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New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 1993

Author:
Wilson McBeath
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 484 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 137, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Wilson McBeath has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,790
Across
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Der ___ (Adenauer) : ALTE
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Obtuse : CRASS
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Flora and fauna : BIOTA
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Eat sparingly : FAST
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Sordor : LEES
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City near Leipzig : HALLE
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Sheer : UTTER
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Kon-Tiki worshiper : INCA
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Diamond clubs : BATS
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Tear-jerker : ONION
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Mutt, in Dixie : FEIST
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Hack or Musial of baseball : STAN
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Aggressive Caspar Milquetoast? : ASHEEPINWOLFSCLOTHING
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High schoolers : TEENS
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Mopsus and Melampus : SEERS
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Cavatina : AIR
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Collar : ARREST
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Sang at the station : RATTED
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Arcane : SECRET
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Foot for Frost : IAMB
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Cosmetic plant : ALOE
50
York's river : OUSE
51
Clears the birds from the beach? : LEAVESNOTERNSUNSTONED
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Jewelry designer Peretti : ELSA
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Comfort : SOLACE
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Bert's "Sesame Street" friend : ERNIE
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Gustav ___, former Swedish king : ADOLF
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Triton's daughter : PALLAS
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He ran and ran and ran : STASSEN
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Started the set : SERVED
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Certain wax : SEALANT
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What they throw in Spain? : ELTORO
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Where baby rocks : TREETOP
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What Bernstein didn't have : TINEAR
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Serious : SOBER
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Native of Zagreb : CROAT
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Off. worker : STENOG
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Rickey ingredient : LIME
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Harness that hero? : HITCHYOURSTARTOAWAGON
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Part of the eye : UVEA
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Kauai mementos : LEIS
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Last word of Mo.'s motto : ESTO
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Adviser to Odysseus : MENTOR
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Machine parts : ROTORS
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Gofer's task : ERRAND
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Rent : LET
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Spools : REELS
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Sunder : SEVER
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Turn-around misfit? : ROUNDPEGINASQUAREHOLE
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Piscivorous bird : ERNE
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Copland's "The Tender Land," e.g. : OPERA
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Unconventional : OUTRE
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Faulkner character : EULA
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Flavoring for a Caen cordial : ANIS
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Juniper of the Bible : RETEM
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Etcher's need : ACID
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Canoodles : PETS
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Chivy or chevy : TEASE
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Over : ENDED
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Oft-printed articles : THES
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Kind of German silver : ALBATA
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Landlord : LEASER
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Restrain with a chain : TETHER
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Ancient ascetic : ESSENE
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Karate blow : CHOP
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Sari wearers : RANIS
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Skirt shape : ALINE
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More poky : SLOWER
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Title for one of the Peróns : SENORA
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Burnish : BUFF
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Residents of: Suffix : ITES
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Auricular : OTIC
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One weber per square meter : TESLA
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Historic region in N France : ARTOIS
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Queriman or tetraodont : FISH
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Con man : ANTI
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Scrutinize : SCAN
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Chinese dynasty : TANG
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Girl in "The Devil's Disciple" : ESSIE
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Utah Beach vessel : LST
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Three, in Torino : TRE
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Scottish goblet : TASS
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Process leather : TAN
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Over and above : ELSE
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Sullen; unsmiling : DOUR
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Cote sound : COO
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Updike's "Rabbit, ___" : RUN
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Compass pt. : ESE
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Nugent of rock : TED
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Alphabetic run : MNOP
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Gauchos' cow catchers : BOLAS
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Austrian river or town : ENNS
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Smallest : LEAST
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P.G.A.'s Lee ___ : ELDER
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Stick out like ___ thumb : ASORE
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Kind of trombone : VALVE
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Märchen : TALE
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Pragmatic person : REALIST
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Developer's interest : SITE
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Freshwater ducks : TEALS
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Get : FETCH
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Anita or Clara : SANTA
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Chiton's cousin : STOLA
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Ferber book : SOBIG
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Solitary: Comb. form : EREMO
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Irv of the 50's Yankees : NOREN
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New England fisherman's boat : DORY
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___-do-well : NEER
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Pierre's aunt : TANTE
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Minnesota Fats's game : POOL
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Some marsupials, for short : ROOS
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Efrem Zimbalist's teacher : AUER
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Beethoven's "Archduke ___" : TRIO
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Slalom obstacle : GATE
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Low, droning sound : HUM
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Croce's "___ Got a Name" : IVE
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Decimal-system base : TEN
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Curiosity victim : CAT
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Fast flier : SST
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Less desirable : WORSE
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Like Picasso's guitarist : OLD
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Account : REPORT
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Sixty minutes, in Milano : ORA
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Do a cobbler's job : RESOLE
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Ducat : SEQUIN
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Put in the oven again : REHEAT
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Assert positively : AVOUCH
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Diva Melba : NELLIE
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Fears greatly : DREADS
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Crow's home : TEPEE
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Smoothed concrete in a pavement : LUTED
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Beetle Bailey's nemesis : SARGE
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Receive as one's due : REAP
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Writer Sarah ___ Jewett : ORNE
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Foot, for one : UNIT
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Costner role: 1987 : NESS
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Japanese clog : GETA
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Angers : IRES
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Appellation : NAME
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Rex or Walter : REED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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