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Tap Osborn
Tap Osborn

New York Times, Saturday, June 5, 1993

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Tap Osborn has 111 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,915
Across
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A social gathering : BAKE
5
Busybody : PRIER
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Travel method : RAIL
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Down with, in Brest : ABAS
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Bridal path : AISLE
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Agatha contemporary : ERLE
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One who spun gold from straw : RUMPELSTILTSKIN
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Makes one jump : STARTLES
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Bearded beauties : IRISES
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Thames college : ETON
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Lead-in for frau : HAUS
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More untrustworthy : FALSER
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" ... star, and ___ off than ... " : BEBETTER
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Unified periods : ERAS
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Vetoes : KILLS
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Stout stuff : ALE
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Two who were steadfast : DAMONANDPYTHIAS
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River in Yorkshire : URE
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Renée's friends : AMIES
40
Aware of trickery : ONTO
41
Protective walls : PARAPETS
43
High-___ (snubbed) : HATTED
45
Holy Grail name : BORS
46
It takes panes : SASH
47
Vein or artery problems : EMBOLI
50
Notions : CONCEPTS
54
Three who are run-of-the-mill : TOMDICKANDHARRY
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___ vera : ALOE
57
Condor's condo : AERIE
58
Rub out : DOIN
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Shamuses : TECS
60
Twangy : NASAL
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Profound one : SAGE
Down
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Freedom fighters at Sing Sing? : BARS
2
Be up against it : ABUT
3
Hindu's Eros : KAMA
4
Coffee, Italian style : ESPRESSO
5
Lividity : PALLOR
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Out of bed : RISEN
7
Devotees : ISTS
8
G. Bush in '48 : ELI
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In trustworthy fashion : RELIABLY
10
Oppose : RESIST
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Broadhorns : ARKS
12
Bjorn's former foe : ILIE
13
Loupe : LENS
18
Kitchen add-on : ETTE
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Most loyal : TRUEST
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Lends a hand : HELPS
24
Disgusted : FEDUP
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Macaw : ARARA
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Debussy opus : LAMER
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Tarries : BIDES
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Corrupt : TAINT
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Happify : ELATE
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Build a better lawn : RESOD
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Mends : KNITS
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Port near Sorrento : NAPOLI
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Indians' league : AMERICAN
37
Fliers off handles : HOTHEADS
42
Hogans, e.g. : ABODES
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"Messiah" composer : HANDEL
44
Author of "The Nazarene" : ASCH
46
Film actress Braga : SONIA
47
Pierre's state : ETAT
48
Nevus : MOLE
49
College V.I.P. : BMOC
50
Some gondolas : CARS
51
Malay craft : PROA
52
Math study : TRIG
53
Since, to Angus : SYNE
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Large parrot : KEA

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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