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New York Times, Wednesday, June 16, 1993

Author:
William Canine
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Canine has 65 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,926

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Lugosi and Bartók : BELAS
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Chanson : SONG
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Beatty film : REDS
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Vigilant : ALERT
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Binge : TEAR
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Great Lake port : ERIE
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Whitefish : CISCO
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Evita's country : ARGENTINA
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Kind of rug : KASHMIR
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Impassive : STOICAL
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Frolics : LARKS
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Curve : ARC
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Execute : SLAY
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Burden : ONUS
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Powders : DUSTS
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Seaman : TAR
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Tangle : SNARL
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___ ease (uncomfortable) : ILLAT
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Cleopatra's Needle, e.g. : OBELISK
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Seminole chief : OSCEOLA
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Punitive : PENAL
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A 1993 stamp subject : ELVIS
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Crock : POT
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Aïda, for one : SLAVE
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Rudolph or Bambi : DEER
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Tierney or Tunney : GENE
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Caboose's place : END
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Cynical look : SNEER
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Risks : CHANCES
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Ask : INQUIRE
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The Cartwrights' spread : PONDEROSA
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Retract : UNSAY
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Tops : AONE
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Breakfast dish : BRAN
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Century plant : AGAVE
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Bowsprit : SPAR
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Conifers : YEWS
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Stringed instruments : LYRES
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Support : BACK
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Famous pen name : ELIA
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Cousin of fewer : LESS
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In a waggish way : ARCHLY
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Aperture : STOMA
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In the altogether : STARKNAKED
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" . . . thy warfare ___": Scott : OER
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Henpecks : NAGS
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Famed loner's first name : GRETA
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Purse : RETICULE
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Ambler or Knight : ERIC
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Merrill of movies : DINA
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A pinniped : SEAL
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Scandinavians : NORDICS
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Actor from Cowes, Eng. : IRONS
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Calif.'s Big ___ : SUR
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Sojourns : STOPS
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Sticker : LABEL
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Houston's The Summit : ARENA
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Ljubljana's citizens : SLOVENIANS
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Gradient : SLOPE
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Claw : TALON
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Condition : STATE
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Squelch : SILENCE
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Fragrant shrub : LAVENDER
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Lorelei : SIREN
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Brown of renown : LES
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Dilapidated : GRUNGY
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Bowler : DERBY
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Even : EQUAL
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Tax advisers, for short : CPAS
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Circlet : HOOP
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Diva Moffo : ANNA
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Peevish : SORE
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Danube tributary : ISAR
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Jabber; blather : RAVE
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"Bette Davis ___" : EYES
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Adage : SAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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