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What Their Names Mean

New York Times, Sunday, October 20, 1996

Author:
R. Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 89 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 17,148 )
Across
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Fix firmly : RIVET
6
Galileo's birthplace : PISA
10
Part of a communications company's 800-number : ATT
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Moolah : KALE
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Focal point of the Reformation : GENEVA
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Uncomplimentary comments : UGHS
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Libertine : ROUE
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Mideast title : IMAM
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"Gimme ___" : ABREAK
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FLORIDA : FEASTOFFLOWERS
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KANSAS : PEOPLEOFTHESOUTHWIND
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Items in Gray's country churchyard : ELMS
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___ blanco (polar bear) : OSO
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Check : STEM
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Clerical error? : SIN
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Pilot's heading : SSE
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Follow : ENSUE
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Member of the wedding : USHER
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MASSACHUSETTS : GREATMOUNTAINPLACE
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Anna of "Nana" : STEN
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Going in the right direction : ONCOURSE
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Enveloping glow : AURA
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Patently amazed : MOONEYED
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Tipped off : ALERTED
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Horner's find : PLUM
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Datum for an economic indicator : AUTOSALE
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Many Muslim men : ALIS
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OHIO : GREATRIVER
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NEVADA : SNOWCAPPED
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Joie de vivre : ELAN
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Half-cocked : NOTREADY
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Spy in '94 headlines : AMES
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They're found on reservations nowadays : CASINOS
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Hamlet's mother : GERTRUDE
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Neighbor of Sonoma : NAPA
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Bags more game than : OUTHUNTS
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Southeast Kansas town : IOLA
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ILLINOIS : TRIBEOFSUPERIORMEN
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Shine : EXCEL
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Dismissive visage : SNEER
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"___ My Party" : ITS
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H : ETA
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Frankfurt's river : ODER
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Business letter abbr. : ENC
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Home to billions : ASIA
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MISSOURI : TOWNOFTHELARGECANOES
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MINNESOTA : SKYTINTEDWATER
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Cover stories? : ALIBIS
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M-G-M founder : LOEW
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Ocean flier : ERNE
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Hirschfeld's girl : NINA
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The absolute minimum : NOTANY
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___ buco : OSSO
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Banking convenience : ATM
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Sentence : DOOM
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Chicago's ___ Tower : SEARS
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Rises up : REBELS
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Where to do as others do : INROME
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Some execs : VEEPS
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Assessment: Abbr. : EVAL
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"Here..." : TAKEONE
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Expand, as the chest : PUFFOUT
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Beach Boys' "___ Around" : IGET
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Peacock Throne occupants : SHAHS
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Plus : ASSET
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1954 show tune "___ in Bloomsbury" : AROOM
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Vegetarian staple : TOFU
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Campus in Medford, Mass. : TUFTS
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Apteryx : KIWI
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Cry from the flock : AMEN
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Fat : LARD
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Mommy's triplets : EMS
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Rubbernecks : GAPES
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K-12, scholastically speaking : ELHI
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Literary monogram : TSE
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Confess : OWNUP
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Papa's real name : ERNEST
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Funnyman Philips : EMO
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Blow : SLAP
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Cargo : HAUL
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Hosiery shade : ECRU
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Stationer's order : REAM
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Medieval rival of 6-Across : GENOA
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___ toot : ONA
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1995 N.C.A.A. basketball champs : UCLA
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Carols : NOELS
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First capital of unified Italy : TURIN
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Lied : ARTSONG
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Real ending in London : ISE
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Sparks on the screen : NED
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Bar order : SOUR
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Convey : TOTE
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GQ, e.g. : MAG
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Yevtushenko's "Babi ___" : YAR
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Samuel's mentor : ELI
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Takes away, in law : DEVESTS
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Root of diplomacy : ELIHU
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Incurred : RANUP
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Trouble : WOE
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Hub: Abbr. : CTR
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More bohemian : ARTIER
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Descamisados' leader : PERON
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Epistle apostle : PAUL
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Audrey Hepburn's real first name : EDDA
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Processed food additive : DYE
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The absolute minimum : NONE
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Do this if you want to get a hand : ANTE
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"Capital" fellow : MARX
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Of enormous import : EPIC
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Kemo ___ : SABE
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Cote quote : COO
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Strauss's "Ariadne ___ Naxos" : AUF
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Orch. section : STR
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Spanish ayes : SIS
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Kate Nelligan title role : ELENI
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.035 ounce : ONEGRAM
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Kevin's co-star in "Tin Cup" : RENE
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Holy City populace : MECCANS
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Front line : ISOBAR
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Marketing ploys : TIEINS
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Fresh : SASSY
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Vocal quality : TONE
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Network employees' union : AFTRA
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"___ Golden Slippers" : OHDEM
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Condensation : DEW
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Largest living antelope : ELAND
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Cosine or secant : RATIO
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"West Side Story" role : ANITA
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Fight enders : TKOS
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Court cry : OYES
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Tax filer's form : WTWO
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Oxygen ___ : TENT
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Seat of Washoe County : RENO
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Burn treatment : ALOE
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Sign of caution : SLO

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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