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About Franklin's Lightning

New York Times, Sunday, October 2, 1994

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 79 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 84 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York TimesNo. 1002 ( 16,399 )
Across
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Hercules feats : LABORS
7
Alphonse's friend, in the comics : GASTON
13
Legendary name in bridge : JACOBY
19
Turkish hospice : IMARET
20
Merlin's stock-in-trade : SORCERY
21
European airline : IBERIA
22
Start of a verse : SAIDBENTOMRSBENMYDEAR
25
Informer, informally : STOOLIE
26
"_____ live and breathe!" : ASI
27
Cars with Teletouch transmission : EDSELS
28
Means of enlightenment : ZEN
29
Specifically : TOWIT
31
Undergrad degrees : BAS
32
Baking potatoes : IDAHOS
36
Greenland air base : THULE
37
Of city govt. : MUN
38
Gasp of delight : OOH
41
Allgood of stage and screen : SARA
42
Husband of Ruth : BOAZ
43
Shape : MOLD
44
_____ Domini : ANNO
45
More of the verse : ANOTHERSTORMYDAYIFEAR
51
Kind of dye : AZO
52
Site of the first Olympics : ELIS
53
Clearance : SALE
54
Symbol of hardness : NAILS
55
Thin white linen fabric : CAMBRIC
57
Old Blood and Guts : PATTON
59
Sportscaster Vin : SCULLY
60
Greenhorns : ROOKIES
62
Moil and toil : TRAVAIL
64
Shipping route : STRAIT
67
Enlivened : SPICED
69
Trollope's "The _____ Diamonds" : EUSTACE
73
Presses : IRONS
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Colorful fish : OPAH
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First name in folk music : ARLO
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Mimi's dissent : NON
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More of the verse : SAIDMRSBENITISNTRIGHT
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Arms recipient, maybe : ALLY
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On _____ with : APAR
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Architect Mies var der _____ : ROHE
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_____ jet : LEAR
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Madrigal : LAY
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Women's grp. since 1890 : DAR
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Repeat oneself, in a way : CLONE
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"Tristam Shandy" author : STERNE
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Hang out : AIR
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Piqued : IRATE
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Scandanavian actress Aulin : EWA
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In _____ res : MEDIAS
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Untried : NEW
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Neighbor of Oakland : ALAMEDA
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End of the verse : TOWASTEADAYGOFLYAKITE
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Verdi opera, 1887 : OTELLO
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Apportion : METEOUT
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Football unit : ELEVEN
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Facade : VENEER
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Goes all out : EXERTS
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Forwarded : RESENT
Down
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French flower : LIS
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Conjugation bit : AMAS
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Switch's partner : BAIT
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Church calendar : ORDO
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Senora's long scarf : REBOZO
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Stone pillars : STELES
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Maudlin sentimentality : GOO
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Usher's offering : ARM
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Write badly : SCRAWL
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Comedienne O'Shea : TESSIE
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Circle : ORBIT
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Comic author Bill : NYE
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Hunky-dory : JIMDANDY
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1989 underwater thriller, with "The" : ABYSS
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Grant : CEDE
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City south of Moscow : OREL
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It's not fair! : BIAS
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Maneuverable, as a ship : YAR
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Jeanne or Bernadette, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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"A Spy in the House of Love" author : NIN
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Mount Palomar sighting : NEBULA
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"_____ said,..." : THAT
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Anise-flavored liquer : OUZO
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Shorthand inventor Pitman : ISAAC
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Tony of "Who's the Boss?" : DANZA
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Woolf's "_____ of One's Own" : AROOM
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Beaver, for one : HAT
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Eight-six : TOSS
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Pavarotti's birthplace : MODENA
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Newsman Roger : ONEIL
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Start for fours or sides : ONALL
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Heavy and awkward looking : HORSY
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Third little pig's material : BRICK
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Old servant's phrase of address : MYLORD
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To _____ (excessively) : AFAULT
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Valor : HEROISM
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"The Cocktail Party" poet : ELIOT
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Alphabet trio : RST
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Paint choice : MATTE
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Canine's neighbor : INCISOR
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Snifter's contents, maybe : BRANDY
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Bombard : PEPPER
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Flu type : ASIAN
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Waterfall : SAULT
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Front line? : ISOBAR
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Prophetic writer : VERNE
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Cordage fiber : SISAL
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Skipping syllables : TRALA
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Turbulent : ROILY
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Windy City, breezily : CHI
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Displease : ANGER
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"Twenty Years on Broadway" autobiographer : COHAN
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Among: Fr. : ENTRE
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Wimbledon winner, 1975 : ASHE
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Heater : RADIATOR
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Scattered : SPARSE
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Hanover Stake, e.g. : TROT
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"Last Days of Pompeii" girl : IONE
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Seine sight : ILE
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Father : CREATE
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Person with unwashable briefs : LAWYER
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Pitchman : SWAYER
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Steamed dish : TAMALE
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Bride's beat : AISLE
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The Dow, e.g. : INDEX
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Draper's measure : ELL
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Speck : MOTE
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Gershwin biographer David : EWEN
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Hill's opposite : DALE
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Back : AFT
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Makes do, with "out" : EKES
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Bathyspheric mission : DIVE
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Ancient sun disk : ATEN
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"Mazel _____!" : TOV
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1952 hit "Botch-_____" : AME
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Caught : GOT
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Suffix with rigor or vigor : OUS
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Tolkein tree-man : ENT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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