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New York Times, Friday, January 5, 1996

Author:
R. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GJQWXYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0105 ( 16,859 )
Across
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Subject of "The Bridges of Madison County" : LOVEAFFAIR
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Tree house : NEST
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Not to be wished for : UNENVIABLE
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Self starter : AUTO
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Comprises : CONSISTSOF
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Gin : TRAP
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Pol. affiliation : IND
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Big tops : STETSONHATS
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TV's Ricky : DESI
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Freed hostage : RELEASEE
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Half of a famous comic duo : MEARA
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Nicholas of "Room 222" : DENISE
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For all times : CLASSIC
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Succor : AID
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Desert dare : LINEINTHESAND
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José or Juan, e.g. : SAN
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Humongous : IMMENSE
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Connects (with) : TIESIN
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Medical specialist's prefix : OSTEO
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It's been rubbed the wrong way : ABRASION
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___ball (popular toy) : NERF
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Count's place : MONTECRISTO
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One of the 13 colonies: Abbr. : DEL
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Head of the class : PROF
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New York eatery : KOSHERDELI
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Wise about : ONTO
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Of an embryonic layer : ENTODERMIC
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Opposite of alway : NEER
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Does poorly in Congressional election : LOSESSEATS
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Clear of thought : LUCID
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Two-___(court situation) : ONONE
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Sells : VENDS
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Minnesota twins : ENS
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Alamo rival : AVIS
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Puncher : FIST
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Oracle's reading : FATE
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Pollock and Kline, e.g. : ABSTRACTIONISTS
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Coin flip outcome, in a saying : ILOSE
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Fix, as a napkin : REFOLD
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Actor Lane : NATHAN
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Continental hybrids : EURASIANS
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Home, to Yanks : STATESIDE
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#1 at Wimbledon : TOPSEED
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Social register word : NEE
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"___Old Cowhand" : IMAN
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Linguistic suffix : ESE
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"___said..." : ASI
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Oysters___season : RIN
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Brussels-born fashion designer : CLAIBORNE
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Record writing : LINERNOTE
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Pinafore, e.g. : HMS
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Ambulance driver: Abbr. : EMT
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Date : SEE
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Quotation notation : ANON
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Affix, as a date : STAMPON
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Tolerated : SATFOR
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Real London ending : ISE
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Place for Jefferson : NICKEL
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Maine town : ORONO
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Tomato blight : EDEMA
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Kindled anew : RELIT
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Police officers, in slang : FLICS
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Last wrapper : SHOE
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Guitarist Nugent et al. : TEDS
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Boxcar cargoes : ORES
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Dr. of rap : DRE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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