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New York Times, Wednesday, July 7, 1993

Author:
William Baxley
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
William Baxley has 20 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,947

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Across
1
Chief : HEAD
5
Let up : ABATE
10
Detect : SPOT
14
Where Bill met Hillary : YALE
15
Portable chair : SEDAN
16
Samovars : URNS
17
Group at 14 Across : PROFESSORS
19
Roster : ROTA
20
Lures : ENTICES
21
Exercise power of attorney : SIGNFOR
23
Neither's partner : NOR
24
Relating to a son or daughter : FILIAL
25
Who's sorry now? : REPENTER
29
Royal fur : ERMINE
32
Sonar, to a destroyer : EARS
33
Banshee's land : ERIN
35
Not under the counter : LEGIT
36
W.W. II post for Ike : ETO
37
Redactors : EDITORS
39
Pismire : ANT
40
Source of rubber : LATEX
42
To be, to Baptiste : ETRE
43
Fits to ___ : ATEE
44
Metric units : STERES
46
Facility; simplicity : EASINESS
48
Building material : MORTAR
50
Sen. Norris's pet project : TVA
51
Manilow or Bolton : POPSTAR
53
Proceeding by degrees : GRADUAL
57
Mine, in Metz : AMOI
58
Precipice or peak : PROMINENCE
60
Joan of art : MIRO
61
Navigational device : LORAN
62
An arachnid : MITE
63
Weapon for Tommy Atkins : STEN
64
Knicks' top scorer : EWING
65
Asterisk : STAR
Down
1
Mad. Ave. hard sell : HYPE
2
Merit : EARN
3
Loads : ALOT
4
Does lexicographic work : DEFINES
5
Declared : ASSERTED
6
Catfish Row gal : BESS
7
Foofaraw : ADO
8
Ankles : TARSI
9
Store fodder : ENSILE
10
Doe or Roe : SURNAME
11
Spendthrift : PROFLIGATE
12
Aware of a scam : ONTO
13
Old Russian title : TSAR
18
College subj. : ECON
22
Lasses : GIRLS
24
Dissipate : FRITTER
25
Bobbins : REELS
26
"___ Home," McCartney song : EATAT
27
For the time being : PROTEMPORE
28
Pa. port : ERIE
30
Dressed to the ___ : NINES
31
Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
34
Mrs. Charles in "The Thin Man" : NORA
37
Wield : EXERT
38
Mend a tennis racquet : RESTRING
41
Shoreline problem : EROSION
43
Garlands : ANADEMS
45
A word having five anagrams : STAPLE
47
Producer-director Reitman : IVAN
49
Direction indicator : ARROW
51
Dawber and Shriver : PAMS
52
Neglect : OMIT
53
F.B.I. agent : GMAN
54
Dyne or erg : UNIT
55
Recorded proceedings : ACTA
56
Lascivious look : LEER
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Mouth: Comb. form : ORI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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