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New York Times, Monday, September 13, 1999

Author:
Fran and Lou Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJKXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 134 for Mr. Sabin. NYT links: Across Lite
In a 2019 interview for the Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project, Lou Sabin noted that his late wife, Fran, was only listed as a co-constructor on his New York Times crosswords for business purposes.
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© 1999, The New York TimesNo. 0913 ( 18,206 )
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Leader opposed by the Bolsheviks : TSAR
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Stockholm native : SWEDE
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Prefix with distant : EQUI
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Like some kitchens, in real estate ads : EATIN
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Moscow's land: Abbr. : RUSS
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Rosy, as a complexion : PEACHESANDCREAM
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Dwindles, with "out" : PETERS
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Surgeon's assistant : NURSE
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"Tinker to ___ to Chance" : EVERS
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Manicurist's board : EMERY
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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___ Moines, Iowa : DES
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Rude look : STARE
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Peek-___ : ABOO
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Entree fowl : CAPON
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Alaskan islander : ALEUT
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Speckled, as hair : SALTANDPEPPER
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Nun's wear : HABIT
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Fussy relatives, stereotypically : AUNTS
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Take apart : UNDO
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Montana metropolis : BUTTE
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Architect I. M. ___ : PEI
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Someone ___ (not mine) : ELSES
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Trattoria sauce : PESTO
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Madame with a Nobel : CURIE
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Detects : SENSES
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Fundamental, as issues : MEATANDPOTATOES
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Baby-faced : CUTE
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Spanish mistress : DUENA
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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Hot tempers : IRES
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Jack who would eat no fat : SPRAT
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Numbered rds. : RTES
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Surpassed : TOPPED
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Record holder : SLEEVE
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Glass marbles : AGATES
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Soapbox derby entrant : RACER
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Visits : SEES
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Lived : WAS
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Fraternity letter : ETA
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Sit-down affair : DINNER
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Hang on : ENDURE
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Bumbles : ERRS
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She has lots of workers : QUEENBEE
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It's between Can. and Mex. : USA
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Theory suffix : ISM
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"48___" : HRS
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Boo-hoo : CRY
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School with historic playing fields : ETON
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Authorization : MANDATE
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Take the show on the road : TOUR
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Sizzling : HOT
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Health resort : SPA
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Hannibal's challenge : ALPS
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Muse of history : CLIO
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Long distance inits. : ATT
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Suitable : APT
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Not loco : SANE
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Step down : ABDICATE
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Implants : PUTS
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WSW's reverse : ENE
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Drill sergeant's call : HUP
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They're often pulled at night : BLINDS
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Exhausted : USEDUP
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Categorize : ASSORT
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British essayist Sir Richard : STEELE
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Sheriffs' aids : POSSES
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Time to remember : ERA
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Shooter ammo : PEA
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"Step right in!" : ENTER
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Western tribe : UTES
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Rebounds, e.g. : STAT
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Long distance inits. : MCI
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Where Switz. is : EUR
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The "p" of m.p.h. : PER
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"Put ___ Happy Face" : ONA

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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