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New York Times, Thursday, January 30, 1997

Author:
D. Motley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dana Motley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Motley. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0130 ( 17,250 )

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Across
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Post office unit : OUNCE
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"Nuts!" : RATS
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Post-larval insect : PUPA
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___ positive : PROOF
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Shem's eldest son : ELAM
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British P.M. ___ Douglas-Home : ALEC
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Short Line : ENDOFAPARAGRAPH
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Timeline divisions : ERAS
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Old blues singer Ma ___ : RAINEY
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Carriage horse : HACKNEY
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Floor : STUN
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Frozen food brand : OREIDA
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"Decline of the West" author : SPENGLER
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Park Place : TENNISCOURT
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Neighbor of Tenn. : ALA
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Preschooler : TOT
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It needs to be cured : HAM
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Every other hurricane : HER
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Percent suffix : ILE
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St. James Place : HEAVENABOVE
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Wrongheaded : PERVERSE
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Shaded fabric designs : OMBRES
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Cosmetic additive : ALOE
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Passe in the extreme : STALEST
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Casual wear : CHINOS
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Novelist Gould : LOIS
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Pennsylvania Avenue : POLITICIANSGOAL
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"___ was in the beginning..." : ASIT
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Improvise : VAMP
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___ Cologne : EAUDE
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Arrest of action : STAY
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Swiss cheese holes : EYES
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Stock market woe : SLIDE
Down
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Unveil, in verse : OPE
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Tea server : URN
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Land to which Cain fled : NOD
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Lover's sound : COO
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Eastern aristocrat : EFFENDI
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Indemnify : REPAY
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Word for poor Yorick : ALAS
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Swab : TAR
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More stylish : SMARTER
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Downsizing : PARING
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___ Bator : ULAN
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"___ Le Moko" (1937 movie) : PEPE
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Hurting : ACHY
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Spheres : AREAS
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Scrawny : GAUNT
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Race track info : HOTTIP
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Small pit : AREOLE
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Shaquille O'Neal, for one : CENTER
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Wedding party members, often : KIN
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Foam : SPUME
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Italian wine : SOAVE
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Pakistani city : LAHORE
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Parisian pupils : ELEVES
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Describing a numismatist's treasure : RAREST
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Picture on a $10,000 bill : CHASE
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Slave : HELOT
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Wearing : EROSIVE
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Away from the office : NOTIN
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Collects : AMASSES
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Oil measure: Abbr. : BBL
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Theme of Ecclesiastes : VANITY
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Daytime fare : SOAPS
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Ernst & Young staff : CPAS
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Throng : HOST
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Pelvic bones : ILIA
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Club soda fillip : LIME
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Low island : CAY
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Square dance partner : GAL
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"Mais ___!" : OUI
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Contribute : ADD
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"Malcolm X" director : LEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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