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Nancy S. Ross
Nancy S. Ross

WELL, I DECLARE!

New York Times, Sunday, September 5, 1993

Author:
Nancy Scandrett Ross
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 140, Blocks: 82, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 516 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 113, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 18, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Nancy S. Ross has 34 pre-Shortz puzzles and 22 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 16,007
Across
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Fast-talking : GLIB
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Grand follower : SLAM
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Prove deficient : FAIL
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Bring up the rear : LAG
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Viscous substance : SLIME
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Colonial philosopher : PAINE
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"Winnie ___ Pu": Lenard : ILLE
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"___ fan tutte" : COSI
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British refresher, informally : CUPPA
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Maestro Lombard : ALAIN
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Cistern's catch : RAINWATER
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Statement in a confessional? : IMPENITENT
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Madonna's motto? : IMMATERIAL
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Speed rate, for short : RPS
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Very large quantity : OCEAN
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Basso Ruggero ___ : RAIMONDI
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Author Lieblich : AMIA
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Intertwined: Var. : INLACED
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Mr. T's outfit : THEATEAM
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Nine inches : SPAN
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Debonair : SUAVE
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Deserve : EARN
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Units of elec. current : AMPS
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Whirlpools : EDDIES
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Fedora feature : BRIM
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Dimension : SIZE
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Dizzy one : REELER
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Fickle fellow's admission? : IMMUTABLE
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Part of r.b.i : RUNS
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Present purpose : NONCE
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Unsullied : PURE
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
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Brew in 20 Across : TEA
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International easing of tensions : DETENTE
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"___ tu," baritone aria : ERI
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Lily in Lille : LIS
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Italian wine-producing commune : ASTI
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Animal track : SPOOR
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MMM - CD : MMDC
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Job's observation? : IMPATIENT
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"___ the show" : TWOFOR
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Some legumes : PEAS
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Hershfield cartoon character : ABIE
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Asian wild sheep : ARGALI
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Clytemnestra's mother : LEDA
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Bombast : RANT
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Home of the Golden Hurricane : TULSA
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Notebook flaps : TABS
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Crested parrot : COCKATOO
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Pays up : SETTLES
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Word before Baker : ABLE
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He had the title role in "Thank You, Jeeves" : TREACHER
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Waste maker : HASTE
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Poetic sundowns : EENS
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Score dir. : RIT
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Statement by a certain advertiser? : IMPERSONAL
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Anything's belief? : IMPOSSIBLE
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Bridge supports : ABUTMENTS
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To drink, in Dijon : BOIRE
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Grayish yellows : ECRUS
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Thick, long locks : MANE
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Bianchi opponents : NERI
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Pianist Rubinstein : ARTUR
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Worker's reward : RAISE
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Invite : ASK
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First place? : EDEN
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Memorable court star : ASHE
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Machine preceder : SLOT
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Saturnine : GLUM
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Soprano Wilma ___ : LIPP
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Styrofoam's boast? : IMPERMANENT
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Slow-cooking utensil : BEANPOT
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Shopper's magnet : SALE
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Tropical climber : LIANA
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"___ Dance," Grieg composition : ANITRAS
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Chess pieces : MEN
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"The ___," Tom Cruise film : FIRM
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Cradle of Texas liberty : ALAMO
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Thigh-flexing muscles : ILIACI
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Somber or meager : LENTEN
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"Matelot" author : LOTI
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On the Ligurian : ASEA
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Chorus or flower follower : GIRL
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Chem. or biol. : SCI
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Way to stand : PAT
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Wax source : CARNAUBA
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Results of a flogging : WEALS
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"For better is a neighbor that ___ . . . ": Proverbs : ISNEAR
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Tale of Troy : ILIAD
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Flea's alarmed discovery? : IMPERCEPTIBLE
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P.O. decisions : RTES
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Not turn ___ (stay calm) : AHAIR
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Town in E Sardinia : IERZU
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Singer Janet Baker's title : DAME
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Patent pronouncement? : IMPENDING
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"The Breeze ___," 1940 song : ANDI
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Bernie ___, former Red Sox slugger : CARBO
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Ponerology topics : EVILS
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Administrative divisions of ancient Attica : DEMES
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Kind of gin : SLOE
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Person's post-practice announcement? : IMPERFECT
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Ostrich's relative : EMU
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Singer Al B. ___ : SURE
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Tolkien's tree people : ENTS
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Time served : TERM
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Bergère, e.g. : SEAT
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Sufficient, to FitzGerald : ENOW
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Where Sikkim is : ASIA
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Useful item : TOOL
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What 67 Down might say? : IMPRACTICAL
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"Younger Than Springtime" girl et al. : LIATS
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Permeate : IMBUE
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Overpoured the milk : SPILT
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Gerard ___ Borch, Dutch painter : TER
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One of the Four Horsemen : DEATH
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Bungo, e.g. : CANOE
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Art appreciator : AESTHETE
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Ciao cousin : TATA
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Repute : ODOR
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Meet participants : RACERS
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Warehouse fee: Abbr. : STOR
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Record company : LABEL
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An eye opener : ALARM
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Campus V.I.P.'s : SENIORS
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Pre-1918 German rulers : KAISERS
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Member of a second-century ascetic sect : ESSENE
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Squiffed : STONED
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___ nous (confidentially) : ENTRE
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Farrier : SMITH
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Van Druten's "___ Camera" : IAMA
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C.E.O.'s degrees : MBAS
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Kind of rock : PUNK
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"Pleasure's ___ . . . ": Byron : ASIN
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"___ and I": G.W. Curtis : PRUE
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Done, to Donne : OER
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Vivacity : BRIO
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Third deadly sin : LUST
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Suffix akin to "ite" : ESE
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Fold sound : BAA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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