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New York Times, Friday, July 23, 1993

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,963

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Across
1
Build a fortune : AMASS
6
Ceiling : CAP
9
Naïf : BABE
13
Smooth: Mus. : LEGATO
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Actress Munson : ONA
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Author Ehrenburg : ILYA
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" . . . richer, for ___ . . . " : POORER
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Vibrating vipers : RATTLERS
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Drama category : GREEKTRAGEDY
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Writer Umberto ___ : ECO
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East, in Essen : OST
26
Lampware style : TOLE
27
Noted aircraft manufacturer : SOPWITH
29
Yoko ___ : ONO
30
Wheat, to René : BLE
33
Come to terms : CUTADEAL
35
Irrigation contraption : NORIA
37
Once more, in Dogpatch : AGIN
38
Game bird : SNIPE
41
Ratted : SANG
42
Indiana pro hoopster : PACER
44
Grandiose : PALATIAL
46
Forage plant : ERS
47
Pretend : ACT
50
Bitter payback : REVENGE
51
Zeno's "classroom" : STOA
52
Legs Diamond's diamonds : ICE
53
Still : YET
54
Mother of 14 and 40 Down : CLYTEMNESTRA
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Like most lunch breaks : HOURLONG
60
Impish one : RASCAL
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College in Mich. : ALMA
65
Ross, for one : SEA
66
Tropical rodent : AGOUTI
67
Euripides work : PLAY
68
Baseball's Roush : EDD
69
Over : ENDED
Down
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Sight at Zermatt : ALP
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SE Asia farmer : MEO
3
Back then : AGO
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Famed marionette maker : SARG
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Olympian's no-no : STEROID
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Phellem : CORK
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Reddish dye : ANATTO
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Sponsor : PATRON
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Hull area : BILGE
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Aweather's antonym : ALEE
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A W.Va. senator : BYRD
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Kind of chair : EASY
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Euripides protagonist : ORESTES
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Kestrel's catcher : TALON
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Frome of fiction : ETHAN
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Sutton's forte : ESCAPE
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Catamount : COUGAR
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Science of light : OPTICS
28
Diminish : WANE
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Fit for Mensa : BRAINY
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Ad space : LINAGE
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Aerie dweller : EAGLET
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Fresh talk : LIP
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Boniface, in Bologna : OSTE
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Stein's salon setting : PARIS
40
Sophocles subject : ELECTRA
43
Badger's cousin : RATEL
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So-so : AVERAGE
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Having a tuft of soft hairs : COMOSE
49
Like a beach bum : TANNED
51
S.P.C.A. candidate : STRAY
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Dry up, as lips : CHAP
55
Take it easy : LOLL
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City on the Colorado : YUMA
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Zounds! : EGAD
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"Chacun ___ goût" : ASON
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Ruminant's food : CUD
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Ending for consul : ATE
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Pupil's cover : LID

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 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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