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Mark Diehl
Mark Diehl

HOW TO SUCCEED

New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 1993

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 68, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 594 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 138, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Mark Diehl has 8 known pre-Shortz puzzles, and 66 Modern Era crosswords in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 15,958
Across
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Police officer, at times : NABBER
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Bane of the farmer's wife : MICE
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Safest option : BESTBET
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Shirley's partner on TV : LAVERNE
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Otoe relative : OSAGE
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Pork bellies, in hand : ACTUALS
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Troublesome : ONEROUS
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Change the packaging : REBOX
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Bridge support : TRESTLE
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Start of a quotation : NURTUREGREATTHOUGHTS
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Painter Matisse : HENRI
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Naval hazard of mythology : SIREN
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Cole, Castor or Olive : OYL
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Where Tanumafili is king : SAMOA
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Type of master : TASK
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Problems for Job : SORES
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Adolf's bunkermate? : EVA
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Three steps and a shuffle : CHACHA
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Shot in the arm : BOOST
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First name of speaker of the quotation : BENJAMIN
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About 2 1/2 acres : HECTARE
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Out : NOTIN
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Unruly mob : RIOTERS
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Deli item : MAYO
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LP interrupter? : MNO
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Expectant dad, perhaps : PACER
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Thine, to Thérèse : TIENNE
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Some G.I. togs : ODS
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Coffee flavor : MOCHA
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"___ From the Vienna Woods": Strauss : TALES
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Brazilian seaport : NATAL
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Middle of the quotation : FORYOUWILLNEVER
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"Faith, as cold ___ be ... ": Shak. : ASCAN
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Announcer Schenkel : CHRIS
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Veered, as a ship : YAWED
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Minerva or Venus : DEA
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"Sea of Love" actress : BARKIN
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Bank deposits? : SILTS
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Bagel additive : LOX
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Spirited horse : ARAB
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Liv Ullmann's 1984 autobiography : CHOICES
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Gridiron infractions : CLIPS
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Bees make a beeline for it : NECTARY
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Speaker of the quotation : DISRAELI
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"___ Get Next To You," 1970 song : ICANT
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Assigned tasks : DUTIES
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"Green Acres" handyman et al. : EBS
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He plays Mr. Micelli on TV : DANZA
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Cosmonaut Gagarin : YURI
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Comes ashore : LANDS
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Existed : WAS
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Utterly beat : TROMP
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Low man? : BASSO
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End of the quotation : GOHIGHERTHANYOUTHINK
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He didn't finish his sentence : PAROLEE
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Bingo's brother : BEANO
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Idol time? : MATINEE
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Home of Phillips and Abbot Academies : ANDOVER
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Photosynthetic plants : ALGAS
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Outward moving muscle : EVERTOR
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Tracy and Hepburn, quite often : COSTARS
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___ majesté : LESE
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Famed columnist : RESTON
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Disney's "World's Greatest Athlete" : NANU
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State : AVER
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TV host Convy : BERT
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To-do : BROUHAHA
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Accrue : ENURE
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Mail out again : RESENT
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The Duke, formerly : MORRISON
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Dawning phrase : ISEE
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Workbaskets : CABAS
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Having I trouble : EGOTISTICAL
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Zubin Mehta, for one : BATONEER
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Panty-hose shade : ECRU
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Plated type of saurus : STEGO
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Fanny : TUSHY
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Ghostly hangout in "Hamlet" : BATTLEMENT
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Remodeling projects : ELLS
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Mao follower : TSE
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The Man of a Thousand Faces : LON
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Outside: Prefix : EXTRO
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Snatch : GRAB
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Rosemary, for one : HERB
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Jerk : SCHMO
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Winning, for the moment : AHEAD
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"Miracle on 34th Street" employer : MACYS
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Duo quadrupled : OCTO
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Former Surgeon General : KOOP
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Tizzy : SNIT
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Actress Lisi : VIRNA
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Galahad's strong suit : ARMOR
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Slugging percentage, for one : STATISTIC
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Bound together : JOINED
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On ___ (carousing) : ATEAR
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Ref. work : ENCYC
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"___ Was a Lady": S. Foster : NELLY
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Oopsies : OHOHS
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Nephric : RENAL
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Seles of tennis : MONICA
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Containing gold : AURIC
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Apply sequins to : SEWON
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Hindu wonder worker : FAKIR
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Overture used by "The Lone Ranger" : WILLIAMTELL
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Perturbed : VEXED
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Series opener : ABCDE
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Agra address : SAHIB
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Puzzles since 1913 : CROSSWORDS
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Exhaust : DRAIN
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Auriculate : EARED
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Bottomless pit : ABYSS
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Essential item : NEED
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Two-year-old male red deer : SPAY
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"___ boy!" : ATTA
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Spreads on thickly : SLATHERS
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Feature of some .38's : SNUBNOSE
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Skirt-shorts hybrid : CULOTTES
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As to : INRE
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Lazy Susan : TRAY
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Quinn role : ZORBA
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Certain nuclide : ISOMER
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"Give ___; don't pollute" : AHOOT
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Treatise on trees : SILVA
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One that eats: Comb. form : PHAGE
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Blandly urbane : SUAVE
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Roland's undoer : GANO
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"The Waltons" grandpa : GEER
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Groups of sayings : ANAS
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Trumpeter Al : HIRT
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Preoccupied with : INTO
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Marquee element : NEON
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Lead-in to choo or plunk : KER
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West Coast 10 : PAC

Answer summary:
5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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