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New York Times, Saturday, May 1, 1993

33-Down : Arabic letters

Author:
June A. Boggs
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G Q }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
June A. Boggs has 28 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,880
Across
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Bigmouth : BLAB
5
Countenance : ABET
9
Buggy : PRAM
13
Toughie : LULU
14
Renovate : FIXUP
16
Thai export : RICE
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Sartre's followers : EXISTENTIALISTS
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Type of suit : WET
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A boxing champ: 1934 : BAER
22
Hitchcock specialty : CAMEOS
23
Biblical commander: Isa. 20:1 : TARTAN
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Like Shakespeare's wives : MERRY
26
On base : ABOARD
29
Gambado : CAPER
31
Spell : BOUT
32
Traitor : JUDAS
33
Pongid, e.g. : APE
36
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A river at Ghent : LYS
41
"From the Terrace" author : OHARA
42
Don Juan's mother : INEZ
43
Singer Lopez : TRINI
44
Double-quick : PRESTO
46
Flèche : SPIRE
49
Graduated : SCALAR
51
Concert attendee's problem : TINEAR
53
U.S. motto word : UNUM
54
Dickens character : PIP
57
Vigor that lasts and lasts : EXHAUSTLESSNESS
60
SE Asian country: Abbr. : VIET
61
Soupçon : TRACE
62
"Trinity" author : URIS
63
Chilling : EERY
64
Piques : IRKS
65
Overpower : BEST
Down
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Whiffled : BLEW
2
Elegance : LUXE
3
Put down : ALIT
4
Aid a waiter : BUS
5
Ascared : AFEARD
6
___-Simon test : BINET
7
Outside one's regular duties, etc. : EXTRACURRICULAR
8
Parson bird : TUI
9
Abecedarium : PRIMER
10
Vertical pipe : RISER
11
Forrest or Woods, e.g. : ACTOR
12
Unkempt : MESSY
15
Boot liner : PAC
18
Ski lift : TBAR
19
Calif. city : LAMESA
23
Pulitzer poet James ___ : TATE
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Gymnast Comaneci : NADIA
26
Inventor of cordite : ABEL
27
Squarish : BOXY
28
Excuses : OUTS
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Peace, to Pablo : PAZ
32
Miró and Sutherland : JOANS
33
Arabic letters : AINS
34
Howard Nemerov, e.g. : POET
35
Singer Stuarti : ENZO
37
"Orpheus" painter : MOREAU
38
___ Beta Kappa : PHI
39
Kind of table : TIER
43
Event at Versailles : TREATY
44
+ + + : PLUSES
45
Fordham's team : RAMS
46
Martin or Allen : STEVE
47
Sprite : PIXIE
48
Amt. bequeathed : INHER
50
Win by ___ : ANECK
52
Q-U link : RST
54
___ David's deer : PERE
55
Wife of Osiris : ISIS
56
Attention getter : PSST
58
Cycle starter : TRI
59
Gist : NUB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 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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