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New York Times, Monday, October 18, 1993

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.84, Missing: { G J Q X }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Sidney L. Robbins has 153 pre-Shortz puzzles and 50 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,050
Across
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Tastes : SIPS
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Watering places : SPAS
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Josip ___ (Tito) : BROZ
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Breathing woe : APNEA
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Bridge seat : EAST
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Take on cargo : LADE
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Neighborhood celebration : BLOCKPARTY
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Skinner of the stage : OTIS
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Baccarat contender : BANKER
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___ ammoniac : SAL
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$.01 : CENT
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Spud buds : EYES
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G.I. address : APO
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European moose : ELK
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Lake ___, Blue Nile source : TANA
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Leading : AHEAD
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Mop wielder : SWABBER
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Tricky play in football : REVERSE
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Steering devices : TILLERS
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High crime : TREASON
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Support : ENDORSE
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Ranch hands : HERDERS
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Shalom! : PEACE
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Short study? : EDUC
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Chess pcs. : KTS
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Leftover bit : ORT
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Stereo's ancestor : HIFI
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Sp. ladies : SRAS
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Beard of grain : AWN
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Titania's spouse : OBERON
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Grinder : HERO
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1040 specialists : HANDRBLOCK
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Most westerly Aleutian island : ATTU
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One with a chilling job : ICER
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"Peanuts" character : LINUS
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Competition : MEET
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___ politic : BODY
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Native Oriental beans : SOYS
Down
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Spread apart : SPLAY
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"___ ear and..." : INONE
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Mimics chicks : PECKS
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"For Pete's ___!" : SAKE
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Marmara, e.g. : SEA
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Manse occupier : PARSON
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Acting dog : ASTA
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Elegance of manner : STYLE
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Dummy : BLOCKHEAD
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Deserve : RATE
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Valhalla V.I.P. : ODIN
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Relish : ZEST
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French secular clergyman : ABBE
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Babblers : PRATERS
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Zoroastrian of India : PARSEE
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Tennis great of the 1960's : LAVER
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Dudley Moore title role: 1981 : ARTHUR
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Hebrew lyre : ASOR
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Haunts : DENS
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Footfall : STEP
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Sommelier's responsibility : WINE
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M*A*S*H man : ALDA
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Sketches roughly : BLOCKSOUT
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French topper : BERET
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Builder : ERECTOR
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Put on : DONNED
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Sir, in old India : SAHIB
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Sunny prefix : HELIO
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Satirist's tool : IRONY
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Point of concentration : FOCUS
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Signs, in slang : INKS
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Fake : SHAM
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Network of nerves : RETE
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Comic Johnson : ARTE
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City on the Brazos : WACO
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Large liq. containers : BBLS
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Brut : DRY

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