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New York Times, Saturday, December 25, 1993

Author:
Rand H. Burns
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rand H. Burns

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 4, (2 double stacks) This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Burns. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 1225 ( 16,118 )
Across
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Hayes of "Shaft" : ISAAC
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Literary monogram : EAP
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Restaurateur Vincent : SARDI
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Edgartown's locale : MARTHASVINEYARD
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Food processor? : ALIMENTARYCANAL
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Piquer du _____ (nose-dive) : NEZ
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Totally rad, in teen talk : AWESOME
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"Does she or doesn't she?" mystery : DYE
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Mira or Vega : STAR
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Sweeping hairstyle : UPDO
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More inadequate : LAMER
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Tries again : REHEARS
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Bode : AUGUR
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Act of bending back : RETORTION
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Lash : FLOG
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Pipsqueaks : RUNTS
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Dispirited : BLUE
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"Let's vary piracee with a little _____":W.S. Gilbert : BURGLAREE
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Stole : CREPT
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They run before dinner : SALIVAS
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Crooked : SHADY
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Medicine Nobelist _____ Von Behring : EMIL
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Hoover employee? : GMAN
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Cold's kin : FLU
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More obstreperous : NOISIER
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Lanka leader : SRI
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Grimm tale : RUMPELSTILTSKIN
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Trials : EXPERIMENTATION
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Dick and Schick, e.g. : TESTS
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Indicator of 22-kt. gold : STG
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90-degree headings : EASTS
Down
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Model who told of Somalia's plight : IMAN
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Unloading time? : SALE
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ZIP codes starting 85- and 86-: Abbr. : ARIZ
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PIN-dependent source of funds : ATM
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Con man : CHEATER
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Poly ending : ESTER
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Trouper Gardner et al. : AVAS
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Whirl : PIROUETTE
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Virginia in 1861 : SECEDER
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Granada governess : AYA
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South African money : RAND
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Cart : DRAY
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Faineant : IDLE
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Camp David guest, 1978 : ANWAR
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Lolitas : NYMPHOS
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Shirk duties? : SMUGGLE
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Healthful cereal choice : OATBRAN
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Dillies : LULUS
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Ancient bazaar : AGORA
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French President Coty and others : RENES
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Upset : RILED
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Overly sentimental : SOUPY
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Lackland or Lowry, for short : AFB
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"Aw shucks" and "Gee whillikers," e.g. : RURALISMS
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Open fabric : NET
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Chef Boyardee serving : RAVIOLI
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Artists : LIMNERS
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Medicinal paper strips : CHARTAE
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Offputting fish? : SMELT
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Cleaning for military inspection : GIING
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Toss and turn : FRET
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Elegance : LUXE
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They cover all the bases : UMPS
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Leave in : STET
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Travels between the poles? : SKIS
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Major flare-up : RIOT
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Travel guide listings : INNS
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Stroke : PET
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Amtrak stop: Abbr. : STA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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