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PEOPLE OF 58 ACROSS

New York Times, Sunday, August 29, 1993

Author:
Tap Osborn
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 554 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Tap Osborn has 111 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Mel Taub, not Eugene T. Maleska, edited this puzzle. It was a last-minute replacement for a Maleska-edited puzzle that had to be scrapped because of an uncorrectable spelling mistake (OTTOWA instead of OTTAWA) where two long theme entries intersected.

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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,000
Across
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Gaited horse : PACER
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Bird talk? : CHAT
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Old Greek coins : OBOLI
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"Woe ___!" : ISME
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Site of an 1836 battle : ALAMO
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Military staff person : AIDE
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Enraged one : FUMER
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Lunch time for many : NOON
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"Syncopated Clock" composer : LEROYERSON
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N.Y. Giant great, now a TV sportscaster : FRANKGFORD
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Certain enzymes : MALTASES
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Land of sand : DESERT
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Hair tint : RINSE
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Sediment-laden : SILTY
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Las Vegas naturals : SEVENS
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Annoy no end : BADGER
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Leiden footwear : SABOTS
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Insert sign : CARET
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Creator of Ah Sin : HARTE
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French commune once noted for lace : CLUNY
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He smooths the way : PAVER
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"The Way of All Flesh" author : SAMUELLER
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Affectations : AIRS
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Grand Canal worker : POLER
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Afghan city : HERAT
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Serve with verve : ACE
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A sucker holds it : BAG
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Dionysian reveler : SATYR
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Paramount workplace : LOT
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Limb bandage : SPICA
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Barber's tool : STROP
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Painter Andrea del ___ : SARTO
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Tea-party party : POURER
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Positively as is : NOIFSANDSORBUTS
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Pauline's woes : PERILS
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"___ mio" : OSOLE
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Villainous Vader : DARTH
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Act excessively expressively : EMOTE
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Drive a nail obliquely : TOE
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Release : LETGO
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Income source : JOB
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Memorable cartoonist : REA
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Put on the payroll : HIRED
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Menu : CARTE
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Site of 1962 Kennedy-Khrushchev confrontation : CUBA
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Educator Nicholas ___: 1862-1947 : MURRAYLER
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Tom Sawyer's aunt : POLLY
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Kelly of W.W. II fame : COLIN
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Furnish with income : ENDOW
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Undeveloped cotton pod : BOLLY
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Blasting explosive : TONITE
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Howard of film : LESLIE
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Hebdomadal : WEEKLY
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Short story : CONTE
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Hebrew prophet in Douay Version : ELIAS
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Positively a nocturnal lemur : AYEAYE
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Some Vivaldi compositions : CONCERTI
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Inventor who laid it on the line : ALEXERBELL
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St. Petersburg-born actor: 1906-72 : GEORGESERS
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Trig function : SINE
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Soviet collective : ARTEL
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Switch ending : EROO
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City on the Nile : ASWAN
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Be in charge of : HEAD
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Himalayan goats : TAHRS
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No-no of some diets : SALT
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Wild-horse catcher : LASSO
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Seer's reading material : PALM
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Epithet of Athena : ALEA
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Midwestern Pulitzer poet : CARLSBURG
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Love, hate, fear, etc. : EMOTIONS
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Publisher's payment : ROYALTY
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Actor MacDonald ___ : CAREY
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Vocal thumbs down : HISS
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Bustle : ADO
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Offer maker : TENDERER
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Counterbalance : OFFSET
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Martin Van ___ : BUREN
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Egyptian-born film actor : OMARSHAR
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Mardi Gras's follower : LENT
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Put in a pet : IRK
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Crusader to a Saracen, e.g. : INFIDEL
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Mme. Chiang's maiden name : SOONG
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His message: "What hath God wrought!" : MORSE
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Tail's tail, at times : ENDER
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N.E. times : ESTS
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Hibachi feature : GRATE
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Ending for what or when : EVER
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Passbook holder : SAVER
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Dry, as bubbly : BRUT
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Sign of healing : SCAB
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Albania's Ramiz ___ : ALIA
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Belafonte forte : CALYPSO
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Dior ending : AMA
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The rainbow's ___ gold : POTOF
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Heated argument : SETTO
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Hiding place : LAIR
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"___ homo!" : ECCE
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Construct : REAR
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Where Stein held forth : PARIS
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Trigger, e.g. : HORSE
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Shoulder piece : STOLE
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Serving spoon : LADLE
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Drive : PUSH
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Agitated state : SNIT
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Hair holder : SNOOD
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Tidy : ORDERLY
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Get rid of, Stalin style : PURGE
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Late bloomer : ASTER
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Bananas : BATTY
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Short wave? : PERM
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Cassowary's cousin : EMEU
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Sound of audience appreciation : ROAR
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Steel structural column : LALLY
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"The Sound of Music" star : JULIEREWS
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Final notice : OBIT
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Source of harm : BANE
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Fictional alter ego : HYDE
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Worldwide labor org. : ILO
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Famed U.S. painter : REWWYETH
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University subdivisions : COLLEGES
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"The Barefoot ___," 1954 film : CONTESSA
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Laid-back : RELAXED
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Herb for flavoring : ANISE
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Dull; annoyingly slow : POKY
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Mask : CONCEAL
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End-alls' partners : BEALLS
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Serve sugar cubes : TONG
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Rover's restraint : LEASH
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___ May Lester of "Tobacco Road" : ELLIE
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Tuscan commune : SIENA
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A certain fisherman : EELER
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French landscapist : COROT
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Canyon mouth : ABRA
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___ it (calm down) : COOL
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Musical syllables : TRAS
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"There ___ Frigate . . . ": Dickinson : ISNO
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Squeal : RAT
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Nolan Ryan stat : ERA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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