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New York Times, Thursday, February 25, 1993

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfeld
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Ronald C. Hirschfeld has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,815

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Across
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Judge : DEEM
5
Serene : CALM
9
___ Rouge, Cambodian guerrilla : KHMER
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Precipice part : EDGE
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Olive genus : OLEA
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Kent portrayer : REEVE
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Lilly Daché's métier : MILLINERY
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Immigrant's island : ELLIS
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Marine fish : SEABASS
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Produce an egg : OVULATE
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One-billionth: Comb. form : NANO
24
Tizzy : SNIT
25
Natalie's singing father : NAT
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Q-U connection : RST
28
Adulate : LIONIZE
31
Fetid : OLID
33
Soprano Trentini : EMMA
34
"Sweeney ___": T. S. Eliot : ERECT
38
City on the site of ancient Carthage : TUNIS
40
Designer of the J.F.K. Library : PEI
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Conductor Erno ___ : RAPEE
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Cockscomb : CREST
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___ Bud, Dickens heroine : ROSA
45
Its field once had a Strawberry : SHEA
46
Cheat : COZENER
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This opens sesame : ESS
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Micmac's cousin : SAC
52
___-majesté : LESE
53
Call : TERM
56
Catherine the Great, for one : TSARINA
58
"The Pearl ___," Bizet opera : FISHERS
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Intended : AIMED
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Falstaff, for one : ROISTERER
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Utopian : IDEAL
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Part of M.I.T. : INST
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Cantina snack : TACO
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On deck : READY
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A classic race at Epsom Downs : OAKS
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Vietnamese holidays : TETS
Down
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Some F.O.B.'s : DEMS
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Ernie K.'s widow : EDIE
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Sweetbrier : EGLANTINE
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Soprano to be toasted? : MELBA
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Organ part : CONSOLE
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City in S France : ALES
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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Thick dressing : MAYONNAISE
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Beethoven's "___ Sonata" : KREUTZER
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Thing sometimes given or caught : HELL
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Black: Comb. form : MELAN
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LuPone role : EVITA
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Transplant : RESET
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John, to Jock : IAN
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Lucky Roman number : VII
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"___ to Watch Over Me," Gershwin song : SOMEONE
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Campus mil. group : ROTC
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Disparage : SLUR
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Hurok was one : IMPRESARIO
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Epochs : ERAS
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CD, for one : DISC
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Mayflies, e.g. : EPHEMERAE
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So-so grades : CEES
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Cachar and bancha : TEAS
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In a phlegmatic way : STOLIDLY
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Hopper and Turner : ARTISTS
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Japanese Buddhist sect : ZEN
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Ship's companionway : STAIR
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Place for kidding? : ASIDE
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___ cropper (failed) : CAMEA
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Superlative suffix : EST
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Butler at Tara : RHETT
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Peruse : READ
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Carlton of baseball : FISK
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Straight: Comb. form : RECT
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Angels' delights : SROS
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___ shoestring : ONA

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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