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OXYMORA

New York Times, Sunday, June 13, 1993

Author:
Frances K. Schnitzer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 539 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 18, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,923
Across
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A Yorkshire city : LEEDS
6
Rebuff : SLAP
10
Frenzied : AMOK
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Netherlands cheese : EDAM
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Journalist Pyle : ERNIE
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Shriek of pain : OUCH
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Turkish poet: 17th century : NABI
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Bouquet : AROMA
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Mature offspring : GROWNUPCHILDREN
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Rumor, in Rouen : BRUIT
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Gilbert and Sullivan operetta : IOLANTHE
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Hard to handle : EELY
28
Obliged : LIABLE
29
Irish seaport : TRALEE
30
Down with, in Dijon : ABAS
32
Scarab : BEETLE
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"___ a long way to Tipperary" : ITS
34
Rara ___ : AVIS
35
Aureoles : CORONAE
37
Nav. bigwig : ADM
40
Mentally defective person with a special talent : IDIOTSAVANT
42
Julie Andrews film: 1981 : SOB
45
Debussy's "Air de ___" : LIA
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It has gobs of gobs : FLEET
47
Thick, in Toulon : EPAIS
48
Vomer or zygoma : BONE
49
J.F.K.'s imperative : ASK
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Fee for motorists : FREEWAYTOLL
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Expunged : DELED
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Fountain treat : ICECREAM
55
Wilander of tennis fame : MATS
56
"Full Disclosure" author : SAFIRE
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Act like a pack rat : HOARD
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Substance for making beads : NACRE
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Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
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Freshman's cap : BEANIE
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Caravansary : SERAI
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" . . . on ___ a prayer" : AWINGAND
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Art supporter : EASEL
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Well-known motorcycle group : HELLSANGELS
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Halberd follower : IER
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A.B.A. members : ATTS
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Malediction : CURSE
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Galley equipment : OARS
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Caviar : ROE
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Monogram of "The Waste Land" poet : TSE
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Very large crustacean : JUMBOSHRIMP
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Terminus : END
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Part of a network : STATION
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Co-feeder of the Humber : OUSE
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Ewe said it : BAA
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Slanted : SLOPED
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"A Death in the Family" author : AGEE
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Abscond : ESCAPE
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Mining drill : STOPER
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Actress Nazimova : ALLA
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Makes ready : PREPARES
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Kind of failure : POWER
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Amicable foes : FRIENDLYENEMIES
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Kirstie of "Cheers" : ALLEY
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Cleavage : RIFT
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Pinnae locales : EARS
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Female sandpiper : REEVE
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Negative votes : NAYS
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Old woman: Ger. : ALTE
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Erdrich's "The ___ Queen" : BEET
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"Annie ___," by Gwendolyn Brooks : ALLEN
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Not phony : LEGIT
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Solecism : ERROR
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___ Gay (Hiroshima bomber) : ENOLA
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Hindu festival of lights : DIWALI
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Small barracuda : SENNET
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Frosh, later : SOPH
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Full-grown pike : LUCE
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Herr's "alas!" : ACH
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Homophone for fie : PHI
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Lake Titicaca's locale : ANDES
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Clayey fertilizer : MARL
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Comply : OBEY
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Relatives : KIN
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Corrigenda : ERRATA
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Card game for two : DOUBLESOLITAIRE
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"A miss is as good as ___" : AMILE
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Spouse : MATE
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Tending to avoid a stimulus or situation : ABIENT
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All-purpose trks. : UTES
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Minimal : LEAST
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Blum and Trotsky : LEONS
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Miller's "___ From the Bridge" : AVIEW
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Flora and fauna : BIOTA
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Line used to haul in 56 Down : BRAIL
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Revoke a legacy : ADEEM
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"Breakfast at Tiffany's" author : CAPOTE
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Some race tracks : OVALS
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Kyrgyz range : ALAI
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Kind of jockey : DISC
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Cautionary adage : MAKEHASTESLOWLY
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Translation of Caesar's "duco" : ILEAD
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Forage grass : SETARIA
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Nonpareil : ONER
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The Venerable ___, English monk : BEDE
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Brother, to Pierre : FRERE
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Obfuscate : BEFOG
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Basket for raisins : FRAIL
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Certain youth orgs. : YMCAS
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Restores old socks : DARNS
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Strobiles : CONES
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Schooner features : SAILS
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Subject of a Trafalgar Square column : NELSON
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Gauguin's "The Women of ___" : ARLES
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Cousin of a nerd or wimp : TWERP
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Cudgel : BEAT
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Picnic spread : EATS
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___-Croatian (Slavic language) : SERBO
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"But war's ___ . . . ": Cowper : AGAME
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Algren's "The ___ Wilderness" : NEON
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Stowe subject : DRED
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Dank : HUMID
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Ran-tan : NOISE
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More cunning : CUTER
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Jokes : JAPERY
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Navajo Indian dwelling : HOGAN
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Tentwort : RUE
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Pith helmets : TOPEES
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"We've ___ had!" : BEEN
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"Ad astra per ___" (Kan. motto) : ASPERA
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" . . . and swallow ___": Matt. 23:24 : ACAMEL
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Garb for Calpurnia : STOLA
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Tasso character : ALETE
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A satellite of Uranus : ARIEL
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Source of annoyance : PEEVE
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Ruhr city : ESSEN
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Nine inches : SPAN
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Integument : ARIL
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Elevator, in England : LIFT
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Fiery stack : PYRE
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Repose : REST
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___ Diavolo : FRA
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Richard of the L.P.G.A. : DEB
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Port on Huon Gulf : LAE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 11 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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