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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 pre-Shortz puzzles and 8 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,025
Across
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Bad drainage areas : FENS
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Edmond O'Brien film: 1949 : DOA
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Centerfold sight : STAPLE
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Cutting out : OMITTING
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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
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Great northern diver : LOON
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Roman magistrate : PRETOR
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Take stock : ASSESS
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Dating services, e.g. : PAIRERS
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Cordwood measure : STERE
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Capers : DIDOS
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Ref's ring ruling : TKO
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Toe's forerunner : TAC
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___ out (rations) : METES
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Aunt of Dionysus : INO
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N.Y.C. line : IRT
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Part of the ambience : DECOR
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Hawk's sudden move : SWOOP
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Movable wing section : AILERON
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Sullies : TAINTS
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Put on a finish : COATED
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Bull or stallion, e.g. : MALE
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Malawi's first president : BANDA
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Basic : ELEMENTAL
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Mount Desert Island national park : ACADIA
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Telescopic part : EYEPIECE
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Irritating : RILING
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Cake, ice cream, etc. : DESSERTS
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Bottom-of-the-barrel : BASEST
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Graphic creation : ART
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Petty scrap : SPAT
Down
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Wade across : FORD
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Grounded bird : EMEU
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Basketry palm : NIPA
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He can put you off : STALLER
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Marks of lazy listers : DITTOS
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___ a million : ONEIN
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"African Queen" screenwriter : AGEE
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Some aves. : STS
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Nervous noises : TITTERS
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Give soda its pop : AERATE
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Relativeness : PROPORTION
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Quilter's tie : LOVERSKNOT
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Greek W.W. II resistance gp. : EDES
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Oxygenized sugar : TRIOSE
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Garden digger : SPADER
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Ebro and Orinoco : RIOS
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Piedmontese wine center : ASTI
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Yellow-flowered shrub : STARACACIA
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Modular parlor pieces : SECTIONALS
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Scaler's spike : PITON
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Solve a jumble : DECODE
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Spiller's word : OOPS
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Not too much : MERE
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Checks : DETAINS
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Orchid extracts : SALEPS
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Cookout fare : WIENIES
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Sonny boy : LADDIE
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Least offensive : TAMEST
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Founder of the Rothschild dynasty : MEYER
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Unkind cut : BARB
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Yeats's swan lady : LEDA
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U. of Md. ath. : TERP
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Courthouse records : ACTA
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For fear that : LEST
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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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