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New York Times, Wednesday, November 10, 1993

Author:
Robert Herrig
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Robert Herrig has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,073
Across
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Gr. resistance force in W.W. II : ELAS
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Cuddly marsupials : KOALAS
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Best : TOP
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Word with face or fat : BABY
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Verdi opera : ERNANI
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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Hope on a slope? : BOBSLEDDING
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Sun. follower : MON
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Lustrous fabric : SATINE
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Relating to stimuli : SENSORY
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Outward : OVERT
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Warbled : SANG
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It may call for a charge : BUGLE
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"___ Didn't Say Yes," 1931 song : SHE
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Commodious : LARGE
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Motionless : ATREST
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Seine sight : ILE
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Chutzpah : GALL
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Crossbeam on a track : TIE
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Taint : TARNISH
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Symbol of smallness : PEA
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First name in gymnastics : OLGA
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Pin, scrub, red or white : OAK
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"I'll drink ___" : TOTHAT
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Patricia and Tom of films : NEALS
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Letters for Dole : GOP
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Versifier's concern : RHYME
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Dakotan tribe : REES
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Blaze : FLARE
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Lab subject : SCIENCE
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Andalusian affections : AMORES
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Overmuch : TOO
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Osmond brawls? : DONNYBROOKS
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Water, to Watteau : EAU
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Rabble-rouse : INCITE
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Pert person : SNIP
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Chain pts.? : MTS
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Legendary mentor : NESTOR
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¿___ bien? (Are you well?) : ESTA
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Recede : EBB
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Vientiane's country : LAOS
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Coptic bishop's title : ABBA
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Phase of a heartbeat : SYSTOLE
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N.H. city : KEENE
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Directives from headquarters : ORDERS
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"___ This Is My Beloved," song from "Kismet" : AND
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Medieval ballads : LAIS
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Queen ___ lace (wild carrot) : ANNES
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Use semaphore : SIGNAL
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The X-raying of Brokaw? : TOMOGRAPHY
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___ about : ONOR
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Shot glass : PONY
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Most vital : LIVEST
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Catch : SNAG
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"Come to ___ it..." : THINKOF
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Flic's club : BATON
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Serviceable : UTILE
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Outgoing, as Louganis? : GREGARIOUS
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First name in gin : ELI
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Shimmer : GLEAM
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Gladden greatly : ELATE
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Truth, in Confucianism : TAO
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Superlative ending : EST
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Dustcloth : RAG
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Strong negative emotion : HORROR
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Midler movie : THEROSE
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"___ the Clowns" : SENDIN
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___ win (compete vigorously) : PLAYTO
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Tea fare : SCONE
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Brownish-yellow : AMBER
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Prow : STEM
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Cover with a layer : COAT
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Ref. books : ENCS
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Eternities, almost : EONS
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Revue segment : SKIT
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Little louse : NIT
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Hot tub : SPA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 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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