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Jane S. Flowerree
Jane S. Flowerree

DON'T BUG ME!

New York Times, Sunday, March 15, 1992

Author:
Jane S. Flowerree
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 86, Avg Word Len: 5.14, Missing: { Z }, Scrabble score: 561 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 126, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jane S. Flowerree has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,468
Across
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Gem or Egyptian charm : SCARAB
7
Aviate : FLY
10
Home of the Cyclones : AMES
14
Actor in "Pretty Woman" : GERE
18
Tex-Mex treat : TAMALE
19
Transit patron : USER
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Soft drink : COLA
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Rink maneuver : AXEL
23
Garage size : ONECAR
24
Envelope encl. : SASE
25
Amer. commercial vessels : USMM
26
Moon goddess : LUNA
27
Cane : WALKINGSTICK
30
Part of Q.E.D. : QUODERAT
32
___ Lanka : SRI
33
Save : RESCUE
34
Impractical : UNVIABLE
35
Mottled : DAPPLED
39
Family of winged robbers : ASILIDAE
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The Altar : ARA
42
Swimmers : NATATORS
43
Pepe Le ___ of cartoons : PEW
46
State flower of La. : MAGNOLIA
51
Como or Garda : LAGO
52
Long-running musical : EVITA
54
Cornflower : BLUEBOTTLE
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Atlanta eleven : FALCONS
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Bridal path : AISLE
60
Garlic-flavored mayonnaise : AIOLI
62
Peer between a viscount and marquess : EARL
64
Child's play : SNAP
65
Astaire-Caron film: 1955 : DADDYLONGLEGS
69
Communications word : ALFA
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Murray and West : MAES
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Actress Patricia and family : NEALS
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Solitary: Comb. form : EREMO
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Hepburn-Grant film: 1938 : HOLIDAY
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A 1986 suspense film : BLACKWIDOW
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Rugged ridge : ARETE
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Smear : BLUR
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Baker's sweet concoction : HONEYBUN
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Princess Di's niece : BEA
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Two-masted sailing vessel : SCHOONER
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High note : ELA
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" . . . let our ___ also": U. S. Grant : TROOPSGO
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Varnish : SHELLAC
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"___ and be merry" : EATDRINK
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Francis or Dahl : ARLENE
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They're almost grads : SRS
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Milk producer : DAIRYCOW
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Georgia Tech player : YELLOWJACKET
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Impel : URGE
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Padres' late owner : KROC
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Young or old attachment : STER
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Ballerina Alicia from Cuba : ALONSO
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Trumpets' rels. : CORS
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Unit of loudness : SONE
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Strand : MAROON
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Chemical endings : ENES
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Office sub : TEMP
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Cushion : PAD
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Bailey of comics : BEETLE
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Lades : STOWS
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False rumor : CANARD
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Menotti heroine : AMELIA
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Lamb cut : RACK
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Turkish regiment : ALAI
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Swiss capital : BERN
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Made a big to-do : FUSSED
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Exams for would-be attorneys : LSATS
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Sammy Davis Jr.'s autobiography : YESICAN
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Prefix with puncture : ACU
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"The ___ Coast," Theroux novel : MOSQUITO
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It means the world to Juan : ELMUNDO
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Urn : SAMOVAR
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Helmet, to Hadrian : GALEA
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Princeton, to N.Y.C., e.g. : EXURB
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Kidney related : RENAL
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Thrill : ELATE
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Judicial disqualification : RECUSAL
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Pleasure, in Paris : GRE
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President of Mali: 1960-68 : KEITA
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Type of fuel : DIESEL
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Advisory group : PANEL
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Scrutinized : PROBED
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Composer of "Namouna" : LALO
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Fall behind : LAG
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Atomic particle : PION
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"Vulcan's chimney" : ETNA
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Petulant person : WASP
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Deg. for a yuppie : MBA
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Clay, today : ALI
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Gloomy fellow? : GUS
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Call ___ (quit) : ITADAY
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" . . . ___ in the affairs of men": Shak. : ATIDE
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Decorations akin to D.S.O.'s : VCS
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Actress Myrna et al. : LOYS
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Wright wing : ELL
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Plaster painting : FRESCO
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H.S. subject : ALG
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Type of jet engine. : ION
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Same, to Pierre : EGAL
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Islamic deity : ALLAH
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Dr.'s org. : AMA
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Beak : NEB
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"Black Beauty" author : SEWELL
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Captain of the Pequod : AHAB
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Wisdom of the ages : LORE
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Kind of market : FLEA
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River isle : AIT
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Qatar coin : RIYAL
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Teacher's deg. : EDB
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Part of a Chinese acre : MOU
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Possess : OWN
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"___ Rides Again," 1939 oater : DESTRY
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Patella area : KNEE
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Grind, on campus : BOOKWORM
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Hang loosely : LOP
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Retract : UNSAY
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Backslide : REGRESS
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Fair play : CRICKET
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Award recipient : HONOREE
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Desk style : ROLLTOP
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Sawed wood : SNORED
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Chop wood : HEW
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"___ what your country . . . ": J.F.K. : ASKNOT
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Compound used as a disinfectant : CRESOL
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Infer : EDUCE
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Slugger Hank : AARON
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Big gato : TIGRE
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Attire : DRESS
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Contralto Nikolaidi : ELENA
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"Platoon" director : STONE
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Door part : JAMB
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Side petals, in botany : ALAE
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Essence : CORE
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Collar maker : COP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 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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