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New York Times, Saturday, August 21, 1993

Author:
Kevin Boyle
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Kevin Boyle has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,992
Across
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Italian musical drama : OPERASERIA
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Dunderhead : SAP
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Mann's con man : FELIXKRULL
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Con man's mark : DUPE
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Act of bandaging : FASCIATION
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Abba ___, Israeli diplomat : EBAN
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Adlai's running mate: 1956 : ESTES
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Dreams up : ENVISIONS
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Crucifix : ROOD
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Parsees, e.g. : SECT
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___ Dawn Chong of films : RAE
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Oldest settler in the West? : SUN
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Greek dawn goddess : EOS
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One of the Bowls : ORANGE
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Things to mind : PSANDQS
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One half of essays : ESSES
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"___ Agent," Conrad novel : THESECRET
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Turkish city : ADANA
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Snobbery : ELITISM
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Kind of fiddle or string : SECOND
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Increases, as an ante : UPS
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"Music ___ charms . . . ": Congreve : HAS
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New England soda fountain : SPA
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"The ___ of Amontillado," Poe story : CASK
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School period : TERM
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Formal interviews : AUDIENCES
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Be altruistic : SHARE
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Passage in the brain : ITER
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Parallel : COLLATERAL
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Units on space vehicles, for short : LEMS
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Carrot, at times : ENTICEMENT
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Budapest-to-Belgrade dir. : SSE
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Outlaws : DESPERADOS
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Puts before : OFFERS
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Foggy-day fare? : PEASOUP
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Yankee great Howard and namesakes : ELSTONS
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Fixed spuds, in a way : RICED
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Second cervical vertebra : AXIS
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Reggae relative : SKA
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Romain de Tirtoff : ERTE
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Angkor sight : RUINS
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"___ everything that's old . . . ": Goldsmith : ILOVE
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Permanent-magnet alloy : ALNICO
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Persuades to commit perjury : SUBORNS
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Adjunct : APANAGE
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Pascal work : PENSEES
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"Agnus ___" : DEI
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Grub and Easy : STREETS
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Add attractions : ENHANCE
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Stasimon, e.g. : ODE
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Mil. bodies : SQS
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Piedmontese city : ASTI
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Elem.-table heading : ATNO
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Bishopric : SEE
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Actor Gulager : CLU
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Speed : RIP
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Impinges upon : ASSAILS
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Appoints as a representative : DEPUTES
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Where Plato taught : ACADEME
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Gathered wool : SHEARED
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Spanish hog : MARRANO
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Cut a rug : DANCED
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Refines metal : SMELTS
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Biscuit : SCONE
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Salmon, after spawning : KELTS
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Topic of discourse : THEMA
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Fed. collector : IRS
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Indiscretion : SLIP
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Brit. money : STER
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Point of no return? : ACE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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