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New York Times, Wednesday, December 21, 1994

Ancient city on the Gulf of Aqaba

Author:
Alfio Micci
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alfio Micci

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 93 for Mr. Micci. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times12/21/94 ( No. 16,479 )
Across
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Be a party to : ABET
5
Breakfast strip : BACON
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"___ corny as Kansas..." : IMAS
14
Judd Hirsch sitcom : TAXI
15
Jagged : EROSE
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___ me tangere : NOLI
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First place : EDEN
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Spry : AGILE
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Future flower : BULB
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Start of an old proverb : MARRYFORMONEY
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Gran Paradiso, e.g. : ALP
25
Mideast export : OIL
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Russian co-op : ARTEL
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Part 2 of the proverb : MYLITTLESONNY
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Ancient city on the Gulf of Aqaba : ELATH
33
Reduce : PARE
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Muralist José : SERT
35
Irritable : TESTY
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Give the eye : OGLE
41
Don Corleone : VITO
42
Circa : ABOUT
43
Part 3 of the proverb : ARICHMANSJOKE
47
Birchbark : CANOE
49
One may be high at 5:00 : TEA
50
___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
51
End of the proverb : ISALWAYSFUNNY
56
___ supra (see above) : VIDE
57
Understand : GETIT
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Mr. Saarinen : EERO
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Graph start : IDEO
62
École attender : ELEVE
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Leave shore : SAIL
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Apollo craft : LEMS
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Playwright Rice : ELMER
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Stepped : TROD
Down
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Downed : ATE
2
Michael Jackson album : BAD
3
Archetype : EXEMPLAR
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A Turner : TINA
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Grin's partner : BEARIT
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Historic Scottish county : ARGYLL
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Hairdo : COIF
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Frogner Park locale : OSLO
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At no time, to poets : NEER
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Natural : INBORN
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Nelson Eddy in "Rose Marie" : MOUNTY
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French avenue : ALLEE
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Fortuneteller : SIBYL
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"Goodbye, Columbus" author : ROTH
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Lion's pride : MANE
23
Iowa university town : AMES
24
Singer Lovett : LYLE
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Communications conglomerate : ITT
29
___ Downs : EPSOM
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Took a chair : SAT
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Rossini's "Count ___" : ORY
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Spasm : TIC
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Ordinal ender : ETH
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Gram. case : OBJ
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Firestone rival : GOODYEAR
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Darth Vader's son : LUKE
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Vacation times abroad : ETES
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Opinion : VIEW
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Wise ___ owl : ASAN
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Garland : ANADEM
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Loggers' tourneys : ROLEOS
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When some local news is "live" : ATFIVE
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Render impotent : NEUTER
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Kind of service : CIVIL
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Stage comment : ASIDE
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Business exec William : AGEE
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Cheerleader's routine : YELL
54
Watch part : STEM
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Hatching post? : NEST
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John Wayne's "___ Lobo" : RIO
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Used : OLD

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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