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New York Times, Sunday, August 14, 1994

Author:
Deborah Kathryn Trombley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Deborah Kathryn Trombley

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 170, Blocks: 90 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Trombley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 0814 ( 16,350 )
Across
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Ancient Yemen : SHEBA
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Domain : REALM
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Basic wage : SCALE
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Closes the gap? : DARNS
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Certain angler : EELER
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Mrs. Banks of "Father of the Bride" : ELLIE
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Red dye : EOSIN
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Prohibit : ESTOP
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House of the Seven Gables site : SALEM
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Imitate Crosby : CROON
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Scholia : NOTES
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Like caramel : CHEWY
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'Smiler's goal? : SLAPSAROUND
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'Smothering? : SKINCARE
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Pinfold residents : STRAYS
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Blond : FAIR
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Is forthcoming : OPENSUP
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Goggle boxes, so to speak : TVS
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Scudded : RAN
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Demesne : ESTATE
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Born : NEE
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Compass dir. : ENE
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Knolls : HILLOCKS
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Details handler : AIDE
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Like a rainbow : ARCED
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"Dreams and Projects" author : ARP
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Galahad's mother : ELAINE
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_____ spout (house part) : EAVE
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"Eight Days _____" : AWEEK
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Bikini part : BRA
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Stuck (to) : CLUNG
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'Swine enthusiast? : SPORTSFAN
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Spain's _____ del Sol : COSTA
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Emilia's husband : IAGO
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Let out, perhaps : ALTER
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Like _____ of buffalo : AHERD
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Pierced : LANCED
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Mountain _____ : ASH
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Sweetheart, in Savoie : AMIE
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Sagacious : SHREWD
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Proofs : REREADS
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Dowers : TALENTS
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Unified : ONE
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Most dolorous : SADDEST
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Cleopatra's Needle, for one : OBELISK
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Running, but not getting anywhere : IDLING
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Catches : BAGS
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Uffizi contents : ART
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Pulitzer-winner composer George et al. : PERLES
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Parisians think of them : IDEES
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Up the bet : RAISE
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Part of a Civil War signature : ELEE
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Contemporary author Canin : ETHAN
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'Slavish account? : SLUSHFUND
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Ancient Roman gown : STOLA
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Dale's favorite cowboy : ROY
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Lightens up? : PALES
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Stake : ANTE
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They can be mental : IMAGES
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"Hey _____!" : YOU
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City on the Rhone : ARLES
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Belted : GIRT
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Firm : RESOLUTE
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Diminutive suffixes : ETS
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Centennial State: Abbr. : COL
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Actor James : ARNESS
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Noted Warhol subject : MAO
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Tee neighbor : ESS
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Cabbie's query : WHERETO
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Verily : AMEN
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Tenure of John Paul II : PAPACY
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'Slug off? : STOWAWAY
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'Smart money? : SMALLCHANGE
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Onetime Clinton cause : NAFTA
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Ammonia compound : IMINE
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Ship's shipment : CARGO
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The Supremes' "_____ a Symphony" : IHEAR
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Nearby : ABOUT
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Twerps : NERDS
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Test : ASSAY
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Standards : NORMS
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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"Swell" : GREAT
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Words between Friends : THEES
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Graylag or specklebelly : GOOSE
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Mtg. of Congress : SESS
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Make whole : HEAL
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Singer Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Warning sounds : BEEPS
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Eagle flier : ARMSTRONG
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Start a Model T again : RECRANK
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One of the Jetsons : ELROY
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Burns poem "To _____" : ALOUSE
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Symbol of St. Mark : LION
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Patch : MEND
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Having esthesia : SENSATE
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The _____ Monster : COOKIE
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Up and around : ASTIR
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Claim : LIEN
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Settle snugly : ENSCONCE
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Ordained : DECREED
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Visibly frightened : ASHEN
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Map abbr. : RTE
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Immediately : NOW
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Bond, for one : SPY
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_____ to the finish : ARACE
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Sneak _____ : APEEK
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Rage : FAD
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'Scornful book? : SEARSCATALOGUE
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Not G, PG, R or X : UNRATED
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Life : PEP
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Spook house? : THECIA
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Country homes : VILLAS
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'Shah's palace? : SLAUGHTERHOUSE
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Relishes : SAVORS
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Row : TIER
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Prefix with type : LINO
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Sonnet's end : SESTET
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Kind of ceremony : AWARDS
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Tear : REND
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Siamang, e.g. : APE
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"_____ Good Men" : AFEW
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"Treasure Island" captain Billy : BONES
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Besmirch : TARNISH
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Polish : SHEEN
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Burdens : CARES
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Blurbs : ADS
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Make _____ of (muddle) : AMESS
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7.92 inches : LINK
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Overhang : LEDGE
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Tabloid cover topic, maybe : ALIEN
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Golfer's goals : HOLES
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Vitamin amts. : RDAS
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Mollify : ALLAY
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Moves furtively : SIDLES
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Patient one : ABIDER
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Unsealed, in poesy : OPE
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Affiance : BETROTH
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_____ ex machina : DEUS
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Lowly laborers, in slang : GRUNTS
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Fills a vacancy : RELETS
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Ribs : TEASES
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Key : ISLE
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Colony member : ANT
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Collective abbr. : ETAL
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Diet : FARE
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Some amorousness : SMOOCHING
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Prefix with type : PROTO
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Permissive : ALLOWING
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Spanish composer Albeniz : ISAAC
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Ground hemlock : YEW
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Cellophane substitute : ACETATE
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Most griseous : GREYEST
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Auberge : INN
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Puts to good use : EMPLOYS
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Actress Blake : AMANDA
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Uncrowded : SPARSE
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Queue after Q : RSTUV
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Hawn film "Bird on _____" : AWIRE
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Spirogyras : ALGAE
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Bumpkin : YAHOO
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New World abbr. : AMER
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Specialty of 3 Down : SCAT
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Pound : MASH
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"Camelot" co-star : NERO
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Herds of humpbacks : GAMS
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Celtic tongue : ERSE
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Actress Grey : NAN
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Basketball's Saperstein : ABE
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In favor of : FOR

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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