reassurance (5) : THERE
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Metrical anagram for resets (6) : STERES
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Least hasty (7) : POKIEST
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Breaks off operations (9) : INTERMITS
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Botch the boss's letter (7) : MISTYPE
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Waver like Lara? (6) : TEETER
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Beefcakers (5) : HUNKS
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More frigid (5) : ICIER
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Sickening drink? (3) : ALE
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Emerald-eyed one's feeling (4) : ENVY
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Ados (5) : STIRS
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Member of the Brady Bunch (4) : GREG
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Author related to Drinkwater? (3) : ADE
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Question on the WATS line? (5) : WHOSE
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Medallion (5) : BADGE
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Ruler like Robert? (15) : PARLIAMENTARIAN
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Designate (7) : ENTITLE
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Plain to see (7) : EVIDENT
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Knocks off (7) : DESISTS
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Tips (6) : ALERTS
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Redundant flies? (7) : TSETSES
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Change color (7) : REPAINT
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Where Fidel began (7) : ORIENTE
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Thread for Waggoner? (5) : LISLE
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Quite a bit (4) : LOTS
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Sioux City lass (3) : SUE
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British auctioneer's milieu (8) : SALEROOM
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Then, in Tours (5) : ALORS
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Pen pals? (4) : PIGS
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Hawaiian gift (3) : LEI
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Bonus performances (7) : ENCORES
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Valparaiso, e.g. (7) : SEAPORT
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Greek Diana (6) : SELENE
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Defame (5) : SMEAR
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Too exacting (11) : OVERPRECISE
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Buxom (5) : BUSTY
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The ones before us (5) : THESE
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Leanings (5) : BENTS
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More stringent solution strength? (5) : TITER
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Uncertain (5) : RISKY
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Checks from no-accounts' accounts (5) : KITES
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Abstracts (8) : EPITOMES
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Banal (7) : MUNDANE
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Some P.O. boo-boos (7) : INVERTS
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More behind time (7) : TARDIER
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Like fine wines (7) : ELEGANT
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Some rulers (7) : REGENTS
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Piled up (6) : HEAPED
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One of the Forsytes (5) : IRENE
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Commandment word (5) : SHALT
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"En ___!" (5) : GARDE
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Emitters of mots (4) : WITS
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Use a pail (4) : BAIL
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Year in Claudius I's reign (3) : LII
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Dam bureaucrats (3) : TVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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