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Shortz Era puzzles with duplicate answers

Puzzles with repeated answers are rare; there are only 51. Here's the list. Click on any Answer to see it in context.

NumDateAuthorAnswerClue
1.Ruth Bloomfield MargolinNOWith 38-Across, what a two-letter answer is in a crossword, usually ... or a hint to 20-, 24-, 44- and 51-Across
NOSee 35-Across
2.Patrick Blindauer and Tony OrbachPANCAKEKind of makeup
PANCAKEFlatten
PANCAKEBreakfast food item
3.Alex EylarTAUTOLOGYSee 58-Across
TAUTOLOGYSee 17-Across
4.Tom McCoyAVOIDREDUNDANCYWriting tip #6
AVOIDREDUNDANCYWriting tip #7
5.Andrea Carla MichaelsAUTHORWith 26-Across, 1982 Al Pacino film
AUTHORWith 24-Across, 1962 P. G. Wodehouse book
HEARYEWith 55-Across, town crier's cry
HEARYEWith 52-Across, Aaron Copland ballet
NEWYORKWith 42-Across, Frank Sinatra signature song
NEWYORKWith 40-Across, where Broadway is
SINGWith 71- and 72-Across, classic Louis Prima tune
SINGWith 72-Across, noted maximum security prison
ZOOMWith 5-Across, quickly
ZOOMWith 9-Across, an auto ad slogan
6.Peter A. CollinsHOMESee 17-Across
HOMEWith 18- and 19-Across, classic song that starts "'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam"
7.Timothy PolinBLANKSEntry forms
BLANKSValuable things to have in Scrabble
BLANKSYou might draw them when answering questions
BLANKSDoesn't remember, as something obvious, with "on"
BLANKSWhat starter pistols shoot
BLANKSUnstamped metal discs used for making coins
BLANKSBilly of infomercials
BLANKSVoids, with "out"
8.Joe Krozel and Peter CollinsBACKWARDHow the Across answers appear in the bottom half of this puzzle
BACKWARDHow the Across answers appear in the top half of this puzzle vis-à-vis the bottom
9.Michael DeweySIRSee 11-Down
SIRWith 39-Across and 58-Down, response to a military command
10.Jeff ChenCCCCCOceans
CCCCCGrab
CCCCCEspies
TTTTTRazz
TTTTTAids for long drives
UUUUUFarm females
UUUUUTrees with poisonous seeds
UUUUUProfit from
11.Stu OckmanOOOOOOWith 37-Across, dairy aisle purchase
OOOOOOSee 31-Across
12.Jeff ChenSPYFoe of 71-Across in Mad magazine
SPYFoe of 1-Across in Mad magazine
13.Paula Gamache and Ed SteinADDRESSPrepare to drive, as a golf ball
ADDRESSLincoln's famous one was just 272 words
CONSOLESay "There, there" to, say
CONSOLEHome entertainment centerpiece
EXPLOITTake advantage of
EXPLOITBit of derring-do
INCENSEMake boiling mad
INCENSEAromatic sticks
PRESENTShow, in a show-and-tell
PRESENTHere and now
14.Clive ProbertONEWith 42-Across, bogey?
ONEWith 42-Across, birdie?
15.Francis Heaney and Patrick BlindauerCATTractor make, briefly
CATHipster
DOGFollow relentlessly
DOGFrank
HORSEGymnast's equipment
HORSEBasketball shooting game
LIONViking foe?
LIONLouis VIII nickname, with "the"
MOLEMarilyn's mark
MOLESpicy sauce
SEALNavy commando
SEALIt makes an impression
16.John FarmerBLINGSee 18-Across
BLINGWith 10-Down, flashy jewelry
DURANSee 16-Across
DURANWith 2-Down, group with the only James Bond theme to hit #1
KNOCKSee 64-Across
KNOCKWith 54-Down, intro to a joke
SUGARWith 50-Down, #1 hit of 1969
SUGARSee 61-Across
TWINKLESee 39-Across
TWINKLEWith 25-Down, start of a nighttime nursery rhyme
17.John UnderwoodUSAEnd of a patriotic cheer
USAMiddle of a patriotic cheer
USAStart of a patriotic cheer
18.Michael J. DoranEXAMINESSee 40-Across
EXAMINESWith 21-Down, questions in court
FIRESSee 59-Across
FIRESWith 50-Down, tough positions for soldiers
HAIRSSee 22-Across
HAIRSWith 12-Down, rifle shooter's aid
ROADSSee 53-Across
ROADSWith 47-Down, crucial decision point
SECTIONSWith 26-Down, some statistical samples
SECTIONSSee 32-Across
WORDSSee 17-Across
WORDSWith 3-Down, popular puzzles
19.Michael ShteymanOOOHugs, symbolically
OOOQueenside castle, in chess notation
OOONew pedometer reading
OOOTic-tac-toe winner
20.Patrick MerrellLOREIt's passed on
LOREIt's passed on
21.Elizabeth C. GorskiOOONew pedometer reading
OOOTic-tac-toe win
22.Manny NosowskyPARBy its location [see adjoining squares of answer], a birdie
PARBy its location [see adjoining squares of answer], a bogey
23.Roger BarkanACADIAMaine's ___ National Park
ACADIA"Evangeline" setting
ACTSDoes stage work
ACTSNew Testament book
AGGIEPlaying marble
AGGIETexas A&M player
ALIENSOnes with green cards
ALIENS1986 sci-fi sequel
AURARadiant glow
AURA"___ Lee" (classic song)
BALLPARKShea, for one
BALLPARKLike some figures
BASICMicrosoft's first product
BASICFundamental
CARSTrain segments
CARS"Shake It Up" band, with "the"
CHOPCut of lamb
CHOPWhen doubled, quickly
CHUMBuddy
CHUMFish scraps
ELKSFraternal members
ELKSAntlered animals
ENTREEFree access
ENTREEMeat dish, often
ERAPaleozoic, for one
ERAPitcher's stat
GRUBSScrounges (for)
GRUBSBeetle larvae
ICE"Rocks"
ICEKnock off, to a mobster
IRONNumbered club
IRONUnwrinkle
KATKrazy ___
KATKit ___ bar
LABCertain retriever, briefly
LABIgor's place
LAWSSamuel ___, inventor of the stock ticker
LAWSStatutes
LEIHawaii's ___ Day
LEILuau memento
LOOKINTHEMIRRORExamine oneself
LOOKINTHEMIRRORSee eye-to-eye?
