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ISN'T IT ROMANTIC?

New York Times, Sunday, January 16, 1994

Author:
Ernst Theimer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ernst Theimer

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 70 Missing: {FJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Theimer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0116 ( 16,140 )
Across
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Urania, e.g. : MUSE
5
Drug _____ : CZAR
9
Made a suborbital flight : ARCED
14
"Rob Roy'' author : SCOTT
19
_____ errand of mercy : ONAN
20
Closet : HIDE
21
Oil source : SHALE
22
En _____ (roulette bet) : CARRE
23
504 marbles : DIVAGATES
25
Bar staple : TONIC
26
Electrolysis particle : ANION
27
Saint of Hollywood : EVAMARIE
28
Illustrate : LIMN
29
"Best of . . .'' volume : OMNIBUS
31
With intelligence : SAGELY
32
Capital near the Murrumbidgee River : CANBERRA
34
Whereabouts : SITE
35
D, for one : CELL
36
Leeway : ROOM
38
Small porch : STOOP
40
Is partly redundant : OVERLAPS
44
Like Russia : EURASIAN
49
Angela Lansbury role : MAME
53
Son of Bani, in the Bible : IMRI
54
Bellwether's belle? : EWE
56
Golden quality : SILENCE
57
Ape : IMITATE
59
False rumor : CANARD
62
Horse of 50's TV : SILVER
63
Some fractions : DECIMALS
65
Fracases : SETTOS
67
Spectate : SEE
68
Proverb giving a clue to this puzzle : INROMEDOASTHEROMANSDO
73
Stadium cry : OLE
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Surgeon's work : SUTURE
75
Is a forerunner of : PREDATES
76
Incentive of a sort : REBATE
79
Pulverize the spuds some more : REMASH
81
Dwellers by the English Channel : BRETONS
82
Forecast : PRETELL
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Dealer's price : NET
85
Acronym in 70's news : OPEC
87
Proof word : ERGO
88
Scheherazade's string of tales? : MISERIES
90
Tyrannical : DESPOTIC
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Resell, in a way : SCALP
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November honorees : VETS
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One of the Cartwrights : HOSS
100
French Lick and others : SPAS
104
Worshiper : IDOLATER
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Freshen : AERATE
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Finale of a 151-move chess game : CLIMATE
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Tennis score : ADIN
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1,001 log holders : MIGRATES
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Pay : REMIT
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Brazilian port : NATAL
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1,049 steamships : MILLINERS
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Like krypton : INERT
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Chew the scenery : EMOTE
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Gaze amorously : OGLE
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Kind of pool : GENE
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1,000 boats : MARKS
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Groups of pills, e.g. : DOSES
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Secretary: Abbr. : ASST
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Cardinal Slaughter : ENOS
Down
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1,000 poems : MODES
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Pioneering computer of 1951 : UNIVAC
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Doc of 30's pulps : SAVAGE
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Pottery surface : ENAMEL
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Cautious : CHARY
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Tubular pasta : ZITI
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"Zip-_____-Doo-Dah" : ADEE
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Judge's matter : RES
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Star of TV's "Addams Family'' : ASTIN
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Squished square : RHOMB
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Bancroft, Meara and 98 others : CANNES
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_____ Lilly & Co. : ELI
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Well-behaved : DECOROUS
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Survey : SCAN
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Four and twenty blackbirds (and 76 more) : CANIS
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Antelope with snakelike horns : ORIBI
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Lake catch : TROUT
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Itchy, in a way : TENSE
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Noted wine family : GALLO
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Persecuted priest : LAMA
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New Zealand woodcarvers : MAORIS
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Mulligrubs : COLIC
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Hwy. : RTE
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Combines again : REMELDS
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Boston sports legend : ORR
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Fort's defense : PALISADE
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Autobiographies : VITAE
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Gore, for example : PENETRATE
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Bundles up : SWATHES
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Chemical salt : SELENATE
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Wall Street figure : INVESTOR
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Good hole card : ACE
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Saul's grandfather : NER
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70's dress : MIDI
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Revival cry : AMEN
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1,099 regal garments : MICROBES
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Whiten, as a plant : ETIOLATE
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Noted Folies Bergère designer : ERTE
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Electrical gauges : AMMETERS
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Like an alias : ASSUMED
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Village : DORP
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Tart : SOUR
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Frozen desserts : SORBETS
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Amenhotep IVs sole deity : ATEN
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Word of thanks : MERCI
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Tiananmen Square crusher : DENG
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_____ buco : OSSO
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Dashboard reading: Abbr. : RPM
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Silkworm : ERI
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Draw forth : ELICIT
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Optimist : HOPER
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Made heavy : LEADENED
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Big belly : POT
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Highway caution : SLO
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Cinematographer Nykvist : SVEN
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Darling : CHERI
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"_____ Republic'' : PLATOS
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Vitamin C source : ORANGE
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Shiny fabric : SATEEN
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Caterer's food warmer : STERNO
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Curtain fabric : SCRIM
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Full assemblies : PLENA
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Pointer : AIMER
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Brat's smile : SMIRK
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"..._____ which will live in infamy'' : ADATE
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Bathroom decor : TILES
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Shoelace tip : AGLET
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Curves : ESSES
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Bar members, for short : ATTS
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A little over a million dollars? : MIGS
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Afflictions : ILLS
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Latin I word : AMO
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Bird that's an anagram of 116 Down : MOA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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