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New York Times, Thursday, April 15, 1993

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,864

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Across
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Stylish : CHIC
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Drop with a thud : PLOP
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Does one better : TOPS
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Daft : LOCO
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Fictional sleuth Vance : PHILO
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Silver screen's Jannings : EMIL
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Aboveboard : OPEN
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Irks : RILES
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___ Domini : ANNO
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Start of a quip : DIDTSELIOTWRITE
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Fam.-tree twig : REL
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Finnish novelist: 1861-1921 : AHO
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Quip: Part 2 : THATAPRILISTHE
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Key letter : PHI
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Decorous : STAID
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Israeli political leader : PERES
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Some M.D.'s specialty : EENT
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Chemical compound : ESTER
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Black and Red : SEAS
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Takes the metro : RIDES
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Dogma : TENET
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Assuaged hunger : ATE
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Quip: Part 3 : CRUELLESTMONTH
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Overly : TOO
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Onassis nickname : ARI
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End of the quip : WITHTAXESINMIND
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Asian range : ALAI
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Galsworthy's "A Man of ___" : DEVON
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Soft cheese : BRIE
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Actor Bruce : DERN
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Entities : UNITS
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Do up boots : LACE
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For men only : STAG
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Prince Charles's game : POLO
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Flemish river : YSER
Down
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Bumbling bumpkin : CLOD
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Native American : HOPI
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Like summer tea : ICED
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Nicaraguan rebel : CONTRA
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Donahue or Silvers : PHIL
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Caron role : LILI
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Margarine : OLEO
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Of mail : POSTAL
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Garden beauties : TEAROSES
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Bus starter : OMNI
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Pub measure : PINT
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Gin flavor : SLOE
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Church dignitary : PRELATE
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Units for Seles : SETS
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Senate big shot : WHIP
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Churchill's "___ Finest Hour" : THEIR
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Follower of the Vedas : HINDU
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Lambaste : PASTE
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Ceremonies : RITES
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G.I.'s dog tag, e.g. : IDENT
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Administer to : TREAT
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Erica : HEATH
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Being : ESSE
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Kind of mus. instrument : PERC
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Baby's problem : TEETHING
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Stays : REMAINS
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Letter drop : SLOT
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Tattered : TORN
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Pack the van for travel : LOADUP
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How to jump over a candlestick : NIMBLY
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Gobs : WADS
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"___ a Song Go . . . " : ILET
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Home in a 1936 novel : TARA
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Alien: Comb. form : XENO
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Turpitude : EVIL
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"And ___ bed" : SOTO
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Levin and Eaker : IRAS
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Riviera resort : NICE
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Antelope's playmate : DEER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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