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New York Times, Thursday, September 16, 1993

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.67)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Lois Sidway has 67 pre-Shortz puzzles and 18 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,018

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Across
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Lay an egg : FLOP
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Charming bit of sorcery? : OBEAH
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Insolent tad : SNIP
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He was every inch a king : LEAR
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Pro ___ (balance-sheet projections) : FORMA
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Sherwood friar : TUCK
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Stud stake : ANTE
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A few Z's : FORTYWINKS
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Big fiddlers : BASSISTS
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Bono who's a pro : SONNY
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Gen. Robert ___ : ELEE
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Company car, e.g. : PERK
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Manilow hit record : IWRITETHESONGS
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Bolo, Bowie, etc. : KNIVES
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Fair fun : RIDE
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Planet Mindy visited : ORK
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Not in operation : IDLE
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Wee palindrome : LIL
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His Rose was Irish : ABIE
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Metric dist. : KIL
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Test for H.S. jrs. : PSAT
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Painful punishment : CANING
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Tort lawyer's theme song? : ICITETHEWRONGS
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Rapunzel's pride : HAIR
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New Rochelle college : IONA
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Tower over : DWARF
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Goosy : ANSERINE
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Knobby-nosed rats : WARTYFINKS
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Raised : BRED
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Eva's "Green Acres" co-star : EDDIE
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Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
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Canine cries : YIPS
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"The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
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___ avis : RARA
Down
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Dietitian's concern : FLAB
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Actress Olin : LENA
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Bran source : OATS
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Keep : PRESERVE
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Compensates for : OFFSETS
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Tiny footwarmer : BOOTEE
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Proves one's humanness : ERRS
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Sum: Abbr. : AMT
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Rustic : HAYSEED
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Quite smashed : STINKO
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A Senator from Ga. : NUNN
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Disgusting : ICKY
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Hyde and Central: Abbr. : PKS
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More unfavorable : WORSE
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Mr. Nastasie : ILIE
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Marlo's man : PHIL
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Language group, including Urdu and Sanskrit : INDIC
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Smith, late of the fashion world : WILLI
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Commonplace : TRITE
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___ deal : NOBIG
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Smiles broadly : GRINS
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Boat-rudder projection : SKEG
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Cuyler of Cooperstown : KIKI
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A beloved Bert : LAHR
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Wolverine's home : ANNARBOR
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His icecapades were historic : PEARY
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Necks might do it : STIFFEN
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Goes against : CROSSES
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Start of a Welk intro : AONE
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To be specific : THATIS
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Wee Willie ___ : WINKIE
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Miró contemporary : DALI
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Stole, e.g. : WRAP
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Hardy boy : ANDY
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Shirley MacLaine role : IRMA
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Almost happening : NEAR
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Bart Simpson's teacher : EDNA
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Means : WAY
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Court promise : IDO

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

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