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Arthur S. Verdesca
Arthur S. Verdesca

New York Times, Friday, February 19, 1993

Author:
Arthur S. Verdesca
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { G J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has duplicate clues.
Arthur S. Verdesca has 28 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 14 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,809
Across
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___ morgana : FATA
5
Hidy-hole : STASH
10
Total expenses : TAB
13
Construction beam : IBAR
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Educator Montessori : MARIA
15
Bristle : SETA
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RIGHT HAND? : FARMWORKER
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Comics' Harold : TEEN
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___ de corps : ESPRIT
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Deceived : SPOOFED
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Dutch city : EDE
23
Rifles' wooden parts : STOCKS
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Thicket : COPSE
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Mozart's "L'___ del Cairo" : OCA
28
Hearkens : HEEDS
31
Stop : HALT
32
To and ___ : FRO
33
Youthful : VERNAL
34
Orel's river : OKA
35
Get back : RECOVER
37
Gold, in Gerona : ORO
38
Site of Potomac State College : KEYSER
40
A Ritter of films : TEX
41
Bit : SNIP
42
Growing out : ENATE
43
Average grade : CEE
44
"J.F.K." director : STONE
45
Led a sure winner : CASHED
47
Examine : SEE
48
Tire of W.W. II : RETREAD
50
Plague : HARASS
54
"Thanks ___!" : ALOT
55
LEFT BANK? : YROTISOPED
58
Ares, to Caesar : MARS
59
Sea duck : EIDER
60
San Marino money : LIRA
61
Ques.'s companion : ANS
62
Perfume : SCENT
63
Try to find : SEEK
Down
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Drum's companion : FIFE
2
Down with!: Fr. : ABAS
3
Shea cover : TARP
4
Car-door adjunct : ARMREST
5
Struck powerfully : SMOTE
6
Smoke solid : TAR
7
Torah holder : ARK
8
Brief rest : SIESTA
9
Nonspeaking Marx : HARPO
10
UPSTANDING? : TEEFSENONO
11
Suit to ___ : ATEE
12
Players for Casey : BAND
15
"Dracula" author : STOKER
17
All-inclusive : WIDE
21
Dark yellow : OCHER
23
Darted : SCOOTED
24
Throttle : CHOKE
25
Type of bucket : OAKEN
26
DOWNCAST? : PLAYACTORS
27
Killer whale : ORC
29
Singer Bobby : DARIN
30
Incline : SLOPE
32
Not agin : FER
33
Plague : VEX
35
The Little Colonel : REESE
36
Churchill's sign : VEE
39
Commences : STARTS
41
Some solid alcohols : STEROLS
43
Actor Hardwicke : CEDRIC
44
Seven big ones : SEAS
46
An Oscar winner: 1931-32 : HAYES
47
Plunger's loss : SHIRT
48
An incarnation of Vishnu : RAMA
49
Dash : ELAN
51
" ... baked in ___" : APIE
52
Withered : SERE
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Pierre's st. : SDAK
56
Opus by Horace : ODE
57
Decimal base : TEN

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