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New York Times, Saturday, September 4, 1993

Author:
Eli Wesoff
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { J P Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 247 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 9, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Eli Wesoff has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,006
Across
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Women in uniform : WACS
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Gone up : ARISEN
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"___ Rhythm" : IGOT
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Not a brand, but generic : NONAME
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Lead-in to light : TWI
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Singer Simone : NINA
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"The ___," Steele periodical : TATLER
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Heater : ROD
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Rhea's relative : OSTRICH
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Public authenticator of documents : NOTARY
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Response to a sharp rejoinder : TOUCHE
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Tyrolean peasant dress : DIRNDL
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They follow seconds : THIRDS
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Counting board : ABACUS
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Half a "perfect" expression : HOTSY
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Dismounted : ALIT
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Small salamanders : EFTS
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See 19 Across : EMU
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Cleared one's debts : SETTLED
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Lode contents : ORE
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Physician starter : META
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Osborne's "___ Back in Anger" : LOOK
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Peep show : RAREE
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Diamond unit : INNING
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Called : TERMED
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"___ choose to run...": Coolidge : IDONOT
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Film star Landi : ELISSA
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Italian discoverer of six comets : DONATI
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China services : TEASETS
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Qua ___ (here and there, in Roma) : ELA
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Chief Assyrian god : ASSHUR
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Type of blue or green : NILE
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The works : ALL
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"...and cannot ___ middle course": Massinger : STEERA
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Outstanding notes : IOUS
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Houstonian dome players : ASTROS
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Wallet stuffing : ONES
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Take the gold : WIN
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Money changing : AGIO
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A walk around the deck, e.g. : CONSTITUTIONAL
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Nonrotating machine parts : STATORS
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Monkeyshines : ANTICS
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Household pest : ROACH
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Like Goya's "Maja" : INTHEALTOGETHER
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Gal of song : SAL
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Correct a text : EMENDATE
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Like a cruel, profligate emperor : NEROIC
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Metamorphosis : TRANSFORMATION
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Tidings : WORD
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Pastoral poem : IDYL
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Vallee et al. : RUDYS
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Void of deceit : TRUE
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"___ There Eyes," 1930 song : THEM
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Man's castle : HOME
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Defraud : BILK
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Like ___ of bricks : ATON
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Lignum vitae, e.g. : TREE
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Wimbledon ranking : SEED
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Those of select groups : ELITISTS
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Outfit : DRESS
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O'Neill's Christie : ANNA
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TV's Hall : ARSENIO
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"___ Stranger," 1955 film : NOTASA
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Decorative headbands : TIARAS
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Brainchild : IDEA
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Barbie, e.g. : DOLL
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Smooth: Comb. form : LEURO
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Swing around : SLUE
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Harden : SET
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Tee forerunner : ESS

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