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New York Times, Friday, December 17, 1993

Author:
James Neal
Editor:
Will Shortz
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James Neal

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Neal. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 16,110 )
Across
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Food critic Sheraton : MIMI
5
In the van : FIRST
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_____law (rule of electricity) : OHMS
14
Green acres? : ERIN
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Brendan Byrne, e.g. : ARENA
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Muumuu accessories : LEIS
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Tilt : LIST
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Jabbered : RANON
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Alternative word : ELSE
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Massachusetts musical ensemble : THEBOSTONPOPS
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Othello's nemesis : IAGO
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Louvre annex architect : PEI
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Soviet space station : MIR
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Brussels _____ : SPROUTS
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Fill driveway holes : REPAVE
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In back : ATREAR
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Somme summers : ETES
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Parental substitutes, emotionally : FATHERFIGURES
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Swamp : MIRE
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Hairsplitter : PEDANT
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Wore away : ERODED
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Chapel next to St. Peter's : SISTINE
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It's often seen ringside : GEM
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Carpet down : NAP
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Get _____ the ground floor : INON
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Harvestman : DADDYLONGLEGS
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French novelist Pierre : LOTI
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Skiing mecca : TAHOE
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Grammatical subject : NOUN
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Sponsorship : EGIS
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Shiny fur : OTTER
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Mrs. Dithers : CORA
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Yiddish writer Sholem_____ : ASCH
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Western "justice" : NOOSE
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Genesis locale : EDEN
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Actor Brooks : MEL
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Eye malady : IRITIS
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Bad luck : MISHAP
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Kind of circuit : INTEGRATED
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Vegas game : FARO
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Retirement nest eggs : IRAS
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Flat payment? : RENT
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Person with a big nose? : SNOOP
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"The Resurrection of Lazarus" painter : TANNER
10
Backdrop for a TV scene : OLEO
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Spouse : HELPMATE
12
Letters : MISSIVES
13
Compass dir. : SSE
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Salvation Army founder : BOOTH
22
Eskimo_____ : PIE
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Latin things : RES
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Suffix with press or moist : URE
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Maryland athlete : TERP
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They're sometimes cracked : SAFES
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Aptness : PERTINENCE
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"_____, Pagliaccio" : RIDI
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Andirons : FIREDOGS
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Sweet smelling : AROMATIC
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Fill-up filler : GAS
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"_____ Tomorrow" (Sammy Kaye hit) : UNTIL
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Columnist Greenfield : MEG
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Windup : END
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Wright-Patterson base site : DAYTON
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Worthless : NOGOOD
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Nail down : ENSURE
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Greek Academy founder : PLATO
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Gossip : DISH
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"_____ be in England..." : OHTO
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Turndowns : NOES
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"Sommersby" star : GERE
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_____& Perrins : LEA
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Bert Bobbsey's twin : NAN

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

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