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New York Times, Saturday, October 22, 1994

Curry favor and crack a joke, e.g.

Author:
Daniel R. Stark
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel R. Stark

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Stark. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1994, The New York Times10/22/94 ( No. 16,419 )
Across
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Get juice from : REAM
5
Hunter's quest : EASTEREGG
14
Birch : ALDER
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Learned : SCHOLARLY
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Hollow rock : GEODE
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Glassed-in garden : TERRARIUM
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Fortify : ENRICH
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Boas : SERPENTS
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NASA robot : DANTEII
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Put down, in slang : DIS
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Livy's stars : ASTRA
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Boil down : DECOCT
32
Modern outfits : PANTSUITS
36
Songwriter Cahn : SAMMY
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Not a pretty fruit : UGLI
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"I don't believe it!" : PSHAW
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Quiet spot : NOOK
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Brass : NERVE
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Stroke of good fortune? : HOLEINONE
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"Paint Your Wagon" costar Jean : SEBERG
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Glove material : SUEDE
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Curve : ARC
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One way to the top : SKILIFT
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Ride the waves : BODYSURF
59
You, evidently : SOLVER
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S.E.C. employees : EXAMINERS
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Ballerina Shearer : MOIRA
63
Alaskan waters : BERINGSEA
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"Golf Begins at Forty" author : SNEAD
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Zippy : ENERGETIC
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Maroon's locale : ISLE
Down
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Stormed : RAGED
2
Turgenev heroine : ELENA
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Ornament : ADORN
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Thoughtful : MEDITATIVE
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Maximal ending : EST
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Virtuosos : ACES
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Fragment : SHRED
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X-rated, perhaps : TORRID
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Passes : ELAPSES
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"So ___" (Jimmy Dorsey hit) : RARE
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Bedelia's home, in a folk song : ERIN
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Flood : GLUT
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Fitness centers : GYMS
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Niche : RECESS
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Try to mooch from : HITUP
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Temper : IRISH
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Greek "holy mountain" : ATHOS
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Pasta dish : CANNELLONI
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Novel of the South Seas : OMOO
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Slangy summons : CMON
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Kid : TYKE
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Some crossword clues : PUNS
33
"The African Queen" screenwriter : AGEE
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Strike-monitoring agcy. : NLRB
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Roman goddess of health : SALUS
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Calendar rows : WEEKS
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Going back to the start : ERASING
44
Curry favor and crack a joke, e.g. : IDIOMS
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90's fashion look : GRUNGE
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High point : CREST
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Creepers : IVIES
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Untamed : FERAL
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___ secret : TRADE
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Nogales newborn : BEBE
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Slow movers : OXEN
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Brave : DARE
57
Norse giant : YMIR
58
At liberty, in Munich : FREI
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Pouch : SAC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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