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New York Times, Wednesday, January 17, 1996

Turn on the waterworks, so to speak

Author:
L. Sidway
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lois Sidway

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 37 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 80 for Ms. Sidway.
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© 1996, The New York Times1/17/96 ( No. 16,871 )

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Across
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Great guy? : SCOTT
6
Boston bunch : POPS
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Political suffix since the 70's : GATE
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Comfortable : CUSHY
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At capacity : FULL
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Soprano Mills : ERIE
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None of the above : OTHER
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Jovial roly-poly of legend : FRIARTUCK
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Exhaust : WEAROUT
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Squirrel treats : ACORNS
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Actress Reinking : ANN
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Shin's neighbor : ANKLE
25
Debut auto of 1960 : DODGEDART
29
Catch, as a dogie : LASSO
33
"That's clear" : ISEE
34
Devilkin : IMP
35
Last-place spot : CELLAR
36
Turn on the waterworks, so to speak : SOB
37
Galilee, e.g. : SEA
38
Christmas need : FIR
39
Verse heading : UNI
40
Nuggets : CLUMPS
42
He feeds 54-Down : JON
43
Dole (out) : METE
44
George of "Where's Poppa?" : SEGAL
45
"The Best Man" playwright : GOREVIDAL
47
Crusoe's creator : DEFOE
49
Friday, for one : MAN
50
Bind one's boots : LACEUP
52
Alternative fuel : GASOHOL
56
Pussyfoot : HEMANDHAW
58
Decline : SLIDE
59
Insolent tad : SNIP
60
An Autry : GENE
61
Entrance courts : ATRIA
62
Heave : TOSS
63
Davis of TV's "Sinbad" : ERIN
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Like most movies : RATED
Down
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Cargo vessel : SCOW
2
Baby-faced : CUTE
3
Labor Dept. arm : OSHA
4
Very in : THERAGE
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Guthrie of the theater : TYRONE
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Fizzling sound : PFFT
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"___ Town" : OUR
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Easily bent : PLIANT
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Lax : SLACK
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"C'mon, quit kidding" : GETREAL
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Give ___ for one's money : ARUN
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Muscle spasms : TICS
13
Cartoon cry : EEK
19
Kind of derby : ROLLER
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These can be brief : UNDIES
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Dadaist Hans : ARP
25
Harrow blades : DISCS
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"___ Mio" : OSOLE
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Correct the defects in : DEBUG
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Org. for Doogie Howser : AMA
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Swung around : SLUED
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___ Maria : SANTA
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Bay window : ORIEL
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___ verite : CINEMA
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Bad temper : SPLEEN
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In place of : FOR
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Daredevils : MADCAPS
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Typical guy : JOE
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Canon competitor : MINOLTA
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Its tunnel vision is poor : GOPHER
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Alma mater of Meryl Streep : VASSAR
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"Oh, darn!" : FUDGE
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Jay of note : LENO
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François's friends : AMIS
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Lola player in "Damn Yankees" : GWEN
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"Cotton Candy" trumpeter : HIRT
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Comics canine : ODIE
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Be the bellwether : LEAD
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F.D.R. follower : HST
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Cuckoo bird : ANI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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