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New York Times, Monday, July 26, 1993

Author:
John Brobst
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 50, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,966
Across
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Mr. Ziegfeld : FLO
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Summit : TOP
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Driving instructor's command : PARK
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Oyster's home : BED
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More bashful : SHIER
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High nest : AERIE
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Summertime holiday : INDEPENDENCEDAY
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Nobel chemist Onsager: 1968 : LARS
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Besmirch : SOIL
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___-majesté : LESE
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I.R.S. payback : REFUND
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Partner of wide : FAR
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Orals, e.g. : EXAMS
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Aladdin had one : LAMP
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Split : RIVE
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Carousals : SPREES
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Salt at Maxim's : SEL
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Kuwaiti or Omani : ARAB
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Newman-Woodward film, with "The": 1958 : LONGHOTSUMMER
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___ Blanc : MONT
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Humorist Burrows : ABE
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Yield : SUBMIT
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Units of energy : ERGS
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Hang fire : PEND
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Frozen dessert : GLACE
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Legal matter : RES
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Eddy or Riddle : NELSON
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An arrow poison : INEE
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Half of MCCCII : DCLI
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House plant : FERN
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Uncomfortable summer period : DOGDAYSOFAUGUST
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A Perón : EVITA
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Genuflected : KNELT
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Actor in "The Crying Game" : REA
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Drilling equipment : RIGS
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Lawn filler : SOD
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Paddock has-been : NAG
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Agcy. that Hoover headed : FBI
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Actor Cariou : LEN
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Outlandish : ODD
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Yuletide decoration : TINSEL
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Ref. book : OED
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Takes for granted : PRESUMES
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Pare : PEEL
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Suffix with dull : ARD
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Inlet : RIA
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Largo or West : KEY
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Mineral spring : SPA
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Mister, in Bonn : HERR
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Type of rock or rain : ACID
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Chemistry's basics : ELEMENTS
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Perplex : NONPLUS
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Bandleader Brown : LES
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Examine closely : EXPLORE
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Polynesian garments : SARONGS
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Attaches : FASTENS
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Stoker : FIREMAN
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Greed : AVARICE
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Johnny ___ of the C.S.A. : REB
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Part, in geom. : SEG
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Aimless : RAMBLING
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Like a beauty queen : SHAPELY
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Structures like the Washington Monument : OBELISKS
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Stein's kin : MUG
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Debussy's "La ___" : MER
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Golf gadget : TEE
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Removed one's hat : DOFFED
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Basketball tourn. won by N. C.: 1993 : NCAA
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Actress Patricia : NEAL
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Banned sprays : DDTS
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Groove : RUT
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Captain's boat : GIG
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Yoko ___ : ONO
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Coffee maker : URN
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Caspian or Coral : SEA
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Label : TAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 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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