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New York Times, Monday, May 17, 1993

Author:
Mary S. Snyder
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Mary S. Snyder has 21 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,896

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Across
1
Unflawed : PERFECT
8
M.D.'s : DRS
11
Bean for forage : SOY
14
He named Louisiana : LASALLE
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Lamprey's kin : EEL
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Bond : TIE
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Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
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Helixes : SPIRALS
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Hebrew letter : MEM
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Usher, at times : SEATER
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Ecclesiastic title : ABBE
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Recorded item : ENTRY
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P.T.A. member : TCHR
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A Mountain State senator : BYRD
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Tidy : NEAT
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No follower, sometimes : SIREE
33
Iron or ice : AGE
34
Sailor : TAR
35
Shot : SNORT
36
Metaphysical poet : DONNE
39
Std. time in Tacoma : PST
41
Morally lower : BASER
42
Phrase on a shop sign : ANDUP
43
Paine's nickname : TOM
45
Fed. funds to the disabled : SSI
46
Defeats : BEATS
47
Alliance acronym : NATO
48
Apportion : METE
49
Adjt., e.g. : ASST
50
Advance : GETON
51
Brouhahas : ADOS
52
Bridge holding : TENACE
54
___ Lanka : SRI
56
Gem of a certain shape : STARCUT
58
Actor's aspiration : STARDOM
62
"___ the land . . . " : OER
63
Harem room : ODA
64
Bolides : METEORS
65
What Mars never bars : WAR
66
Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
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Electra's brother : ORESTES
Down
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Opposite of sings. : PLS
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Consume : EAT
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Madela's home: Abbr. : RSA
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Emulated MacDonald : FARMED
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She, at the Sorbonne : ELLE
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Mild; merciful : CLEMENT
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Asian New Year : TET
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Nefud, e.g. : DESERT
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Indemnify : REPAY
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Narrow opening : SLIT
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Ill-fated : STARCROSSED
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Lubricate : OIL
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Affirmation : YES
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Eye part : RETINA
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Lone ___ (Texas) : STARSTATE
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"The ___ Honeymoon," 1914 song : ABADABA
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Past days : BYGONES
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Girl reporter of comics : BRENDASTARR
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Lowest high tide : NEAP
28
Toasting words : HERESTO
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Attempts anew : RETRIES
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H.H.S. gp. : SSB
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One who gathers pecans : NUTTER
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St. Paul's writings : EPS
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Dorothy's dog : TOTO
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Hydra, e.g. : MONSTER
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Bee attracter : NECTAR
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Mayors, in Metz : MAIRES
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Flashy : GAUDY
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Sgts., e.g. : NCOS
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Fixed fee : RATE
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Plant seeds : SOW
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Hyson is one : TEA
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Triage chief: Abbr. : SMO
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Period : DOT
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Mine find : ORE
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Writer's output: Abbr. : MSS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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