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Martin Ashwood-Smith
Martin Ashwood-Smith

New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 1993

Author:
Martin Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 95, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Martin Ashwood-Smith has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles and 79 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,020
Across
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Disco flashers : STROBES
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Making waves, in a way : ROWING
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"___ and breathe!" : ASILIVE
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Metal container? : IRONORE
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Rappahannock feeder : RAPIDAN
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Superannuation : PENSION
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Treasured collections : TROVES
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Aspiring atty.'s exam : LSAT
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Weaken : SAG
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Stair piece : RISER
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Edam exterior : RIND
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Extinct : GONE
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Braggart's favorite suffix : EST
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Dictator's aide : STENO
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Lithuanian seaport, to Germans : MEMEL
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Burgoo or ragout : STEW
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Piggish ones : OVEREATERS
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Exercise hospitality : ENTERTAIN
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Messy pie-eater of rhyme : JACKHORNER
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Malediction : OATH
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Of a region : AREAL
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"He hath ___ on his back...": Shak. : BORNE
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Milne marsupial : ROO
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Coal holders : BINS
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Teachers' creatures? : PETS
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Water vessels of India : LOTAS
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Jeweler's wt. : OZT
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Anterior : FORE
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Adamite : NUDIST
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Largest of British Virgin Islands : TORTOLA
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Fashionable dressmaker : MODISTE
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Heap scorn on : SNEERAT
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Iphigenia's brother : ORESTES
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Goggle-eyed : ASTARE
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Annual P.G.A. event : MASTERS
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Philosopher Jean-Paul and family : SARTRES
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Autocratic : TSARIST
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Sharp comeback : RIPOSTE
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Martini must : OLIVE
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Patient people : BIDERS
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Stowe girl's namesakes : EVAS
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D.C. fig. : SEN
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Lulus : RIPSNORTERS
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Practice : WONT
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Nov. winners : INS
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Olfactorily offensive : NOISOME
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Pun, often : GROANER
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Collaborator of Marx : ENGELS
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Record-album blurb : LINERNOTE
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Sound around : REVERBERATE
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"I ___ kick from..." : GETNO
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Baum pooch : TOTO
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Actress Zetterling : MAI
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Maori hens : WEKAS
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Bring home the bacon : EARN
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Gretzky's org. : NHL
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Decorative ruffles : JABOTS
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Tombstone site : ARIZONA
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Middlesex middles : CENTRES
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Skilled performer : ARTISTE
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Glass raiser : TOASTER
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Receiving-line head : HOSTESS
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Circumvents : ELUDES
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Arctic or Antarctic : POLAR
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Keats, e.g. : ODIST
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"Red Roses ___ Blue Lady" : FORA
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Myrna Loy role in a series : NORA
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Hanoi holiday : TET
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Apple-pie pro? : MOM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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