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New York Times, Friday, October 13, 1995

Author:
Charles E. Gersch
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Charles E. Gersch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQVX} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Gersch. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1013 ( 16,775 )
Across
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Break it up : SEPARATE
9
Made a new ditch : REDUG
14
1989 James Michener novel : CARIBBEAN
15
Bridge bid, informally : ONENO
16
Symbols of happiness : BLUEBIRDS
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Explanation preceder : IDEST
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Depleted : EMPTY
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Book or symphony : OPUS
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Nabisco cookie : OREO
22
Comedienne Rudner : RITA
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Scrubs : ABORTS
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Score: Abbr. : PTS
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Draft inits. : SSS
27
Standardized lingo : BOILERPLATE
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d, in England : PENCE
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Primitive painter Ralph : EARLE
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Papal diplomats : LEGATES
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Sent a card, perhaps : THANKED
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Made ____ in (progressed slowly) : ADENT
37
D-Day beach : SWORD
38
Whiskers style : MUTTONCHOPS
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Singer Scaggs : BOZ
44
Laptops, e.g. : PCS
45
Recovery clinics : REHABS
46
Face : DARE
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Some encouragement : PATS
49
"Taxi" role : TONY
50
Related to the kidney : RENAL
51
Relatives of the crumhorn : OBOES
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Employed, musically speaking : INTHEBAND
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More conniving : SLIER
56
Ninja turtle's cry : COWABUNGA
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Numerical prefix : TETRA
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Plane now in the Smithsonian : ENOLAGAY
Down
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Pheasant ragouts : SALMIS
2
Goes off : ERUPTS
3
Vatican tourist attraction : PIETA
4
Dear one : ABBY
5
Baseball stat. : RBI
6
Jane Fonda activity : AEROBICS
7
Kermit, once? : TADPOLE
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Guarantee : ENSURE
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Louis XV, e.g. : ROI
10
Prefix with scope or skeleton : ENDO
11
Norman Mailer novel, with "The" : DEERPARK
12
Shake up : UNSETTLE
13
Deteriorate : GOTOSEED
14
"Good buddies" : CBERS
20
Ave., in Aachen : STR
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Superb : AONE
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Valkyries' props : SPEARS
27
Risk taker : BETTOR
28
Shore : LAND
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Dog's breath : PANT
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Part of a proverbially silent trio : LAMPPOST
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Having a willing mind : EDUCABLE
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Begins work : GETSTOIT
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Danny Kaye musical about Noah's ark : TWOBYTWO
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Brewery supplies : HOPS
37
Airport near Limerick : SHANNON
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Safety prop : NET
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High-grade : CHOICE
41
Split component : BANANA
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Like ocher : ORANGY
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Dobie Gillis's girlfriend : ZELDA
46
Clear of problems : DEBUG
48
Prophet : SEER
50
1988 country album : REBA
52
Madrid Mrs. : SRA
54
Jazz altoist McIntyre : HAL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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