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NIGHT LIGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, January 7, 1996

Author:
Eric Albert
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Albert
big dipper

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Albert. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 0107 ( 16,861 )
Across
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Lord Byron poem : LARA
5
Loopy : GAGA
9
"Uncle ____" (Paul McCartney hit) : ALBERT
15
Boom causers : SSTS
19
"Absolutely!" : AMEN
20
Mighty mite : ATOM
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1976 DePalma shocker : CARRIE
22
Tennis stroke : CHOP
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Flan : CUSTARD
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Royal pastime : POLO
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Reservations : QUALMS
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Recherché : RARE
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Kind of planning : ESTATE
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Legislators : DEPUTIES
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Phoenix suburb : TEMPE
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Kind of question : YESNO
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Plane's right : STARBOARD
34
Paged : BEEPED
35
Kenneth Grahame character : TOAD
38
"I cannot tell ____" : ALIE
39
Figures out at the beginning? : AREACODE
41
Abounding : RIFE
44
Sliver : BIT
46
Second servings : ENCORES
48
Flynn portrayal : HOOD
49
Record producer Brian : ENO
50
Program since 1965 : HEADSTART
52
"____ may look on a king" : ACAT
53
Summer of 1980 question : WHOSHOTJR
56
Madrid museum : PRADO
57
"Yeah, sure" : IBET
61
To some degree : RATHER
62
Magazine contents : AMMO
65
Procrastinator : DEFERRER
67
War story : ILIAD
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It's depicted by parts of today's puzzle : BIGDIPPER
71
Polynesian tongue : MAORI
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"Locksley Hall" poet : TENNYSON
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Hope and Crosby, often : COSTARS
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Mickey's partner : MINNIE
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Beat (out) : EDGE
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____ 6 : MOTEL
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Lampoons : SATIRIZES
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Slack-jawed : AGOG
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Most likely : APTEST
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____ deus in nobis (there is God within us) : EST
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Remove : DOFF
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Part of a 1995 reunion : RINGOSTARR
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The ____ of the land : FAT
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Ancient goddess of fertility : ASTARTE
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Today's soldier, e.g. : ENLISTEE
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Bass ____ : VIOL
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Tom Clancy hero Jack : RYAN
100
Noisy gulps : SLURPS
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Plesiosaurlike reptile, familiarly : NESSIE
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"The Taming of the Shrew" setting : PADUA
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Author Ken : KESEY
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Salespeople push it : DOORBELL
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Wondrous : STARTLING
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Bye : TATA
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Thus : LIKESO
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Magwitch of "Great Expectations" : ABEL
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1979 disco hit : YMCA
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Kind of rack : OVEN
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Shop's replacement : LOANER
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Mooring site : COVE
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Bed piece : SLAT
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Forward : PERT
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Early English poet laureate : DRYDEN
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Major hit : SWAT
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Bang out, in a way : TYPE
Down
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Half a 1980's TV duo : LACEY
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Get a smile out of : AMUSE
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Race do-overs : RESTARTS
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How to play "Loch Lomond" : ANDANTE
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Breach : GAPE
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From ____ Z : ATO
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Classroom reward : GOLDSTAR
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Slide sight : AMOEBA
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Familiarize : ACQUAINT
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Artist Toulouse ____ : LAUTREC
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Form a queue : BRAID
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Perry's creator : ERLE
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Net supports : RIMS
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Parisian possessive : TES
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Brake sound : SCREECH
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Movie for which Lee Grant won an Oscar : SHAMPOO
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Sink : TORPEDO
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Went 80, say : SPEEDED
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More than enough : TOO
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Traveler's guide : POLESTAR
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Leaves in the pot : TEA
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Words in an anthology title : BESTOF
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More than disdain : ABHOR
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Japanese assembly : DIET
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Tilting building? : ARCADE
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Gentle ____ (Miss Manners salutation) : READER
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Newspaper's ____ desk : REWRITE
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Had an inspiration : INHALED
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Foundation : FOOTING
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Atlantic City resort, with "the" : TAJ
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Item in a lock : OAR
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Downer : DRAG
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Classic film set in Wyoming : SHANE
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Delilah in "Samson and Delilah" : HEDY
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George Michael, for one : POPSTAR
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Mideasterner : IRANI
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Military decoration : BRONZESTAR
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Most like a ghost : EERIEST
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Europe's Gulf of ____ : TRIESTE
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Year in Louis XIV's reign : MDCL
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"O Sole ____" : MIO
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Foreign title : EMIR
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Get down, so to speak : BOOGIE
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Chant : INTONE
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"Over here!" : PSST
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Brainpower : SMARTS
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Fictional Walter : MITTY
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Baker's need : EGG
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W.W. I grp. : AEF
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Peter, once : TSAR
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George Cukor classic : ASTARISBORN
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Unversed? : PROSE
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Windows work area : DESKTOP
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Officially not working : ONLEAVE
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Psych out : FLUSTER
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Southern stinger : FIREANT
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Quarterback : OVERSEE
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Financial page figure : ANALYST
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Kind of satellite : SPY
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Perfume dispensers? : LILACS
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Classified ad abbr. : APT
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Very much : NOEND
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Pasta shape : ELBOW
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Not very intelligently : DIMLY
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Open, in a way : UNCAP
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Talismanic stone : AGATE
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French Christian : DIOR
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Green light : OKAY
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Ingénue, perhaps : STARLET
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Honorary law deg. : LLD
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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" girl : EVA

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

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