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New York Times, Wednesday, April 27, 1994

Tart-tongued writer ___ Ivins

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times4/27/94 ( No. 16,241 )
Across
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Fitzgerald's forte : SCAT
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Inter ___ : ALIA
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W.W. I battle site : YPRES
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Science fiction's ___ Award : HUGO
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Persuade cagily : COAX
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Prime : ELECT
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Bon Ami rival : AJAX
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Dog command : COME
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Robert Louis Stevenson home : SAMOA
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NO RUNS : HOSIERSBLESSING
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Observatory site? : CLUE
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Prepare to shoot : AIM
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Have a few : IMBIBE
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Takes away (from) : DETRACTS
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Very, to Vivaldi : MOLTO
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Muscovite, e.g. : MICA
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Ring around the collar : LEI
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NO HITS : PLAYWRIGHTSFEAR
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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1962 Met ___ Chacon : ELIO
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Backspace, on a computer : ERASE
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Lorenz Hart, for one : LYRICIST
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Razzed : JEERED
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Music hall tune : RAG
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Linkletter subjects : KIDS
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NO ERRORS : ACCOUNTANTSHOPE
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Reddish equines : ROANS
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Baker : OVEN
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Vitamin D source : MILK
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"...the better ___ you with" : TOSEE
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Memphis's locale : NILE
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___ vera : ALOE
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Flag features : STARS
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Without much thought : IDLY
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TV's "___ Blue" : NYPD
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Ayatollah preceder : SHAH
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King work : CUJO
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Mideast potentates : AGAS
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E.P.A. concern : TOXICITY
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Mount up : ACCRUE
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Slack : LOOSE
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Sonnet part : IAMB
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Kerrigan feat : AXEL
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"You bet!" : YESSIR
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Sci-fi energy source : PLASMA
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The Apostle of the Franks : REMI
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Coll. course : ECON
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Buck : STAG
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Be pushy : ELBOW
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Corrode : EATAT
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Drive : IMPEL
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Tart-tongued writer ___ Ivins : MOLLY
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Washington's ___ House : BLAIR
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One, for one : DIGIT
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Cavern phenomenon : ECHO
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Exonerate : CLEAR
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Coquette : TEASE
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Fathered : SIRED
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Thickness units : MILS
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Be lordly : REIGN
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Beginnings : SEEDS
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Pledge, probably : FRESHMAN
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One whose work is decreasing? : IRONER
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Reasons why : CAUSES
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Bus : JITNEY
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Sound at sundown : KNELL
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Some are liberal : ARTS
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Geezer : COOT
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___ Grande, Ariz. : CASA
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Grammy winner Braxton : TONI
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More than willing : AVID
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Too glib : OILY
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Sit (down) : PLOP
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Managed, with "out" : EKED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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