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Jim Page
Jim Page

HO-HUM COUPLES

New York Times, Sunday, January 3, 1993

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 80, Avg Word Len: 5.23, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 525 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 108, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 12, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Jim Page has 84 pre-Shortz puzzles and 70 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,762
Across
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French sculptor-painter : ARP
4
Male swan : COB
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H.S. test : PSAT
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Campus org. in the 60's : SDS
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Muslim scholar : IMAM
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Espy : SEE
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N.H.L. great : ORR
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Sphere starter : ATMO
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Three, in Torino : TRE
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"Emergency" author: 1964 : RIVE
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Beatty movie : SHAMPOO
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Faller on Bacharach's head : RAINDROP
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"Off ___, on . . . ": Gillilan : AGIN
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Bizarre : WEIRD
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Police team : RIOTSQUAD
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Fanciful, as a yarn : TALL
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Fleabag? : UNSAVORYFLAT
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Season in Tours : ETE
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Goes out with again : REDATES
39
Bolt together : ELOPE
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Danube feeder : ILLER
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"Funny Girl" composer : STYNE
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Carthage loc. : AFR
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French possessive : TES
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___ Lanka : SRI
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"___ strange place, this Limbo!": Coleridge : TISA
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Syrian V.I.P. : ASSAD
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Hand warmers : MUFFS
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Numbers named for an Austrian physicist : MACHS
57
TV's Mary Richards: Abbr. : MTM
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Capri ending : OTE
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Held a spear in "Aïda" : SUPERED
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Juliet's emotion : AMORE
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Architect I. M. ___ : PEI
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Wise old man : NESTOR
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Spoon or spinner : LURE
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London district : SOHO
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Uninteresting secondhand garment? : DULLCASTOFF
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Elbe tributary : EGER
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Great number : SLEW
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Jane ___, soap-opera actress : ELLIOT
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Hogwash : ROT
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Ethiopian lake : TSANA
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Charges with gas : AERATES
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Wanted-poster letters : AKA
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Brooklyn follower : ITE
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Key : ISLET
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Darn good worker? : SEWER
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Pause, in Pisa : RESTA
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Lynda Johnson ___ : ROBB
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Chemical suffix : ANE
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W.W. II landing craft : LST
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Actress Claire : INA
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Gambling game : BEANO
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Muammar el-Qaddafi's realm : LIBYA
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Slanted : ATILT
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Seamstress, at times : SHIRRER
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Jazz, for one : ERA
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Scarecrow topper? : COMMONOLDHAT
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Sugar Bowl noise : ROAR
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Lacking intrepidity : NONHEROIC
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Rundown : TIRED
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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Cocteau's "L'___ Heurtebise" : ANGE
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Fisherman's rig : BANKLINE
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Actress in "Forever Amber" : DARNELL
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Soccer great : PELE
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Alfonso's queen : ENA
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Gear teeth : COGS
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Ram's mate : EWE
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Rebecca Crawley, ___ Sharp : NEE
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Cather biographer : EDEL
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Female hare : DOE
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Cousin of an acad. : INST
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Beatty from Louisville : NED
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Journal attachment : ESE
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Brains or beauty : ASSET
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Tries anew : REHEARS
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Necklace part : PEARLET
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Friday, for one : COP
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Loot for Cortés : ORO
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Pop singer Jackson ___ : BROWNE
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Caribbean's Gulf of ___ : PARIA
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Overzealous dieters : STARVERS
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Photographic-developer compound : AMIDOL
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Smart set : TON
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Fights, quarrels, etc. : STRIFES
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A bib catches this : DROOL
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Plant membranes : SEPTA
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Where Baghdad is : IRAQ
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Author ___ de Cervantes Saavedra : MIGUEL
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Emulate Earhart : AVIATE
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Fence repairer? : MENDER
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Stale bread, e.g.? : MOLDYTHROWAWAY
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Walker under an umbrella? : DRYPEDESTRIAN
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Italian pronoun : ESSA
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Turmoil : STIRUP
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Colo. Shoshones : UTES
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What Earth does : ROTATES
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Liqueur ingredient : ANISE
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Inanimate land tract? : LIFELESSBARREN
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A.T.&T. or I.B.M.? : FAMILIARSTOCK
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TV cartoon character : SMURF
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Small glass vials : AMPULS
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Beethoven output : SONATAS
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Thrifty : FRUGAL
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Unruffled : SERENE
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He's in "de cold, cold ground" : MASSA
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Soap plants : AMOLES
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Hold together : COHERE
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Notify : TELL
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Easier, as a job : SOFTER
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Rid of pests : DERAT
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Whistle : TOOT
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Farm-implement pioneer : DEERE
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Metal plate : COKETIN
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River through Rome : TIBER
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Hand holding, in bridge : TENACE
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Book-cover displays : TITLINGS
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R.I.P. notice : OBIT
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Thin layers : LAMINAE
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He wrote "Off the Court" : ASHE
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Geologic-time division : NEOCENE
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Infallible forecasters : ORACLES
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Delaware Indian : LENAPE
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Pressed : IRONED
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Type of bracelet or anklet : BANGLE
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Cosmetic liquid : LOTION
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Time co-founder : HADDEN
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Round : ORBED
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Hawaiian food fish : MOANO
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Clad, to the Bard : DREST
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D. S. Freeman subject : RELEE
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Lean to one side : HEEL
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Kin of 86 Across : LCI
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Reverent fear : AWE
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Incarnadine : RED

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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