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New York Times, Wednesday, March 15, 1995

Dame Thorndike of the English stage

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QW} Scrabble average: 1.90 This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Hansen.
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© 1995, The New York Times3/15/95 ( No. 16,563 )
Across
1
Singer Ed : AMES
5
Songbird McEntire : REBA
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Shortstop Ernie : BANKS
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Historic Adriatic port : BARI
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Skip over : OMIT
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Tatum or Ryan : ONEAL
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Cobb's "___ Laughing" : EXIT
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Novel set in Tahiti : OMOO
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Kind of blond, once : DIZZY
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Speed demon's way to go : LICKETYSPLIT
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"The works" : ALL
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Chan portrayer : OLAND
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1930's power prog. : TVA
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Navy waiter : MESSBOY
34
Sandy's woof : ARF
36
Bunny's way to go : HIPPETYHOP
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Crazy ___ ("O Pioneers!" hermit) : IVAR
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Dogie catcher : ROPER
40
Outlawry : BAN
41
Adult insect : IMAGO
42
Mr. Cassini : OLEG
43
Pig buyer's way to go : JIGGETYJIG
45
"___ doll..." (start of a request) : BEA
46
Bleach ingredient : SALSODA
47
Cricket sides : ONS
48
Wedding dress feature : TRAIN
50
Dock org. : ILA
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Tumbler's way to go : FLIPPITYFLOP
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Taper off : ABATE
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Buck extension : AROO
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Satiate : FILL
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Bakery order : DOZEN
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Course offerer : MENU
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Emilia's husband : IAGO
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Cancel : ABORT
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Wrangle : SPAT
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Physician's photo : XRAY
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First shepherd : ABEL
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Ankle-length : MAXI
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Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
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Alaskan city : SITKA
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Ivy offshoot : ROOTLET
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Award since 1949 : EMMY
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Short lives? : BIOS
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Over : ATOP
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In the flesh : BODILY
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"La Navarraise" heroine : ANITA
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Pince-___ : NEZ
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1970's TV law drama : KAZ
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Wily : SLY
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Gantry or Fudd : ELMER
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Chicago area, with "the" : LOOP
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Prized rug : NAVAJO
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Bring home by the ears : DRAGIN
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Pulsate : THROB
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It may be ultra : VIOLET
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Show up : APPEAR
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Dame Thorndike of the English stage : SYBIL
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Chases flies : SHAGS
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One of a pair of drums : BONGO
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Aristophanes comedy, with "The" : FROGS
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Identify, in a way : PEG
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"Am ___ brother's keeper?" : IMY
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Shelley's "Paradise of exiles" : ITALY
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Dec. 31 follower : JANI
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Delete text : EDITOUT
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Still : SILENT
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Chasing : AFTER
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Attach : AFFIX
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Actress Dawber et al. : PAMS
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Kind of school : PREP
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Island west of Scotland : IONA
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Ananias : LIAR
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Stratagem : PLOY
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Org. founded by H.H.H. : ADA
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Duck for apples : BOB
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Kind of dye : AZO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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