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New York Times, Monday, April 29, 1996

"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" writer

Author:
S. L. Robbins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sidney L. Robbins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 194 for Mr. Robbins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times4/29/96 ( No. 16,974 )

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Across
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Tale with a point : FABLE
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Dutch portraitist Frans : HALS
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Slightly wet : DAMP
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Wing it, speechwise : ADLIB
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Rock's Clapton or Carmen : ERIC
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Theater award : OBIE
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Diver's inspiration? : DEEPBREATH
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Facilitate : EASE
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Extremities : ENDS
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"The Zoo Story" playwright : ALBEE
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Escalator segment : STEP
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"___ De-Lovely" : ITS
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Restaurant patrons : DINERS
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Hijacker's destination, once : HAVANA
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Mock : TAUNT
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Hebrew "A" : ALEPH
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Bride's route : AISLE
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Arab name part : IBN
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1995 Whitney Houston movie : WAITINGTOEXHALE
40
Zero : NIL
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___bourguignon : BOEUF
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Debate (with) : ARGUE
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Bees' homes : HIVES
44
Bounced back : ECHOED
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Make calm : SEDATE
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Squeal (on) : RAT
49
"You said it!" : AMEN
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Lads and dads, e.g. : MALES
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Three-player card game : SKAT
57
Gale : WIND
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In suspense : BREATHLESS
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Otherwise : ELSE
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"Yikes!" : EGAD
62
Central artery : AORTA
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Like Easter eggs : DYED
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Surveyor's measures : RODS
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Quartet member : TENOR
Down
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Lose brightness : FADE
2
Yemeni port : ADEN
3
Blackmailed : BLED
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Revlon targets : LIPS
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Flow back : EBB
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Dressy shoes : HEELS
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Yemeni, e.g. : ARAB
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Miller beer brand : LITE
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Timetable : SCHEDULE
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"___scratch" (old cleanser slogan) : DOESNT
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Lessen : ABATE
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Super-skinflint : MISER
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Chicks' sounds : PEEPS
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___-tat-tat : RATA
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Repress : INHIBIT
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Not precise : INEXACT
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Actress Goldie : HAWN
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Jai___ : ALAI
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Bit of wedding garb : VEIL
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Prone : APT
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Shakespeare's "___ Andronicus" : TITUS
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From : ASOF
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"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" writer : AGEE
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Othello's ensign : IAGO
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Like robbins' eggs : BLUE
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Penury : NEED
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Election time : NOVEMBER
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Royal initials : HRH
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Personally gave : HANDED
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Bridge seat : EAST
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Was a cutup? : SAWED
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Etiquette arbiter Post : EMILY
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Thick : DENSE
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Is a bookhound : READS
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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Conduct : LEAD
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Composer Jerome : KERN
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Concerning : ASTO
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Romanov V.I.P. : TSAR
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Derby, e.g. : HAT

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