WASHINGTON - The nation's 1,719 thrifts earned $763 million in the third quarter of 1993, compared with $1.25 billion in the year-earlier period, the Office of Thrift Supervision reported Monday.

Regulatons said two thrifts depressed the numbers by taking $500 million in writeoffs for goodwill. Industry sources said the thrifts were Long Island Savings Bank and Crossland Federal Savings Bank in New York State. Otherwise, industry earnings would have reached $1.26 billion, more in line with quarterly earnings all year.

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