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New York Times, Saturday, January 9, 1993

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jesse Roarke has 48 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,768
Across
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"Brigadoon" heroine : FIONA
6
Circuit : TOUR
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Self-satisfied : SMUG
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Dialect of a region : IDIOM
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Sound of the surf : ROTE
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Concern : CARE
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Intimate : LETON
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Orison finis : AMEN
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Asian sea : ARAL
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Semanticist's concern : MEANING
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Jessye Norman, e.g. : SOPRANO
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In concealment : DOGGO
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See 40 Down : WILSON
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Quarters for Hindu women : ZENANA
30
African fox : FENNEC
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Nobel chemist: 1934 : UREY
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Point ___, Calif. : MUGU
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___ Levy, Cohan's first wife : ETHEL
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Serbian city : NIS
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Nevada and Madre : SIERRAS
41
League for a Cantab : IVY
42
Emerge : ISSUE
44
Cathedral city in N France : LAON
45
Male ant : ANER
46
Begrudges : ENVIES
48
In abundance : GALORE
50
Adjective for 50 Down : MOLTEN
52
Steam bath : SAUNA
54
Set up : ARRANGE
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Compounds relating with others : ISOMERS
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Snatch : GLOM
61
Checker player's choice : REDS
63
Kindled again : RELIT
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Manner of doing : MODE
65
Spanish port of entry : IRUN
66
Turkish city on the Seyhan : ADANA
67
Copied : APED
68
Unit of force : DYNE
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Last capital of Ceylon's kings : KANDY
Down
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Spike Lee product : FILM
2
Concept for Colette : IDEE
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Port of Kyushu : OITA
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Meridian time : NOONDAY
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Embryonic membrane : AMNION
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Lt. ___ in Perry Mason tales : TRAGG
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___ Paul Kruger : OOM
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Kin of semis : UTES
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Note : RENOWN
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Rutgers U.'s color : SCARLET
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Cherry liqueur : MARASCHINO
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Heavens: Comb. form : URANO
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Tyrant of old Syracuse : GELON
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Lake of Botswana : NGAMI
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Loblollies : PINES
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Whitman's "Leaves ___" : OFGRASS
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Pueblo people of N.M. : ZUNI
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Mythical pome tosser : ERIS
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Kind of pie or pudding : NESSELRODE
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Reddish-gray kangaroo : EURO
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River of Zaire : UELE
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Unceasingly : EVER
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Does this play false notes? : LYRE
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Important fan-tan card : SEVEN
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With 20 Across, English novelist : ANGUS
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Feral : UNTAMED
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Public walk : ALAMEDA
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Soprano Bjoner : INGRID
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Parka : ANORAK
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Source of igneous rock : MAGMA
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Low deck : ORLOP
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Flower from the Argonne : AISNE
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Eldritch : EERY
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Verve : ELAN
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Cortex : RIND
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Guy rope : STAY
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Dark; gloomy : DUN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 11 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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