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THREESOMES

New York Times, Sunday, October 8, 1995

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 166, Blocks: 83 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 73 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1008 ( 16,770 )
Across
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Abraham's Oscar role : SALIERI
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Some Oklahomans : ARAPAHO
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Compel compliance of : ENFORCE
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First name in the ring : EVANDER
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Where drinks are not a treat : CASHBAR
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Trays : SALVERS
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Random threesome : TOMDICKANDHARRY
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Comedic threesome : STOOGES
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As originally positioned : INSITU
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Polynesian wreath : LEI
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"_____ Darlin'" (1959 song) : LIL
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Realize : REAP
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Telecom giant : GTE
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Spanish things : COSAS
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Red, white and blue team : USA
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Caps for chaps : ETONS
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Composer _____ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Bad luck threesome : CIGARETTESONAMATCH
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Clint's "In the Line of Fire" co-star : RENE
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Assist : ABET
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'60s fashion : MOD
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Year in Trajan's reign : CXI
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El _____ : CHEAPO
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Justice chief : RENO
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Dwarfed tree : BONSAI
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Sports page abbr. : RBI
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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Reconnaissance groups : PATROLS
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Shakespearean threesome : MACBETHWITCHES
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Bad _____, Germany : EMS
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Absolute worst : PITS
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Verbally : ALOUD
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Bass attachment : OON
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Weight : HEFT
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Med. printout : EEG
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Chucks : TOSSES
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Item in a chest : LUNG
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"Now it's clear!" : ISEE
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Yuletide threesome : FRENCHHENS
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Literary threesome : MUSKETEERS
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Galley features : OARS
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Flooring : TILE
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Kind of abrasive : PUMICE
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G.R.F.'s Veep : NAR
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Rose fancier : ABIE
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Grown-up elver : EEL
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Horne and Olin : LENAS
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Rabbit's tail : SCUT
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Spook group : CIA
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Old TV threesome : MACMURRAYSSONS
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Kind of room : READING
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Attempts : STABS
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'60s-'70s record label : ODE
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Street shaders : MAPLES
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A Karamazov brother : IVAN
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Jumper : LEAPER
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Kind of bag : TEA
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Dog command : SIC
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Napa Valley sight : VINE
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"Sighted sub, sank _____" : SAME
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Deli threesome : CLUBSANDWICHSLICES
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Barbra's "A Star Is Born" co-star : KRIS
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Attacks : HASAT
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Hymn word : DEI
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Dressy wear : HEELS
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Hems : ERS
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German article : EINE
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Energy unit : ERG
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Born : NEE
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Olympic swimmer Rowdy : GAINES
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Religious threesome : WISEMEN
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Digital threesome : AREACODENUMBERS
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Equivocating : EVASIVE
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Radiant : BEAMING
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Dreamer's opposite : REALIST
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Struck out : DELETED
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Mañana : SOMEDAY
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Concurs : ASSENTS
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King of ancient Egypt : SETI
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Cosmetic name : AVON
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Hightails : LAMS
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Dashboard item : INDICATOR
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Tina Brown, e.g. : EDITOR
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Withdraw as a judge : RECUSE
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Bug : IRK
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Teen trial : ACNE
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Range of operation : RADIUS
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Silvery-gray : ASH
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Finger bone : PHALANX
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Dugout : ABRI
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1929 Wallace Thurman play : HARLEM
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Jazz trombonist : ORY
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Core : ESSENCE
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Actress Richardson : NATASHA
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Bomb : FLOP
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Ab _____ (from the top) : OVO
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A Jackson : REGGIE
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Canea resident : CRETAN
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Early ascetic : ESSENE
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Hall-of-Fame Dodger manager : ALSTON
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"Letting Go" novelist : ROTH
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Maximally : ATMOST
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Parties : SOCIALS
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Implied : TACIT
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More like TV's Oscar : GROUCHIER
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_____ diem : CARPE
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Construction member : IBEAM
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Washroom sign : GENTS
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Begley Sr. and Jr. : EDS
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Shuttle-service plane : AIRBUS
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Poker need : POT
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Bloke : BLIGHTER
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Aggregate : AMASS
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Board's partner : BED
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"_____ Dreams" (1986 song) : THESE
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Allude : REFER
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_____ Park, Colo. : ESTES
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Unpopular org. in the '70s : OPEC
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Iowa college : COE
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Legislative bodies : HOUSES
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Grind : WONK
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Sweet young things of stage : INGENUES
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Blanche DuBois' sister : STELLA
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Performing groups : ENSEMBLES
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See 130-Across or 87-Down : ONE
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Violinist Jean _____ Ponty : LUC
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Shaving products : FOAMS
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National capital whose name means "military post" : RABAT
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Heath plant : ERICA
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Yesterday, on the Yonne : HIER
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Beethoven's "_____ Solemnis" : MISSA
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Soho "so long" : TATA
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100 centimos : PESETA
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75-Down Spanish-style : UNO
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Synthetic : MANMADE
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Bit of psychedelia : LSD
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Holiday scene : CRECHE
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Kind of center or duty : CIVIC
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Fatuous : INANE
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Keats' "The Eve of St. _____" : AGNES
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Exploit : USE
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_____ Linda, Calif. : YORBA
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Like some real estate parcels : DIVISIBLE
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Campus letter : PSI
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Nut from a Chinese tree : LICHEE
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Gain : ACHIEVE
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Kind of economy : PLANNED
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Chant ending : EUSE
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Chess finale : ENDGAME
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Oblique : SKEWED
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Hit it big : ARRIVE
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Book of prayers : MISSAL
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Two-channel : STEREO
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Actress Ryder : WINONA
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Musicians' transitions : SEGUES
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Two-l creatures : LLAMAS
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Issue : EMIT
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Defraud : REAM
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Wired : EDGY
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Nürnberg negative : NEIN
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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J.F.K. sights : SSTS
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Pilot's heading : ESE
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Report card abbr. : ABS
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1961 Heston role : CID
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New Deal agcy. : NRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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