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New York Times, Monday, March 28, 1994

Author:
William P. Baxley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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William P. Baxley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Baxley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0328 ( 16,211 )
Across
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Artistic skill : CRAFT
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Card game also called sevens : FANTAN
12
Holed out in two under par : EAGLED
14
Warned : ALERTED
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English essayist Richard : STEELE
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Burglar : STEALER
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Cools, as coffee : STIRS
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Pumpkin eater of rhyme : PETER
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Summer drink : ADE
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Employee health plan, for short : HMO
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Horse trainer's equipment : HALTER
25
Black cuckoos : ANIS
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Long, long time : EONS
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Like some schools : COED
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Sweetens the kitty : ANTES
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Smart alecks : WISEGUYS
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Traffic circle : ROTARY
33
Charlie Brown's "Darn!" : RATS
34
Ex-Mrs. Burt Reynolds : LONI
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Charge with gas : AERATE
38
Adorned : BEDECKED
42
Vineyard fruit : GRAPE
43
Kismet : FATE
44
Snick's partner : SNEE
45
Detest : HATE
46
Alternative to eggdrop : WONTON
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A Gershwin : IRA
49
Drunk _____ skunk : ASA
50
Analyze a sentence : PARSE
51
Actor John of TV's "Addams Family" : ASTIN
53
Locale : SETTING
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Money-back deal : REBATE
57
Boot camp denizen : TRAINEE
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Noted family in china manufacture : SPODES
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Arabs : STEEDS
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Cancel the launch : ABORT
Down
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"L'etat _____": Louis XIV : CESTMOI
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Army grub : RATIONS
3
Ripening agent : AGER
4
Butler's "The Way of All _____" : FLESH
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_____ Aviv : TEL
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Observed Lent : FASTED
7
Change the hemline : ALTER
8
_____-do-well : NEER
9
"La-la" preceder : TRA
10
Home of the '96 Olympics : ATLANTA
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Poorer : NEEDIER
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Arranges strategicalty : DEPLOYS
15
Smart : DRESSY
18
Sullivan's "really big" one : SHEW
20
Summers, in Haiti : ETES
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Sharp : ACUTE
25
Clowning achievements? : ANTICS
27
Mexican shawl : SERAPE
29
Top-flight : AONE
31
Arena receipts : GATE
32
Drive in Beverly Hills : RODEO
34
Epistles : LETTERS
35
Shocked : AGHAST
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Pencil ends : ERASERS
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Knocking sound : RATATAT
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Forbids : BANS
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Bootee maker : KNITTER
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Most Halloweenlike : EERIEST
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Doyen : DEAN
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Smithies : FORGES
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Dwindled : WANED
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High-muck-a-muck : NABOB
50
Fir : PINE
52
Prefix with masochism : SADO
54
Item of office attire : TIE
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Fuel efficiency rater: Abbr. : EPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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