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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Wednesday, April 21, 1993

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 22, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,870

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Across
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"___ learn him or kill him": Twain : ILL
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Scrooge word : BAH
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Disperse : SCATTER
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Abbott and Costello film : RIORITA
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Clay vessels, e.g. : POTWARE
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Greek vowel : EPSILON
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"My First Lie, and How I Got ___": Twain : OUTOFIT
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Stephens of Red Sox fame : VERN
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Brewing residue : DRAFF
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"Winnie ___ Pu" : ILLE
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"___ Ideas" : IGET
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Drome start : AERO
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Quartet : FOUR
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Stat for Boggs : RBI
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Baby ___ : SITTER
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Licorice-flavored liqueurs : SAMBUCAS
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Mold : SHAPE
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___ Roberts : ORAL
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Kind of punch : BOLO
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Mine-roof prop : SPRAG
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Eon : BLUEMOON
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Calories counter : DIETER
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"___ the land ... " : OER
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"It is easier to ___ out than get out": Twain : STAY
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File : RASP
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Recedes : EBBS
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Hockey ploy : DEKE
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Menander's "___ Self-Knowledge" : AIDTO
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Locate : SITE
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Colonel in "The Gilded Age" : SELLERS
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Beetles, wasps, etc. : INSECTS
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Footstool : OTTOMAN
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More chilly : NIPPIER
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Pale colors : PASTELS
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Certain wts. : GTS
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___ volente : DEO
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Wrath : IRE
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Balm target : LIP
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___ Angeles : LOS
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A "humor" : BILE
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Suffix with valid : ATOR
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Twain was raised here : HANNIBAL
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Fine china : SPODE
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Places for aces : COURTS
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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What "mark twain" means : TWOFATHOMSDEEP
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Silk fabric : TAFFETA
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Verdi's "___ tu" : ERI
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Soak flax : RET
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Job for Twain : RIVERBOATPILOT
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Conditions : IFS
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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"___ and Abner" : LUM
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Pyle subj. : GIS
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Agt. : REP
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Mine find : ORE
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NBC's ex-owner : RCA
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___ of Ely : ISLE
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Exhort : URGE
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"A baby is an inestimable ___ and bother": Twain : BLESSING
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"___ Town" : OUR
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Ltr. mailer : SDR
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___ Zadora : PIA
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Seasons anew : RESALTS
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A Cratchit : BOB
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Capri attachment : OTE
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Bucket wood : OAK
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Comic Louis ___ : NYE
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Backward : RETRAL
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Some petty offs. : BOSNS
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Attic township : DEME
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"There's millions ___!": Twain-Warner : INIT
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Recipe amts. : TSPS
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Saturate : SOP
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Zeta follower : ETA
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El ___ : CID
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Tom has one : TEE
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B'way sign : SRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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