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New York Times, Friday, June 3, 1994

Nation on the Strait of Hormuz

Author:
Norman S. Wizer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Norman S. Wizer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FJQV} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Wizer. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times6/3/94 ( No. 16,278 )
Across
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Spring weather forecast : MILD
5
Grey and others : ZANES
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Docs : MDS
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Personal prefix : IDIO
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"Simon Boccanegra," e.g. : OPERA
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Defense mechanism : MOAT
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Tramp : SLOG
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Motherly type : DOTER
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Seep : OOZE
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Plant holder : TENDRIL
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Quickened pace : CANTER
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Coin on the Spanish Main : REAL
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Can : SACK
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1995, 2005 and 2003, in China : BOARCOCKSHEEP
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Vowel sounds in "melee" : LONGAS
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Wheel part : RIM
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Cry out : YELP
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Released felon : EXCON
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Spoon : PET
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High-minded : MORAL
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Adolescent : TEEN
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Multitude : SEA
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Dresden's location : SAXONY
40
1996, 2001 and 2002, in China : RATSNAKEHORSE
43
Road to Roma : ITER
44
Lee or Teasdale : SARA
45
Elastic cord : BUNGEE
48
Used a pony : CRIBBED
52
Parrier's equipment : EPEE
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Its capital is Kinshasa : ZAIRE
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Western necktie : BOLO
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Fighter of 1899-1902 : BOER
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Dreaded computer word : ERROR
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Nation on the Strait of Hormuz : IRAN
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Remnant : END
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Slumgullion and pepper pot : STEWS
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Decimal system : TENS
Down
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Spray : MIST
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Lay off : IDLE
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Important person : LION
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1994, 2000 and 1998, in China : DOGDRAGONTIGER
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They have many signs : ZODIACS
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"Rocky" villain ___ Creed : APOLLO
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Bottom line : NET
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Before, before : ERE
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Unbecoming wit : SARCASM
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Debatable : MOOT
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Stun : DAZE
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Road ending : STER
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2004,1997 and 1999, in China : MONKEYOXRABBIT
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Encored, in a way : RERAN
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"___du lieber!" : ACH
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Blackout : SKIT
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Onetime Chinese rebel : BOXER
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___ year (annually) : ONCEA
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Haunted house sound : CREAK
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Saarinen namesakes : EEROS
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Nonelectric shaver : PLANE
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Court call : LET
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Layer : PLY
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Seckel or Anjou : PEAR
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Austronesian language : MAORI
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Blessed events? : SNEEZES
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Philanthropists : SHARERS
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Genevieve, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Place in trust : ESCROW
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Actress Daniels of the silents : BEBE
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Over : UPON
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Shortfall : NEED
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Endured : BORE
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Panache : ELAN
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Grandees : DONS
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High school class : ART
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Sharp feeling : IRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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