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New York Times, Sunday, April 4, 1993

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 672 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 144, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 13, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
Notepad: In the original clues, the letters in 4-Down and 98-Down are not in a horizontal line; rather, they are randomly both above and below their normal positions.
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S
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N
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P
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B
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B
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I
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N
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M
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G
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M
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M
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R
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C
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L
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M
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W
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G
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B
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P
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D
R
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L
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C
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K
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I
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A
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R
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R
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M
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N
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R
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V
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P
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P
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G
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C
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L
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A
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D
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M
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P
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O
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L
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P
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C
O
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N
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B
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U
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M
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A
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M
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,853
Across
1
Risky N.Y.S.E. activity : SPEC
5
Flatware items : SPOONS
11
Birl : ROTATE
17
Word with jack or dash : SLAP
21
Mister, in Ems : HERR
22
Cockatoo or lory : PARROT
23
Champlevé, e.g. : ENAMEL
24
A cowfish : TORO
25
"ALEVEL" : ALLABOUTEVE
27
"ABARBESMS" : BABESINARMS
29
Ditsy seniors : GEEZERS
30
An Anne from N.Y.C. : MEARA
32
Service call : LET
33
Pelagic soarers : ERNES
34
"Bullitt" director : YATES
36
Profession : METIER
38
Connect, in a way : RELATE
39
Sieben follower : ACHT
41
Jettison : DUMP
44
Fumarole, e.g. : VENT
45
Rebel in "Henry VI, Part 2" : CADE
46
Where to find class action : SCHOOL
48
Wavy fabric : MOIRE
50
Imam's text : KORAN
52
Keep ___ on (watch) : TABS
56
Cash for Czechs : KORUNAS
58
Creepy : WEIRD
60
Raccoon's Himalayan cousin : PANDA
62
A 1949 film thriller : DOA
63
Bearded bloomer : IRIS
64
Toper's malady : DTS
66
Change a hem : RESEW
68
Homes for hoods : HOOSGOWS
70
Start of the Bay State motto : ENSE
71
Homophone for the verb use : YOUS
73
Hindu honcho : NABOB
75
Vast holdings : EMPIRES
76
Mil. decoration : DSM
77
Blizzard configuration : SWIRL
78
"___ Rookh," T. Moore work : LALLA
80
Galileo's "crime" : HERESY
81
"WAOLNIDECRLANED" : ALICEINWONDERLAND
85
"Don't do that!" : STOPIT
88
Deceive : SPOOF
89
Funerary stands : BIERS
90
Lab measures : CCS
93
Verve; flair : PANACHE
95
Overeat : STUFF
97
Balkan citizen : SLAV
98
Placket : SLIT
99
Petition : ENTREATY
101
" . . . ___ among wits": S. Johnson : ALORD
103
Tampa-to-Miami dir. : SSE
104
___ cloth from Manila : PINA
105
From ___ Z : ATO
106
Batter's bane : SLUMP
108
Talk nonsense : DROOL
110
Houdini role : ESCAPER
112
Poilu's cap : KEPI
114
Oil-fire extinguisher Red ___ : ADAIR
116
Import : TENOR
118
Puget Sound site : TACOMA
119
A Broadway role for Angela : MAME
121
Tibeto-Burman people : NOSU
123
Oenochoe : EWER
125
___ cava : VENA
126
B-flat : ASHARP
129
Malaysian island : PENANG
131
V.I.P., maybe : CELEB
133
Jamaica's P.M.: 1980-89 : SEAGA
134
Attack word : SIC
135
Paine's creed : DEISM
138
Item for Cio-Cio-San : PARASOL
142
"2 ND" : SPLITSECOND
145
"LBOLVUMEE" : BLUMEINLOVE
147
School allied with Kings College : ETON
148
Like some Oriental music : ATONAL
149
Borne by the wind : EOLIAN
150
Legal claim : LIEN
151
Requirement for MS. return : SASE
152
Equestrian school : MANEGE
153
Expurgate : DELETE
154
Forward : SEND
Down
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Bouncy dance : SHAG
2
Soccer's Black Pearl : PELE
3
A rival of Agatha : ERLE
4
"USEOH" : CRAZYHOUSE
5
Squash, for one : SPORT
6
Took a breather : PAUSED
7
Scrap for Fido : ORT
8
City in Utah : OREM
9
Nine, in Napoli : NOVE
10
Power for a side-wheeler : STEAM
11
Sales gimmick : REBATE
12
___ roll (having luck) : ONA
13
A dining-room surface : TABLETOP
14
Mideast mogul : AMEER
15
Challenge : TEST
16
Bush was one in '48 : ELI
17
Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
18
Half sister of Liza : LORNA
19
Medieval helmet : ARMET
20
Gun-toters in oaters : POSSE
26
Cecil ___, famed photographer : BEATON
28
Privation : NEED
31
"ENUTROF" : REVERSALOFFORTUNE
35
Bottom line : SUM
37
Cephalopod's "cover" : INK
38
"AVRETHS" : RANDOMHARVEST
39
Chickarees' morsels : ACORNS
40
Consecrated oil : CHRISM
42
Do a farm job : MOW
43
Where a shenango toils : PIER
45
Pirogue, e.g. : CANOE
46
Took part in a langlauf : SKIED
47
"LALADAMPY" : LADYWITHALAMP
49
Nothing, in Nice : RIEN
51
Huzzah : RAH
53
What "ye faithful" do : ADORE
54
Radio's Major ___ : BOWES
55
Flip : SASSY
57
Stiff-upper-lip type : STOIC
59
Indian official : DEBAN
61
Fluttery trees : ASPENS
65
Yes words : SURES
67
Forest, in Frankfurt : WOLD
69
Equip : GIRD
72
Boo-boos : SLIPS
74
Small blisters : BLEBS
77
Golf gaffes : SLICES
79
Nutmeg coverings : ARILS
81
On ___ with (equal) : APAR
82
Part of n.b. : NOTA
83
Homophone for wood : WOULD
84
Contract : LEASE
85
Articulate : SPEAK
86
Rouen relative : TANTE
87
Successful : ONTOP
90
Bow-tie style : CLIPON
91
Malle medium : CINEMA
92
___ Zagora, Bulgarian city : STARA
94
Chopin piece : ETUDE
96
Cleaving tool : FROE
98
"OOOOOOO" : SPACEBALLS
100
Singer Sumac : YMA
102
Over : DONE
107
Tree fruit : PINECONE
109
Dispirited : LOW
111
Carlsbad attraction : CAVERN
113
"Think of it!" : IMAGINE
115
Ely of films : RON
117
LP, e.g. : REC
120
Smell ___ (be suspicious) : ARAT
122
Encumber : SADDLE
124
Echo : REPEAT
126
Nitwits : ASSES
127
Partitions : SEPTA
128
Saintly symbols : HALOS
129
Actress Molly from N.Y.C. : PICON
130
Mocked : GIBED
132
Cleo of songdom : LAINE
134
Stiff hair : SETA
136
Astringent fruit : SLOE
137
Soft, thin muslin : MULL
139
Sèvres silk : SOIE
140
Ceramist's requisite : OVEN
141
Impart : LEND
143
"Cheers" role : SAM
144
County-fair racer : NAG
146
Caen crumb : MIE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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