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ALCHEMY

New York Times, Sunday, January 26, 1997

Author:
S. Elliott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Suzie Elliott

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 84 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Elliott. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0126 ( 17,246 )
Across
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Alternative to orchestra : LOGE
5
Indispensables : MUSTS
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Puts in stitches : SEWS
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1965 jazz album : ELLA
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Where Innsbruck is : TYROL
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Bubbling : ABOIL
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One of the Baldwin brothers : ALEC
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Thwart : FOIL
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City NNE of Tampa : OCALA
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Jefferson's portrayer in a 1995 film : NOLTE
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Java neighbor : BALI
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Kind of collar : FLEA
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Mangles : RENDS
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Dickens novel transmuted : DAVIDGOLDFIELD
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Bargain : NEGOTIATE
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Hale : FIT
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___ Fein : SINN
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Effort : DINT
35
Boxing titlist with 57 KO's : DURAN
37
60's Secretary of the Interior : UDALL
41
More to the point : DIRECTER
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U.S. ship transmuted : OLDGOLDSIDES
48
Prefix with -gram : IDEO
49
Music hall : ODEUM
51
Opening word? : SESAME
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Believer, informally : IST
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City on the Rhein : KOLN
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Eagerly expectant : ATIP
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Bandar ___ Begawan (Brunei's capital) : SERI
57
Addition column : ONES
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"L.A. Law" lawyer : ELI
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Native of the Land of the Thunder Dragon : BHUTANI
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Write painstakingly : ETCH
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1955 play transmuted : CATONAHOTGOLDROOF
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Schoolmarm's hairdos : BUNS
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Spread ingredient : OLEOOIL
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Ottoman authority : AGA
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Bettors bet on them : NAGS
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"___ la guerre" : CEST
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Billionth: Prefix : NANO
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Drink on the drink : GROG
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Fab competitor : ERA
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Atheist Madalyn et al. : OHAIRS
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Rock's opposite, often : DORIS
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Fiend : OGRE
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50's TV catch phrase transmuted : HIYOGOLDAWAY
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Deer playmate, in song : ANTELOPE
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Consummate : IDEAL
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Idyllic spots : EDENS
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Twosome : DYAD
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C minor and others : KEYS
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"Xanadu" rock group : ELO
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Water-skier's need : POWERBOAT
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Cary Grant movie transmuted : GOLDANDOLDLACE
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German poet Heinrich : HEINE
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Astronomer's sighting : NOVA
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Lounge : LOAF
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Story subtitled "The Yeshiva Boy" : YENTL
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Tuckered out : ALLIN
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Another time : ANEW
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Stylish gent, in Britain : TOFF
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Knobby : NODAL
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Like non-oyster months? : RLESS
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Ivy League team : PENN
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Want ad listings: Abbr. : APTS
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"Holy cow!" : EGADS
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Storied Phoenician port : TYRE
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Ecole : LYCEE
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Clint's "co-star" Clyde, for one : ORANG
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Cable channel transmuted : GOLDODEON
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Adaptable : ELASTIC
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Decreed : MANDATED
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W.W. II menace : UBOAT
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Crack : SOLVE
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Small, reddish monkey : TITI
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Santa's load : SLEDFUL
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Throws a monkey wrench into : SABOTAGES
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Airline name drawn from Hosea : ELAL
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Joins : WELDS
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Some Asimov books : SCIFI
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Eastern pooh-bah : EFFENDI
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Lounge : LOLL
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Produced fiction : LIED
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___ maison (indoors): Fr. : ALA
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No longer mint : TORN
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Prepares for action : GIRDS
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Not free : INUSE
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Passionate about : INTO
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Masquerade mask : DOMINO
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Rose bouquet : NOSE
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Deuce follower : ADIN
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___-majeste : LESE
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Amphibious vehicles, for short : LSTS
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Dutch tourist attraction : DIKE
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What's all the screaming about? : IDOL
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Holdover : RELIC
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Rope used to hang banditos : REATA
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Town in many an oater : LAREDO
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One of the Karamazov brothers : DMITRI
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Jazz players are found here : UTAH
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Scaler's spike : PITON
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"Well, well, well!" : OHO
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Furnace measure, for short : BTU
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El jefe : HONCHO
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Open : UNSEAL
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Maj.'s superior : COL
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Sit-ups strengthen them : ABS
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Cooper of "My Fair Lady" : GLADYS
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Wine: Prefix : OENO
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Irish lullaby syllables : LOORA
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1996 Coen brothers film : FARGO
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Trail mix : GORP
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"The Night of the Hunter" screenwriter : AGEE
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Soft drink brand : NEHI
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Lifeless : ARID
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Singer Marvin : GAYE
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Incidental : SIDE
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Considerations pro and con : TRADEOFFS
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Blues singer transmuted : GOLDBELLY
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Eyeballed : OGLED
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Jim-dandy : SWELL
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Exists as an activating force : INDWELLS
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Case for an ophthalmologist : STYE
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Chicago suburb : OAKLAWN
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Pain reliever : ANODYNE
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"Lady Lindy" : EARHART
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Resort east of Sevastopol : YALTA
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Prier : SNOOP
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Non-bear bear : PANDA
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Rowing team : OCTAD
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Dorothy, for the Tin Man : OILER
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Cordial flavoring : ANISE
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Addition column : TENS
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Vanished : GONE
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Where Hansel was headed : OVEN
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A penny short of a dime : DAFT
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Actor ___ Carroll : LEOG
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Drop off for a bit : NAP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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