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New York Times, Monday, July 11, 1994

High rung on the evolutionary ladder

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 161 for Mr. Robbins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times7/11/94 ( No. 16,316 )
Across
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High rung on the evolutionary ladder : HUMAN
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Alternative to a shower : BATH
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Quatrain rhyme scheme : ABAB
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Like ___ from the blue : ABOLT
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Environs : AREA
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Wise guy : SAGE
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Popular chocolate snack : HERSHEYBAR
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On the level : TRUE
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River through Florence : ARNO
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Mother ___ : GOOSE
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Help in crime : ABET
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Quad number : FOUR
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Lock : TRESS
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Torah readers : RABBIS
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Forgiving one : SPARER
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Oscar, e.g. : AWARD
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Prefix with cycle : UNI
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Draft org. : SSS
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March events? : PARADES
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Lolita : NYMPHET
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Phony prefix : SYM
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Fond du ___, Wis. : LAC
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New Zealand native : MAORI
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Where Spain and Portugal are : IBERIA
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Seasoning : PEPPER
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Afterward : LATER
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Kind of show : ROAD
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Singer Minnelli : LIZA
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Kick locale : SHINS
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Dumb ___ : DORA
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Paid promotion: Abbr. : ADVT
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Give up hard drink? : PASSTHEBAR
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Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
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Sheltered : ALEE
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Similar : ALIKE
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Wan : ASHY
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Lease : RENT
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Little ones : MITES
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It's a laugh : HAHA
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"Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
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Daybreak : MORN
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What's more : ALSO
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Louisiana waterway : BAYOU
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Bowers : ARBORS
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Socials : TEAS
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Tortoise's competitor : HARE
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Glaring : ASTARE
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Place to have one's head examined : BARBERSHOP
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Bouts of chills : AGUES
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Borscht ingredients : BEETS
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Selves : EGOS
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Hoedown musician : FIDDLER
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Shortened : TRIMMED
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Criticizes : RAPS
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Not at home : AWAY
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Coming-of-age event : BARMITZVAH
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Cross-one's-heart garment : BRA
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Play on words : PUN
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Some : ANY
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Dried : SERE
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Agitate : STIR
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Unit of corn : EAR
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Phys. or chem. : SCI
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Baby food : PAP
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"Reds" star : BEATTY
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Out of bed : ARISEN
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Bygone : PAST
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Andean animal : LLAMA
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Gofers : AIDES
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Commencement : ONSET
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Box lightly : SPAR
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Patriot Nathan : HALE
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It's full of baloney : DELI
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Final notice : OBIT
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Roue : RAKE
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War deity : ARES
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Hardly an underperformer : HAM

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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