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New York Times, Thursday, August 24, 1995

Three empresses of the Eastern Roman Empire

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Gaffney.
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© 1995, The New York Times8/24/95 ( No. 16,725 )
Across
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Uncleaned : DUSTY
6
Street pavement sign : SLO
9
Biscayne Bay site : MIAMI
14
Poe poem "For ___" : ANNIE
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Whole bunch : TON
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Li'l one : ABNER
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Choice from a masher : YOURPLACEORMINE
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French film award : CESAR
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University motto word : LUX
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"I can't believe it!" : MAN
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Noted name in retailing : SAKS
25
Advertising pitch : TRYIT
27
Step : PACE
28
O.J. judge : ITO
29
Up : RISEN
30
Two-time U.S. Open tennis champ : SELES
31
Froot Loops bird : TOUCAN
33
Corot subject : SEINE
35
Choice from Elvis : ITSNOWORNEVER
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Tough one : POSER
40
Powwow site : TEEPEE
42
Certain Peruvian : LIMAN
45
Bring to a boil : ANGER
47
___-haw : HEE
48
Model from Mogadishu : IMAN
49
Hum soothingly : CROON
50
Trader's shout : SELL
51
"___ sure!" (Valley girl comment) : FER
52
Is afflicted with : HAS
53
It's north of Bangladesh : ASSAM
55
Choice from a tough negotiator : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
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Computer people : USERS
61
Memo letters : FYI
62
Ancient explorers : NORSE
63
Cremation sites : PYRES
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Admission ___ : FEE
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Southern Senator : GRAMM
Down
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Kind of school : DAY
2
One abroad : UNO
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Left the house on tiptoe : SNUCKOUT
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Cavaliers ride on them : TIRES
5
Rural affirmatives : YEPS
6
Bart, Ringo and Brenda : STARRS
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___ cit. (footnote abbr.) : LOC
8
Bon mot : ONELINER
9
Pop singer Richard : MARX
10
Big Blue : IBM
11
20 Questions category : ANIMAL
12
Hazard : MENACE
13
Three empresses of the Eastern Roman Empire : IRENES
18
Barrio residents : LATINOS
19
Not safe : OUT
23
Dog command : SIT
24
Yours, in Paris : ATOI
26
Choice from a cross-examiner : YESORNO
27
Annoyance : PEEVE
29
Blabbered : RANON
30
Show contempt : SNEER
32
Washington channel : CSPAN
34
Concentrated : INTENSE
36
Loses effectiveness : WEARSOFF
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Some collectibles : EPHEMERA
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Director's unit : REEL
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Sushi choice : EEL
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Hoist : LIFTUP
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Agreeable remark : IMEASY
44
Chit : MARKER
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Last line of defense : GOALIE
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Fiddle's partner : CAT
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Enjoy : SAVOR
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Defendant of 1949 : HISS
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Belted one out : SANG
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Before : ERE
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Catcher's spot : RYE
58
Belief : ISM
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Pro ___ : TEM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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