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New York Times, Tuesday, December 28, 1993

Author:
Ronald C. Hirschfield
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ronald C. Hirschfield

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hirschfield. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 1228 ( 16,121 )
Across
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They're plucked : HARPS
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Busy as _____ : ABEE
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Lake formed by Hoover Dam : MEAD
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Bye : ADIEU
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Druid, e.g. : CELT
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Presque_____, Me. : ISLE
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Close behind : HOTONTHEHEELSOF
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Chair plan : AGENDA
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Setter or retriever : BIRDDOG
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"Fables in Slang" author : ADE
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Part of a bridal bio : NEE
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Words after "The last time I saw Paris" : HERHEARTWASWARM
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Buck follower : AROO
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Muddies the water : ROILS
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"The Company" : CIA
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Bara and Negri : VAMPS
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Years in Paris : ANS
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Mole : AGENT
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Native: Suffix : OTE
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Comedienne Fields : TOTIE
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Hebrides language : ERSE
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Completely unperturbed : COOLASACUCUMBER
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Olympian: Abbr. : ATH
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Knock-knock joke, e.g. : PUN
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Sounds the hour : STRIKES
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1967-70 war site : BIAFRA
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Discourage : POURCOLDWATERON
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Japanese aboriginal : AINU
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Assassinate : SLAY
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Put up : ERECT
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Cuff : SLAP
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Cod relative : HAKE
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Drinks with straws : SODAS
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It's a laugh : HAHA
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1985 film "My Life as _____" : ADOG
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_____ of passage : RITE
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Drudge : PEON
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Dairy bar order : SUNDAE
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Otto's "oh!" : ACH
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English channel, with "the" : BEEB
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Like many textbook publishers : ELHI
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Adjective for Rome : ETERNAL
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Cellar growth : MILDEW
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Old gas brand : ESSO
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Sleep like_____ : ALOG
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Excellent, in slang : DEF
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Cry of achievement : TADA
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Ancient capital of Macedonian kings : EDESSA
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Corrigenda : ERRATA
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June in Hollywood : HAVOC
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Sister of Thalia : ERATO
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Alfa _____ : ROMEO
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Sock _____ : HOP
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Quinine water : TONIC
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Smarten : WISEUP
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Lip-puckering : ACERB
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Hair-coloring solution : RINSE
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_____et Magistra (1961 encyclical) : MATER
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It causes sparks : STATIC
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Lapidarist's object of study : GEM
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City on Lake Winnebago : OSHKOSH
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Tar : LARRUP
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Actor Gooding : CUBA
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Glues : UNITES
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Earth : SOIL
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Bluefin : TUNA
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Scat cat : ELLA
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It's north of Neb. : SDAK
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Flying: Prefix : AERO
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TV exec Friendly : FRED
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Cape _____ (westernmost point in continental Europe) : ROCA
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Colonists : ANTS
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_____de deux : PAS
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Fork : WYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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