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New York Times, Monday, January 4, 1993

Author:
Martha J. DeWitt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Martha J. DeWitt has 72 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,763
Across
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Meadows : LEAS
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Songbird : WREN
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Cowboys' pokers : SPURS
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Destructive peak in Sicily : ETNA
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Male lead : HERO
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Conical dwelling : TEPEE
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Aleutian outpost : ATTU
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Personal: Comb. form : IDIO
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Teacher, at home : RATER
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Pacifists, in slanguage : PEACENIKS
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Élève's place : ECOLE
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Two to two, e.g. : EVEN
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Other : ELSE
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Navy equivalent of M.Sgt. : CPO
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Margin : EDGE
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Seek ambitiously : ASPIRE
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Harvests : REAPS
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Pindar products : ODES
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Marriage vows : IDOS
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Task : STINT
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Female swans : PENS
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Where the Irrawaddy flows : ASIA
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Camper's abode : TENT
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Union general : MEADE
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Cactus or beverage : MESCAL
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Florence's river : ARNO
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Actor Chaney : LON
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Cupid : EROS
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Land of the leprechauns : EIRE
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Stage : PHASE
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Irenic period : PEACETIME
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Pitcher's ___ bag : ROSIN
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Joan Miró's forte : ARTE
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Over : ANEW
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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Treasury agts. : TMEN
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Corn bread : PONE
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Doyens : DEANS
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Infamous marquis : SADE
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They're loose or tight : ENDS
Down
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What hurdlers do : LEAP
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Feminine suffix : ETTE
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Rectangular pier : ANTA
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Hollandaise is one : SAUCE
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Yammered : WHINED
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An 18th-century overcoat : REDINGOTE
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Actor Estrada or King : ERIK
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Lethal loop : NOOSE
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Emphasize : STRESS
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Calumet : PEACEPIPE
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Capable of : UPTO
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Movie unit : REEL
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Withered : SERE
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Holiday preceders : EVES
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Hindmost : LAST
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Bossy's best : CREAM
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Intrinsically : PERSE
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Desert water hole : OASIS
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Sonata finale : RONDO
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Site of Krupp works : ESSEN
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Dove, at times : PEACESIGN
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Prayed : ENTREATED
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Battle site: 1944 : STLO
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Less's associate : MORE
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The Summit and Spectrum : ARENAS
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___ Creed: A.D. 325 : NICENE
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Gaiters : SPATS
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A day's march : ETAPE
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Urge : PROD
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Charity begins here : HOME
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On the briny : ASEA
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Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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Privy to : INON
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Set right : MEND
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Flock members : EWES

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

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