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New York Times, Friday, May 21, 1993

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,900
Across
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Spa facilities : BATHS
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Early weapon : SPEAR
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Cold and damp : RAW
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Cheerless : BLEAK
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In days ahead : HENCE
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Sports prize sought in 1992 : AMERICASCUP
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Akita or schipperke : DOG
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Site for 17 Across : SANDIEGO
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Digression : ASIDE
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Objectives : ENDS
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Divine ones : DEITIES
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Farm for Red? : GRANGE
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A U.S. vice admiral in W.W. II : LEARY
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Suffer : AIL
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Inane : SENSELESS
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Conner's participant in race for 17 Across : STARSANDSTRIPES
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Family derivation : PARENTAGE
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Mobile wool factory? : EWE
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Late comedienne Fields : TOTIE
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Availability : ACCESS
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Urban ___ : RENEWAL
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Nul tiel record, e.g. : PLEA
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Mushroom maker? : ABOMB
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Spinnaker's birthplace : SAILLOFT
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Angry sound : BOO
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Sports history-maker of 1983 : AUSTRALIAII
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Road haven : INN
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Nostrils, to an M.D. : NARES
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Ore pigment : OCHER
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Stain : DYE
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Norwegian dollar : KRONE
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Drench : SOUSE
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Bus. degrees : BBAS
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Harold of comics : TEEN
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Solidify : HARDEN
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Mahre's activity : SKIING
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Some rugs : SHAGS
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Montevideo money : PESO
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Bus.-letter abbr. : ENC
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Needle: Comb. form : ACU
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Mr. Fix-it : REPAIRER
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Armbones : RADII
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Home : ABODE
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Laborers' payments : WAGES
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Give in to : CEDE
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Cutting tools : STYLI
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Obtuse : DENSE
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Start of a Steinbeck title : EAST
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Shock sound : GASP
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Singer Coolidge : RITA
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Banned spray : ALAR
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Shelf : LEDGE
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Move slowly : SNAIL
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Foil's cousin : EPEE
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Runs up : SEWS
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Certain dirs. : SSES
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Desert shrub : RETEM
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Winter sight in Me. : SNOWBANK
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Albania's ex-president : ALIA
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Symphony instruments : CELLOS
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Piebald horse : CALICO
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Furious : RABID
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Wood for 36 keys : EBONY
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"___ Is to Blame," 1986 hit : NOONE
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Do a grammar job : PARSE
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Machine gun : STEN
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Part of the 50th : OAHU
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Sounds of reproach : FIES
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Jade : TIRE
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Egypt and Syria, once: Abbr. : UAR
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B'way warning : SRO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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