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New York Times, Tuesday, March 1, 1994

Author:
D.J. Listort
Editor:
Will Shortz
Hint to solving the eight starred clues
TotalDebutLatest
23/1/199410/19/1994
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ScrabDebutFresh
1.49831%
D. J. Listort

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 46 Missing: {BFJQXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Listort. Tuesday freshness: 56%
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© 1994, The New York Times3/1/94 ( No. 16,184 )
Across
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Break down grammatically* : PARSE
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Items in a still life* : PEARS
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Braincase : CRANIUM
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"___ Fables" : AESOPS
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Considers bond values again : RERATES
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Reduce to ashes : CREMATE
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Fred's sister : ADELE
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___ Speedwagon : REO
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Not give ___ : ARAP
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Argued : PLED
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Loudonville, N.Y., campus : SIENA
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Classical name in medicine : GALEN
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Sprinted : RAN
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"___ Believer" (Monkees hit) : IMA
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Barn topper : VANE
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Football squad : ELEVEN
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Court ruling : LAW
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Hint to solving the eight starred clues : ANAGRAM
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___ Jima : IWO
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Ignite : KINDLE
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Plane or dynamic preceder : AERO
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Actress Ryan : MEG
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Deteriorate : ROT
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Curses : DAMNS
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Sprockets linker : CHAIN
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Reps.' counterparts : DEMS
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Riding whip : CROP
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Natural gait : LOPE
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Emily, to Charlotte : SIS
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Madrid attraction : PRADO
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Kind of lot : USEDCAR
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Zebralike : STRIPED
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March laboriously : TRUDGE
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Paired nuclides : ISOMERS
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Catch suddenly* : SPEAR
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Harvests* : REAPS
Down
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Trims* : PARES
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Kind of recording : ANALOG
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Passage ceremony : RITE
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Cash's "A Boy Named ___" : SUE
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Printers' widths : EMS
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Set the standard for : PACED
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Chemical suffix : ASE
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Lettuce variety : ROMAINE
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Bowling save* : SPARE
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Tomorrow: Lat. : CRAS
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Try again : REDO
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Laurel or Musial : STAN
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Wetlands watchdog : EPA
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Deserters : RENEGADES
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Venus, for one : PLANET
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River to the Laptev Sea : LENA
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Game fish : SALMON
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50's singer Frankie : AVALON
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Supplies with better weapons : REARMS
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Kind : ILK
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___ tai (cocktail) : MAI
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Cereal bristle : AWN
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Robust energy : VIM
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Pronoun in a cote? : EWE
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Norfolk ale : NOG
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20+ quires : REAM
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Evaporated : DRIEDUP
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Act niggardly : SCRIMP
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Actor Gulager : CLU
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Emcee : HOST
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Copycats* : APERS
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More extreme : DIRER
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Mustard plants* : RAPES
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Baltic Sea feeder : ODER
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Pea places : PODS
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Long account : SAGA
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Swift sailing boat : PROA
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B-F connection : CDE
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Salutation for Edmund Hillary : SIR
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Half a fly : TSE

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

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