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New York Times, Friday, March 26, 1993

Author:
Joel D. Lafargue
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Joel D. Lafargue has 51 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,844
Across
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Tiff : SPAT
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C.S.A. soldiers : REBS
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Dependable : SOLID
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Solitary : LONE
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Part of a 19th-century signature : ELEE
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Slightest bit of evidence : TRACE
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Second to none : AONE
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Dish out : METE
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More unusual : ODDER
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Start of a quip : WHENLOVERSLEARN
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Mine find : ORE
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They tell tales from the dockside: Abbr. : ILA
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Quip: Part 2 : THEYCANNOTELOPE
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Proportion : RATIO
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Scene of Camus's "The Plague" : ORAN
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Nickelodeon's "___ and Stimpy" : REN
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Memorable times : ERAS
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Mechanic's concern : MOTOR
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Top of the abbé : TETE
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Warbucks's henchman : ASP
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Fruit with a hard rind : PEPO
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Saarinen's tulip, e.g. : CHAIR
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Quip: Part 3 : THEYAREFORCEDTO
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"___ tu," Verdi aria : ERI
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Japan ingredient : LAC
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End of the quip : ALTARTHEIRPLANS
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A clavier : PIANO
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It hangs about the house : EAVE
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Irish patriot: 1778-1803 : EMMET
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Sale stipulation : ASIS
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Tarzan transportation : VINE
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Cooper role: 1936 : DEEDS
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Dried fuel : PEAT
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Town NE of Cincinnati : ENON
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A side dish : SLAW
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Milne's Winnie : POOH
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Author Tyler : ANNE
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Harold of comics : TEEN
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Shark's hitchhiker : REMORA
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One plus one? : ELEVEN
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___ noire : BETE
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Helenus was one : SEER
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Sweetened bread : STOLLEN
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Terrible experience : ORDEAL
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"___ Dog": Terhune : LADA
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Jack Frost role? : ICER
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Bruce or Laura : DERN
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Bananas : LOCO
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Shankar's strings : SITAR
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Pay for all : TREAT
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Strident : HARSH
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Storehouse : ETAPE
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Cries of surprise : YIS
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___ sound mind (21 Down) : NOTOF
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Carlos's treasure : ORO
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Mt. Ida maiden : OREAD
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Small, in Sarcelles : PETIT
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Año starter : ENERO
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Be worthy of : MERIT
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Unclose, to the Bard : OPE
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Tea, in Tours : THE
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Feathered repeaters : PARROTS
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Initials on a U.S.S.R. player's jersey : CCCP
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Bore young : YEANED
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De Havilland : OLIVIA
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Least common : RAREST
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Imitated : APED
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Gardener's need : LIME
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Unexciting : TAME
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Jalopy : HEAP
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Bed of roses : EASE
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Start of N.H.'s motto : LIVE
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Not "fer" : AGIN
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Something taboo : NONO
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Gun for Atkins : STEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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