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New York Times, Saturday, January 25, 1997

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0125 ( 17,245 )
Across
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Sports legend with a 20-1 record : MANOWAR
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Tops : SUPERB
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Hardin-Simmons University site : ABILENE
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Ethylene, e.g. : RIPENER
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Summer time : DOGDAYS
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Entertainer : ARTISTE
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Old-style driving iron : CLEEK
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Tone poem by Liszt : TASSO
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Singer's syllable : TRA
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Life support? : AIR
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Actor Neill et al. : SAMS
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Act : DEED
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Pressure meas. : PSI
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Kind of infection : VIRAL
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Worry : SWEAT
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Is generous : SHARESTHEWEALTH
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Eastern title : AGA
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Cabinet Dept. : AGR
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Avoided attention : KEPTALOWPROFILE
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They're virtually pointless : EPEES
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Disengages : WEANS
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Half of a popular cuisine's name : MEX
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Litter cries : YIPS
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Chaps : LADS
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Drivel : PAP
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Outer, at the outset : ECT
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TV pioneer John : BAIRD
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Lowlife : SNAKE
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Bridge operators? : DEALERS
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Ushers : LEADSIN
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Open : UNLATCH
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Boxed : ENCASED
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Tea choices : PEKOES
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Furnace devices : STOKERS
Down
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Reckless ones : MADCAPS
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End : ABOLISH
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Neighbor of Cameroon : NIGERIA
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From times past : OLDE
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Implausible : WEAK
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Even a little : ANY
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Computer instruction : RESTART
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Knights : SIRS
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Ready for : UPTO
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Kennedy Library architect : PEI
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Strengthen : ENSTEEL
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Meditation location : RETREAT
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Scope : BREADTH
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Rural fight : RASSLE
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Oriental housemaid : AMAH
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Binding material : SISAL
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Tower over : DWARF
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1970's-80's Robert Urich series : VEGAS
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Some lilies : SEGOS
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Shipper's posting : RATES
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Gives safety information : WARNS
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Excited : KEYEDUP
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Androgynous : EPICENE
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Half-time event, maybe : PEPTALK
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Smart-looking : OWLISH
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Use : WEAR
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Fraternity house decorations : PADDLES
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Negotiators' problem : IMPASSE
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Less secure : LEAKIER
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Lays out : EXPENDS
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Jean Renoir film "La ___ Humaine" : BETE
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Bows : ARCS
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White Mountains river : SACO
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State since 1889: Abbr. : NDAK
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Doctor in a 1964 movie : LAO
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Suffix with respond : ENT

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

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