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New York Times, Friday, November 17, 1995

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

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 118 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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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1117 ( 16,810 )

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Across
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Cheops contractor? : STONEMASON
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Assign to a role : CAST
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"I Love You, Porgy" singer : NINASIMONE
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Jim Davis character : ODIE
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Adds one fact too many : OVERPROVES
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Nash's priest : LAMA
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Cut short : BOB
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Black-and-white snacks : OREOS
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Rock band equipment : AMPS
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Insults : SLAPS
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Kind of poker : STRIP
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Orthographic meet : BEE
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Boiling over : IRATE
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Hook's mate : SMEE
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Flub : ERR
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Asian temple shader : GINGKO
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Slogs (through) : WADES
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"Patriot Games" creator : CLANCY
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Scottie at work : RATTER
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Use one's head : THINK
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Joint : REEFER
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1994 Judy Davis film, with "The" : REF
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Ten make diez : UNOS
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Peter of rock's Kiss : CRISS
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Dolomite, e.g. : ORE
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Pasta sauce : PESTO
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Showed interest : SATUP
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Travel expense : TOLL
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Vista : SCAPE
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Notices : ADS
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Dorothea Lange photo subject : OKIE
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Track fixtures : TOTEBOARDS
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Lincolnshire locale, with "The" : FENS
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001 and 007, e.g. : OPERATIVES
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"____ don't fail me now!" : FEET
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Umbrage : RESENTMENT
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Stuffed shirts : SNOBS
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Copenhagen's ____ Gardens : TIVOLI
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Lieutenant's insignia : ONEBAR
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Like AA shoes: Abbr. : NAR
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Telemessaging : ESP
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Spanish Surrealist : MIRO
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Cherubs : AMORS
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Russian city on the Neman : SOVETSK
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Any number : ONEORMORE
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"Sighting" near Urquhart Castle : NESSIE
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Pop : COLA
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Eliot opus : ADAMBEDE
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Fatuous one : SIMPERER
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Coming attractions : TEASERS
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1929 hit "____ Love Song" : PAGAN
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Befoul : STINKUP
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Some metalware : PEWTERS
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Bottom-of-letter abbr. : ENC
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Spaceship stabilizer : GYROSCOPE
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Heart chambers : ATRIA
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Charlie Barnet theme : CHEROKEE
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Palm reader's reading : LIFELINE
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Gridiron grp. : AFC
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Leave jauntily : TROTOFF
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Country homes : ESTATES
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Ancient wise man : NESTOR
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Need, with "for" : STARVE
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Unanticipated : SUDDEN
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The "op." of op. cit : OPERE
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"Hey there!" : PSSST
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For fear that : LEST
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"My People" writer : EBAN
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Giant of a Giant : OTT
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Fire starter? : AIM

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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