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New York Times, Wednesday, December 8, 1993

Author:
Norma Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Norma Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 1208 ( 16,101 )
Across
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Outlet center? : PLUG
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Wheat _____ (crackers) : THINS
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Stick around : STAY
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The last Mrs. Chaplin : OONA
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Storyteller of old Greece : AESOP
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Opening for a sweat bead : PORE
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Ballerina's skirt : TUTU
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Strainer : SIEVE
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Novelist Murdoch : IRIS
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Colonist's command : DONTTREADONME
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"Piggies" : TOES
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Have a hunch : FEEL
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Like crazy : MADLY
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Waikiki dances : HULAS
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Dungeons & Dragons beast : OGRE
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Row, e.g. : PROPEL
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School grp. : PTA
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Judy Garland's command : MEETMEINSTLOUIS
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Embroider : SEW
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Bowling lanes : ALLEYS
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The hunted : PREY
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Feeds the flame : FUELS
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_____Haute, Ind. : TERRE
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Thursday's eponym : THOR
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In a mo : SOON
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February command : BEMYVALENTINE
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Invitation word : COME
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Heretofore mentioned : ABOVE
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Congressman Gingrich : NEWT
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_____ even keel : ONAN
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Basic belief : TENET
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Ballooned : GREW
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Took off : WENT
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Shorthand, for short : STENO
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Fair to middlin' : SOSO
Down
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Kitty : POT
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Musical forte? : LOUD
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Golden rule word : UNTO
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Knight's glove : GAUNTLET
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Discrimination : TASTE
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Will-reading attendees : HEIRS
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"Um-hmm" : ISEE
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Award-winning science show : NOVA
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Expedited : SPED
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Places for titles : SPINES
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"The Velvet Fog" : TORME
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"The Little Mermaid" : ARIEL
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Sandburg's "The People, _____" : YES
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1982 Pryor film, with "The" : TOY
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Best _____ : OFALL
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May honorees : MOMS
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"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" author : AGEE
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Columnist Pearson : DREW
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Sharpens : HONES
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_____-daisy : UPSY
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O.K.'S : LETS
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Athlete from Tres Coracoes, Brazil : PELE
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Brooklet : RILL
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Good engine sound : PURR
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Level : TIER
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"_____sow..." : ASYE
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TV host Povich : MAURY
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Job vacancies : OPENINGS
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Incite : FOMENT
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Candidate for day care : TOT
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Butcher's cut : TBONE
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Rambo, e.g. : HEMAN
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Early evening : SEVEN
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_____ a customer : ONETO
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Winery fixtures : VATS
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Drive the get-away car, maybe : ABET
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Sole : LONE
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Claudius's adopted son : NERO
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Sheepcote matriarchs : EWES
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Intimidate : COW
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Brace : TWO

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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