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New York Times, Thursday, September 2, 1993

Author:
Bill Polvogt
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,004
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Latin I word : AMAT
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Lady of Spain : DAMA
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Western Indians : UTES
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Cook book : COMA
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Witch town of yore : SALEM
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Poet Ogden ___ : NASH
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Start of a Mark Twain comment : EVERYONEWANTSTO
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Like an autocrat : DESPOTIC
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Impatient driver, often : TOOTER
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Dos, formerly : UTS
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Crib : BIN
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Suffix with south : ERN
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Twain comment: Part II : GOTOHEAVEN
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Eocene, e.g. : EPOCH
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Fib : LIE
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Arabian Sea gulf : OMAN
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Author Gardner et al. : ERLES
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Twain comment: Part III : BUT
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Not those : THESE
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Mother of Castor and Pollux : LEDA
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Chew the ___ (ruminate) : CUD
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"___ Men Out," 1988 film : EIGHT
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Twain comment: Part IV : NOONEWANTS
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Alphabet start : ABC
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One kind of feeling : GUT
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Retirement-plan initials : IRA
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Meteorite's creation : CRATER
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Point out in a lineup : IDENTIFY
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End of the comment : TODIETOGETTHERE
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German river : ODER
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Uneven : EROSE
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Sector : AREA
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Mechanical repetition : ROTE
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Pub missile : DART
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Stratum : TIER
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Served perfectly : ACED
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Change abodes : MOVE
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Singer Ed ___ : AMES
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Canvas cover, for short : TARP
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Coffee-break treat : DANISH
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Sir ___ Guinness : ALEC
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Kitty comment : MEW
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Disposed to love : AMATIVE
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Biblical preposition : UNTO
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Sample : TASTE
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Organic compound : ESTER
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Clipped : SHORN
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___ voce : SOTTO
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Teen-agers : YOUTHS
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Not any : NONE
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Chum, for one : BAIT
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Autumnal hue : GOLD
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Pelagic body : OCEAN
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Avoid artfully : ELUDE
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Like some of Koufax's games : NOHIT
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Snakelike fish : EEL
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Before: Prefix : PRE
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Golfer Mallon et al. : MEGS
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Fireplace residue : ASH
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Bottom line : NET
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Baseball ploy : BUNT
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Occupant : TENANT
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Wooed : COURTED
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Molding : OGEE
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Most expansive : WIDEST
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Mountain ridge : ARETE
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Thespian : ACTOR
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Soup, in a trattoria : BRODO
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Youngest son : CADET
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Flag : TIRE
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Aircraft designer Sikorsky : IGOR
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The other one : THAT
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Yesterday, in Pisa : IERI
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Liberate : FREE
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Mercury's 88 days : YEAR
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Domesday Book money : ORA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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