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New York Times, Saturday, October 9, 1993

Author:
Hess
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Hess has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,041

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Across
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Winter flimflam? : SNOWJOB
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Biblical battle horns : SHOFARS
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Deck : TERRACE
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Hardly worth mentioning : NOMINAL
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Goes back, unfortunately : REVERTS
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Employ a trocar : OPERATE
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Aesir ruler's namesakes : ODINS
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Minaret : TOWER
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"But ___ me a canny hour...": Burns : GIE
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Symbol of simplicity : PIE
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Advances : HELPS
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Galosh : BOOT
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___ up (highly agitated) : HET
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Sculpt : MODEL
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Uses one's John Henry : SIGNS
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Abraded : ERODED
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Emulates W. J. Bryan : ORATES
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Dingy duds : RAGS
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Carry on : WAGE
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Typewriter roller : PLATEN
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Wordy : VERBAL
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Bark and carrack : SHIPS
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Popish Plot perjurer : OATES
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Conceit : EGO
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Snow ___ (ice and syrup treat) : CONE
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Serve as drum majorette : TWIRL
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Emulate 56 Across : LIE
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Ocho minus siete : UNO
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Bogus : FALSE
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Germinated grains : MALTS
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1902 song heard at weddings : BECAUSE
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Sapphira's guilty spouse: Acts 5 : ANANIAS
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Gris-gris : AMULETS
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International relaxation : DETENTE
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Comes to rest : SETTLES
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Like Buffalo winters, comparatively : SNOWIER
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Division of a choral ode : STROPHE
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More impoverished : NEEDIER
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Umbrian wine : ORVIETO
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"Beau Geste" author : WREN
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Bumps : JARS
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This mo. : OCT
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Conquered : BESTED
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V-shaped ski maneuver : SNOWPLOW
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Great expectations : HOPES
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One-tenth of an ephah : OMER
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Spruce, e.g. : FIR
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Spiritual interpretation of Scripture : ANAGOGE
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G.I. fare : RATIONS
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Storms icily : SLEETS
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Pamplona huzzah : OLE
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British farm worker : HODGE
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Nipper : BITER
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Jerky and pemmican, e.g. : MEATS
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Emersonian plants? : SAGES
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Hang carelessly : DRAPE
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Fray : RAVEL
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Like a bare mountaintop : SNOWLESS
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Basic linguistic unit : PHONEME
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A block print : LINOCUT
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"Norma" composer : BELLINI
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Churn : AGITATE
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"Guys and Dolls" composer : LOESSER
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Diving apparatuses : SCUBAS
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Plank for Pierre : AIS
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Groovy patterns : TREADS
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Critical discernment : TASTE
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Energize : FUEL
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___ Grosso, Brazilian state : MATO
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Once more : ANEW
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Hgt. : ALT
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River of Inner Mongolia : NEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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