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New York Times, Saturday, January 20, 1996

Finnish skiing gold medalist Mäntyranta

Author:
F. Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York Times1/20/96 ( No. 16,874 )
Across
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Office accessory : DESKLAMP
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Emergency room supply : PLASMA
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Certain rifle : REPEATER
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Vital passages : AORTAS
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409, e.g. : AREACODE
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Track meet officials : TIMERS
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Boons : GODSENDS
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Sheathe : ENCASE
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United competitor : DELTA
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Ending with win or hand : SOME
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Tangled hair mass : SHAG
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Catty comments : MEOWS
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Eraser Mate alternative : BIC
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So far : TODATE
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Piece of hard candy : SOURBALL
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Insecticides : ALDRINS
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By the rules : LICITLY
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Literal : VERBATIM
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Cut deeply : GASHED
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From Okla. City to Birmingham : ESE
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Extra : SPARE
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In___ (actually) : ESSE
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Adherents : ISTS
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Sneaked : SLUNK
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Having a handle : ANSATE
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Yank : AMERICAN
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Hang out : LOITER
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Crown, as a sovereign : CORONATE
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History : ANNALS
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Tissue paper sounds : CRINKLES
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Never forgive oneself : REGRET
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Sizes up : ASSESSES
Down
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Complete bore : DRAG
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Finnish skiing gold medalist Mäntyranta : EERO
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Put the pedal to the metal : SPED
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Large green parrots : KEAS
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Spiked : LACED
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Reparations : ATONEMENTS
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Butt in : MEDDLE
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Fast musical passages : PRESTOS
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Head : PATE
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Section of the body : LOINS
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Noted name in steel : ARMCO
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Health spa offerings : STEAMBATHS
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Large Mediterranean port : MARSEILLES
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Cape fox : ASSE
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Lost leatherneck : AWOL
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Rung : STAVE
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Aces : HOLESINONE
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Speaking to : ADDRESSING
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Habiliments : GARB
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Unique : SUIGENERIS
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Playwright Fitch : CLYDE
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Member of the familia : TIA
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Alternative to Magnavox : RCA
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Cold north wind : BISE
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Thimblefuls : SIPS
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Cane : MALACCA
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They spread quickly : RUMORS
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Khan's subject : TATAR
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Commemorative stone : STELE
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100 ore : KRONE
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Wing-shaped : ALAR
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Once, long ago : ERST
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Finalizes the deal : INKS
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Jazzman Tjader et al. : CALS
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To___(just right) : ATEE
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Early 60's TV hero : NESS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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