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BAEDKER BADINAGE

New York Times, Sunday, August 15, 1993

50-Down : Oubliette

Author:
Jack L. Steinhardt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 84, Avg Word Len: 5.10, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 484 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 114, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,986
Across
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Sees red : STEAMS
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Grimalkin : HAG
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Obstacle for a sleeping princess : PEA
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Scuffle, e.g. : HOE
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Contemning : SCORNING
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Addition : ELL
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Coast : SEABOARD
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ROAD VEHICLE ALONGSIDE THE PO : TURINCAR
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Greek goddess of infatuation : ATE
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WHY IS DR. SAGAN BEING SENT TO N.M.? : CARLSBAD
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Gauntlet : GLOVE
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Honduran island : ROATAN
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In baroque style : ORNATELY
28
Hostess Maxwell : ELSA
29
BIG JOB FOR L.I. WATER DEPT. : FLUSHINGNY
31
First-discovered asteroid : CERES
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___ volens (willy-nilly) : NOLENS
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Harass : BESET
36
Tennis term : ALL
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Legions : HORDES
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___ gestae : RES
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Chung's co-anchor : RATHER
47
Shoe-front reinforcement : TOECAP
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Pother : ADO
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Glut : SATIATE
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N.L. home-run leader: 1947-52 : KINER
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MAW! WHERE'S THE R.I. ROAD MAP? : PAWTUCKET
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Mansard extensions : EAVES
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One of the Pointer Sisters : ANITA
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John Drew co-star : REHAN
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Figure skater Midori ___ : ITO
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"Gallia ___ omnis divisa ... " : EST
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Beckett's "___ Knife" : NOS
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Danube gorge : IRONGATES
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Jennet : ASS
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Certain players' assn. : SAG
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New title for Schwarzkopf : SIR
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City and river in central Europe : EGERS
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Colombian poncho : RUANA
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Containing gold : AURIC
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WAS MR. GIBSON HATCHED DOWN UNDER? NO, ___ IN PEEKSKILL : MELBOURNE
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Byrnie, e.g. : ARMOR
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___ for words : ATALOSS
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Brit. standby unit : RNR
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Interstice : AREOLA
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Western exhibitions : RODEOS
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Gunpowder, for one : TEA
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"Ad astra per ___" : ASPERA
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Endeavor : AIM
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Chilean coins : PESOS
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Attributes : TRAITS
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Photographer Arbus: 1923-71 : DIANE
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WHY ELEPHANT VISITS VET IN ALA. : TUSCALOOSA
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Begged : PLED
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U.S. Cabinet department : INTERIOR
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German mark : UMLAUT
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Muslim charmer : HOURI
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GET SMASHED IN FORMOSA : TAIWANON
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Entertainer Zadora : PIA
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WHAT POLITICOS MAY DO AT N.J. CONVENTION : SECAUCUS
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Type of rocket : TWOSTAGE
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Posada : INN
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Conduct; negotiate : TRANSACT
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Equivalent of 1,000 rin : YEN
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Canton follower : ESE
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___ gratias : DEO
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Actor-director Elliott ___ : NUGENT
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Narrow racing boat : SCULL
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Corrida combatants : TOROS
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Armenian capital : ERIVAN
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___ de Beaujeu, a daughter of Louis XI : ANNE
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Bk. of the Bible : MIC
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Angry canine, e.g. : SNARLER
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Shrubby wasteland : HEATH
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Its capital is Barnaul : ALTAI
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First U.S. astronaut to circle the earth : GLENN
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Arctic explorer and family : PEARYS
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Obtain justly : EARN
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Wean : ABLACTATE
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
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Pontiff's garb : ORALE
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Mary Baker and Nelson : EDDYS
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Repository: Abbr. : STGE
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Put through the mill : GROUND
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Goodies for elevenses : SCONES
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Bolognese boniface : OSTE
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Cape fox : ASSE
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Turkey : FLOP
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Liberian group : GBE
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Maureen and John : OHARAS
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NOW cause : ERA
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One of the Andreanofs : ATKA
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Type of cloth : LOIN
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ONETIME HERMITAGE ALUM : LENINGRAD
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Old Nick : SATAN
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Fabulous bird : ROC
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Aunt, in Ávila : TIA
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PRODDING BY POLYNESIAN HOSTESS : HAVESAMOA
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Sèvres summers : ETES
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Kind of period or home : REST
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Mother of the Gorgons : CETO
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Oubliette : DUNGEON
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"Push!" in Potsdam : STOSSE
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Light refractors : PRISMS
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Elevated habitation : AERIE
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Central fingerprint ridge : WHORL
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He cashes forged checks : KITER
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Poetically perpetual : ETERN
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Aluminum Israeli coin: Var. : AGURA
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Agri Dagi, to Turks : ARARAT
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Positive : SURE
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Flower from the Vosges : SAAR
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Landau or phaeton : AUTO
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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Biblical Syria : ARAM
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Insel, to a Frenchman : ILE
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Pull together : COOPERATE
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Bandeau : BRA
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Calais-to-Paris dir. : SSE
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"Fedora" highlight : ARIA
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___-à-gauche (a French wrench) : TOURNE
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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Portico : STOA
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Author of "Les Plaisirs et les jours" : PROUST
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Oriental : EASTERN
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Moe, Curly or Larry : STOOGE
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Blondie, to Dagwood : SPOUSE
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Cheerful little earful : DITTY
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"___ of such a thing ... ": Shak. : INAWE
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Alien chaser : ATION
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Tidings : NEWS
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Amorino : CUPID
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Ammonia compound : AMINE
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Central Tex. town : LLANO
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Roman poet: A.D. 39-65 : LUCAN
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Issue violently : ERUCT
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Congressman's concern: Abbr. : DIST
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Claire and Balin : INAS
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General idea : HANG
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Song ___, Vietnamese fishing port : CAU

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 15 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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