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Martin Ashwood-Smith
Martin Ashwood-Smith

New York Times, Saturday, August 14, 1993

29-Down : Riffs for Ravi

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 26, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { K Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 7 (2 triple stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Martin Ashwood-Smith has 7 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 80 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,985
Across
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Ajiva, in Jainism : INANIMATEMATTER
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Admirals' concerns : NAVALOPERATIONS
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Murder one, for one : PREMEDITATEDACT
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Ossurary : URN
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Mo : SEC
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Toughen : STEEL
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Get-up : TOGS
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Japanese merchant ships : MARUS
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Scintilla : IOTA
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Depose : SWEAR
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Manannan's father : LER
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Cold shoulders : SNUBS
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"The ___ Quartet": Scott : RAJ
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A chip off the old flock? : SECT
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Alveloz, e.g. : SAP
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Benedictine and Franciscan communities : RELIGIOUSORDERS
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Outside: Prefix : EXO
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Like some broadcasting systs. : AMFM
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One the ___ vive : QUI
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Popular pants : LEVIS
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Supplied : FED
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Dull finish : MATTE
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Flanders flower : YSER
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Bordeaux district : MEDOC
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"Don't ___ on me" (debtor's motto?) : LIEN
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Massenet opera : MANON
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Trial and tribulation : WOE
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Crash : RAM
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Court quickie : OPENANDSHUTCASE
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CB's cousins : RADIOTELEPHONES
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Down
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Enters data : INPUTS
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Penny-pinching, Down East : NARROW
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Requite : AVENGE
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Laotian neighbor, for short : NAM
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Spots in the Loire : ILES
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Computer adjunct : MODEM
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At the tip : APICAL
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Hanoi holiday : TET
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Take-out places? : ERASURES
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TV's Helm and Houston : MATTS
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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"...___ the affairs of men": Shak. : TIDEIN
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Burns poem : TOALOUSE
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A set of bks. : ENC
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Queue after Q : RST
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Patola, e.g. : SARI
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Continued : RESUMED
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Lift on the slopes : TBAR
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Uraeuses : ASPS
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Riffs for Ravi : RAGAS
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Play, in a way : STRUM
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Lord or Lucky : JIM
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___ au vin : COQ
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Trust : RELY
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Quondam couples : EXES
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A 1962 Beatles hit : LOVEMEDO
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Miffed : OFFENDED
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Laid up? : DIAL
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Yezd natives : IRANIS
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"What then shall I ___ God riseth up?": Job 31:14 : DOWHEN
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Albania's capital : TIRANA
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Four-o'clock service? : TEASET
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Tangle : ENMESH
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"___ Walsh," 1970 film : MONTE
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Closed, two-door car : COUPE
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Greek shrine : NAOS
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Ordinal endings : ETHS
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Miltonian monster : ORC
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Green mean : PAR
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___-mo (filming technique) : SLO
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Bobby's relative over here : COP

Answer summary:
5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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