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New York Times, Tuesday, January 4, 1994

Author:
David A. Rosen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David A. Rosen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 16,128 )
Across
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Rumble : MELEE
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Not fancy? : FACT
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Difficult obligation : TASK
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"_____of do or die" : ACASE
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Bing Crosby best seller : AMOR
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Guthrie the younger : ARLO
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Hearty entree : THICKJUICYSTEAK
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Kibbutzniks' dance : HORA
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Reverse : UNDO
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Must : HASTO
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Place to crash : PAD
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Kipling novel : KIM
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Tasty side dish : FRIEDONIONRINGS
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Mortgage matter : RATES
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Words before "in the arm" or "in the dark" : ASHOT
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Detective's cry : AHA
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Them in "Them!" : ANTS
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Common key signature : BFLAT
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Composer_____ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Cpl., for one : NCO
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Feed a fete : CATER
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Stood for : MEANT
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Yummy dessert : CHOCOLATESUNDAE
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Cherbourg chum : AMI
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Latin I? : EGO
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Lamb Chop's "spokesperson" : SHARI
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Oceania republic : FIJI
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Windmill segment : VANE
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Eventual bonus? : HIGHCHOLESTEROL
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Cream-filled sandwich : OREO
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Debouchment : EXIT
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Internet patrons : USERS
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Blubber : WEEP
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Yeltsin veto : NYET
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Koch's predecessor : BEAME
Down
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Calculator work : MATH
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Radar blip : ECHO
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Thieves' hideout : LAIR
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They're loose : ESCAPEES
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"Yikes!" : EEK
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"The Afternoon of a _____" : FAUN
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In the thick of : AMID
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First name in perfumery : COCO
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Venture : TRY
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Japanese mats : TATAMI
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Olympic hawk : ARES
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Bed-frame crosspiece : SLAT
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"Mikado" executioner : KOKO
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Sport whose name means "soft way" : JUDO
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Polo, e.g. : SHIRT
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Circulars : ADS
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Carpenter's woe : KNOT
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French bread? : FRANC
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High-priced spread? : RANCH
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".... and eat _____" : ITTOO
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Subj. of a Clinton victory, 11/17/93 : NAFTA
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Key : ISLET
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Midway alternative : OHARE
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River nymph : NAIAD
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The Gold Coast, today : GHANA
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"A votre_____!" : SANTE
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Java neighbor : BALI
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Columbus, by birth : GENOVESE
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"Nancy" or "Cathy" : COMIC
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Puss : MUG
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Server on skates : CARHOP
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DOS + cuatro : SEIS
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Take third : SHOW
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Take on : HIRE
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"_____on Film" (1983 book set) : AGEE
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Conniving : FOXY
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Coach Nastase : ILIE
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Rock's Joan : JETT
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Sphere : AREA
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"Cheers" habitue : NORM
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Alternatively : ELSE
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Lady lobster : HEN
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Ungainly craft : TUB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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