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New York Times, Monday, February 15, 1993

Author:
Albert J. Klaus
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Albert J. Klaus has 115 pre-Shortz puzzles and 4 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,805
Across
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Sloping walk : RAMP
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Cleansing agents : SOAPS
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Spaniard's Supreme Being : DIOS
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Lamb's pen name : ELIA
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Having a secret meaning : RUNIC
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Hitchcock film: 1948 : ROPE
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Delaware nickname : FIRSTSTATE
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And others: Lat. : ETAL
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Former kin of NATO : SEATO
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Nickname for a Jackson of the C.S.A. : STONEWALL
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Bridge coup : SLAM
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Nothing : NIL
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Five and one-half yards : ROD
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Biblical tower site: Gen. 35:21 : EDAR
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Holding devices : CLASPS
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King toppers : ACES
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Heiden or Lindros of ice sports : ERIC
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___ nous (confidentially) : ENTRE
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Alaska nickname : THELASTFRONTIER
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Bombeck and Calderon : ERMAS
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Large quantity : SLEW
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Other : ELSE
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Tyrant : DESPOT
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Ferber or Millay : EDNA
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Crooked letter : ESS
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Siesta : NAP
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Start of N.C.'s motto : ESSE
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Like weedy gardens : OVERGROWN
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Skewered treat : KABOB
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Masculine : MALE
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Georgia nickname : PEACHSTATE
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Signs : INKS
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Fallers on Pompeii : ASHES
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Hibernia : ERIN
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Trial : TEST
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Tree genus : NYSSA
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Cozy place : NEST
Down
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Umps' cousins : REFS
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Star in Cetus : MIRA
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Former times : PASTS
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Last year's jrs. : SRS
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Overcomes by cleverness : OUTSMARTS
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Med.-school subject : ANAT
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Scaler's spike : PITON
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Like the Grand Canyon : SCENIC
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Pulled : DREW
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Jot : IOTA
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Milky gem : OPAL
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Vend : SELL
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Lacquered metalware : TOLE
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Actress Burstyn : ELLEN
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Fruit drinks : ADES
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Estimated : RATED
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Earthy pigment : OCHRE
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Considers : DEEMS
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Boone's weapon : RIFLE
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Steps over a fence : STILE
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Squeeze : PRESS
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Vowel points : SERES
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Smack : SLAP
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Beliefs : CREDENCES
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"I Feel ___ Comin' On" : ASONG
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Possesses : OWNS
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Small wild horse of Asia : TARPAN
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Inquires : ASKS
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Works of Keats, e.g. : POESY
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Consumed : EATEN
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Pass over : OMIT
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Weathercock : VANE
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B.P.O.E. members : ELKS
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Leisure : REST
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Pandas : WAHS
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Disclose : BARE
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Elevator man : OTIS
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Distorted : BENT
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A 1958 Pulitzer Prize winner's monogram : HSA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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