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New York Times, Tuesday, October 15, 1996

Author:
G. E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1015 ( 17,143 )
Across
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___ au rhum (cake with a punch) : BABA
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Mrs. Copperfield : DORA
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Action-film highlight : CHASE
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Friend in battle : ALLY
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Dutch export : EDAM
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Actress Berry : HALLE
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Claim on property : LIEN
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Variable star : NOVA
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To no ___ (useless) : AVAIL
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Halibut's home : SEA
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"Sultans of Swing" Top 40 group : DIRESTRAITS
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Turkey's capital : ANKARA
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Billboard : SIGN
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Semi : HAULER
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Snoopy, for one : BEAGLE
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Assail, as the ramparts : STORM
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Taxi's ticker : METER
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Like steak tartare : RAW
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It may be bloodless : COUP
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Restrict : LIMIT
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Refer to : CITE
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Neighbor of Hung. : AUS
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Three-dimensional figure : SOLID
43
Mayberry gas station attendant : GOMER
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Compact : TREATY
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Intense fear : TERROR
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Waikiki Beach bash : LUAU
50
Former Gretzky team : OILERS
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Large marsh near Virginia Beach : DISMALSWAMP
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Prepare to fire : AIM
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Blood of the gods : ICHOR
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Israeli dance : HORA
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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Perch : ROOST
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Moran of "Happy Days" : ERIN
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Calendar unit : WEEK
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Speed units at sea : KNOTS
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Riverfront Stadium players : REDS
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Fish-eating eagle : ERNE
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Model airplane wood : BALSA
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Mork, e.g. : ALIEN
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Charles Dickens novel : BLEAKHOUSE
4
Author Rand : AYN
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Disbelief : DENIAL
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Scent : ODOR
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Five-star review : RAVE
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Steed : CHARGER
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Chief port of the West Indies : HAVANA
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Jai ___ : ALAI
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Buttonhole, essentially : SLIT
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Lampreys : EELS
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Tap rhythmically : DRUM
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Home of the 61-Across : TIBET
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Seniors' PAC : AARP
27
Olympic runner Zatopek : EMIL
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Send in payment : REMIT
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Scythe carrier : GRIMREAPER
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Past due : LATE
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Water pitcher : EWER
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Sing like Ella : SCAT
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Sightseeing trip : TOUR
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Bay of Fundy feature : TIDE
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True : LOYAL
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Groovy, updated : COOL
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English royal family : STUARTS
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Clutch : GRIP
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Nearly : ALMOST
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Caesar's subjects : ROMANS
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Wedding attendant : USHER
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Gotten up : RISEN
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Cure, in a way : SMOKE
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Actor Bogarde : DIRK
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Computer screen image : ICON
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"Beat it!" : SHOO
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Had on : WORE
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Parched : ARID
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Reverence : AWE

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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