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Nancy Nicholson Joline
Nancy Nicholson Joline

SIMPLY GRAND

New York Times, Sunday, September 12, 1993

Author:
Nancy Nicholson Joline
Editor:
Mel Taub
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.21, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 543 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 112, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 14, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Nancy Nicholson Joline has 61 pre-Shortz puzzles and 48 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,014
Across
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Straight half of a comedy team : ABBOTT
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Simulacrum : IMAGE
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Experts in Jewish law : DAYANS
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Pupil cover : CORNEA
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Incendiary jell : NAPALM
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Part of E. I. du Pont : IRENEE
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Grandmother of Kaiser Wilhelm II : QUEENVICTORIA
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Seabiscuit's grandsire : MANOWAR
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"The Faerie Queene" damsel : UNA
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Clamor : DIN
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Newf., e.g. : ISL
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"___ Boot," 1981 film : DAS
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Memorable U.S. tennis champ : ASHE
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F.D R.'s Secretary of the Interior : ICKES
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Italian composer: 1623-69 : CESTI
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Toughen : INURE
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Leibman or Howard : RON
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"___ Angel," 1959 song : TEEN
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Olivia Newton-John's grandfather : PHYSICISTMAXBORN
44
Indian prince : RANA
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Sniggler's prey : EEL
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___ -wop (vocal style) : DOO
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"Deep Purple" composer : DEROSE
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"Sic transit gloria ___" : MUNDI
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Flimflammed : CONNED
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Iowa State's site : AMES
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Geraldine Chaplin's grandfather : EUGENEONEILL
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Kan. city : IOLA
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___ Sea (a big lake) : ARAL
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Smooth, musically : LEGATO
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Nickname of J.F.K.'s grandfather : HONEYFITZ
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Demeter, to Romans : CERES
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Active starter : RETRO
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Like a King novel : EERIE
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Grandfather-grandson U.S. Presidents : HARRISONS
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Like junk mail, perhaps : UNREAD
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Welles role in "The Third Man" : LIME
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Bartók : BELA
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"Out for the Christmas Trees" painter : GRANDMAMOSES
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Humdingers : PIPS
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"Of Mice and Men" role : LENNIE
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Copland's "El ___ México" : SALON
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Slip by : ELAPSE
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Conrad's "Lord ___" : JIM
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Palindromic preposition : ERE
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Muslim title : AMIR
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Marisa Berenson's grandmother : ELSASCHIAPARELLI
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"___ Lynne," 1861 novel : EAST
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W.W. II boats : PTS
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Undercover operation : STING
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Beethoven's "___ Solemnis" : MISSA
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Up and about : ASTIR
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Greek and Roman, e.g. : ERAS
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Couples's org. : PGA
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Corp. giant : ITT
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Emulate Xanthippe : NAG
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German granny : OMA
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Joseph's grandmother : REBEKAH
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Well-known grandmother visitor : REDRIDINGHOOD
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Swing bandleader Rey : ALVINO
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Sleuth Lupin : ARSENE
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Sen. Feinstein of Calif. : DIANNE
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Placed the white ball : TEEDUP
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The Lunts' milieu : STAGE
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Affirmatives : YESSES
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Exculpate : ACQUIT
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Resilience : BOUNCE
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Seashore feature : BREAKER
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"Murder ___," Lipsky novel : ONE
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Cultivates : TENDS
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Kipling's Rikki-tikki- ___ : TAVI
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Rel. of ltd. : INC
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"Goldfish" painter : MATISSE
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Marginal note : APOSTIL
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Shallot's pungent kin : GARLIC
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Judge served by Samuel : ELI
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Chinese dumplings : DIMSUM
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Altar in the sky : ARA
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Craving : YEN
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Endangered species of Celebes : ANOA
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Reporter's milieu : NEWSROOM
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Hippocampus of myth : SEAHORSE
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Dolley or James : MADISON
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Move slowly : INCH
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City in NW France : RENNES
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Shakespeare's merchant : ANTONIO
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Cloisonné artisan : ENAMELER
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Observing : EYEING
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Interweave : RADDLE
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Exeter's river, appropriately : EXE
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Group of jurors : PANEL
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Adored one of groupies : IDOL
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Bikini part : BRA
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Narrator of a Chaucer tale : NUN
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Female goat : DOE
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Debate-limiting method : CLOTURE
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Many ages : EON
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Every partner : EACH
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Carbamide : UREA
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Actress Teri ___ : GARR
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Prominent Gable features : EARS
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Labor follower : ITE
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A vote for : AYE
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Klaxon : HORN
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Murder, arson, burglary, etc. : FELONIES
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Rainbow goddess : IRIS
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Period after a sentence : TIME
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Zanzibar duo : ZEES
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Close kinsman : SIB
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Genetics abbr. : RNA
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Discriminating : SELECT
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Novelist Rölvaag : OLE
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Large city on the Chang Jiang : NANJING
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Defunct motor vehicles : EDSELS
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U.S. med. group : AMA
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___ Lama : DALAI
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Ribbonlike, braided fabric : GIMP
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Grandma's daughter : MOM
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Keyhole snoop : PEEPER
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Abuse : ILLTREAT
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Adequate : PASSABLE
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Resort near Liège : SPA
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Monroe film: 1953 : NIAGARA
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Draftee's initial shock : SSS
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Nation born May 24, 1993 : ERITREA
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Quiescent : RESTING
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Shoots from plant roots : RATOONS
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Urban youth subculture : HIPHOP
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Surrounded by : AMIDST
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Wool: Comb. form : LANI
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Pop singer Nina _____ : SIMONE
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Wall Street deals : TRADES
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Playing marble : AGGIE
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Golfer Ballesteros : SEVE
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Raggedy one : ANDY
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Ory of jazz : KID
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Babylonian deity : ANU
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Ums' cousins : ERS
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Actress Wallace : DEE
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Holds : HAS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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