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New York Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1993

Author:
Joel Davajan
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Joel Davajan has 2 pre-Shortz puzzles and 7 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Isolated : APART
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Storm preceder : LULL
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Mounted : UPON
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Belmont entry : RACER
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Iran-Turkey border river : ARAS
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Creation command : LETTHEREBELIGHT
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People of classical times : ANCIENTS
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Composite plants : ASTERS
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Cavort : PLAY
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Call, in poker : STAY
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General Creighton ___ : ABRAMS
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Voucher : CHIT
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Take odds : BET
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Wrathful : IRATE
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"Trinity" author : URIS
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Salt away : SAVE
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Gossamery : LIGHTASAFEATHER
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Nervous : EDGY
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Clump : TUFT
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Places of refuge : LAIRS
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Algerian ruler of yore : DEY
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Converse : CHAT
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Jot down for reference : NOTATE
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Book after Hosea : JOEL
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Scarface portrayer : MUNI
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Accomplish : ATTAIN
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Private : PERSONAL
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Beethoven piano piece : MOONLIGHTSONATA
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Republic of Ireland : EIRE
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Idolize : ADORE
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Public school on the Thames : ETON
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Vegas unit : SLOT
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Baby boys, in Málaga : NENES
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Guy, e.g. : ROPE
Down
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A fair shake in Hawaii : HULA
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Unwrap : OPEN
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College mil. program : ROTC
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Repugnance : ANTIPATHY
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Stadiums : ARENAS
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Festivity : PARTY
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Holes-in-one : ACES
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C.S.A. soldier : REB
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Expanded essay : TREATISE
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Parishioners, as a group : LAITY
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Impel : URGE
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Memorable co-star of Haley and Bolger : LAHR
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Invasion craft: Abbr. : LSTS
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Armet or topee : HELMET
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Aspiring att.'s exam : LSAT
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Waistless dress : SHIFT
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Was indisposed : AILED
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June celebrant : BRIDE
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Tattered; rough : RAGGY
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Water or witch follower : CRAFT
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Salvador is its capital : BAHIA
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Turn inside out : EVERT
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Brusque : TERSE
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Customary : USUAL
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Supplier of office needs : STATIONER
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Pericles or Socrates : ATHENIAN
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Cuban ballerina Alicia ___ : ALONSO
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Spring : COIL
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Makes a drink last : NURSES
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Gaynor or Leigh : JANET
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British unit of length : METRE
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Singing brothers : AMES
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Great exertion : TOIL
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Vaca's mate : TORO
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Unit measuring loudness : PHON
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Collective-defense org. : NATO
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See 14 Across : ATOP
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Daily Planet reporter : LANE
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Haiti's mon. unit : GDE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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