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New York Times, Monday, January 27, 1997

Author:
F. Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Piscop. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0127 ( 17,247 )
Across
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Desert plants : CACTI
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Swap : TRADE
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Stomach muscles, for short : ABS
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Extraterrestrial : ALIEN
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King or queen : RULER
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Do some soft-shoe : TAP
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Big name in video rentals : BLOCKBUSTER
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Kimono accessory : OBI
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Musical partner of Crosby and Stills : NASH
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Madison Avenue worker : ADMAN
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Big monkeys : BABOONS
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French artist Henri : MATISSE
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Adjusts to fit : ADAPTS
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Extreme cruelty : SADISM
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Religious factions : SECTS
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Top floor : ATTIC
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Rainbow shape : ARC
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Lodge members : ELKS
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Air raid alert : SIREN
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Words of comprehension : ISEE
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Tiny bit, as of cream : DAB
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Asia's ___ Peninsula : MALAY
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Bus station posting: Abbr. : SCHED
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Mickey of "National Velvet" : ROONEY
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Word said to a photographer : CHEESE
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Split with a hatchet : CLEAVED
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Scorched : CHARRED
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Contract with a car dealer : LEASE
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Limerick, e.g. : POEM
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Bic filler : INK
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Yegg : SAFECRACKER
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"We're number ___!" : ONE
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Eskimo boat : UMIAK
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Lariat's end : NOOSE
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Neighbor of Isr. : SYR
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Little finger : PINKY
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Soaked : SOPPY
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Quick way around town : CAB
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The whole shooting match : ALL
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A.F.L.'s partner : CIO
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Gumshoe : TEC
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Tied up : INKNOTS
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Supporting beam : TRUSS
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"High priority!" : RUSH
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Supermodel Carol : ALT
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Ruby or Sandra : DEE
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Unpredictable : ERRATIC
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Cyclotron : ATOMSMASHER
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Rum cakes : BABAS
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Vertebra locale : SPINE
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Prohibits : BANS
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Malign, in slang : DIS
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Established : BASED
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Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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Exhausting task : BACKBREAKER
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Chooses : OPTS
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Chum, to a Brit : MATEY
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Tennis score : ADIN
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Homeless animal : STRAY
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Felt crummy : AILED
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Pee Wee of Ebbets Field : REESE
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Yielded : CEDED
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Having one's marbles : SANE
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Cake finisher : ICER
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Advances : MOVESUP
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Tribal healers : SHAMANS
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Western treaty grp. : OAS
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Sonny's ex : CHER
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Advertising awards : CLIOS
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Comedian Bruce : LENNY
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Overly self-confident : COCKY
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Mountain : PEAK
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"___ Blue?" (1929 #1 hit) : AMI
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Five smackeroos : FIN
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Dove sound : COO
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Keystone character : KOP
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Sixth sense, for short : ESP
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Juan Carlos, e.g. : REY

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later.

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