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New York Times, Saturday, May 8, 1993

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 315 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5 Grid has repeated answers.
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,887
Across
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Baby bison : CALF
5
Tempo : PACE
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Zenana group : HAREM
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Cupid : AMOR
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Down with, in Dijon : ABAS
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Andes tragedy account : ALIVE
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Scruff : NAPE
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Film directed by 46 Across: 1992 : LOVECRIMES
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Solar disk : ATEN
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St.-Lô soul : AME
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She plays Jessica on TV : ANGELA
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Defendant in an 1893 trial : LIZZIEBORDEN
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Skater Midori ___ : ITO
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Mercenary soldier of yore : HESSIAN
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Wingding : SPREE
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Blessings : BOONS
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Go head to head : VIE
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Installed, as tile : LAID
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Deaden : BLUNT
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Negri rival : BARA
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Go for it : AIM
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Superior : ELITE
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Writer William, Stephen or Laura : BENET
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___ straws : GRASPAT
45
Arp's field : ART
46
Director of 18 Across : LIZZIEBORDEN
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Spleen : MALICE
55
Sigma follower : TAU
56
Bengal buffalo : ARNA
57
Charge against 23 Across : AXEMURDERS
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Crewel material : YARN
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Asset of many a major city : RIVER
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Harsh breathing sound : RALE
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U.S.A. problem : ECON
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Curtail : ELIDE
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Belgian river : YSER
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Poly preceder : ROLY
Down
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Venetian byway : CANAL
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Music maker of the 16th century : AMATI
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Nancy of the L.P.G.A. : LOPEZ
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Feverish : FRENZIED
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Early: Comb. form : PALAEO
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Enola Gay cargo : ABOMB
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I am wary of: Lat. : CAVEO
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Tampa-to-Miami dir. : ESE
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Utilize : HARNESS
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Racks the pool balls : ALIGNS
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Frost : RIME
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Daredevil name : EVEL
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Ariz. sight : MESA
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Rhythmic : CADENT
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Devotee: Suffix : ITE
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Arles's river : RHONE
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Foe for Boris : IVAN
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Ouse feeder : AIRE
30
Spruce : NEAT
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Scoria : SLAG
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Match up : PAIR
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Hudson heroine : RIMA
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Crash program : BLITZ
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No longer popular : OUT
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Sporty jacket : BLAZER
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Judas, e.g. : BETRAYER
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Bon vivant : EPICURE
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Family mem. : BRO
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Smeared, in a way : SLIMED
45
Addict : ABUSER
47
Virginia willows : ITEAS
48
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Combs : EARLE
49
An Athenian lawgiver : DRACO
50
Start college : ENROL
51
Pram pusher : NANNY
52
Dark lunar plane : MARE
53
Branch angle : AXIL
54
A brother of Simeon : LEVI
58
Droughty : DRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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