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"LOOK, MA! ..."

New York Times, Sunday, May 10, 1992

Author:
Michael J. Parris
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 78, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }
Open Squares: 116, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Michael J. Parris has 11 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1992, The New York TimesNo. 15,524
Across
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On ___ (in reserve) : ICE
4
Dict. entry : DEF
7
Change : ALTER
12
Pinched a nose : TWEAKED
19
Stuporous : NARCOSE
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"Now I ___ ... " : LAYME
22
Irish county or TV doctor : KILDARE
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Mother's Day treats, perhaps : SUNDAYMATINEES
25
Oily esters : OLEATES
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Peter the Great, e.g. : TSAR
27
Fickle lady : LUCK
28
Large shoe width : EEE
30
"___ mia! I forgot the flowers!" : MAMMA
31
Poetic time : EEN
32
Debussy work : IBERIA
34
___ Luirc, County Cork town : RATH
36
Like argon or krypton : INERT
40
Mother on Mother's Day? : PRIMADONNA
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Long, deep bow : SALAAM
44
"___ Abby" : DEAR
45
Certain naval ordnance : MINES
46
Furrow : RUT
47
Baton Rouge inst. : LSU
48
Director Kazan : ELIA
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U.K. legislative branch : COMMONS
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Stares in wonder : GAPES
54
Expression of surprise : HEAVENS
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Provokes : INCITES
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One, in Dumfries : ANE
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Tornadoes : TWISTERS
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Peaceful bird : DOVE
61
Spanish anesthetic : ETER
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Usher's work station : AISLE
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"M ___ ... " : ISFORTHEMANYTHINGS
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Maternally related : ENATE
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Female ruffs : REES
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Chooses : OPTS
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Amusing one : DIVERTER
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Asian nation: Abbr. : KOR
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Most corpulent : FATTEST
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Distillation leftovers : RESIDUE
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British guns : STENS
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Environmental subspecies : ECOTYPE
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"Deutschland ___ Alles" : UBER
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An NCO : SGT
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Alts. : HTS
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Worthless stuff : TRIPE
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Historically, a fortified town : BURG
92
Viral skin ailment : HERPES
94
Ultimate asst. for Mom? : LIVEINMAID
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"Three Lives" author : STEIN
100
Supporters of spectacles : EARS
101
Term projects : PAPERS
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Vitamin qty. : RDA
103
De la Mare poem : NOD
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Shamus : TEC
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Egyptian deity : AMON
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Assert : AVER
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English boy's best friend? : HISMATEY
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Title for Mother? : WOMANOFTHEYEAR
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Turned away : AVERTED
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Hammer associated with Russia : ARMAND
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Royce subject : LOYALTY
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Certain millworkers : SAWYERS
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Dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
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Chemical suffix : YNE
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Nice seasoning : SEL
Down
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Shoe part : INSTEP
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One having an effect : CAUSER
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Verdi opera : ERNANI
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Edmond O'Brien film: 1949 : DOA
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Ending for court : ESY
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Essence of motherhood or womanhood : FEMALENESS
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Ballerina Alonso : ALICIA
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Sri ___ : LANKA
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Ship's chain : TYE
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Dubai or Kuwait: Var. : EMEERATE
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Close again : RESEAL
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Ring ref's decision : TKO
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Pebbles's mother on TV : WILMA
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Anagram for Emile : ELEMI
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First Mother's Day celebrants? : ADAMANDEVE
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Krazy ___ of comics : KAT
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Prior to Prior : ERE
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___ Moines : DES
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Naval off. : CDR
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Revolves : TURNS
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Dostoyevsky's "The ___" : IDIOT
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Parisienne's maidservant : BONNE
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Marijuana relative : HASHISH
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Sniggler : EELER
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Star of "The Invisible Man" : RAINS
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Refrain syllables : TRAS
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Mothers: Colloq. : MAMMIES
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Places to keep Mother out of today? : SUPERMARKETS
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Granolalike breakfast food : MUESLI
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Indian queen : RANEE
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El ___, Spanish hero : CID
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A top Japanese golfer : ONO
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Year in the reign of Henry I : MCVI
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Assembles : GATHERS
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Those with endurance : STAYERS
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Solar disk : ATEN
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They have Attic salt : WITS
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Rock attachment : ETTE
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Oats for Arazi, e.g. : FEED
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Spate : ONRUSH
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Almond-flavored liqueur: Var. : RATEGEE
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Broadway lights : NEONS
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Obtained : GOTTEN
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Highland river : SPEY
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Cookbook amt. : TSP
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Jeanne d'Arc, e.g. : STE
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First appearance : DEBUT
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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Noel mother : VIRGINMARY
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With zeal : FERVENTLY
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Quaker gray : ACIER
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Sun helmets : TOPIS
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Massages : RUBS
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Knows ___ (is hip) : THESCORE
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Supporter of: Comb. form : TRAT
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On the ___ my tongue : TIPOF
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Before hostilities : PREWAR
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À ___ (dessert style) : LAMODE
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Mothers, certainly : MARVELS
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Imagine : IDEATE
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Strawberry of baseball : DARRYL
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Napoli night : NOTTE
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Lustrous velvet : PANNE
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Cervine creature : DEER
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Akihito's second son : AYA
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Owns : HAS
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Marsh elder : IVA
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Stitch : SEW
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Measures of lgth. : YDS
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Sound from a poupée : MAMAN
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Sweetie : HON
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Storm part : EYE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 18 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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