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Tap Osborn
Tap Osborn

New York Times, Friday, July 9, 1993

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H J K Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1 Grid has supersymmetry.
Tap Osborn has 111 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 1 Modern Era crossword in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,949
Across
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Treats brutally : SAVAGES
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Sun deflector : PARASOL
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One of the buttercups : ANEMONE
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Disposed to love : AMATIVE
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Ill-fated liner: 1912 : TITANIC
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Certain carriers : POSTMEN
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Hemsley sitcom : AMEN
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Laundry machine : DRIER
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Mystery writer Catherine : AIRD
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V.P. under G.R.F. : NAR
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Commit a solecism : ERR
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Old Gynt's widow : ASE
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Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
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Overpriced : STEEP
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Lollapalooza : ONER
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Retreat house : CENACLE
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Lunch and brunch : REPASTS
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"___ Hear a Waltz?" : DOI
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Thames islet : AIT
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Element's degree of combining power : VALENCE
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Early Allen film : SLEEPER
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Swedish politician-historian: 1848-1900 : ALIN
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Deportee : EXILE
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Vic's radio wife : SADE
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Hoosegow : CAN
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"Israfel" poet : POE
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Schisgal play : LUV
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Former labor leader : ABEL
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Establish : FOUND
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Spots : LOCI
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Dishes in Durango : TAMALES
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Proceeding by 10's : DECIMAL
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Spring : EMANATE
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Try to equal : EMULATE
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Petted; pampered : DANDLED
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Like Bush and Reagan : RETIRED
Down
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Rushdie's "___ Verses" : SATANIC
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Work on "Aladdin" : ANIMATE
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Experienced : VETERAN
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To ___ (100%) : AMAN
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Ending with deca or nona : GON
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Writer Bagnold : ENID
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Conceal : SECRETE
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Hanger of a sort : PAPERER
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Ovid's god of love : AMOR
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Headland : RAS
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Sweetsop : ATTA
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Pongids : SIMIANS
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Throw into confusion : OVERSET
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Usurers, e.g. : LENDERS
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Choler : IRE
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Like a backpacker : LADEN
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Azinger gaffe : SLICE
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Painter Charles, James, or Rembrandt : PEALE
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A Bruins star : OATES
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Deceive : CON
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Baseball's Traynor : PIE
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Withdrew from occupancy : VACATED
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Award-winning music group : ALABAMA
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Alex Karras, once : LINEMAN
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In the open : EXPOSED
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Svelte : SLENDER
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Observatory near San Diego : PALOMAR
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Inform in detail : EDUCATE
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Excoriated : REVILED
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Sign of debt : IOU
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Cry from a crow's-nest : LAND
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Honor at a gala : FETE
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Close-bred community : DEME
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Actress Damita : LILI
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Indian poet P. ___ : LAL
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___ and run (leave in haste) : CUT

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1 unique to this puzzle, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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