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New York Times, Saturday, July 24, 1993

Author:
Harris
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Harris has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,964
Across
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U.S. Cab. post : EDUC
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The ___, New Testament book : ACTS
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Satan or angel follower : ICAL
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"Fortuna" painter : RENI
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Minacious situation : PERIL
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Brief letter : NOTE
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City in Germany : LAHR
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Fool, in Firenze : ASINO
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Where old Irish kings resided : TARA
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Type of radiation or wave : ELECTROMAGNETIC
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Treacherous straits : EURIPI
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Bathsheba's first mate : URIAH
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Legendary founder of Thebes : CADMUS
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Customary : NOMIC
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"I heard ___ man say . . . ": Housman : AWISE
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The "___ Sutra," Hindu erotic opus : KAMA
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Like an oeil-de-boeuf : OVAL
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Horse purchaser's consideration : CONTROLLABILITY
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Marathoner Markova : OLGA
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Small dam : WEIR
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N.Y. city E of Jamestown : OLEAN
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___ de Arce, Spanish poet : NUNEZ
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Wallet-size documents: Abbr. : IDENTS
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Nudnicks : PESTS
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Designate : ASSIGN
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Fifty-year celebrations : SEMICENTENNIALS
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Vicinage : AREA
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City on Babylon's site : CAIRO
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Song for June Anderson : ARIA
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Sprightly tune : LILT
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Erstwhile fourpence : GROAT
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Pavilion : TENT
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Dole out : METE
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In ___ (timed to work together) : SYNC
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Bezel : EDGE
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Trump specialty : DEAL
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Inattentive : UNHEEDING
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Describe in full detail : CIRCUMSTANTIATE
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Fabulous fabulist : AESOP
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Act of making illegal : CRIMINALIZATION
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Turner of song : TINA
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Plod : SLOG
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Between S.M.U. and U.C.L.A., e.g. : INTERCOLLEGIATE
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Raccoon's kin : COATI
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Roman entry halls : ATRIA
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Extract with liquid : LEACH
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Awarder of the Golden Apple : PARIS
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More faithful : TRUER
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Rapa ___ (Easter Island) : NUI
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Bad: Comb. form : CACO
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Truant trooper : AWOL
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Caliph after Abu-Bakr : OMAR
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Fairy queen : MAB
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"Fish Magic" painter : KLEE
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Vermilion : VIENNARED
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Scottish cataracts : LYNS
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Dyer's "Pulling Your ___ Strings" : OWN
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Antiseptic: Var. : IODIN
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L.A. campus : USC
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Susann's "Once ___ Enough" : ISNOT
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Sacred song : PSALM
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Weird : EERIE
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Sparling : SMELT
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Glacial outcropping : SERAC
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Heart charts, for short : ECGS
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___ a one (none) : NARY
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Burbot : LING
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Glut : SATE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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