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New York Times, Friday, August 6, 1993

Author:
Bill Polvogt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 328 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,977

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Across
1
Jeopardy : RISK
5
Bearcat : PANDA
10
Tarzan's companions : APES
14
Ambition : ASPIRATION
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Tey's "___ Farrar" : BRAT
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Diplomatic agent : PLENIPOTENTIARY
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Jiff : SEC
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Feeler : PALP
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Ancient Roman magistrate : AEDILE
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Tire mount : RIM
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Slight : SLIM
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Dry: Comb. form : XER
27
Bulgaria's capital : SOFIA
29
Plant disease : SCAB
31
Riverbank, in Roma : RIPA
34
Espials : EYINGS
36
Hamburger magnate : KROC
38
Cosmological unit of time : EON
39
Gofers : LACKEYS
41
Giant statues : COLOSSI
43
Math course : ALG
44
Con game : SCAM
46
Fines : MULCTS
47
Chervil or parsley : HERB
49
Parts of psyches : EGOS
51
German mystic: 1575-1624 : BOHME
52
Land measure : ARE
54
With the bow, to Muti : ARCO
56
Egg ___ yong : FOO
57
Fine smoke : HAVANA
60
Kalahari's Mongolian cousin : GOBI
62
Mouths : ORA
64
Auto couplings : UNIVERSALJOINTS
67
Starbuck on the Pequod : MATE
68
Novices : TENDERFEET
69
"The ___ the limit!" : SKYS
70
Leavening : YEAST
71
Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
Down
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Criticizes : RAPS
2
National park in Lake Superior : ISLEROYALE
3
Relative density : SPECIFICGRAVITY
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Relations : KIN
5
Actress from Greece : PAPAS
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Lagoon sites : ATOLLS
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Quibble : NITPICK
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Female lagomorph : DOE
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O'Neill's Christie : ANNA
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Tolerant one : ABIDER
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Pioneer's wagon : PRAIRIESCHOONER
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Fatha Hines : EARL
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Chalazion : STYE
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Split apart : RIP
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Bandleader Beneke : TEX
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Type of ranch : MINK
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Kind of brandy : MARC
27
Word used in Psalms : SELAH
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Grows old : AGES
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Thrive : BOOM
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After-the-fact discussion : POSTMORTEM
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Liqueur flavoring : ANISE
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Stable attendant, in India : SYCE
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Truncheon : CLUB
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"Volsunga ___" : SAGA
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___ Palme, former P.M. of Sweden : OLOF
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Fata ___ : MORGANA
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Meets head-on : BRAVES
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Upbraids : SCOLDS
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Opposite of WSW : ENE
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___ d'art : OBJET
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Bombinates : HUMS
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Blblical giant : ANAK
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Pseudo-esthetic : ARTY
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Super finale : IOR
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The Charles's pet : ASTA
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Holy ___, at Rome : SEE
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Nigerian city : IFE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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