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New York Times, Saturday, July 3, 1993

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,943
Across
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Gentle person : LAMB
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Prince ___ of the Netherlands : CLAUS
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Learn of : HEAR
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Former Albanian leader : ALIA
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Author of "The Nun's Story": 1956 : HULME
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Thessalian peak : OSSA
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Wow -- look at those clouds! : HOLYMACKERELSKY
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A ginseng : REDBERRY
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Miami's Hall of Fame quarterback : GRIESE
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Keenness : EDGE
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Classic cars : REOS
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Menu choice : ENTREE
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Sphagnum : PEATMOSS
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Arabian tambourine : TAAR
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Signs, in Sorrento : SEGNI
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___ mater : PIA
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Crimminy -- look at those trains! : HOLYCOWCATCHERS
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Latin I word : AMO
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Of an eye part : UVEAL
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Smelters' needs : ORES
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Teen-ager's terminus : NINETEEN
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Gypsy tongue : ROMANY
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Bud of "Harold and Maude" : CORT
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Honor, in a way : FETE
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Packard's "The ___ Seekers" : STATUS
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Henri's oils : MATISSES
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Golly -- what a fine city! : HOLYTOLEDOSPAIN
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Surmounting : ATOP
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Cargo mover : LADER
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Ruin : UNDO
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Lunkhead : DOPE
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Jefferson was one : DEIST
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Penury : NEED
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Baum's lion in film : LAHR
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Burn balm : ALOE
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Weather word : MILD
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Wax myrtle : BAYBERRY
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Attack shout : CHARGE
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Filthy green stuff : LUCRE
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Booze : ALKY
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Japanese apricot : UME
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"The ___," Steiger film: 1968 : SERGEANT
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Theory of unified wholes : HOLISM
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True nature : ESSE
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Poses : ASKS
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Martha of Butte : RAYE
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King Cyaxares was one : MEDE
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Sexy : EROTIC
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Splendid : REGAL
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An Allen of history : ETHAN
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Judd or Bliven : NAOMI
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Accipiter's weapon : TALON
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Type of pie : PECAN
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Vehicle for Bartoli : OPERA
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Police-car adjunct : SIREN
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Procacious : SASSY
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Like a Brown girl : SWEET
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Leave or clip : CUTOUT
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Like some flights today : OVERSOLD
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Simple : HOMESPUN
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Copy of an original : ECTYPE
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Snappish answer : RETORT
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Birdsong of N.B.A. fame : OTIS
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Grows dim : FADES
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Herringlike fish : SHAD
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Miss Gale's dog : TOTO
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Crooked : ALOP
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Central: Comb. form : MEDI
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Logical : SANE
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Soprano Noréna : EIDE
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Tidy, to Angus : SNOD
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Papuan city : LAE

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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