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Jim Page
Jim Page

New York Times, Monday, January 11, 1993

15-Across : Attack

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,770
Across
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Drivel; twaddle : BLAH
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Frosh-rushing groups : FRATS
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Happy : GLAD
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Tops : AONE
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Attack : RUNAT
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Burt's mate : LONI
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Vehicle with skilike runners : SNOWMOBILE
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Teen's bane : ACNE
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Hair colorings : HENNAS
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Kind of needlework : CROCHET
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E.r.a and r.b.i. : STATS
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"The Sun Also ___" : RISES
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Judge's seat : BANC
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___ tem : PRO
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Begone start : WOE
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Bread spread : OLEO
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Super Bowl M.V.P. Dawson : LEN
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Raid : INROAD
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"___ Dallas" : STELLA
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More aristocratic : NOBLER
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Thoroughly soaked : SODDEN
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Wrestling pad : MAT
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Baseball's Matty : ALOU
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Posed : SAT
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Pub drink : ALE
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Yin and ___ : YANG
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Leaves hurriedly : SCATS
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Hon kin : DEARY
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Laugh : CHORTLE
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Grosse ___, Mich. : POINTE
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Rhine tributary : AARE
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Pair skating's relative : ICEDANCING
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Gam or Hayworth : RITA
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Library device : DATER
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Aware of a hoax : ONTO
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Soho baby buggy : PRAM
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Well-groomed : SLEEK
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Good or great finish : NESS
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Shindig : BASH
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___ Ranger : LONE
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At another time : ANON
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Cut down : HEWN
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Poet Robert's flower? : FROSTPLANT
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"___-a-dub-dub" : RUB
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Bath powders : TALCS
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Gang windup : STER
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Alaska's ___ National Monument : GLACIERBAY
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Lomond and Fyne : LOCHS
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Year: Fr. : ANNEE
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Counts calories : DIETS
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Barker and Bell : MAS
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U. of Maine's site : ORONO
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"Chances ___," Mathis hit : ARE
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Many, many pounds : TON
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Office biggie : BOSS
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___ sax : ALTO
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Requisite : NEED
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Britain's ___ Guards : COLDSTREAM
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Home of Rollins College : WINTERPARK
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Stewpot : OLLA
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Long time : AEON
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Narcotic : DRUG
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Smallest amount : LEAST
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West or Murray : MAE
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Steep slope : SCARP
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Rocking ___ : CHAIR
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Blood vessel : AORTA
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Transferred picture : DECAL
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Hither and ___ : YON
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Eyeball covers : LIDS
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Sacred image : ICON
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Cubs' number : NINE
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Explosives : TNTS
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Some are puffed up : EGOS
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Nice summer : ETE
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Sandra or Ruby : DEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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