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New York Times, Friday, March 12, 1993

28-Across : Regal month?

Author:
Jesse Roarke
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,830
Across
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Former Iranian ruler : SHAH
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What novices don't know : ROPES
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Town in Abruzzi : ATRI
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Bee flat : HIVE
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Reporter's assignment : EVENT
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Cross : ROOD
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Song for Battle : ARIA
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This may be blank : VERSE
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Correct procedure? : RITE
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Larkspur : DELPHINIUM
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___ breve : ALLA
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Wipes out : ERASES
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Infernal figure : DEMON
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Adriatic island : LIDO
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Regal month? : AUGUST
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Singer Lane : ABBE
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Attestation : OATH
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Cuttlefish ink : SEPIA
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Strawberry's milieu : DIAMOND
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Baum's ___ City : EMERALD
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Counselor-___ : ATLAW
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City north of Mt. Carmel : ACRE
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Fast fliers : SSTS
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Controlled : REINED
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One of the Aleutians : ADAK
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Select and take : ADOPT
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Hero lived here : SESTOS
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Tiff : SPAT
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Ornamental flower : NASTURTIUM
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Wise men : MAGI
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" ... the homage of ___": Byron : ATEAR
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Demolish : RAZE
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King Harald's predecessor : OLAV
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One of the Visayans : LEYTE
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Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
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Quayle's successor : GORE
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Angst : DREAD
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Vassar purchase : MALT
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Nabokov's poet John ___ : SHADE
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Personnel chief : HIRER
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St. Teresa of ___ : AVILA
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Mucho : HEAPS
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Emendation : REVISION
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Microwave ___ : OVEN
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Variety of olivine : PERIDOT
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Supervene : ENSUE
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Genealogical scroll : STEMMA
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Orchestrators : ARRANGERS
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" ... ___ and trouble": Shak. : TOIL
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Muslim weight : ROTL
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Theorem or noumenon : IDEA
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Hellish goddess : HEL
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It comes out in The Wash : OUSE
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Tzara-Arp movement : DADA
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Poisonous tree : UPAS
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Delta material : SILT
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Bits : TADS
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Jewish month : ADAR
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Take the bait : BITE
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Island of dancers : BALI
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Spreading abroad : EMANATIVE
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Wrangle : HERD
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Was beholden to : OWED
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Word with mile or music : MEASURED
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Chrysoberyl, e.g. : CATSEYE
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Duck or Trump : DONALD
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John ___, first Duke of Roxburgh : KER
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Esthete Walter ___ : PATER
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J. ___ Thurmond of S.C. : STROM
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Papal crown : TIARA
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European blackbird : OUZEL
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Small food fish : SMELT
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L.A. air problem : SMOG
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Stick: Sp. : PALO
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Kanten : AGAR
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Cheerio's cousin : TATA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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