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Theme: I Wanted To Be a...

New York Times, Sunday, January 12, 1997

Author:
M. Rosen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Rosen

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 164, Blocks: 92 Missing: {J} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 17,232 )
Across
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"___ It Be Magic" (Manilow song) : COULD
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Country place for Yeltsin : DACHA
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16-Down, for one : OPERA
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Recipe amt. : TBSP
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Prefix with -pathy : OSTEO
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Contemporary author Canin : ETHAN
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Kind of cross : PAPAL
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They get what's left : HEIRS
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More aloof : ICIER
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Car in a Beach Boys song : TBIRD
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Irregular : EROSE
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Longhorn rival : AGGIE
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...faith healer, but I... : LACKEDHANDSONEXPERIENCE
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Cadiz Mrs. : SRA
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"The heck with you!" : NERTS
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Large group : BEVY
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Cherish : ESTEEM
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Trig figure: Abbr. : COS
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Grenoble's river : ISERE
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It's good in Paris : BON
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Benchmarks: Abbr. : STDS
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Exchange : TRADEIN
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Convertiplane, e.g. : STOL
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Shipping hazard : FLOE
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...publisher of e. e. cummings's works, but I... : WASUNDERCAPITALIZED
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Country singer Tillis : PAM
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Each : APIECE
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"Shrovetide Revelers" artist : HALS
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Coeur d'___, Idaho : ALENE
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Crockett's last stand : ALAMO
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Past its prime : STALE
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"Mister ___" (1957 Tony Curtis film) : CORY
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Go through : SPEND
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Visit : DROPIN
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Singer Janis : IAN
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Cha, cha, cha, e.g. : STEPS
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Neologism : COINAGE
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...masseur, but I... : RUBBEDPEOPLETHEWRONGWAY
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Works into a passion : ENRAGES
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Cowboy gear : RIATA
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Smithfield product : HAM
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Combs : SCOURS
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Collapses : FALLS
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Product of Sweden : SAAB
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Former chairman of CBS : TISCH
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Say "fo'c'sle," e.g. : ELIDE
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San ___, Calif. : MATEO
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Eastern title : AMIR
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Violinmaker Amati : NICOLO
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Address book info: Abbr. : TEL
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...mime, but I... : TALKEDMYSELFOUTOFIT
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Wasn't straight : LIED
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Many paintings : OILS
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Releases, in a way : UNSNAPS
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Runner Zatopek : EMIL
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Cover : LID
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Word on all U.S. coins : TRUST
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Misc. ending : ETC
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Corelli composition : SONATA
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Office : SEAT
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Dinsmore the prig : ELSIE
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Cousin of "ugh!" : BAH
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...sumo wrestler, but I... : QUITWHENPUSHCAMETOSHOVE
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Free : UNTIE
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Disinclined : LOATH
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Tropical palm : ARECA
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Triangular peninsula : SINAI
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Minneapolis suburb : EDINA
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Big name in the metals industry : ALCOA
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Do : PARTY
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Baylor of basketball fame : ELGIN
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Overcharge : SOAK
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Limitlessly : NOEND
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Hell, with "the" : ABYSS
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It's a wrap : STOLE
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Prepares to strike, maybe : COILS
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March honor : OSCAR
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Punic War city : UTICA
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National emblem of Wales : LEEK
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Quiz whiz Charles Van ___ : DOREN
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Oust : DETHRONE
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One of Pete Rose's records : ATBATS
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Does gym-class exercises : CHINS
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Like Hannah's heart, in song : HARD
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Connective tissue of prose : ANDS
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Warm-up act : OPENER
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Made without milk or meat : PAREVE
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Thermosetting resin : EPOXY
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Farrier's tool : RASP
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On the safe side? : ALEE
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Massenet work : THAIS
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Sires : BEGETS
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Official impression : SIGNET
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Set an asking figure : PRICED
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Has the earmarks of : SEEMS
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Figure : DECIDE
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Daggers, in printing : OBELI
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Dancer Jeanmaire : RENEE
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Autostrada's place : ITALY
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Bribes : SOPS
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Word with date or trust : BLIND
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Slime : OOZE
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Moore starter : TWAS
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Intent : RAPT
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Polo grounds? : ASIA
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Field of honor fight : DUEL
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Suffix with differ : ENCE
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Badge of battle : SCAR
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Work on a whaling ship : FLENSE
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River of Avignon : RHONE
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Retina layers : TAPETA
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A as in Acre : ALEPH
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"Mack the Knife" singer : DARIN
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Tree also called a custard apple : PAPAW
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Bygone computer : AMIGA
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It may be advanced : MONEY
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Extended : LONG
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Tops off : CAPS
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Galley notations : STETS
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Popular PC shooting game : DOOM
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Mid-month, in old Rome : IDES
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Go downhill, in a way : SLALOM
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Complain : CRAB
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Furnace button : RESET
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Truce word : UNCLE
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Swelter : BROIL
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Unit of data transmission : BAUD
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Casmerodius albus, commonly : EGRET
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Spieled : ORATED
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Carpetlike : PILED
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Slip : WHARF
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Like Hitler's "diaries" : FAKED
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Got wind of, old-style : SMELT
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Feels punk : AILS
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Small songbirds : TITS
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It stands for something : ICON
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Francois Boucher's "Nude Lying on a ___" : SOFA
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Fast pace : CLIP
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Have the ___ for : HOTS
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Year in St. Leo IX's papacy : MLII
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"No returns" : ASIS
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Vatican emissary : NUNCIO
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To whom the Kaaba is dedicated : ALLAH
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4-H participant : YOUTH
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Exhibits more stamina : OUTSTAYS
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Architectural suffix : ESQUE
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Diamond elevations : MOUNDS
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Ab ___ (from the beginning) : INITIO
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Many a novela watcher : LATINA
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Old Jutland resident : TEUTON
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"Cosby" co-star : RASHAD
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Puts in : ELECTS
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Fine-tune : TWEAK
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Slot : SPACE
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Kind of wheel : EMERY
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Road race maneuvers : ESSES
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Beat it! : BONGO
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Profit : AVAIL
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"Die Lorelei" poet : HEINE
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Exuberance : ELAN
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Court plea, informally : NOLO
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Bullfighter's cloak : CAPA
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Aladdin, e.g. : ARAB
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To the ___ (completely) : HILT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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