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Bob Sefick
Bob Sefick

New York Times, Thursday, September 23, 1993

Author:
Bob Sefick
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Bob Sefick has 2 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 8 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,025
Across
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Bad drainage areas : FENS
5
Edmond O'Brien film: 1949 : DOA
8
Centerfold sight : STAPLE
14
Cutting out : OMITTING
16
Part of a car's steering system : TIEROD
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Wilde kind of dialogue : REPARTEE
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Went for it : STROVE
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Dichotomies : DUALITIES
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Stereo collection : TAPES
22
Great northern diver : LOON
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Roman magistrate : PRETOR
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Take stock : ASSESS
28
Dating services, e.g. : PAIRERS
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Cordwood measure : STERE
30
Capers : DIDOS
31
Ref's ring ruling : TKO
33
Toe's forerunner : TAC
34
___ out (rations) : METES
35
Aunt of Dionysus : INO
36
N.Y.C. line : IRT
37
Part of the ambience : DECOR
38
Hawk's sudden move : SWOOP
40
Movable wing section : AILERON
42
Sullies : TAINTS
43
Put on a finish : COATED
44
Bull or stallion, e.g. : MALE
45
Malawi's first president : BANDA
46
Basic : ELEMENTAL
51
Mount Desert Island national park : ACADIA
53
Telescopic part : EYEPIECE
54
Irritating : RILING
55
Cake, ice cream, etc. : DESSERTS
56
Bottom-of-the-barrel : BASEST
57
Graphic creation : ART
58
Petty scrap : SPAT
Down
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Wade across : FORD
2
Grounded bird : EMEU
3
Basketry palm : NIPA
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He can put you off : STALLER
5
Marks of lazy listers : DITTOS
6
___ a million : ONEIN
7
"African Queen" screenwriter : AGEE
8
Some aves. : STS
9
Nervous noises : TITTERS
10
Give soda its pop : AERATE
11
Relativeness : PROPORTION
12
Quilter's tie : LOVERSKNOT
13
Greek W.W. II resistance gp. : EDES
15
Oxygenized sugar : TRIOSE
20
Garden digger : SPADER
24
Ebro and Orinoco : RIOS
25
Piedmontese wine center : ASTI
26
Yellow-flowered shrub : STARACACIA
27
Modular parlor pieces : SECTIONALS
28
Scaler's spike : PITON
30
Solve a jumble : DECODE
32
Spiller's word : OOPS
34
Not too much : MERE
37
Checks : DETAINS
38
Orchid extracts : SALEPS
39
Cookout fare : WIENIES
41
Sonny boy : LADDIE
42
Least offensive : TAMEST
44
Founder of the Rothschild dynasty : MEYER
45
Unkind cut : BARB
47
Yeats's swan lady : LEDA
48
U. of Md. ath. : TERP
49
Courthouse records : ACTA
50
For fear that : LEST
52
Rep. : AGT

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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