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New York Times, Tuesday, November 23, 1993

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lois Sidway

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 68 for Ms. Sidway. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 1123 ( 16,086 )

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Across
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Mississippi Senator Cochran : THAD
5
Nutty : BATS
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Gangbusters at the box office : SOCKO
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River to the Rhine : AARE
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Lena of recent films : OLIN
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Like the skies in "Ulalume" : ASHEN
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Sorts : ILKS
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Carty of baseball : RICO
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Oh, so many moons : YEARS
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Go astray : LOSEONESWAY
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Stack-blowing feeling : IRE
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Countdown start : TEN
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Tak's opposite : GIE
26
Alphabetic run : RST
27
As a whole : INTOTO
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Bit : MORSEL
33
Mezzo-soprano Marilyn : HORNE
34
Santa Fe Trail town : TAOS
35
Pickle : BIND
38
Red of firefighting fame : ADAIR
39
Words of wonderment : OHS
40
With respect to : ASFOR
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"Whip It" rock group : DEVO
42
Drawing card : LURE
43
The Divine Miss M. : BETTE
44
Play the siren : ENTICE
46
Smelt, e.g. : SENSED
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Aquarium oddity : GAR
49
Cry of delight : OOH
50
It has its point : AWL
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Harvest goddess : OPS
52
Not yet in full bloom : UNDEVELOPED
58
Tubby the Tuba creator Paul : TRIPP
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Reed of note : OBOE
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Light-footed : SPRY
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Hint : TINGE
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An order of the court : WRIT
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W.W. I German admiral : SPEE
65
Pond covering : ALGAE
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Silent O.K.'s : NODS
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With defects and all : ASIS
Down
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Shadow : TAIL
2
Christmas play prop : HALO
3
Synagogue cabinets : ARKS
4
Not dose : DESE
5
World's third-largest island : BORNEO
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'79 sci-fi thriller : ALIEN
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Muscle spasms : TICS
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Bird that summers in the Arctic : SNOWGOOSE
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Agree : SAYYES
10
Sugary suffix : OSE
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Many skiers use these when they [see diagonal starting in upper left corner] : CHAIRLIFTS
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Writers Jean and Walter : KERRS
13
Assault : ONSET
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Mink's relative : OTTER
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Pretension : AIRS
27
'64 musical "_____a Ball" : IHAD
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Leaf's starting point : NODE
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Getting across : TRAVERSING
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Stew ingredient : ONION
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Skier Phil : MAHRE
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Original Jed Clampett : EBSEN
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Score for Barry Sanders : TOUCHDOWN
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Observe : NOTE
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Great Scott of 1857 : DRED
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Sound as _____ : ABELL
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Animal that sleeps with its eyes open : LION
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Noodle topper : TOUPEE
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Candy : SWEETS
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Must, slangily : GOTTA
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Part of an Argentine autumn : APRIL
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Steer clear of : AVOID
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River of Spain : EBRO
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Third addendum to a letter : PPPS
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"..._____ saw Elba" : EREI
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Shoemakers' bottles : DYES
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Trevino's org. : PGA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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