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Sign Substitution

New York Times, Sunday, January 29, 1995

Author:
Bryant White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bryant White

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 158, Blocks: 97 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 0129 ( 16,518 )
Across
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Muezzin's call at a mosque : AZAN
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Bottomless pit : ABYSS
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Escapade : LARK
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Cutlass cut : GASH
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Hitachi competitor : SONY
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Give a price : QUOTE
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Unsteady on one's feet : AREEL
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One of the Furies : ALECTO
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TV knob : TONE
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Proponent : URGER
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Nun, e.g. : HEBREWLETTER
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Demographic datum : AGE
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Captain of the Sáo Gabriel : DAGAMA
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Earth-moving equipment? : TAURUSDOZERS
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_____ publica : RES
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Cinnabar and barite : ORES
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Overrefined : PRISSY
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Speakeasy customer : WET
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Joey _____ and the Starliters : DEE
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Burns' "_____ Mouse" : TOA
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Laugh: Fr. : RIS
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Start of a laugh : HEE
40
Hindu gentlemen : BABOOS
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Kind of timer : EGG
43
"Enough, Giuseppe!" : BASTA
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Foreshadow : BODE
49
Ancient Roman priests : FLAMENS
51
"All _____!" (court phrase) : RISE
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Nightmare : INCUBUS
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Broadcast : AIRED
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Gate-crasher? : BATTERINGARIES
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Ivan, e.g. : CZAR
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"Ben-Hur" studio : MGM
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Exams for would-be workers : APTITUDETESTS
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People with lists : DEANS
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Sale-price abbr. : IRR
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Noted spokestuna : CHARLIE
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Social hangers-on : ISTS
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Cherished one : PET
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Computer company : NEC
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Geom. figure : CIR
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Barker and Kettle : MAS
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South China, e.g. : SEA
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Balancer, of sorts : CPA
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1958 song "_____ Blu, Dipinto di Blu" : NEL
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Handel's "_____, Galatea e Polifemo" : ACI
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Celtic Neptune : LER
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1995 House chant : NEWT
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Greek : HELLENE
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Kind of cross : TAU
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"Odyssey" fruit : LOTUS
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1960 John Wayne movie : NORTHTOALASKA
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Ernie of the P.G.A. : ELS
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Match king Kreuger : IVAR
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Patsy? : SCAPECAPRICORN
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Printer's daggers : OBELI
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Smash hit : HOMERUN
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Case worker: Abbr. : ATTY
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Like a drunk's speech : SLURRED
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Professional soc. : ASSN
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Song of joy : PAEAN
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Auto ad abbr. : APR
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Hypnotic ingredient in medicine : ACETAL
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QB's goals : TDS
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"Oranges & Lemons" rock group : XTC
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Telecommunications corp. : GTE
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"We Do Our Part" org. : NRA
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Darker than chestnut : BAY
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Jellyfish : MEDUSA
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Fortune : FATE
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Years and years : EON
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Sidling arachnid? : CANCERSPIDER
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Pieces of pieces of eight : REALES
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Phone dial trio : MNO
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Lorgnettes : OPERAGLASSES
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Loses vigor : WILTS
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Clock hour : VIII
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Conspectus : RESUME
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First name in silents : THEDA
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Atlas picture : INSET
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Verb type: Abbr. : INTR
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Jocular Johnson : ARTE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Has to have : NEEDS
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Architect _____ van der Rohe : MIES
Down
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Aphrodite's Semitic counterpart : ASTARTE
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Re the science of animal distribution : ZOOGEOGRAPHICAL
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"Patriot Games" actress? : ANNESAGITTARIUS
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Humorist Bill : NYE
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Locales for swordtails : AQUARIA
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"1985" novelist : BURGESS
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Meditative methods : YOGAS
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Check : STEM
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Shawl for siestas : SERAPE
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Actress Christine : LAHTI
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Tracts : AREAS
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
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Dairy cattle breed : KERRY
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Tenor sax great : GETZ
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Followed, as a tip : ACTEDON
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Sound investments : STEREOS
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Engine power, informally : HORSES
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100 bani : LEU
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Brilliant orange star of the northern sky : ALDEBARAN
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Circus stars? : LEOTAMERS
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Storm heading : WSW
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June bug : DORBEETLE
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Breaks violently again : REBURSTS
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Measures for punts : HANGTIMES
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Bunk : BED
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Trident feature : TINE
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Final notices : OBITS
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They're often paid : DUES
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Pluralizer : ESS
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Aspect : FACET
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1929 Gershwin song : LIZA
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To-do : STIR
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Shaw's "_____ and Cleopatra" : CAESAR
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Berrylike : BACCATE
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Havoc : RUIN
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"The very _____!" : IDEA
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Diamond club? : MINNESOTAGEMINI
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Superman's bane : GREENKRYPTONITE
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Bald man of advertising : MRCLEAN
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Poisonous mushrooms : DEATHCUPS
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Kin of silverware : PEWTER
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Ancient marine "hazards" : SERPENTS
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Whack : CHOP
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Bergamot, e.g. : PEAR
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Leagues : ALLIANCES
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Attention-grabbing : LURID
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Linguist Chomsky et al. : NOAMS
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Milk: Prefix : LACT
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Gymnastic apparatus? : LIBRABEAM
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Baggy, as clothes : OVERLARGE
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Scheherazade's recital : TALE
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Mil. members : NCOS
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Lake from whcih the Blue Nile springs : TANA
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Akihito's temple : SHA
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Unconscious : OUT
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Windshield clearer : SCRAPER
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Least fat : LEANEST
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Noble : EXALTED
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Gives proof : ATTESTS
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"La Loge" and "La Grenouillère," e.g. : RENOIRS
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Mooring for a Spanish galleon : ANCORA
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Noted naturalist : DARWIN
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Designer's monogram : YSL
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_____-Mokwa ("Hiawatha" bear) : MISHE
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Corsair or Ranger : EDSEL
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1936 Cooper role : DEEDS
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Alpha _____ Minoris (Polaris) : URSAE
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Counterfeit : FALSE
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Rock's Mötley _____ : CRUE
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Perfectly : PAT
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Article written by Nietzsche : EINE
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Get-up-and-go : VIM

Answer summary: 20 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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