NOAHWordwise Webster
NOAHMan famous for doing a double take?
OCEANS"___ Eleven" (Sinatra film)
OCEANSSeas
OLDMANDad, slangily
OLDMANHemingway title character
REDLIGHTKind of district
REDLIGHTStop signal
RUNATCharge
RUNATMove rapidly toward
SERAMedical liquids
SERA"Will be," to Doris Day
SHOOTModel's session
SHOOT"Darn!"
SIE"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?"
SIEYou: Ger.
SMOKEDHad Marlboros, say
SMOKEDLike salmon, often
SPANNine inches
SPANBridge
STEEPVery expensive
STEEPPrepare, as tea
STEPFootfall
STEPPart of a process
TAIMai ___
TAISkater Babilonia
TISNotes after las
TISThird word in "America"
TORA___ Bora (Afghan region)
TORAWhen tripled, a W.W. II movie
TOTOIn ___ (entirely)
TOTODog in Oz
UNCLE___ Sam
UNCLE"I give!"
WHITELike a surrender flag
WHITEPart of an egg
24.Peter GordonBEWARYOFStart of a quip by Alfred E. Neuman
BEWARYOFEnd of the quip
25.Manny NosowskyTTTTTorment
TTTTSome socials
TTTTInformal tops
TTTTPlumbing joints
TTTTAngers, with "off"
TTTTTimeout signs
TTTTRib
TTTTSri Lankan exports
TTTTTFlirt
TTTTTGolfers' needs
TTTTTCertain crosses
TTTTTMusical notes
26.Zack ButlerIWILLQuote, part 5
IWILLQuote, part 2
27.Tap OsbornLIZZIEBORDENDefendant in an 1893 trial
LIZZIEBORDENDirector of 18 Across
28.Wayne Hall-EastmanADAMOriginal man
ADAMBede of fiction
29.Frances HansenWEREYOUTOCALLAVASEAVASEMore of verse
WEREYOUTOCALLAVASEAVASEMore of verse
30.Charles M. DeberSTEPerson Cinderella said was cruel
STEWhat the painters said they needed
STEPSee 115 Across
STEPWhat the passenger told the cabbie
STEPWhat Hesse called one of his novels
31.Teresa ForestallANONLater
ANONShortly
32.Nancy McCarthyLEESProminent Virginia family
LEESDregs
33.Richard N. Platt, Jr.RAT"Dirty" one, in a Cagney line
RATKind of race
34.John LandenbergerIAMStart of God's words to Moses
IAMEnd of 1 Across
35.Frances HansenTICKChide, with "off"
TICKFirst sound of work
TICKTOCKSounds of work
TICKTOCKMore sounds
TICKTOCKPlay it again, Sam
TICKTOCKOne more time
TOCKAfrican hornbill
TOCKLast sound of work
36.Frances HansenHEART"Cross my ___"
HEARTKind of burn
37.UnknownANDSee 1 Across
ANDSee 1 Across
38.Keith BlakeMILESTOGOBEFOREISLEEPSee 63 Across
MILESTOGOBEFOREISLEEPFrost line
39.UnknownFOOLSee 1 Across
FOOLAn old saw, with 31, 40, 46, 51, 57, 66 and 67 Across
40.UnknownRESTRemainder
RESTRepose
41.Hume R. CraftAMESSinger Ed
AMESCity near Des Moines
42.UnknownYENCraving
YENCraving
43.UnknownINTOInwardly.
INTODivision word.
44.UnknownALIEastern name.
ALIBaba.
45.H. L. RisteenINDState: Abbr.
INDNeither Dem. nor Rep.
46.UnknownWANEFade.
WANEDecrease.
47.A. H. Drummond, Jr.AGEEpoch.
AGEJack Benny's is 39.
48.William A. Lewis Jr.AGEA dog's ___.
AGE21 plus.
49.George HendersonISSUEThe "I" in G. I.
ISSUEA point of debate.
50.UnknownHENBiddy.
HENClucker.
51.William Spaar Jr.STRADSFiddles.
STRADSViolins.