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THE L-FACTOR

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 1993

Author:
Ernie Furtado
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 70, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 505 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 121, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Ernie Furtado has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 12 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,832
Across
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"M*A*S*H" character : RADAR
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Steak style : RARE
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"Friday the ___ Slept Late": Kemelman : RABBI
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Harbor vessel : SCOW
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G-man, e.g. : AGENT
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Bass-baritone Scaria : EMIL
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Thalassic area : OCEAN
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Trainbearer : PAGE
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Shakespearean character's grit? : PUCKSPLUCK
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Reynolds's revelation? : BURTSBLURT
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Duck or color : TEAL
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Plane preceder in London : AERO
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Former British prime minister : HEATH
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Facilitates : EASES
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Icelandic literary work : EDDA
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Low-quality diamond : BORT
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Wagnerian heroine : SENTA
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Keaton's swagger? : BUSTERSBLUSTER
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"___ Roberts" : MISTER
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Vane dir. : ENE
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Cassandra, e.g. : SEERESS
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" . . . frost ___ the punkin . . . ": Riley : ISON
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U.N. arm : ILO
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Set ___ for (lure) : ATRAP
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Racket : DIN
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Movie director Walsh : RAOUL
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Slews : GOBS
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Baker and Sawyer : DIANES
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Google's flattery? : BARNEYSBLARNEY
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Rattigan's "___ Tables" : SEPARATE
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Kato, to the Green Hornet : AIDE
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Playwright Howe : TINA
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Unruffled : SEDATE
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Cigar stretchers? : ETTES
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Dismisses : LETSGO
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Vingt ___ (blackjack) : ETUN
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Trevi trove : LIRE
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Blessings : BENISONS
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Esiason's plant? : BOOMERSBLOOMER
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Puzzlers' pet fly : TSETSE
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Rels. of et al. : ETCS
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Fireballer Ryan : NOLAN
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Rosemary portrayer : MIA
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Girl in "The Devil's Disciple" : ESSIE
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Pointillist's stroke : DOT
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Joan of art : MIRO
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Circus figure : SPIELER
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Tokyo of shoguns' era : EDO
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Queeg or Queequeg : SEAMAN
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General's oak leaf? : CUSTERSCLUSTER
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Chromosome constituents : GENES
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King for whom a land was named : SAUD
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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"I intended ___": Dobson : ANODE
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Chan portrayer : OLAND
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N.Y.C. art center : MOMA
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Little's a big one : APER
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An agent's fair-haired catch? : BONDSBLOND
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A golfer's dish? : PATESPLATE
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Nuncupative : ORAL
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N.F.L. Hall of Famer Alworth : LANCE
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Jejune : ARID
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Kidnapped Greek beauty : HELEN
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Where Clinton studied law : YALE
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Cornered : TREED
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Bring down the house in Soho : RASE
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End of a Stein line : AROSE
Down
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Spellbound : RAPT
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Chills and fever : AGUE
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Ten: Comb. form : DECA
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Talus decoration : ANKLET
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Coll. linemen : RTS
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Freed : RELEASED
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Sea of Okhotsk feeder : AMUR
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Carty of baseball : RICO
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Wawaskeesh : ELK
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Burns or Frost : ROBERT
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Sharpened : ACUATE
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Convy or Wheeler : BERT
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Thermae : BATHS
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Electees : INS
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Slapping sounds : SPLATS
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Effect producer : CAUSATION
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Grendel in "Beowulf," e.g. : OGRE
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Volstead's opponents : WETS
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G.I.'s devil-dodger : PADRE
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Nigerian neighbor : BENIN
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A brother of TV's Little Joe : HOSS
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Wyler's "The ___ Hours": 1955 : DESPERATE
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Urban behemoth : BUS
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Salve : EMOLLIENT
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Wampum : BEADS
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Frees from Matthew Walker : UNTIES
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Souvenir from Acapulco : SERAPE
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Suborn : BRIBE
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Actress Olin : LENA
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Ocho ___, Jamaican resort : RIOS
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A 1945 goal of the Allies : ELBE
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Promising : ROSY
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Tricky; elusive : SUBTLE
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Garlands : ANADEMS
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Buy off; liberate : REDEEM
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Votes in Parliament : AYES
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Timothy and rye : GRASSES
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Taciturn; gloomy : SATURNINE
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K follower : RATION
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Explosive, for short : NITRO
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It provides immunity : ANTISERUM
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Muscle for stretching : TENSOR
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Queen of scat : ELLA
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Readied oneself : GOTSET
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Optional kick for Bahr : ONSIDE
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Dairy choices : BRIES
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"All that we ___ seem": Poe : SEEOR
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Fourposters : BEDS
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Nebraska City's county : OTOE
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Like a stop sign : OCTAGONAL
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Coalition of politicians : BLOC
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Desert prince : EMIR
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Mother of Jason : ALCIMEDE
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Locks lionesses lack : MANES
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Scantling : STUD
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Foot: Comb. form : PED
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"___ Dream" in "Lohengrin" : ELSAS
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Be a kibitzer : MEDDLE
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Income from ownership of wealth : USANCE
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Made smooth, in away : SANDED
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Hunter of pinnipeds : SEALER
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Kind of heat : SOLAR
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"___ Named Charlie Brown," 1969 film : ABOY
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Author Ephron : NORA
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Like an anchoret : LONE
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Naomi's chosen name : MARA
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Elevator magnate : OTIS
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Stick, in Sevilla : PALO
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Hot times in Montmartre : ETES
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Tenor Maison : RENE
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Short diner order : BLT
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Norman's norm : PAR
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Govt. home-building org. : PHA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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