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New York Times, Wednesday, January 8, 1997

Author:
J. D. Leavy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John D. Leavy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Leavy. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 0108 ( 17,228 )
Across
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Catch-22 : SNAG
5
Nimble : DEFT
9
Paul of "American Graffiti" : LEMAT
14
Where pirates moor : COVE
15
Queen of scat : ELLA
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Khomeini, for one : IRANI
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Ugandan tyrant : AMIN
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Carpenters' work? : DUET
19
Frankie or Cleo : LAINE
20
"Citizen Kane" spoiler : ROSEBUDWASASLED
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First-class service : ACE
24
Diamonds, to hoods : ICE
25
Scattered : SPARSE
29
Oversized : BIG
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___ and Span (cleaner brand) : SPIC
35
Poi ingredients : TAROS
36
Bring in : EARN
37
Roxy Music co-founder Brian : ENO
38
"Planet of the Apes" spoiler : APEWORLDISEARTH
42
Cartoon dog : REN
43
Provides machine maintenance : OILS
44
Venusian, for one : ALIEN
45
Lobster pot : TRAP
47
In high spirits : GAY
48
Bells and whistles : FRILLS
49
Kind of shore : LEE
51
Afflict : AIL
52
"The Crying Game" spoiler : SHEISREALLYAMAN
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Salad bar implement : TONGS
62
Unpleasant person : PILL
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Roast beef request : RARE
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Hello in Hilo : ALOHA
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Concept of Descartes : IDEE
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Deck hands : CREW
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Snappish : TESTY
68
Copper : CENT
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Vehemence : HEAT
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Lasting impression? : SCAR
2
Pitcher Hideo : NOMO
3
Budget alternative : AVIS
4
Kind of pool : GENE
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Figure out : DEDUCE
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Give the slip : ELUDE
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Whipped along : FLEW
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"Toodle-oo!" : TATA
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Violet shade : LILAC
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Gets the lead out : ERASES
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Knights' garb : MAIL
12
Actress Jeffreys : ANNE
13
Bound : TIED
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Opera villain, often : BASSO
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Autographs : SIGNS
25
Kick off : START
26
Times or Post : PAPER
27
Omni or Forum : ARENA
28
Donnybrook : ROW
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In the worst way : BADLY
30
Spring flower : IRIS
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Hidden rocks, to a ship : PERIL
33
Microchip giant : INTEL
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Lawyer Roy and family : COHNS
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Hollywood's Kazan : ELIA
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"I read you" : ROGER
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Baseball's Wynn : EARLY
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Champion of 10/30/74 : ALI
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Pickle : PLIGHT
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Choice cut : FILLET
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School assignment : ESSAY
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#1 Green Mountain Boy : ALLEN
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G.D.P., for one : STAT
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Swimming ___ : HOLE
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Hazzard County deputy : ENOS
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"War and Peace," e.g. : EPIC
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One who takes messages : AIDE
57
Military parade passageway : ARCH
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Dam : MARE
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Rug figure : AREA
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First name on Capitol Hill : NEWT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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