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New York Times, Thursday, August 26, 1993

Author:
Mark Blakeburn
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Mark Blakeburn has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,997
Across
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"Serpico" author : MAAS
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Cognizant : AWARE
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Intimation : HINT
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Author Bombeck : ERMA
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Staff again : REMAN
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Erstwhile : ONCE
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Adolescent : TEEN
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Okla. Indian : KIOWA
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Cicatrix : SCAR
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African anteater : AARDVARK
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MacArthur battle site : BATAAN
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Peel : RIND
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Soprano Gluck : ALMA
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Hayes and Asimov : ISAACS
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Snoopy's family : BEAGLES
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Stripling : LAD
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Capital of Yemen : SANAA
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Distributed cards : DEALT
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Mosque official : IMAM
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Rights gp. : NAACP
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Plaintiff : SUER
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Home-run king : AARON
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South African corral : KRAAL
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Vital acid: Abbr. : RNA
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Cranny : CREVICE
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Bow, Oriental style : SALAAM
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Arthurian lady : ENID
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Lab burner : ETNA
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Market : BAZAAR
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Hyenalike mammal of Africa : AARDWOLF
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Ancient Jewish month : ABIB
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Blue Grotto locale : CAPRI
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"___ Song," Elton John hit : YOUR
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Cat's-paw : TOOL
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Merge : UNITE
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"Rabbi Ben ___": Browning : EZRA
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Sharon's partner in a TV series : TYNE
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Laments : SIGHS
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Female ruffs : REES
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After: Prefix : META
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Location : AREA
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U.S. citizen : AMER
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Actress Dee : SANDRA
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Clinton, for one : ARKANSAN
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Eerie : WEIRD
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Frenzied : AMOK
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Inexperienced : RAW
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Make possible : ENABLE
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Carter problem: 1979-81 : HOSTAGES
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Peruvian Indian : INCA
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"Final Four" initials : NCAA
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Sea bird : TERN
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Damone and Morrow : VICS
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"Diary of ___ Housewife": 1970 film : AMAD
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Manila hemp : ABACA
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Kind of artery or vein : ILIAC
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Philippine island : SAMAR
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Antarctic cape : ADARE
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Lady of Petrarch's sonnets : LAURA
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Actress Verdugo : ELENA
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Winning coach: 1970 Super Bowl : STRAM
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Fast's "The ___ God" : NAKED
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Swiss river : AAR
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"A ___ Feast": Hemingway : MOVEABLE
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Bakery offerings : PASTRIES
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"Strange Interlude" heroine : NINA
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Camera man : LAND
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Piccadilly ___ : CIRCUS
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Darrow, for one : LAWYER
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Gore's "___ in the Balance" : EARTH
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Sheet of matted cotton : BATT
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"___ Named Sue" : ABOY
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Hill in Jerusalem : ZION
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Buy ___ in a poke : APIG
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Seep : OOZE
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Artificial fly : LURE
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Certain brothers : FRAS
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Black cuckoo : ANI

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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