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New York Times, Friday, January 24, 1997

Author:
D. J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GJQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0124 ( 17,244 )
Across
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"Cowabunga!" or "23 skiddoo" : CATCHWORD
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Formulated : DRAWN
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Home of the Hittites : ASIAMINOR
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Like H. P. Lovecraft stories : EERIE
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Onetime Sting operation? : THEPOLICE
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Go after : CHASE
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Farm areas : STIES
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Accepted : OKD
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Mirrored : APED
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Ode subject : URN
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At all : ANY
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Adulterate : DEBASE
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Tao, literally : PATH
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Letter box deposits : USMAIL
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1963 Martin Ritt film : HUD
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Complimentary close : YOURS
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Kind of farming : ONECROP
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"Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting?" speaker : PETRUCHIO
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Tryout : TESTRUN
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Jewish months : ADARS
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Census entry : SEX
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"Skin Deep" star : RITTER
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"Bonne ___!" : NUIT
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Yellow fruit : PAPAYA
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Common joiner : AND
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Aberdeen negative : NAE
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Satirist Idle : ERIC
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Depression : PIT
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Terra ___ : FIRMA
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Disinclined : LOATH
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Medical dissections : ANATOMIES
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"___ luck!" : LOTSA
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Garden bloomer : CHINAROSE
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Campaign tactic : SMEAR
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Volcanologist's instrument : TILTMETER
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McDonald's freebie : CATSUP
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Where butts are parked : ASHTRAY
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Establish a link with : TIEINTO
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Fear is one : CAPE
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Med. care providers : HMOS
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Humorist Shriner : WIL
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Salad garnish : ONIONS
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Greetings from John Denver? : ROCKYMOUNTAINHI
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1856 Stowe novel : DRED
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Holiday mo. : DEC
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Detox place : REHAB
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Plains native : ARAPAHO
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Finally understands, with "to" : WISESUP
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Something nice to feel : NEEDED
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1976 Winter Olympics host : AUSTRIA
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Action movie series : DIEHARD
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1961 Charlton Heston portrayal : ELCID
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Cadence sounds : HUPS
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Mandela's polit. party : ANC
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Hear again : RETRY
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Reddish-brown : ROAN
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Groove : RUT
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Small eatery : TEAROOM
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Make amends for : EXPIATE
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Grow abundantly : RUNRIOT
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Standpipe with two openings : SIAMESE
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Some witchcraft : SPELLS
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Come-on : TEASER
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___ part (role-plays) : ACTSA
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Alliance basis : PACT
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Froth : FOAM
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Hungarian patriot Nagy : IMRE
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Kramden laugh : HAR
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Cable letters : TNT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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