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New York Times, Thursday, September 9, 1993

Author:
Roger H. Courtney
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 13, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Roger H. Courtney has 10 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,011
Across
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Mossy fuel : PEAT
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Gas : VAPOR
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Stable diet : OATS
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Cough up for the kitty : ANTE
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Kipling's "___ of Morals" : ACODE
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Europe-Asia boundary range : URAL
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What 54 Across often do : COUNTSHEEP
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Native Costa Rican : TICO
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Einstein and Finney : ALBERTS
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Distribute anew : REALLOT
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___ du pays (homesickness) : MAL
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Hoard : AMASS
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Legendary Irving locale : SLEEPYHOLLOW
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Halves and quarters : COINS
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Princely Muslim : EMEER
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Course beginner : DIS
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"I ___ Got Nobody," 1916 song : AINT
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Close by, long ago : ANEAR
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Baking ___ : SODA
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M.D.'s assts. : RNS
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Bright glows in the sky, Down East : GLINS
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He sometimes holds the bag : PIPER
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Makes quite a racket : WAKESTHEDEAD
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"I ___ Song Comin' On" : FEELA
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Sooner than : ERE
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Loser to Reagan: 1984 : MONDALE
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Off one's ___ (loco) : TROLLEY
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"To ___ and a bone...": Kipling : ARAG
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Some night owls : INSOMNIACS
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Chess call : MATE
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___ Rae, Sally Field role : NORMA
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Finicky : NICE
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Watched with interest : EYED
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City NNE of Düsseldorf : ESSEN
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River of Hesse : EDER
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Spotted cavy : PACA
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Organic compound : ENOL
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Swift's "The Tale of ___" : ATUB
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Flat building : TENEMENT
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To a great degree : VASTLY
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Ughs in Ulm : ACHS
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Poet expelled from West Point : POE
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Frankfurt's river : ODER
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One who rescinds : REPEALER
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Jesse James, e.g. : OUTLAW
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Seed appendages : ARILS
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Tijuana treats : TACOS
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Coin swallower : SLOT
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Pitfalls : TRAPS
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Cupid : AMOR
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Rocky cliff : SCAR
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Cut of meat : LOIN
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One, in Bonn : EINS
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Hollywood kept her on ice : HENIE
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Signs of seers : OMENS
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Part of L.C.D. : LEAST
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Dimwit : DOPE
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Product of cerebration : IDEA
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Variety of chalcedony : SARD
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Type of battery : ALKALINE
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Bench an athlete : SIDELINE
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Festive : GALA
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Evita ___ : PERON
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Crammed : WEDGED
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George ___ (Babe) Ruth : HERMAN
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Raid : FORAY
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Related on mother's side : ENATE
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Russell role : MAME
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A grandson of Adam : ENOS
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Unabridged dictionary, e.g. : TOME
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___ out (arranged) : LAID
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___ homo : ECCE
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North Sea feeder via Belgium : YSER
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Grads-to-be : SRS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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