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New York Times, Thursday, May 6, 1993

Author:
Mary S. Snyder
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,885
Across
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Parisian gangsters : APACHES
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Vanilla ice specialty : RAP
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Month for 14 Across : MAY
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Theme of this puzzle : MOTHERS
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Greek vowel : ETA
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Caucho : ULE
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Pittsburgh gridder : STEELER
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A carrier : MAILMAN
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Ornamental tree : ELM
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Pitcher and Maguire : MOLLYS
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Mom's twosome : EMS
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What amo means : ILOVE
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Boxes: Abbr. : CTNS
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Sheet of floating ice : FLOE
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Lug : TOTE
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Drew co-star : REHAN
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Ignited : LIT
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Ordinal suffix : ETH
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" . . . ___ prouder foe": Shak. : MEETA
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Jacob's eighth son : ASHER
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Kind of breeze : SEA
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Actress Gabrielle ___ : ANWAR
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City in Tuscany : SIENA
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Speed meas. : RPS
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"This ___ House" : OLE
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Mohammed's Word : KORAN
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I.o.u. : CHIT
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Jejune : ARID
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Irritated state : SNIT
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Toward the back : AREAR
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J.F.K.'s preceder : DDE
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"Hud" actor : NEWMAN
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Volcanic product : ASH
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Goosefoot, e.g. : ALLSEED
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Mother-___ (nacre) : OFPEARL
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"Golden Girl" Arthur : BEA
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Gram. case : ABL
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Thespian Michael ___ : LEARNED
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Mother whale, e.g. : COW
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Burns negative : NAE
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Nabs : ARRESTS
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Morning hrs. : AMS
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Kind of boiler : POT
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Consul follower : ATE
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Gruyère, e.g. : CHEESE
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Tartarus : HELL
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Recluse : EREMITE
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Ukr., once : SSR
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Get rid of : REMOVE
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"___ of Two Cities" : ATALE
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Beach toy : PAIL
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"Don't tell a soul!" : MUMSTHEWORD
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___ king : ALA
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Hankering : YEN
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French high-school student : LYCEEN
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Fussily protective parent : MOTHERHEN
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Omission : ELISION
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Mrs. Rodham, to Clinton : MOTHERINLAW
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Oodles : LOTS
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Cole or Wood : NATALIE
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Entangled : SNARED
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Laboratory utensils : FLASKS
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Brit. military sch. : RMA
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Kin on Mom's side : ENATES
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Sprinted : RAN
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Samoan port : APIA
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Machine gunner : STRAFER
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Stork's repository? : CRADLE
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Cling : ADHERE
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One-celled protozoan : AMEBA
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Withdraw from dependency : WEAN
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Bandy words : SPAR
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A network : ABC
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Summer sign : LEO
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Ending for pay or plug : OLA
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Articles : ANS
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Soak flax : RET
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Mormons: Abbr. : LDS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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