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LOVE -- AMERICAN STYLE?

New York Times, Sunday, June 27, 1993

Author:
Alex K. Justin
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 168, Blocks: 98, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 658 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 147, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 21, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Alex K. Justin has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles and 14 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,937
Across
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Ensnare : CATCH
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Diners' protectors : BIBS
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Feast of Lots : PURIM
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Start of corner or pillar : CATER
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Stately potato? : IDAHO
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"The jig ___!" : ISUP
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Kind of acid : AMINO
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Rodgers's "There Is Nothin' Like ___" : ADAME
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Part 1: Where they met : DATINGGAME
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Maximally : ATBEST
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"Ora pro ___" : NOBIS
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Jannings or Ludwig : EMIL
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Memorabilia : ANA
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Part 9: In 82 Across they swore ___ : TOTELLTHETRUTH
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State flower of N.H. : LILAC
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Despicable : VILE
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Part of a C.S.A. hero's signature : ELEE
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Sliding piece of machinery : CAM
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Pro ___ (for the time being) : TEM
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Schiller hero : TELL
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Cheese from Meaux : BRIE
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Caloric meas. : BMR
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Edible mollusk : ABALONE
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Main line : AORTA
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Co-star of "Hellzapoppin'" : OLSEN
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Wade's opponent of note : ROE
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Circle of light : CORONA
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Explosive trio : TNT
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Forward letters : REMAIL
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Tony-winning choreographer : KIDD
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Gary or Mary : HART
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Cotswold : SHEEP
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"Rocket Man" singer : JOHN
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Supported in a dispute : SIDED
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Son of Gad : ERI
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Part 4. Their post-reception status : HONEYMOONERS
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Showy clothing : FINERY
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A.E.S. defeater: 1952 and 1956 : DDE
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Eliminate : ERASE
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Cooling-off period : TRUCE
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Brunei V.I.P. : SULTAN
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Doctor's prescription : DOSAGE
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Nasser's successor : SADAT
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The movies : SCREEN
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Nursery-rhyme pair : SPRATS
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Eucharistic service plate : PATEN
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Flatware item : SPOON
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Orthodontist's degree : DMD
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Pierre's sweetheart : CHERIE
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Part 8: Where they ended up : DIVORCECOURT
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Gunk : GOO
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Cuckoopint, e.g. : AROID
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"Cogito, ___ sum": Descartes : ERGO
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Methodical : EXACT
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In a rank : AROW
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Companions of chips : DIPS
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Expatriate of a sort : EMIGRE
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Get one's goat : IRK
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Cager Karl or Moses : MALONE
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Type of toothpaste : GEL
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Oversentimental : SAPPY
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Soup scoop : LADLE
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Metallic wrap : TINFOIL
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___ out (just get by) : EKE
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Part of B.A. : ARTS
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Actress McClurg : EDIE
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Serenata : ODE
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Enero or febrero : MES
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Obligation : DUTY
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"Yes ___," Sammy Davis's autobiography : ICAN
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Weary looking : DRAWN
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Part 2: Where they got engaged : LOVECONNECTION
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" . . . Lord, is ___?": Matt 26:22 : ITI
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Air: Comb. form : AERI
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In reserve : ONICE
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More macabre : EERIER
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Part 6: Days ___, from 24 Across to 82 Across : OFOURLIVES
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Roscian performer : ACTOR
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___ à manger (dining room) : SALLE
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Sound from Socks : PURR
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Mariner's "Halt!" : AVAST
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Phobias : FEARS
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Low-value playing cards : TREYS
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Different : ELSE
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An Italian sauce : PESTO
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Murderous suffix : CIDE
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Early fruit fancier : ADAM
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Cinema's M. Hulot : TATI
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___ out (relax): Slang : CHILL
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Sweetheart, briefly : HON
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Celebrity: Colloq. : BIGNAME
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Newton or Stern : ISAAC
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It follows beach, ski, surf and tennis : BUM
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Involving the kneecap : PATELLAR
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Heep's adjective for himself : UMBLE
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Cambodian's 100 sen : RIEL
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Part of M.I.T. : INST
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Part 7: ___-law, possible cause for their breakup : MOTHERSIN
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Post exchange : CANTEEN
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Revere : ADORE
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No-no : TABU
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Give vent to : EMIT
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It's between koph and sin : RESH
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Lead ore : GALENA
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Like Pisa's tower : ATILT
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Terminated : OVER
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Eero Saarinen's father : ELIEL
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Take ___ the lam : ITON
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Secreted : CACHED
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On the ship : ABOARD
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Part 5: Their status after the wedding : MARRIEDPEOPLE
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Indian symbol : TOTEM
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Having the ___ (spiritless) : BLAHS
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Part 3: Their status at the wedding : BRIDEANDGROOM
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Newfangled : MODERN
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Singer of "I Am Woman" fame : REDDY
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Kismet : LOT
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Keep ___ on (watch) : ANEYE
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Irish rebel : OMORE
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"___ are the times . . . " : THESE
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Throw out : EJECT
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"Roots" role : KINTE
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Stumbling blocks : SNAGS
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"The ___ Eaters": Van Gogh : POTATO
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Kind of majority : SILENT
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Part 10: ___, she said, steno notes from 82 Across : HESAID
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What spellbinders do : ORATE
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Judge's demand : ORDER
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Delicate difference : NUANCE
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Commotion : FUROR
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Tonto's horse : SCOUT
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Fragrant rootstock : ORRIS
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Delight in : SAVOR
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American physician-author : SPOCK
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Shrill sound : SHRIEK
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Tot's toe : PIGGY
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Be a bugbear : SCARE
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Unification Church follower, informally : MOONIE
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Wooden pegs : DOWELS
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Sponge : CADGE
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Plumbers' concerns : DRIPS
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Prospero, e.g. : EXILE
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Part 11: Their final legacy : EMPTYNEST
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Gordon Shumway : ALF
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With an ___ the ground : EARTO
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The ones chosen : ELECTEES
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Kind of collision : MIDAIR
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Again : ANEW
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Parts of a service : SAUCERS
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Noted fighter of oil fires : ADAIR
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Flintstones' pet : DINO
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Torquemada's claim to fame : TORTURE
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Interior designer's expertise : DECOR
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In an aloof way : ICILY
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Some fashion wear : DIORS
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Unsophisticated : NAIVE
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Do nothing : LOAF
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In the past : ONCE
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Dante's "La ___ nuova" : VITA
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Close : NEAR
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Contemporary of Rex : ERLE
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Kin of nix : NOPE
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Gabor and Perón : EVAS
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Caesura : REST
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Ratio words : ISTO
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Ending for hand or mouth : FUL
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Sitter's creation : LAP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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