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New York Times, Monday, September 13, 1993

Author:
Robert O. Dillman
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
Robert Dillman has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 16 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,015
Across
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Friction reducer : LUBE
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Madison's roommate : UNGER
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Decorous : PRIM
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Use a goose : IRON
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Isabella, e.g. : REINA
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___ Ridge: 1972 Kentucky Derby winner : RIVA
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Brewer's need : MALT
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Do something daring : BELLTHECAT
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They lead to Rome : ALLROADS
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Yield : RELENT
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Admonishes : WARNS
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Adriatic seaport : BARI
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Common or sixth : SENSE
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Tenth month, once : DECEMBER
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Risky deal, for short : SPEC
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Shaves : PARES
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"What am ___ do?" : ITO
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Clean with water : LAVE
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Rajahs' spouses : RANIS
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Area of poverty : SLUM
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Here, to Henri : ICI
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Biggest blood vessel : AORTA
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Director Kazan : ELIA
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Deputize : DELEGATE
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Ephron and Charles : NORAS
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Hardy or Williams : ANDY
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Sundered : RIVEN
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Figures of speech : IMAGES
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Went along with a motion : SECONDED
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TV moose : BULLWINKLE
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Play's opening : ACTI
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Got it! : ISEE
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Legendary cup : GRAIL
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Fix the fate of : DOOM
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Editor's word of reversal : STET
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Spiffy : NATTY
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Ages and ages : EONS
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Capital on the Rímac : LIMA
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Unnavigable river of Russia : URAL
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Dixie farmer's bane : BOLLWEEVIL
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Carry away delightedly : ENTRANCE
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Suave : URBANE
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Requirements : NEEDS
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Hodges and Blas : GILS
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The bigger pict. : ENL
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Wearisome competitions : RATRACES
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Main-event warm-up : PRELIM
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Paddy grain : RICE
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Terrible or Great ruler : IVAN
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Marshal Dillon : MATT
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Toast starter : HERES
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Ands companions : ORS
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V.I.P. under Stalin : BERIA
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Cosmonaut's milieu : SPACE
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Florentine poet : DANTE
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Behave amorously : BILLANDCOO
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Small cases : ETUIS
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City in Italia : ROMA
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Coasted : SLID
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Shindig : PARTY
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Lost motorist's aid : ROADSIGN
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Lovey-dovey musical piece : SERENADE
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A Nixon V.P. : AGNEW
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Young bird of prey : EAGLET
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Agreeably : NICELY
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Ab ___ (from the start) : OVO
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Turned the lamp back on : RELIT
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Heron's relative : IBIS
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Essential : MUST
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Not aweather : ALEE
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Card game for three : SKAT
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Harrow's rival : ETON
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Puts on the low beam : DIMS
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New Deal legis. : NRA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 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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