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New York Times, Saturday, March 27, 1993

43-Down : Pasta dish

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 106, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,845
Across
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"As a beauty I'm not a ___": Euwer : GREATSTAR
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Dull gray fabrics : DRABS
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Grounds : RATIONALE
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Seaport in S Israel : EILAT
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Extraneous : INORGANIC
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Curving outward, as furniture : BOMBE
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Andy Gump's wife : MIN
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Halt in respiration : APNEA
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Kemo ___ (the Lone Ranger, to Tonto) : SABE
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Bind : KNIT
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Heyerdahl's pet duck : SINBAD
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0 : NIL
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Town NE of Agra : ETAH
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Make parallel : COLLIMATE
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A 14-line poem, in Pamplona : SONETO
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Plays over : REENACTS
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Author Bontemps : ARNA
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M.R.I. display : SCAN
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The X-coordinate of a point : ABSCISSA
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Islamic spiritual leader: Var. : KHALIF
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Handbook : VADEMECUM
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Patriarch : NASI
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Astronomical Altar : ARA
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Put away : STORED
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Org. : ASSN
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Gambler's gratuity : TOKE
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Home-improvement projects : REDOS
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Veneration : AWE
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Battery terminal : ANODE
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Vociferous preacher : BOANERGES
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Old Testament juniper : RETEM
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Sheds light on : ILLUMINES
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Capital of Nidwalden : STANS
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Lace into : CASTIGATE
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Abolitionists Sarah and Angelina : GRIMKES
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Broadsided, e.g. : RANINTO
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Bond, Eden or Orwell : ETONIAN
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Kind of pocket or hole : AIR
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Galba's gown : TOGA
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Passes the breaking point : SNAPS
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Bitter, as some red wines : TANNIC
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One who transfers property : ALIENOR
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Telegraphs again, in a way : RECABLES
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Society gal : DEB
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Bravo and Grande : RIOS
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Yearly conspectus : ALMANAC
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Sinclair Lewis novel : BABBITT
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Addison's partner and family : STEELES
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" ... auspicious as / ___ of spades": Wilbur : THEACE
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Smart follower : ALECK
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Jacob's daughter by Leah : DINAH
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The indefinite future : MANANA
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Pursues a neutral policy : TRIMS
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Assault : ONSET
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___ acid (vitamin C) : ASCORBIC
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Personifications of principles : AVATARS
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Title created by James I : BARONET
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Pierre's st. : SDAKOTA
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Encircling ring of light : AUREOLA
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Pasta dish : LASAGNA
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"All love ___": Shelley : ISSWEET
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Savoir-faire : FINESSE
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Some exonumia : MEDALS
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Toroidal pastry : DONUT
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Land west of Nod : EDEN
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Tractor-trailer : SEMI
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Printers' muttons : EMS
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Tractor-trailer : RIG

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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