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New York Times, Monday, December 19, 1994

Author:
Sidney L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sidney L. Robbins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BFJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 170 for Mr. Robbins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 16,477 )

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Students & seniors
Across
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Came up : AROSE
6
Good farm soil : LOAM
10
Son of Seth : ENOS
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1981 John Lennon hit : WOMAN
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Formerly : ONCE
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Songbird : LARK
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"Blithe Spirit" playwright : NOELCOWARD
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Wearing-out point for pants : KNEE
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Creek : STREAM
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Tidy : NEAT
23
Vintage : OLD
24
Fr. ladies : MMES
26
Toboggans : SLEDS
28
Fondle : PET
31
"Not guilty," e.g. : PLEA
33
Stow in a ship's hold : STEEVE
36
_____ bomb : ATOM
38
Miss Cinders of early comics : ELLA
40
Spy work, for short : RECON
41
Songs sung from house to house : CHRISTMASCAROLS
44
Succinct : TERSE
45
Looped handle : ANSA
46
Within: Prefix : ENTO
47
Kind of hammer : SLEDGE
49
Texas pioneer Houston et al. : SAMS
51
_____ es Salaam : DAR
52
Midnights' counterparts : NOONS
54
"Alice" diner : MELS
56
Pussy : CAT
58
Tie fabric : SILK
60
Lariats : RIATAS
64
Sills solo : ARIA
66
Seasonal worker : SANTACLAUS
68
Bridge feat : SLAM
69
Heinz number, to Ovid : LVII
70
Happening : EVENT
71
"O _____ Night" : HOLY
72
Town near Padua : ESTE
73
Schmoes : DOLTS
Down
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Bristles : AWNS
2
Cheer (for) : ROOT
3
Hebrew dry measure : OMER
4
City of witch hunts : SALEM
5
Pitch tents : ENCAMP
6
Temperature extreme : LOW
7
_____ even keel : ONAN
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Lots of lots : ACRES
9
Military awards : MEDALS
10
Antelered animal : ELK
11
Not much time : NANOSECOND
12
Pitcher Hershiser : OREL
13
Calendar a la Variety : SKED
18
Eggs-and-cheese dish : OMELET
22
Aquarium fish : TETRA
25
1965 march site : SELMA
27
Lawn mower brand : DEERE
28
Agreements : PACTS
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Miss Barrymore : ETHEL
30
Like a downpour : TORRENTIAL
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Astronaut Shepard et al. : ALANS
34
Upper _____ (now Burkina Faso) : VOLTA
35
TV newsman David : ENSOR
37
Err : MISDO
39
State of India : ASSAM
42
Lilies : SEGOS
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Minolta, e.g. : CAMERA
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Isolate : ENISLE
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Cut : SLICED
53
Serbs and Croats : SLAVS
55
Round of cheers : SALVO
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Neither check nor charge : CASH
57
Singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Make stockings : KNIT
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Far East weight : TAEL
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Polly, to Tom : AUNT
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Fast planes : SSTS
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1948 song "Once in Love With _____" : AMY
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Come out even : TIE

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

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