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New York Times, Thursday, July 15, 1993

Author:
C. McInerney
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 16, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
C. McInerney has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,955

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Across
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Witt feat : AXEL
5
Balletic Shearer : MOIRA
10
Aubrey Solomon ___ of Israel : EBAN
14
Part of a basilica : BEMA
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"The Wind in the Willows" character : OTTER
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Actress Moore : DEMI
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Singleton : ONER
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Nine points of the law : POSSESSION
20
"But thou ___ in thy throat": Shak. : LIEST
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Ma's toy? : YOYO
23
Panjim is here : GOA
24
La Brea sights : TARPITS
27
Famed septet : WONDERS
29
Dried poppy juice : OPIUM
31
Dos preceder : UNO
32
Like Pegasus : ALAR
35
Porter's "___ Love" : TRUE
37
Ruy Diaz de Bivar : ELCID
41
Nine of diamonds : CURSEOFSCOTLAND
44
Outdo : EXCEL
45
Actress Ward : SELA
46
Arch of defeat : YOKE
47
Sparks of films : NED
49
Showed interest : SATUP
51
Nine-sided figure : NONAGON
55
Ancient Balkan region : THRACIA
59
A Hogg : IMA
60
Nile bird : IBIS
62
Actor Leon ___ : ERROL
63
Nine-columned : ENNEASTYLE
67
Actress Daly : TYNE
68
Wrath of God's vessel : VIAL
69
Avifauna : ORNIS
70
Poet from Naishápúr : OMAR
71
"___ Rider" : EASY
72
Carols : NOELS
73
Snuggery : NEST
Down
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___ from the blue : ABOLT
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Godunov's daughter : XENIA
3
Qatar nabob : EMEER
4
"By the Nine Gods" he swore : LARSPORSENA
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"Rag ___," 1950 song : MOP
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Neb. Sioux : OTO
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___-bitsy : ITSY
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Broadcast again : RESOW
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"___ Sincere?": 1957 song : AREYOU
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Pub. chiefs : EDS
11
Ecru's kin : BEIGE
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"I never saw ___": Dickinson : AMOOR
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"___ Book": Burdick : NINAS
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Petrarchan poem : SONNET
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Cumshaw : TIP
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Bandleader Puente : TITO
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Rides the waves : SURFS
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Her first film was "9 to 5" : DOLLYPARTON
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Nine of mythology : MUSES
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Sampras specialty : ACE
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"___ et veritas" : LUX
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Fogbow : ARC
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Brilliance : ECLAT
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Playwright Yu : CAO
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Sign : INK
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Ike's inits. : DDE
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Poesia triste : ELEGIA
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Imprecation : OATH
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Beerbohm's "Zuleika ___" : DOBSON
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Fail tail : URE
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Snow, to Sancho : NIEVE
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"___ vincit amor" : OMNIA
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Pram pushers : NANAS
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TNT part : NITRO
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Hamilton's "___ a River" : CRYME
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Certain grapes : IONAS
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Argus-eyed : ALERT
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Ago, to Burns : SYNE
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Mount ___, Nev. : ELY
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Mae West role : LIL
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Host follower : ESS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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