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New York Times, Wednesday, October 5, 1994

Author:
Fran & Lou Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {J} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 112 for Mr. Sabin. NYT links: Across Lite
In a 2019 interview for the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project, Lou Sabin noted that his late wife, Fran, was only listed as a co-constructor on his New York Times crosswords for business purposes.
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1005 ( 16,402 )

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Across
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Concede, with "up" : FESS
5
Star in Cygnus : DENEB
10
Door-closing sound : WHAM
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Proceedings : ACTA
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The end for Socrates : OMEGA
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Wonderland creature : HARE
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Accomplice in 64-Across : CHARLESVANDOREN
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Poker-faced TV sidekick : TONTO
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Workbench item : ADZE
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Pop : DAD
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Restaurant freebie : ROLL
26
Discus thrower Oerter et al. : ALS
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Time of 64-Across : NINETEENFIFTIES
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Tokyo of yore : EDO
37
Blacksmith : SHOER
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Now : TODAY
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See 3-Down : GETZ
41
Inflexible : RIGID
43
Enliven, with "up" : PERK
44
Finger, in a way : RATON
46
"_____ the news today, oh boy" (Beatles lyric) : IREAD
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_____-Felicite, Que. : STE
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Places where 17-Across sat : ISOLATIONBOOTHS
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Give the boot : AXE
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Hamlet : DORP
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Pumper's pride : ABS
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Swimming champ Kristin : OTTO
60
Drawn-out fight : SIEGE
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Downfall of 17-Across : QUIZSHOWSCANDAL
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Egg on : URGE
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Nail file : EMERY
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Guardianship : EGIS
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Will's wife : ANNE
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Took it from the top : REDID
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Physics unit : DYNE
Down
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Actuality : FACT
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She loved Narcissus : ECHO
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With 39-Across, "The Girl From Ipanema" saxophonist : STAN
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Nobel Prize refuser, 1964 : SARTRE
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Everyman John : DOE
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Fat letters : EMS
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St. Petersburg's river : NEVA
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Major Hoople's exclamation, in the comics : EGAD
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Japanese battle cry : BANZAI
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"Pinball Wizard" band, with "the" : WHO
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Rocky : HARD
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Acreage : AREA
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Patch : MEND
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Despoils : LOOTS
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Blue-and-white pottery : DELFT
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Glassmaking oven : LEHR
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Pope of 795-816 : LEOIII
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"Cool it!" : STOP
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Silent star : NEGRI
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Concepts : IDEAS
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"_____ worry ..." : NOTTO
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Part of U.N.C.F. : NEGRO
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Quaker : FRIEND
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That is : IDEST
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Terra firma : EARTH
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Gettysburg general George : SYKES
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"Germinal" author : ZOLA
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Actress Maryam : DABO
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Island in Greek myth : NAXOS
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Animals' backs : DORSA
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Grazer's limiter : TETHER
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Thought : OPINED
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Shade of blue : AQUA
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Overcook : BURN
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Speak with the hands : SIGN
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Bibliophile's purchase : TOME
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Was in arrears : OWED
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Nervous : EDGY
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Football yardage : GAIN
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"What _____ is new?" : ELSE
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Dutch waterway : ZEE
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Indian title : SRI
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Dancer Charisse : CYD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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