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New York Times, Monday, March 15, 1993

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 44, Avg Word Len: 4.64, Missing: { Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,833
Across
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Horned vipers : ASPS
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Some are odd : JOBS
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"I Remember ___" : MAMA
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Loam and loess : SOILS
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Q.E.F. word : ERAT
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Wild goat : IBEX
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An ancient Greek dialect : IONIC
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Emulate herons : WADE
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Lounge : LOLL
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This measures wind speed : ANEMOMETER
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Mandolin's cousin : LUTE
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Blue or White river : NILE
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Redacts : EDITS
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Bizet heroine : CARMEN
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Adverse fate : DOOM
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Kind of street or chair : EASY
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Mortise's partner : TENON
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Commit arson : TORCH
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Hot cross ___ : BUN
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Mom 'n' pop enterprise : STORE
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Comic or horse follower : OPERA
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Ogle's cousin : LEER
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Hot times in Paree? : ETES
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Give the nod to : OKAY
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Exit : EGRESS
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Well-known : FAMED
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Lab heater : ETNA
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Social worker's assignment : CASE
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Hearing tester : AUDIOMETER
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Bio. read with a sigh : OBIT
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Surfeit : GLUT
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Buoy up : ELATE
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"Ye ___ Shoppe" : OLDE
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"___ to his choice . . . ": Kipling : EACH
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Rooms in casas : SALAS
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Juror or nobleman : PEER
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Dirk of yore : SNEE
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Aerie, e.g. : NEST
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Largest continent : ASIA
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Anon : SOON
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Languish : PINE
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Actor Summerville : SLIM
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Gem : JEWEL
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Declaim : ORATE
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Commanded : BADE
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Sound system : STEREO
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Very small measure of length : MILLIMETER
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Anent : ABOUT
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Defrosts : MELTS
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Cart part : AXLE
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Tea cake : SCONE
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Explosive device : MINE
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Periods : DOTS
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Roman Censor : CATO
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Asymmetrical : ALOP
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Seldom seen : RARE
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Precision instrument : MICROMETER
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Unit of force : DYNE
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With competence : ABLY
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Sweet one of song : SUE
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Observe : NOTE
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Cuprite and cinnabar : ORES
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Legendary loch : NESS
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Cod cousin : HAKE
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"The biggest little city in the world" : RENO
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Saws : ADAGES
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Fan fare : GAMES
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Aesop product : FABLE
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Stage whisper : ASIDE
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Draw forth : EDUCE
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Tenth part : TITHE
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Hennery : COOP
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___ Bator, Mongolia : ULAN
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Dash : ELAN
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Narrative : TALE
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Japanese outcasts : ETAS
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Take five : REST

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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