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New York Times, Monday, December 5, 1994

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 169 for Mr. Robbins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 16,463 )
Across
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Winter precipitation : SLEET
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Pay, with "up" : ANTE
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Ivan the Terrible, e.g. : TSAR
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Proportion : RATIO
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"_____ Smile" (1976 Hall & Oates hit) : SARA
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Regulation : RULE
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Bad loser's reaction : SOURGRAPES
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More than eager : AGOG
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Prolonged attack : SIEGE
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Pacific Rim locale : ASIA
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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_____ Vegas : LAS
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A few : SEVERAL
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Scrutinizes : INSPECTS
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Watermelon's coat : RIND
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"Tamerlane" playwright Nicholas : ROWE
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Frequent reduction targets : HIPS
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Delay : STALL
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Outlawed explosion : ATEST
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Kind of service : LIP
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Do-_____ (all-out) : ORDIE
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Take care of : SEETO
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Golf pegs : TEES
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Guided excursion : TOUR
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Innocent : DEWYEYED
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Guy with a racket : MOBSTER
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Unknown John : DOE
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Pleasant tune : AIR
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Litigates : SUES
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Train tracks : RAILS
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Ballet movement : PLIE
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Montana's state flower : BITTERROOT
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Having little fat : LEAN
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Genesis son : ENOS
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_____ Rae (Sally Field role) : NORMA
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Flubs : ERRS
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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High-hat's look : SNEER
Down
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12th graders: Abbr. : SRS
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Vientiane's land : LAOS
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Sewing case : ETUI
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It's west of England : EIRE
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Transverse pin : TOGGLE
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"_____ matter of fact..." : ASA
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California valley : NAPA
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Lock : TRESS
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Less difficult : EASIER
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_____-la-la : TRA
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Gold digger's "mine" : SUGARDADDY
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Shalom in Hawaii : ALOHA
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Like royalty : REGAL
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It's within grasp : REACH
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Dispatch boat : AVISO
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Long-legged bird : STILT
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Main dish : ENTREE
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Nest eggs: Abbr. : IRAS
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Memo : NOTE
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Virginia women's college : SWEETBRIAR
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Spaghetti sauces : PESTOS
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Snooped : SPIED
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Race : SPEED
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Queue : LINE
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Starring role : LEAD
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Race track tipsters : TOUTS
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Gave an oath : SWORE
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Corned beef sandwich : REUBEN
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Pines : YEARNS
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Joplin's "_____ Leaf Rag" : MAPLE
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Ship from Kuwait : OILER
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Marie Antionette, e.g. : REINE
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Greek portico : STOA
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Remove the wrinkles from : IRON
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Tradition : LORE
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Not too many : SOME
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Printers' measures : ENS
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Recipe amt. : TSP
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Old salt : TAR

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

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