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New York Times, Tuesday, July 6, 1993

Author:
Robert Herrig
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0
Robert Herrig has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,946
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Early dwellers in Britain : PICTS
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U.S. workplace watchdog : OSHA
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N.Y. Philharmonic, e.g. : ORCH
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Character of a people : ETHOS
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Smoke plus fog : SMOG
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Discovery agcy. : NASA
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Titillating bakery product? : CHEESECAKE
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Slow down : RETARD
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More unusual : RARER
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Occurring naturally : ORGANIC
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Pigeonhole : SORT
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Islands food : POI
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Asses : ONAGERS
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Dove's sound : COO
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Lab heaters : ETNAS
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Miniplanet : ASTEROID
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Beginning of an Alger title : RAGS
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Light wood : BALSA
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Nursery-rhyme monarch : COLE
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Three digits for dialers : AREACODE
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Of a certain wood : OAKEN
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Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
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Humiliating people : ABASERS
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Apr. collector : IRS
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Chest protectors : BIBS
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Kind of cat, dog, or cross : MALTESE
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With an ___ the ground : EARTO
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Hostage taker : CAPTOR
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Baker's honey? : SWEETIEPIE
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Theater award : OBIE
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Marlins or Rockies : TEAM
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Belle or Bart : STARR
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Take care of : TEND
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Supplements : ADDS
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Customs : MORES
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Center of authority : SEAT
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A Presidential nickname : RON
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Novelist Levin : IRA
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Small vol. measures : CCS
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Tara's owner : OHARA
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Jam ingredient : PECTIN
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Cornell's town : ITHACA
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Moonstruck star? : CHER
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Drove a nail at an angle : TOED
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Draft inits. : SSS
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Tots' favorite grouch : OSCAR
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Baker's lawyer? : SMARTCOOKIE
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Fake : HOKE
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Word with golden : AGER
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Rough-edged : EROSE
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Patriarchal name : ENOS
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"Falstaff" and "Hamlet" : OPERAS
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Traffic circle : ROTARY
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Decorations on a baker's house? : GINGERBREAD
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Mlle., in Madrid : SRTA
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Units of laughter? : GALES
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Tee preceder : ESS
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Cargo ships : OILERS
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Danish city : ODENSE
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___ rule (usually) : ASA
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Sarnoff's org. : RCA
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Moves like a buoy : BOBS
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"Bleak House" lass : ADA
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Henry ___ Lodge : CABOT
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European capital : OSLO
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Victoria's realm : EMPIRE
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Critics : RATERS
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List components : ITEMS
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Jogs : TROTS
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"¿Cómo ___ usted?" : ESTA
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Bowled over, in a way : AWED
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Whale: Comb. form : CETO
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On ___ with (equal to) : APAR
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Belief : ISM
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Buzzer : BEE
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Pig ___ poke : INA
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Summer time in N.Y.C. : EDT

Answer summary: 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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