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New York Times, Friday, October 18, 1996

Author:
M. Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {BJZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1018 ( 17,146 )
Across
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Seven-time Wimbledon champ : STEFFIGRAF
11
Dam up : STEM
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"Greetings!" : HELLOTHERE
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Off : AWAY
17
"The Breakfast Club" actress : ALLYSHEEDY
18
Emperor in a Mozart opera : TITO
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Microscopic : WEE
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Evening, in Avila : TARDE
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Beat by a tiny bit : NIP
22
Spot : SPECK
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Greenness : NAIVETE
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Kurosawa characters : SAMURAIS
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Foe of 26-Down : IRAN
32
Writer Waugh : ALEC
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Capt.'s heading : NNW
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Mild oath : DANGIT
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Dating term : CIRCA
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Word in many cathedral names : SAN
41
Andean city : QUITO
42
Rathskeller items : STEINS
44
"Huh-uh" : NAH
46
Over : ANEW
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Fascinated by : INTO
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Derisive ones : SNORTERS
50
Court stat : ASSISTS
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Thoroughly enjoyed : ATEUP
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"Macarena" singers Los ___ Rio : DEL
55
Bracing : TONIC
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Bar work : LAW
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Term terminator : EXAM
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Run up to the Hill? : SENATERACE
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World's seventh-longest river : LENA
65
"Cimarron" co-star, 1931 : IRENEDUNNE
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Christian Science founder : EDDY
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It's on a roll : SESAMESEED
Down
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"Heartbreak House" playwright : SHAW
2
Conference lead-in : TELE
3
Part of Canada's Arctic Archipelago : ELLESMEREISLAND
4
The birds and the bees do it : FLY
5
Promote : FOSTER
6
Penelope, for one : ITHACAN
7
Deli supply : GHERKINS
8
Oliver of "Oliver!" : REED
9
"As You Like It" forest : ARDEN
10
Whimsically strange : FEY
11
Remained idle : SAT
12
Piper PA-31P Navajo, e.g. : TWINENGINEPLANE
13
Weird Al Yankovic parody : EATIT
14
Shortsighted person : MYOPE
23
Contemporary of Leoncavallo : PUCCINI
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Relief : AID
26
Foe of 31-Across : IRAQ
27
Republic formerly called New Hebrides : VANUATU
28
Body cavities : SACS
29
Got down : ALIT
30
Trumpeters, e.g. : SWANS
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Road to Rome : ITER
36
Lugs : TOWS
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Red army members? : ANTS
40
"Hey Jude" chorus : NANANANA
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Sir Toby Belch, e.g. : SOT
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Quite the dish or hunk : HOTITEM
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Hairlines do it : RECEDE
50
Rochester's ward : ADELE
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Part of a sch. health class : SEXED
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Unit of cordwood : STERE
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Kind of column : ONES
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Tetracycline target : ACNE
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Herbicide target : WEED
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New Jersey's Cape ___ : MAY
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Nickname in the family : SIS
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Toys ___ : RUS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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