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New York Times, Wednesday, August 4, 1993

47-Down : Frees peas from a pod

Author:
Bonnie S. Prystowsky
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bonnie S. Prystowsky has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle and 2 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,975
Across
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Extend across : SPAN
5
Ready for use : ONTAP
10
Cop's milieu : BEAT
14
Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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African capital : CAIRO
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Bacchanalia : ORGY
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Start of a quip : NUDISTCAMPOWNER
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Con artist : GRIFTER
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Holler : YELL
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Devoured : ATE
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Promotional recording : DEMO
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Certain theatrical curtains : SCRIMS
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Party provisioners : CATERERS
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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___ breve : ALLA
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Tuck's partner : NIP
37
Middle of the quip : GAVENOSYAUDITOR
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Hail or farewell : AVE
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Sally who rode into space : RIDE
43
Central Fla. city : OCALA
44
Flying boat, e.g. : SEAPLANE
47
Le Carré's superspy : SMILEY
48
Twist : SLUE
49
Pacific yellowfin tuna : AHI
50
Place fit for a king? : LAIR
53
Part of the Dark Continent : SENEGAL
58
End of the quip : AFULLDISCLOSURE
62
Japanese fermented beverage : SAKE
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Sign up : ENROL
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Cruising on a liner : ASEA
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Mouse, to a skunk : PREY
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Mine entrances : ADITS
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Where Young grew old : UTAH
Down
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Melody : SONG
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Rain heavily : POUR
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"The King ___" : ANDI
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Babe in the woods : NAIF
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Pieces of eight? : OCTETS
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Ávila relative : TIA
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The Black Knights : ARMY
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He wrote "The Dunciad" : POPE
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British derby : BOWLER
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Coastal bird : ERN
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Ripen : AGE
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Norse warrior on high : TYR
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Plant part : STAMEN
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Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
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Kind of telepathy : MENTAL
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Baltimore bird : ORIOLE
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Epic narratives : SAGAS
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Longs for : CRAVES
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Make known : REVEAL
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Inhabitant: Suffix : ITE
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Bonnie's partner in crime : CLYDE
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Wings for Amor : ALAE
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Letter after sigma : TAU
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Scatter, in a way : SPRAY
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A ___ apple : ASIN
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"___ pro nobis" : ORA
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Gaming piece : DOMINO
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"___ on parle ... " : ICI
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Weight lifter : PULLEY
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Faithful, in Dundee : LEAL
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Frees peas from a pod : SHELLS
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Broad necktie : ASCOT
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Concept : IDEA
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Peel : RIND
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Biblical hirsute twin : ESAU
55
Sudden burst of wind : GUST
56
Region : AREA
57
Jacob's first mate : LEAH
58
Viper : ASP
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Distant : FAR
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Stringed instrument, for short : UKE
61
___ Lanka : SRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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