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New York Times, Monday, September 11, 1995

With 55 Across, a handyman's description

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QWXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 185 for Mr. Robbins. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times9/11/95 ( No. 16,743 )
Across
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Companies : FIRMS
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Concerning : ASTO
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Priests' robes : ALBS
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Dickens's ___ Heep : URIAH
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Blood carrier : VEIN
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"Road" picture destination : BALI
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With 55 Across, a handyman's description : JACKOFALLTRADES
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"Now it's clear" : ISEE
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Elevator, in Exeter : LIFT
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Wight and Capri, e.g. : ISLES
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Greek weights : OBOLI
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Like Irving's "Hollow" : SLEEPY
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Sneak showing: Var. : PREVUE
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Two-wheeler : MOPED
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Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Hose down : SPRAY
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Taxi : CAB
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Agitate : STIR
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Brand of wrap : SARAN
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Go it alone : SOLO
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Golfer's ___ time : TEE
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Pythias's pal : DAMON
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Serious offender : FELON
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Israeli desert : NEGEV
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Installed in office : SEATED
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41 Across's wish : PAROLE
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Mr. Kefauver : ESTES
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Water jet : SPURT
50
Actor Jannings : EMIL
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Milky white gem : OPAL
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See 17 Across : ANDMASTEROFNONE
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Whom Zeus visited as a swan : LEDA
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A Bronté : ANNE
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Malt kilns : OASTS
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Baseball's Say Hey Kid : MAYS
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Frisks : PATS
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Grace word : BLESS
Down
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Japanese volcano : FUJI
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Savings for the elderly : IRAS
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"Minute" dish : RICE
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Thorough beauty treatment : MAKEOVER
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"___ nuff!" : SHO
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Benefit : AVAIL
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17 Across's ongoing program? : SELFIMPROVEMENT
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Pinball no-no : TILT
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Toronto's prov. : ONT
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Demeaned : ABASED
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Soup scoop : LADLE
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Censor, as a tape : BLEEP
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Not a manly man : SISSY
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Ice sheet : FLOE
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"When the Frost is on the Punkin" poet : RILEY
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Greyhound vehicle : BUS
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Bridge : SPAN
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History : PAST
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Baptism, e.g. : RITE
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Toledo's lake : ERIE
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Algerian seaport : ORAN
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Ditto : SAME
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Pistol company : COLT
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Burn soother : ALOE
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007 : BOND
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Wise guy : SAGE
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Like the Christmas card business : SEASONAL
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"D" in radio talk : DELTA
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Agent's 15%, e.g. : FEE
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Actress Shearer et al. : NORMAS
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French city in W.W. II fighting : STLO
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The 23rd, for one : PSALM
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Sleeping problem : APNEA
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Reddish : RUDDY
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Fathers : SIRES
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Sicilian spouter : ETNA
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Model : POSE
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Exterminator's targets : ANTS
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Minus : LESS
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Schmo : SAP
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Watch chain : FOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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