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TWOFERS

New York Times, Sunday, August 1, 1993

Author:
Martin Fass
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 500 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 149, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,972
Across
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Legendary automaton : GOLEM
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Jelly ingredient : AGAR
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Maxims : SAWS
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Hourly : HORAL
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Guam's capital : AGANA
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Spongers/rubber areas? : PARASITES
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African antelope : ORIBI
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Excavator : MINER
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Will/examine catkin? : TESTAMENT
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Breakfast comestible : BACON
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Turns outward : EVERTS
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Drawing for a winner : LOTTING
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Dedicated : VOTIVE
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Alteration : REDOING
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Fasteners : NAILS
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Compared : LIKENED
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High-hat : SNOOT
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A 1933 U.S. agency : NRA
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Bottoms : BASES
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Wood sorrel : OCA
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Zeal : ARDOR
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Medicinal extract from rye fungus : ERGOTIN
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Varlet : CAD
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Fla. county : DADE
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"King Olaf" composer : ELGAR
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Make the copy right : EDIT
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"Arma virumque ___" : CANO
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French department or river : DROME
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Noted Renaissance family : ESTE
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Locale of William the Conqueror's tomb : CAEN
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Injures : HURTS
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Goblins : SPRITES
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Busy places in June : ALTARS
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Hitchcock film: 1964 : MARNIE
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Tidal bores : EAGRES
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A Plato dialogue : ION
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Petty prince : SATRAP
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Access : ENTREE
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Chaste : VESTAL
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Floral arrangements : WREATHS
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Unkempt abodes : STIES
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Four gills : PINT
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Pretense : POSE
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Negatively charged particle : ANION
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Top corporate mgrs. : CEOS
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Gnat or rat : PEST
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Perfume ingredient : ESTER
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Muscular fitness : TONE
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Beautician Westmore : ERN
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Keyboard instrument : CELESTA
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"___ Doll," Ellington-Strayhorn song : SATIN
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American humorist : NYE
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Crispin's products : SHOES
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Chi. transportation : ELS
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Smallest of the Cyclades : DELOS
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Standing still/norm golfer? : PARKING
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Grow toward sunset : LATEN
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Prepares for publication/Communist deeds? : REDACTS
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Actor Delon et al. : ALAINS
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Diabolical : SATANIC
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Become lessor while lessee : SUBLET
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Group of trained leaders : CADRE
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Like Hale/Boone comic obsession? : PATRIOTIC
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Climbing vine : LIANA
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Sends out : EMITS
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Detestable/tenants' motto? : ABHORRENT
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Goose genus : ANSER
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Animal that sounds tasty : MOOSE
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Platform : DAIS
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Son of Zeus and Hera : ARES
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Caesurae : RESTS
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More courageous : GAMER
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Pointed arch : OGIVE
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Divided, as highways : LANED
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Año starters : ENEROS
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Navratilova/impair actress Louise? : MARTINA
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Quick to learn : APT
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Highlander : GAEL
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Fiery felony : ARSON
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Caner's material : RATTAN
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Resembling : SIMILAR
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Solar disks : ATENS
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Memorable crosswords editor : WENG
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Concorde : SST
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N.J. city/vagrant Kesey? : HOBOKEN
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Speechifies : ORATES
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Poisonous protein in the castor bean : RICIN
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Superior in rank : ABOVE
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Like some note paper : LINED
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Voltaire's forte : SATIRE
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Wax stertorous : SNORE
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Come to see : VISIT
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Atheistic : GODLESS
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Cato's tongue : LATIN
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Clothes : TOGS
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Portends : BODES
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Tote-board numbers : ODDS
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Craftsman/river sign? : CARPENTER
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Fervent love/fuss over allowance? : ADORATION
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New Zealand tree : RATA
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Machine part : GEAR
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Flower/Lincoln country? : CARNATION
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Musical response/opposed to a faker? : ANTIPHONY
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Potion portion : DOSE
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Some displaced persons : EMIGRES
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Make a new inventory : RELIST
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Seedless raisin : CURRANT
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Beings, in Brest : ETRES
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Party tidbit : CANAPE
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"I ___ fool!": Dickens : HATEA
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Shoe width : EEE
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Small quantity : TOT
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"Cielo e ___," Ponchielli aria : MAR
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More saccharine : SWEETER
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Suffix forming inchoative verbs : ESCE
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Holding devices : VISES
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Tolkien's tree creatures : ENTS
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Deprivation : LOSS
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Onetime dagger : SNEE
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An ancestor of Abraham : PELEG
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African village : STAD
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Drudges : PEONS
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Gets one's goat : RILES
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Kind of lantern : CHINESE
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Yellowish-pink color : TEATROS
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Star in Aquila : ALTAIR
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Lumpy : NODULAR
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Avoids : SKIRTS
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Title for some madrileñas : SENORA
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Victim of Roman aggression : SABINE
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Pope John XXIII's "___ in Terris" : PACEM
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Southwestern poplar : ALAMO
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Lowell Thomas's milieu : RADIO
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Punjabi policeman's club : LATHI
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Gunpowder ingredient : NITER
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Rank : CLASS
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Principle : TENET
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Does exceptionally well : STARS
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One of the Leewards : SABA
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Spanish movie house : CINE
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Launching area : PAD
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Parts of a dol. : CTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 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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