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New York Times, Thursday, February 11, 1993

Author:
Michael A. Rampino
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Michael A. Rampino has 33 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,801
Across
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Mona Van Duyn creation : POEM
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Epee, e.g. : BLADE
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Type of toad : BUFO
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Husband of Judith : ESAU
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Iditarod entrant : RACER
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Enough, to FitzGerald : ENOW
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Another name for fan-tan : PARLIAMENT
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Consanguineous : AKIN
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Gist : ESSENCE
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Blacksmiths' shaping blocks : ANVILS
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Wren's "Beau ___" : GESTE
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Bard's twilight times : EENS
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Pool person : STENO
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Entad : INWARD
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Looseness : LAXITY
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Midge : GNAT
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Blue Eagle org. : NRA
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Uttered : ORAL
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Souvenirs from the 50th : LEIS
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Snipefish, e.g. : EEL
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Other : ELSE
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Sudden spells of activity : SPASMS
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Linen-closet items : TOWELS
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Talent or poise : ASSET
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Mugger stopper : MACE
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New York Public Library benefactor : ASTOR
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Discourages : DETERS
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Great Lakes channel breaker : ICEBOAT
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Ex-president of Albania : ALIA
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Starlings' activity : CHATTERING
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Piscivorous diving bird : LOON
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Theater area : AISLE
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Piedmontese wine center : ASTI
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British ___ of Court : INNS
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Assail : BESET
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Gripe : BEEF
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"___ le Moko," Gabin film : PEPE
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Female bears: Sp. : OSAS
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"I'm all ___": Perot : EARS
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Donkey-horse offspring : MULE
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Pair : BRACE
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Brocaded fabrics : LAMES
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Top of a suit : ACE
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Retreat : DEN
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Ascent, in Catania : ERTA
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Man's high silk hat : BEAVER
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Severity : UNKINDNESS
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Frustrates : FOILS
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Has : OWNS
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Pig's cousin : INGOT
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Unmixed : NEAT
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Female felid : TIGRESS
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Nine: Comb. form : ENNE
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Blackthorn : SLOE
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Darnel : TARE
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Euphoria : EXALTATION
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Nothing : NIL
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Paper-money rolls : WADS
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Nathan Hale's alma mater : YALE
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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Man Fri. : ASST
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Cuba, e.g. : ISLA
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Part of U.N.L.V. : LAS
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Jug : EWER
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Lutetia, colloquially : PAREE
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Great quantities : OCEANS
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Casaba : MELON
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Name : TITLE
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Musical group : OCTET
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Painter of stunted pines : DALI
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Plant disease : SCAB
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Palmyra palm : BRAB
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Part of A.M. : ANTE
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Preweekend "prayer" : TGIF
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Hasten : HIE
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Burro : ASS

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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