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Gayle Dean
Gayle Dean

New York Times, Wednesday, April 7, 1993

20-Across : Slow Cuban dance

Author:
Gayle Dean
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Gayle Dean has 29 pre-Shortz puzzles and 5 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,856
Across
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Late autumn pear : BOSC
5
Ocean-dweller Jones : DAVY
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Cockloft : ATTIC
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Armbone : ULNA
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Boot-camp workout : DRILL
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Musician's note connector : SLUR
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Fast Spanish dance : SEGUIDILLA
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Slow Cuban dance : HABANERA
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Took five : RESTED
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Comedian Sahl : MORT
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"___ Fence Me In" : DONT
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Balance-sheet items : ASSETS
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Lively Spanish dance : FANDANGO
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Aceraceae-family member : MAPLE
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Uptown shindig : FETE
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Ibsen heroine : NORA
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Dentist's tool : BUR
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Certain canaries : ROLLERS
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Framer's border : MAT
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Do rewrites : EDIT
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Some Shea sounds : BOOS
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Swiftly : APACE
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Lively French dance : RIGADOON
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Onus : BURDEN
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Vice squad's action : RAID
49
Clinton's Attorney General : RENO
50
Pundits : SWAMIS
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Stately court dance : SARABAND
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Vivacious Italian folk dance : TARANTELLA
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Cookout on Hilo : LUAU
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Upstanding : ERECT
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Pound, for one : POET
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Cat Nation member : ERIE
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Untidy : MESSY
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Orbital point : APSE
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Fountain order : MALT
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Erstwhile C.I.A. director : BUSH
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Jug : OLLA
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Give the cold shoulder : SNUB
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Sundae topper : CARAMEL
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Potion givers : DOSERS
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On one's toes : ALERT
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Star in Lyra : VEGA
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"___ name it!" : YOU
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Total part : ADDEND
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King Mark of Cornwall's nephew : TRISTAN
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Joust : TILT
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River at Rennes : ILLE
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Dressed : CLAD
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Wrinkle remover : IRONER
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Steno, e.g. : NOTER
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Dorm topics : DATES
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Bead material : AMBER
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Riyadh denizen : SAUDI
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Parsley measure : SPRIG
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Attica resident, e.g. : FELON
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Rover : NOMAD
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Musical embellishment : GRACE
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Avenaceous : OATEN
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Inundate : FLOOD
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Orchestra member : OBOIST
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It's full of hot air : SAUNA
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Airport runways : TARMACS
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Fly in the ointment, e.g. : PROBLEM
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Pleasing to the taste : DAINTY
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Rebuke : BERATE
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Kin of wheezes : RALES
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Stern's partner : STEM
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Pottery : WARE
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Greek hawk : ARES
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Mud puddle : SLOP
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Distinctive atmosphere : AURA
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Catch red-handed : NAIL
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Sonny and Cher, once : DUET
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Carol Browner's org. : EPA

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