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New York Times, Tuesday, August 10, 1993

Author:
Betty Jorgensen
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Betty Jorgensen has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,981
Across
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Home of ancient Irish kings : TARA
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Reduce drastically : SLASH
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Singaradja's island : BALI
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Author Paton : ALAN
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Spend foolishly : WASTE
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Whiffenpoofs, e.g. : ELIS
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Start of a quip : MANYWORKERSCALL
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Type of mining : PIT
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Takes the lion's share : HOGS
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"Ici on ___ français" : PARLE
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Trig function : SINE
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Dug for quahogs : CLAMMED
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Some nuns' wear : HABITS
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In that place : THERE
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Manipulates : USES
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Brooklyn institute : PRATT
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Client's cost : FEE
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Quip: Part II : THEIRCEOSSALARY
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E.M.K. is one : SEN
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Pope's cape : ORALE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Word with fry or potatoes : SMALL
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Took part in a regatta : SAILED
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One held for ransom : HOSTAGE
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Bench warmers, for short : SUBS
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Watery expanse : OCEAN
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A spouse : WIFE
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Ill-lit : DIM
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End of the quip : THEGOLDENFLEECE
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Earth, to Hans : ERDE
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He wears a conical cap : DUNCE
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Ointment source : ALOE
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Not so much : LESS
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Prefix with pose : INTER
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File's partner : RANK
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Pack firmly : TAMP
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Carry on verbally : RANT
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Whichever : ANY
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Faints : SWOONS
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Good-sized : LARGE
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Queries : ASKS
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Fr. holy woman : STE
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" . . . bells on ___ toes" : HER
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Turned into : BECAME
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Sleeper's rouser : ALARM
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Capital of Nord : LILLE
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Formed aits : ISLED
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Iota : WHIT
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Lacedaemon : SPARTA
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Señor's sibilant assent : SISI
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Pursue : CHASE
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Permits : LETS
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Shacks : HUTS
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Tennis great : ASHE
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Homophone for bin : BEEN
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Giant or dwarf of folklore : TROLL
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"Positive thinking" exponent : PEALE
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Autumn : FALL
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Gaelic : ERSE
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Watched : EYED
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Hard Italian cheese : ROMANO
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Rugged rock : CRAG
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Oahu necklaces : LEIS
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Produces : STAGES
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Feel pain : SUFFER
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Fourth person : ABEL
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Bellhop's bailiwick : HOTEL
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Pigment for Gainsborough : OCHRE
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Spores : SEEDS
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After that time : SINCE
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Left : WENT
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Poet Walter ___ Mare : DELA
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Niche occupant : ICON
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Docile; gentle : MEEK
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Cato's 451 : LDI
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Prod for payment : DUN
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Auditory appendage : EAR

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

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