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New York Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1993

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 1229 ( 16,122 )
Across
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They have pins at one end : LANES
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Military bigwigs : BRASS
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Put in chips : WAGERED
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Pan-fried : SAUTEED
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Mary Tyler Moore's old boss : EDASNER
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Queen Victoria's family : HANOVER
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Strikes out, perhaps : EDITS
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Nautilus habitat : SPA
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Unflattering : SNIDE
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Cub groups : DENS
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Rock music's Tears for _____ : FEARS
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London essayist : ELIA
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Calendar periods: Abbr. : YRS
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Posthumous Forster novel : MAURICE
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Persuaded : LED
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San Francisco pants-maker : STRAUSS
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Ancient fly prison : AMBER
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Troubles : ILLS
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The hunted : PREY
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Offer an apple in Eden : TEMPT
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Threadbare : WORNOUT
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Spending limit : CAP
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Taunted : HECKLED
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Quangtri locale : NAM
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Last words : OBIT
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Bearded : DARED
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"The _____ Report" (1976 bestseller) : HITE
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Buddy of Irene Ryan? : EBSEN
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Record number? : RPM
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Hay holders : LOFTS
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Carbon attachment : DIOXIDE
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They're sometimes tickled : IVORIES
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Put under : SEDATED
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Bond once : CONNERY
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Smarts : SENSE
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Lacks : NEEDS
Down
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Painters' equipment : LADDERS
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Con : AGAINST
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Egg containers : NESTS
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Some eagles : ERNS
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Use the peepers : SEE
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Ewe said it! : BAA
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Scores of diamonds : RUNS
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Make up : ATONE
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Barber's town : SEVILLE
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Less upscale : SEEDIER
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Like abandoned gardens : WEEDY
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"Hunches in Bunches" author : DRSEUSS
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Lamb Chop's voice : SHARI
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More than misgivings : DREAD
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Shoots an average score : PARS
22
Deducted style points from : FAULTED
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Like Capone's face : SCARRED
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Ralph of "Happy Days" : MALPH
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Touch up : EMEND
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Canyon edge : RIM
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Party letters : BYO
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Political tract : POLEMIC
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Purr-fect pets? : TABBIES
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Show piece? : EPISODE
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Station that went on the air in 1978 : WKRP
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Like one 1992 Olympics team : UNIFIED
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Ragamuffin's attire : TATTERS
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Sorority possibles : COEDS
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Gave a rap : CARED
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Topsy-turvy : MESSY
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L.B.J., e.g. : TEXAN
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Lena of "Stormy Weather" : HORNE
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Picky people pick them : NITS
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Like a star for 46-Down : LONE
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River to the Irish Sea : DEE
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Bismarck's predecessor : VON

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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