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New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 1993

Author:
Robert Dillman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Robert Dillman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 16 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,766

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Across
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Romeo preceder : ALFA
5
New England soda fountains : SPAS
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Spill the beans : BLAB
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Temperate : MILD
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Lance or halberd : SHAFT
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Thin, as air : RARE
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Middle East V.I.P. : EMIR
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Violent disorder : TURBULENCE
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Unit having two or more battalions : REGIMENT
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Hawks' opposites : DOVES
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What quibblers split : HAIRS
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Alaskan group : DENE
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Hepplewhite product : SETTEE
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Teachers' helpers : MONITORS
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Easy putt : TAPIN
31
Rifle parts : BOLTS
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Top of the clock : XII
33
Withdrawal of trps. : EVAC
34
Flings : HURLS
35
Actress Cannon : DYAN
36
Tennis term : LET
37
Ind. state flower : PEONY
38
___ differ (object) : BEGTO
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Silent butlers' targets : ASHTRAYS
41
Another 4 Down : AEGEAN
42
Disencumbers : RIDS
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Bound by oath : SWORN
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David's commander in chief : AMASA
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TV's "Life With Father" star : LEONAMES
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Certificate of ownership : CLAIMCHECK
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Face boldly : DARE
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First son : CAIN
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Waste maker : HASTE
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Serf : ESNE
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Covers : LIDS
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Bidders' figs. : ESTS
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Straw beehive : SKEP
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Indian or Asian starter : AMER
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Mortar ingredient : LIME
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Concorde's course : FLIGHTPATH
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Mediterranean sea arm : ADRIATIC
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Avoids : SHUNS
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Segment : PART
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Langley Field, Va., is one : AFB
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Groups at Groton : STUDENTS
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Special officer's commission : BREVET
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Abbe or Lois : LANE
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Texas leaguers' trajectories : ARCS
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Hum bug : BEE
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Burt's wife's namesakes : LONIS
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Demeanor : MIEN
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The "Hello!" woman : DOLLY
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Stone slab : STELA
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Overhangs : EAVES
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Eves' opposites : MORNS
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Stewardess's visual aid : OXYGENMASK
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Lasso : RIATA
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Greek con man at Troy : SINON
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Some have bells : BUOYS
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Annoying problem : HEADACHE
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Abases; vitiates : DEGRADES
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Crystal form : PRISM
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"A ginooine statesman should ___ his guard": J. R. Lowell : BEON
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Rolling stock : TRAINS
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Left dreamland : AWOKE
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Religious groups : SECTS
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Kyrgyz range : ALAI
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Motel employee : MAID
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For fear that : LEST
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Bird of prey : ERNE
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Ooze : SEEP
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Cato's 250 : CCL
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Owns : HAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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