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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

New York Times, Monday, April 19, 1993

Author:
Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { B J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,868
Across
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Bullet sound : PING
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Kind of chamber : STAR
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Peeve : MIFF
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Scent : ODOR
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Discussion group : PANEL
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Viva-voce : ORAL
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Copperfield's first wife : DORA
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Russell-Lansbury role : AUNTIEMAME
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Argot : SLANG
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Vitiate : TAINT
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Comedian Sparks : NED
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Short snort : NIP
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Slammin' Sammy : SNEAD
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Type of painting : ACRYLIC
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Take for granted : ASSUME
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Yacht flooring : TEAKDECK
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Hue : TINT
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Ares' Norse counterpart : ODIN
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J. R. Ewing, e.g. : SCAMP
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Helpful hint : CLUE
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Ovid's real name : NASO
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"...men are my ___": Plato : TEACHERS
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Spun again : RETOLD
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Bellyaches : GROUSES
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Hook look : SNEER
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Billion years : EON
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Sr. cit.'s nest egg : IRA
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Walking sticks : CANES
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Move swiftly : SCOOT
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Scythe carrier : FATHERTIME
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Box : LOGE
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"___ Russia With Love" : FROM
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Curtain material : NINON
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B.C. prophet : EZRA
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Sweet potatoes : YAMS
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These are often stretched : LEGS
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Prophet : SEER
Down
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Seal herds : PODS
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Icon : IDOL
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Mrs. Charles : NORA
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Untrustworthy ties : GRANNYKNOTS
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Belgian resort : SPA
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Tightly drawn : TAUT
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Karenina and Christie : ANNAS
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Eye part : RETINA
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Familiar baker of 25 Down : MOM
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Persia today : IRAN
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Repute : FAME
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Exited expeditiously : FLED
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Queues : LINES
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Greek letters : ETAS
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Embellish : GILD
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Crusty dishes : PIES
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Frank fellows : DUTCHUNCLES
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Coniferous tree : CEDAR
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Grow : RAISE
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Junk-bond rating : CCC
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Standish : MILES
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Toughen : ENURE
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Krazy ___ : KAT
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Hardy heroine : TESS
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Hollywood's Ryan : MEG
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Remove a coating : PARE
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Ore. bay : COOS
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Formerly : ONCE
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Acquire knowledge : LEARN
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Architectural toothlike projection : DENTIL
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Roi's mate : REINE
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Doubtful : IFFY
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___ avis : RARA
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Iota : ATOM
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Atmospheric hazard : SMOG
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Muck : OOZE
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Fairy-tale horror : OGRE
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Spree : TEAR
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"___ Pinafore" : HMS
66
Rank under lieut. (j.g.) : ENS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 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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