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Lois Sidway
Lois Sidway

New York Times, Wednesday, November 17, 1993

22-Down : A semirural area

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F Q }, Scrabble score: 323 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Lois Sidway has 67 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 18 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,080
Across
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Child's ammo : CAPS
5
Unionist's bane : SCAB
9
Early of the C.S.A. : JUBAL
14
Concorde stopover : ORLY
15
First name in whodunits : ERLE
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Soul : ANIMA
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Partiality : BIAS
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Schmeling contemporary : BAER
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Lodz money : ZLOTY
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Chew the rag : BATTHEBREEZE
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Fleece : SHEAR
24
Put a strain on : TAX
25
___ Valley, Calif. : SIMI
29
S. & L. holding : MTGE
31
Consequence : UPSHOT
33
Impassive : STOIC
36
Word of comfort : THERE
39
List ending : ETC
40
Pause to refresh : CATCHONESBREATH
43
In imitation of : ALA
44
Maurice or Linda : EVANS
45
Wander : STRAY
46
Vituperative outpouring : TIRADE
48
Mrs. Ernie Kovacs : EDIE
50
Bellow of books : SAUL
51
Inexperienced : RAW
54
Ground : EARTH
57
Gamble for small stakes : PITCHPENNIES
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Get ___ of (see) : ALOAD
64
Chamber : ROOM
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"___ Camera" : IAMA
66
Watusi, e.g. : DANCE
67
That one, in old Rome : ILLE
68
Chihuahua choo-choo : TREN
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Castle in the air : DREAM
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Geste : DEED
71
Jerk : YANK
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Peach of a Georgian : COBB
2
Jimmy ___ of tennis : ARIAS
3
Who's this Sylvia? : PLATH
4
Affecting the body generally : SYSTEMIC
5
Jean who played Joan : SEBERG
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Grouch : CRAB
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Sound the alarm : ALERT
8
Ky. college : BEREA
9
Brubeck's sound : JAZZ
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Except that : UNLESS
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Brief life : BIO
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Tot. : AMT
13
Not clerical : LAY
21
Concocted in secret : HATCHED
22
A semirural area : EXURB
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"___ Music," 1940 song : IHEAR
27
"Raging Bull" Jake La ___ : MOTTA
28
Restless : ITCHY
30
Sicilian blowhard? : ETNA
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Ahasuerus was one : PERSIAN
33
Vamooses : SCATS
34
Actress Shire : TALIA
35
Seaport near Sapporo : OTARU
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Mama lobster : HEN
38
Being : ESSE
41
Manifest : OVERT
42
Endless eons : ETERNITY
47
Fine wool from the Andes : ALPACA
49
Thought : DEEMED
52
Stinging : ACRID
53
Undivided : WHOLE
55
Coronet : TIARA
56
John Wayne types : HEMEN
58
Latin ditto : IDEM
59
Raft propellant : POLE
60
Fell gradually : SANK
61
Say more : ADD
62
Guardian spirit of Rome : LAR
63
See 53 Down : ONE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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