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New York Times, Tuesday, August 31, 1993

Author:
James L. Beatty
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
James L. Beatty has 18 pre-Shortz puzzles and 2 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,002
Across
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Bottle for pickles : JAR
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Degrade : ABASE
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The "Iliad," e.g. : EPIC
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Maugham's "Cakes and ___" : ALE
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Raged : FUMED
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___ War, famed horse : MANO
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Thick vegetable soup : MINESTRONE
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Therefore : ERGO
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Some clams : STEAMERS
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Average; standard : NORMAL
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A vetch : TARE
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Customary manner : USAGE
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Saloon habitué : TOPER
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Women's patriotic gp. : DAR
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Nomadic dwellings : TENTS
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Card game for two : ECARTE
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Wildebeests : GNUS
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Refrain syllable : TRA
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Extremely : VERY
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"Halt, salt!" : AVAST
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Cream and mud followers : PIES
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Nigerian staple : YAM
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Mild oath : DRAT
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Where to see the Parthenon : ATHENS
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"Erec et ___," Chrétien de Troyes tale : ENIDE
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Broom or moon preceder : NEW
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Vigorous : HARDY
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Surmise : GUESS
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Fusses : ADOS
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Crinkled fabric : PLISSE
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Most impassioned : FIERIEST
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Track event : HEAT
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Cooked with garlic and tomatoes : PROVENCALE
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Feudal serf : ESNE
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Telecast : AIRED
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Tarzan portrayer Ely : RON
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Tear's companion : WEAR
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Good earth : LOESS
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Was in front : LED
Down
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Gridlocks : JAMS
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Landed : ALIT
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Artist Magritte : RENE
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Kind of thought : AFTER
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Prickly in texture : BURRED
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TV role for Alvin Childress : AMOS
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China's Sun Yat-___ : SEN
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Sir Anthony and Clarissa : EDENS
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Come forth : EMERGE
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Served with potatoes : PARMENTIER
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Unruffled : COOL
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Diner : EATERY
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Chic : SMART
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Equine fare : OATS
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Large vases : URNS
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"Fiddler on the Roof" lead : TEVYE
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Vast quantity : OCEAN
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Prepared with a certain Italian cheese : PARMIGIANA
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A variegated chalcedony : AGATE
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Vogue : TREND
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Impudent : SASSY
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Corn unit : EAR
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Johnson and Cliburn : VANS
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Relating to a stage in a cycle : PHASIC
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"Diga Diga Doo" trio : DEES
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Rose's annoying companion : THORN
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Housecoat : DUSTER
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Relinquishes : WAIVES
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Part of a calyx : SEPAL
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Exploits : DEEDS
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Dog-days word : PHEW
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___-majesté : LESE
57
Golfer's alert : FORE
58
Viscount's superior : EARL
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Wild plum : SLOE
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Watch over : TEND
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Cruise port : RIO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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