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THREE-IN-ONE

New York Times, Sunday, October 23, 1983

92-Down : Nurse or yes man

Author:
Derrick C. Niederman
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 119, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1983, The New York TimesNo. 12,402
Across
1
Seized firmly : CLASPED
8
Christmas spirit : EGGNOG
14
Hummingbird sound : WHIR
18
W.W. I battlegrounds : TRENCHES
19
Flog : TROUNCE
21
Top-notch : AONE
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Two generals and an actress : LEEGRANT
23
Two Presidents and an actor : HARRISONFORD
25
Lurches : CAREENS
26
Flick : MOVIE
27
Like cookie flour : SIFTED
28
Bandicoot : RAT
29
In an ignoble manner : BASELY
30
Spot for a house plant : SILL
31
"Coal-ition" initials : UMW
34
Simple organism : MONAD
36
Dud : LEMON
38
Cheese city : EDAM
42
Uncluttered : NEAT
44
Two actresses and a trumpeter : MILESDAVIS
47
Gums : ULA
48
Islet: Sp. : CAYO
49
Balzac work : ADIEU
50
___ de plume : NOM
52
Lulu : ONER
53
Related through males : AGNATIC
56
___ Zee : TAPPAN
59
Golfer Bert : YANCEY
61
Transvaal capital : PRETORIA
63
Three times CCCLI : MLIII
64
Moreno : RITA
65
Sun. message : SER
66
Two authors and another author : SINCLAIRLEWIS
69
Loc. of Sydney : NSW
72
Grampuses : ORCS
74
About : CIRCA
75
Kidnap, in a way : SHANGHAI
77
Jamaican musical form : REGGAE
79
Lacking consideration : UNKIND
81
Song girl : ADELINE
82
Coordinate markers : AXES
83
Mad. and Lex., e.g. : STS
85
Unit of heat : THERM
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___ years (elderly) : ONIN
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Shock : JAR
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Two patriots and a historian : HENRYADAMS
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___ noire : BETE
94
Neth. port : AMST
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Nimbi : AURAE
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On the move : AFOOT
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Neighbor of Jord. : SYR
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Publishing name : OCHS
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First-aid device : SPLINT
105
"___ Town" : OUR
107
Chatterer : MAGPIE
110
Tartan wearers : CLANS
111
Harsh, rasping sound : STRIDOR
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Two football greats and an author : GRAHAMGREENE
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Two former Yankee southpaws and a director : JOHNFORD
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Home of Octavius : ROMA
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Amble : SAUNTER
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V.P. and family: 1877-81 : WHEELERS
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Combat flies : SWAT
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Abhor : DETEST
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Sides : BORDERS
Down
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Spanish linen : CREA
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Lascivious look : LEER
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Fury : ANGER
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Horror-film sound : SCREAM
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Apparition : PHANTOM
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Poetic dusks : EENS
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Result of "spring forward" : DST
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Characteristic beliefs : ETHOS
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Serious : GRAVE
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Thug : GORILLA
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Famed 1961 defector : NUREYEV
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Navy agcy. like 101 Down : ONI
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He played Gen. G.S.P. : GCS
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Vacillate : WAFFLE
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Campsite sound : HOOT
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Concerning : INRE
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Comedian Foxx : REDD
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What R.N.'s provide : TLC
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Cousin of indigo : EOSIN
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Aught : NIL
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Succeeded : MADEIT
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Like a tired tire : BALD
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Fair : SOSO
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Opens a beer can : UNCAPS
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Like a char's wages : MEAGRE
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Two cowboy portrayers and an actor : WAYNEROGERS
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Thiamine's kin : NIACIN
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Pearl and Mouse : MINNIES
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Two dancers and a gourmet : DUNCANHINES
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Nautical term : ALEE
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Lamb owner or a Lamb : MARY
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Precisely : TOAT
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Beacon, e.g. : SEAMARK
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Hypocritical cunning : DUPLICITY
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Countless : MYRIAD
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Can. province : ONT
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Puccini work : TOSCA
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Pupil regulators : IRISES
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Piscatorial carnivore : PIRANHA
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Ache : AIL
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Oise tributary : AISNE
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Plaintiff : ACCUSER
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Author Yutang : LIN
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Abruptly, in comics : WHAMMO
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Soundness of judgment : SANITY
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Frank : WIENER
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Grid blockers : RGS
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Semisolid lump : GLOB
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Indian bigwig : RAJA
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Tchr.'s concoction : EXAM
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Within, in Dijon : DEDANS
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Hence : THUS
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Catamaran : RAFT
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Embryonic : NASCENT
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Well supplied : REPLETE
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Nurse or yes man : SOOTHER
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Astaire hit: 1935 : TOPHAT
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Throat-clearing sounds : AHEMS
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Curdled : TURNED
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Bush's old org. : CIA
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Highway divisions : LANES
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Exanimate : INERT
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Browning, for one : RIFLE
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Diamond V.I.P.'s : MGRS
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Lined up : AROW
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Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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London district : SOHO
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Active one : DOER
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Stowe's "The Pearl of ___ Island" : ORRS
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Hwys. : RDS
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Traipse : GAD
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Repent : RUE
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Monogram of an 1865 assassin : JWB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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