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New York Times, Monday, July 5, 1993

Author:
Jean J. Davison
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jean J. Davison has 62 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,945

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Across
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Harsh : GRIM
5
Understand : GET
8
Hopper of Hollywood : HEDDA
13
Like Humpty Dumpty? : ROLYPOLY
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Lilies' relatives : ALOES
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Beat a retreat? : BACKTRACK
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"___ Diddy Diddy," 1964 song : DOWAH
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Squid's projection : INK
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Skater Sonja : HENIE
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Bacon part : RIND
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Writer-critic James ___ : AGEE
23
Actor Byrnes : EDD
24
May et al. : MONTHS
26
Sabbath lecture : SERMON
28
Larroquette role on TV : DAN
29
Great Society agcy. : OEO
30
Wedding-party member : BESTMAN
33
Actress Nancy : KWAN
34
Made a choice : OPTED
37
Klutz : OAF
38
Wherewithal : FUNDS
39
"The ___," 1987 Shue play : NERD
40
Got a move on : HUSTLED
42
Actor Gulager : CLU
43
Period : DOT
44
News to a nose : AROMAS
48
"Ocean's ___," Sinatra film : ELEVEN
50
___ de coeur : CRI
52
Guru : SAGE
53
C.E.O.'s degrees : MBAS
54
Bow or Barton : CLARA
56
Attachment to sir : REE
57
Mitchell's Scarlett, e.g. : BELLE
58
Gym whim? : HANDSTAND
60
More melancholy : BLUER
61
Yell like hell? : OUTSHOUT
62
"This patriarch ___": Milton : BLEST
63
C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
64
Extremities : ENDS
Down
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Farmers' group : GRANGE
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J.F.K.'s chair : ROCKER
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Kind or class : ILK
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Tale about the Minotaur, e.g. : MYTH
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"___ sin no more": John 8:11 : GOAND
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Heston role : ELCID
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Kid : TYKE
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Subnuclear particle : HADRON
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Remove, as property : ELOIN
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Main Street beat? : DOWNTOWN
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Nitwit? : DEADHEAD
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Wood for skis : ASH
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Grooms carefully : PREENS
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Favoritism : BIAS
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Fix firmly : EMBED
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Checker, e.g. : MAN
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Pearl Buck novel : SONS
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Ref. book : OED
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Ditsy : DAFT
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Promote : TOUT
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Second degrees? : MAS
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Praise : KUDOS
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Formerly : ONCE
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Helter-skelter? : PELLMELL
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Like a friend to the end? : TRUEBLUE
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___-de-lance (viper) : FER
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Sweetie pie : HON
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Highland honchos : LAIRDS
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Forsake : DESERT
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Pillage : MARAUD
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Stars' spokespersons : AGENTS
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Pip or kernel : SEED
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Lowlands : VALES
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Arctic surname : CLAUS
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Carries on : RANTS
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Half a toy train : CHOO
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A Wimbledon winner: 1975 : ASHE
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Merchants' assn. : BBB
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Large amount : TON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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