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New York Times, Thursday, October 17, 1996

Author:
J. R. Conrad
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John R. Conrad

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Conrad. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 17,145 )
Across
1
Roman sun god : SOL
4
Neighbor of Montenegro : BOSNIA
10
Disparaging comments : BAHS
14
Start of a quip : THEPUREAND
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Green concern: Abbr. : ECOL
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Unite : AMALGAMATE
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Freedom fighter, for short? : ACLU
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Pilot's instrument : GYRO
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Disney Store item : CEL
21
Gridiron opener : TOSS
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Quip, part 2 : SIMPLETRUTH
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R.N.'s service : TLC
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Alphabet trio : CDE
30
___ Tin Tin : RIN
31
Narrow inlet : RIA
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Mathematician Turing : ALAN
34
Gaping grin : RICTUS
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Quip, part 3 : ISRARELYPUREAND
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Hyperactive ones : MANICS
41
Remedy : CURE
42
TV host Peeples : NIA
43
Quebec's ___ d'Orleans : ILE
44
Sudden flight : LAM
45
"How sad" : TSK
46
End of the quip : NEVERSIMPLE
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Trail : ODOR
52
Psychic Geller : URI
53
Part of the eye : UVEA
57
___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
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Not worth ___ : MENTIONING
62
Word in a spiritual : AMEN
63
Author of the quip : OSCARWILDE
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Lip : SASS
65
Do a longshoreman's job : STEEVE
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Alpine road feature : ESS
Down
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Alone : STAG
2
"Goodness gracious!" : OHMY
3
Shakespeare's "very foolish fond old man" : LEAR
4
Hidden mike : BUG
5
"___ pro nobis" (Latin motto) : ORA
6
Academic period: Abbr. : SEM
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Kweisi Mfume's org. : NAACP
8
Pentium chip maker : INTEL
9
"Die Fledermaus" maid : ADELE
10
Dante's beloved : BEATRICE
11
Figurehead? : ACCOUNTANT
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"The Planets" composer : HOLST
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Illegal political money : SLUSH
15
Arafat's org. : PLO
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Less available : SCARCER
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Cools one's heels : IDLES
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Grist : MEAL
25
Roman galley : TRIREME
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Neat : TRIM
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Actress Bonet : LISA
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Dangerous dinosaurs : CARNIVORES
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Big Apple inits. : NYC
34
Farmerish : RURAL
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Les Etats-___ : UNIS
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Neb. neighbor : SDAK
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Airplane wing flaps : AILERONS
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Part of an orange : PULP
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Some salmon : NOVAS
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Swelling : EDEMA
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Ring heavyweights : SUMOS
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"___ my case!" : IREST
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Kind of pie : MINCE
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Prefix with valence : UNI
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Repulsive : VILE
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Loose parts : ENDS
56
Eons : AGES
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___ kwon do : TAE
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Journalist Kupcinet : IRV
61
Have bills : OWE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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