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Bryant White
Bryant White

New York Times, Friday, November 19, 1993

24-Down : Mischievous or improper

Author:
Bryant White
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Bryant White has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles and 29 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,082
Across
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"___ a Gift," W.C. Fields film : ITS
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Starter for 100 : CENTI
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Province of SW Ecuador : LOJA
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Islanders' org. : NHL
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Powerless : INERT
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Guide : PILOT
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P.M. refreshment : TEA
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Water wheel : NORIA
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Heath-family shrub : ERICA
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Actor John ___ : ASTIN
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___ segno: Mus. dir. : DAL
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"Zorba the Greek" actress : PAPAS
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Ed Wynn's son : KEENAN
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Thpeech problem : LISP
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A.W.B. was his V.P. : HST
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Photographic-process giant : EASTMAN
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Synthetic akin to rayon : ACETATE
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Shoot with shot : WOUND
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Show place for retiarii : ARENA
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Tina Louise in "Gilligan's Island" : GINGERGRANT
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Triton's trumpet : CONCH
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Spun stories? : YARNS
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Ushers anew : RESEATS
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Settle, in a way : MEDIATE
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Signed up, for short : ENL
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No-hitter record holder : RYAN
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Searches the archives : DELVES
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With lance in hand, ready for action : ATILT
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Tumbler's need : MAT
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Saxophone, bassoon, etc. : REEDS
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Rajasthan princess : RANEE
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Chilly Adriatic winds : BORAS
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Meet a bet : SEE
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Tent caterpillar : EGGER
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Large wine cask : TUN
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Secretary, e.g. : DESK
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Mature : RIPEN
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Soul of France : AME
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Opening allowing entry of air or fluid : INTAKE
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Debussy work, in translation : THESEA
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Writing tablets : SLATES
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Barbara Bain in "Mission: Impossible" : CINNAMONCARTER
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Brian ___ of Roxy Music : ENO
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Modern square : NERD
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Experiment : TRIAL
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Siciliano's land : ITALIA
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Maltese monetary unit : LIRA
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Scottish novelist: 1828-97 : OLIPHANT
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Mother of Oedipus : JOCASTA
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Delaney's "___ of Honey" : ATASTE
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Angie Dickinson in "Police Woman" : PEPPERANDERSON
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Weave together : INTWINE
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Mischievous or improper : NAUGHTY
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Left with the effects of a trauma : SCARRED
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Rotterdam-to-Amsterdam dir. : NNE
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Stretchable : TENSILE
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Nation, for one : DRY
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Little brants : GOSLINGS
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Sei school : GAM
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Share in hundredths : CENTAGE
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Brought up : REARED
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Large Asiatic deer : SAMBAR
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Zoroastrian scripture : AVESTA
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Latin hymn of praise : TEDEUM
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Ancient Jewish mystic : ESSENE
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Model Campbell : NAOMI
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Seepy vegetable? : LEEK
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Raise a grapnel : TRIP
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One, to Burns : ANE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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