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Alex F. Black
Alex F. Black

HOORAY FOR LOVE

New York Times, Sunday, February 14, 1993

Author:
Alex F. Black
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 75, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 532 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 17, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Alex F. Black has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,804
Across
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Nonsense : PIFFLE
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Prosperity : WEAL
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Tennis stratagem : LOB
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This may lead to lead : ADIT
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Reserves for future use : STORES
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Cape fox : ASSE
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Zhivago's love : LARA
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Put on board : LADE
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"Love ___ ," 1952 film : ISBETTERTHANEVER
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Lascivious look : LEER
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Brat's rebuttal : SASS
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Estuary : ARM
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Grenoble's department : ISERE
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Robin's companion : BATMAN
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___ deck (ducks) : HITSTHE
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Copperfield's first wife : DORA
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Students' ponies : TROTS
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"Love ___": Prov. 10:12 : COVERETHALLSINS
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Crescent-shaped figure : LUNE
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Rosaceous plant : AVENS
43
Deg. for a thespian : BDA
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Heating vessels : ETNAS
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Clark's girlfriend : LOIS
47
Lovelorn person's problem : ACHE
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U.S.N. officer : CPO
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Put back : RESTORE
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Strasbourg's river : ILL
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"Love ___": Gershwin : ISHERETOSTAY
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"Sweet Swan of ___!": Jonson : AVON
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Skid : FISHTAIL
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Authenticator : NOTARY
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Nigerian group : EFIKS
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Statute : ACT
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Ecol. watchdog : EPA
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Jackie's second : ARI
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"You ___ Love," 1927 song : ARE
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Embarrass : ABASH
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African fish : ANABAS
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Authorizes : EMPOWERS
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Business association : FIRM
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" . . . Love ___": Dickinson : ISALLTHEREIS
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Old hand : VET
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Treaty site: 1925 : LOCARNO
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It's love-love at the start : SET
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Omaha Beach craft : LSTS
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Love seat, e.g. : SOFA
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Clarinetist Jimmie ___ : NOONE
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"___ in Love?": 1952 song : AMI
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Aweigh : ATRIP
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Yucatec : MAYA
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"Love __": Song of Solomon : ISSTRONGASDEATH
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Medieval underclass : SERFS
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Civil-rights org. : ACLU
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A Romance language : ITALIAN
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Nullify : NEGATE
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Havens for bactrians? : OASES
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Light, in Lugo : LUZ
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Christiania, today : OSLO
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Auricular : OTIC
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"Love ___": Jerome K. Jerome : ISLIKETHEMEASLES
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Dijon dream : REVE
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Tatum's dad : RYAN
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Mrs. Sprat's no-no : LEAN
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Mergers : UNIONS
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Very, in Versailles : TRES
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Bungle : ERR
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Mlle., in Málaga : SRTA
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Coin for 126 Across : PESETA
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Purportedly psychic phenomena : PSIS
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Peggy Lee's "___ Good Day" : ITSA
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Watch pockets : FOBS
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Renews : FRESHENS
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Jenny Lou Carson's "___ Me Go, Lover" : LET
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Worldly goods : ESTATE
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Affection : WARMTH
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Superlative maker : EST
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"He is . . . ___ for the defenseless": Ingersoll : ASHIELD
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Yarn measures : LEAS
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Shirley's roomie : LAVERNE
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Norwegian coin : ORE
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Sharp remark : BARB
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"Love ___": Shak. : ALLTRUSTAFEW
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Subordinate deity : DAEMON
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Think : IDEATE
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Sets of three : TERNS
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"___ d'Yvetot," Ibert opera : LEROI
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Formerly, formerly : ERST
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Beatty and Rorem : NEDS
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Famous former weakling : ATLAS
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Govt. collection agency : IRS
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Nobelist in Chemistry: 1918 : HABER
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Off the beaten track : ASTRAY
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Islamic leader from the Golden St.? : CALIF
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Convex moldings : OVOLI
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Salome's septet : VEILS
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Milk: Comb. form : LACTO
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Duke of Elchingen : NEY
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Kind of S.D.I. weapon : ASAT
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Its symbol is X : CHI
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Sainted mother of Constantine : HELENA
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Dead Sea product : POTASH
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Glacial ridges : OSAR
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Egg: Comb. form : OVI
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Seoul G.I. : ROK
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Off. outranking 50 Across : ENS
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Restless yen : ITCH
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Make possible : ENABLE
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Testers : TRIERS
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"Love ___," 1965 film : HASMANYFACES
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Mischievous bowman : EROS
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Cronies : PALS
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Sacred bull : APIS
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Gompers's org. : AFL
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Double this for a Chilean river : BIO
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Bridge between electrodes : ARC
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Tone deafness : ASONIA
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Rose essence : ATTAR
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Choo Choo Coleman was one : MET
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Portuguese city : EVORA
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Get new equipment : REFIT
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Pathogenic bacterium, for short : STAPH
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Rescuer of Odysseus : INO
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Electronic eavesdropping : ELINT
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Friars' feisty fete : ROAST
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Narrowing of a corporeal passage : STENOSIS
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Snake mackerel : ESCOLAR
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Damper : MOISTER
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Okla. city : ADA
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One having a tryst : MEETER
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Greek : ARGIVE
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An anagram for nails : SLAIN
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Extended walrus tooth : TUSK
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Chief ore of lead : GALENA
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Styptic-pencil ingredient : ALUM
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Appraisal : SIZEUP
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Quick shot : SNORT
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Republic of Ireland : EIRE
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Some of the Apodes : EELS
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Blackthorn fruit : SLOE
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Christian equivalent of Ramadan : LENT
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Thessalian peak : OSSA
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Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
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Bowler or boater : HAT
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One, in Ayr : ANE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 11 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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