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New York Times, Monday, November 18, 1996

Author:
F. & L. Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fran Sabin
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Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 124 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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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1118 ( 17,177 )
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One of the Three Bears : PAPA
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Dog restraint : LEASH
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"___ It Romantic?" : ISNT
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Misfortunes : ILLS
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Dramatist Edward : ALBEE
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Swirl with a spoon : STIR
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School cutup : CLASSCLOWN
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Moon goddess : LUNA
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Basic belief : TENET
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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Garden of Eden man : ADAM
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Slept noisily : SNORED
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Muscular : BRAWNY
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Pony's gait : TROT
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Like some committees : ADHOC
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Young 'uns : LADS
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Between-meals eater : NOSHER
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Hubbub : ADO
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Drink cooler : ICE
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Art student's subject : ANATOMY
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On, as a lamp : LIT
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Longtime PBS series : NATURE
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Artist Paul : KLEE
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Kind of sentence : RUNON
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"...one ___ two!" (Welk intro) : ANDA
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Gobbles (up) : SCARFS
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Wreck, as a train : DERAIL
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1970 Kinks hit : LOLA
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Poker players' markers : IOUS
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Catch cowboy-style : LASSO
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"We try harder" company : AVIS
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Head of P.E. class : GYMTEACHER
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___-majeste : LESE
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"Stand and Deliver" star Edward James ___ : OLMOS
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Mister, in Munich : HERR
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Pretentiously cultured : ARTY
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Harvests : REAPS
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"That's clear" : ISEE
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Early Brits : PICTS
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Revolutionary hero Ethan : ALLEN
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City in north Texas : PLANO
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Declares : ASSERTS
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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Scat queen Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Manhattan Project project : ABOMB
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Underground passage : SEWER
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Redhead's dye : HENNA
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Cuba, e.g. : ISLAND
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Quiet schoolroom : STUDYHALL
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Ship of 1492 : NINA
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Coal car : TRAM
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Suffix with trick or prank : STER
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Fashion's Karan : DONNA
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Cautious : WARY
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Perfectly : TOAT
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"Garfield" dog : ODIE
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Pigeon's home : COTE
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Fibber : LIAR
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Rights defender, for short : ACLU
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Honor for the A-team? : DEANSLIST
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Alphabet trio : STU
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Dance at a Jewish wedding : HORA
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Improve : EMEND
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Model ___ Nicole Smith : ANNA
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Pakistani port : KARACHI
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Playwright Sean : OCASEY
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Oscar ___ Renta : DELA
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Hardship : RIGOR
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Christopher Morley's "Kitty ___" : FOYLE
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Highest, in honors : SUMMA
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Grave matter? : ASHES
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River to the Rhone : ISERE
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Actor Peter : LORRE
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Bit of a song refrain : LALA
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Partner of "done with" : OVER
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"Knock it off!" : STOP
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Road curve : ESS

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

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