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New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 1993

Author:
Harold B. Counts
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { B F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Harold B. Counts has 24 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,807
Across
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Squall : GUST
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Acted human : ERRED
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"Scram, Tabby!" : SCAT
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Italian wine center : ASTI
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Coronet : TIARA
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Harness part : HAME
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Change one's views : TURNCATINTHEPAN
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Significant period : ERA
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Unenclosed waters : OPENSEA
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Hot time in Paris : ETE
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Hale or 007 : SPY
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Offspring: Abbr. : DESC
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Worth : MERIT
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Bee chaser : CEE
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Gather : AMASS
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Girasol : OPAL
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Rocker's heavy ___ : METAL
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Bivouac : CAMP
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Gam of films : RITA
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Walkway : AISLE
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Plant used in treating burns : ALOE
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Quiet's partner : REST
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Babble : PRATE
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Kind of bargain : PLEA
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Behold : SEE
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Polynesian language : MAORI
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Actress Tyne ___ : DALY
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Jan.-to-Dec. periods : YRS
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Cover girl Carol ___ : ALT
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Big-band Benny : GOODMAN
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Fire : CAN
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Play involving watchful waiting : CATANDMOUSEGAME
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Iowa college town : AMES
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Early U.S. coin : EAGLE
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To ___ (precisely) : ATEE
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Employment : WORK
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Goose genus : ANSER
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North Sea feeder : YSER
Down
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Victor at Saratoga: 1777 : GATES
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Seize power : USURP
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Some scavengers : STRAYCATS
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Stannum : TIN
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Halting place, in Sèvres : ETAPE
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Ceremonies : RITES
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Pour : RAINCATSANDDOGS
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Fulmars' kin : ERNS
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Particular point of time : DATE
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"___ loves me . . . " : SHE
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Frisk : CAPER
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Italian violin : AMATI
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Dogma : TENET
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Cipher or encipher : CODE
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Virginia actors? : HAMS
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Emulate Harriet Tubman : ESCAPE
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Click beetle : ELATER
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Lager ingredient : MALT
31
Downwind : ALEE
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Puck's good boy : ORR
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Jumble : PIE
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Glove-compartment items : MAPS
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Where Mary Robinson presides : EIRE
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See 3 Down : ALLEYCATS
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A Stooge : MOE
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___ soup (dense fog) : PEA
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Earmark : SIGN
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Large parrot : MACAW
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Tex. shrine : ALAMO
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Weasellike mammal : OTTER
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Stubborn as ___ : AMULE
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Type of beam : LASER
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English novelist: 1839-1908 : RAMEE
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Show contempt : SNEER
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Grecian theaters : ODEA
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Yemeni neighbor : OMAN
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Invite : ASK
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___ Paree : GAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 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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