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VAMPIRE'S DELIGHT

New York Times, Sunday, October 27, 1996

Author:
N. N. Joline
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nancy Nicholson Joline

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 77 for Ms. Joline. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1027 ( 17,155 )
Across
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One of the Brady Bunch : MARCIA
7
"___ Darlin'" (Neal Hefti song) : LIL
10
Some W.W. II service personnel : WACS
14
Public relations effort : SPIN
18
Consecrate : ANOINT
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River or reservoir in Hesse : EDER
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Saudi Arabia neighbor : OMAN
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Corn ___ : PONE
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Showed no emotion : DIDNTBATANEYE
25
"Dracula" miss : MINA
26
Epithet for Adenauer : ALTE
27
Daughter of Teddy Roosevelt : ALICE
28
Natterjacks : TOADS
29
Like chicken fingers : BATTERFRIED
31
Hanukkah item : MENORAH
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Singer Garrett : LEIF
35
Where the Clintons met : YALE
36
___ de coeur : CRI
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Sculpture material : ICE
38
Pakistani river : INDUS
40
Sister of Helios : SELENE
42
Fortress parapets : BATTLEMENTS
47
Related through the mother : ENATE
50
90-Down's land : USSR
51
Crocus and gladiolus : IRIDS
52
Whit : IOTA
54
Broadway belter : MERMAN
57
Wrongs : SINS
58
Valse, e.g. : DANSE
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Southern capital : BATONROUGE
61
"The Hundred Secret Senses" author : TAN
62
Movie theater : CINE
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Pro ___ : RATA
65
Riot : SCREAM
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Mexican President, 1946-52 : ALEMAN
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Allowance : STIPEND
72
Painter Childe ___ : HASSAM
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Some undercover operations : STINGS
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Make : EARN
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List ender : ETAL
79
Verdi's "___ tu" : ERI
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Leave : SABBATICAL
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Tallinn natives : ESTHS
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Disturb : ROIL
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Word with buddy or binary : SYSTEM
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Kind of prize : DOOR
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Spa feature : SAUNA
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Con game : SCAM
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Daughter of Juan Carlos : ELENA
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Prince Philip's surname : MOUNTBATTEN
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Sense of taste : PALATE
99
Hat designer Lilly : DACHE
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Water channel: Abbr. : STR
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Partook of : ATE
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Like outer space : VAST
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Stage telephone, e.g. : PROP
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Coppice : THICKET
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Attempt : TAKEASTABAT
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North of Virginia : OLLIE
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Task : CHORE
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Rick Blaine's love : ILSA
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A Turner : TINA
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1992 Michael Keaton film : BATMANRETURNS
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Barbary beasts : APES
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One of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : OLGA
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Like Rioja wine : SECO
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Execrate : DETEST
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Beverage from une vache : LAIT
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Vegas night sight : NEON
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Boxer's title" Abbr. : SEN
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Deals with : TREATS
Down
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Word heard in fine stores : MADAM
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Old-womanish : ANILE
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"Le Penseur" sculptor : RODIN
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Mexican holiday ___ de Mayo : CINCO
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Lulls : INTERIMS
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Up : ATBAT
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Big star at night : LENO
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Don Quixotes : IDEALISTS
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Rembrandt's birthplace : LEYDEN
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Aussie marsupial : WOMBAT
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"Jaws" setting : AMITY
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Former capital of Crete : CANEA
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Tangles : SNARLS
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Bicker : SPAR
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Keeps up the beat? : POLICES
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"ER" extras : INTERNS
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More strapped : NEEDIER
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Live : RESIDE
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Demosthenes, e.g. : ATHENIAN
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Charge : FEE
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Point of no return? : ACE
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Amusing : FUN
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Polynesian tongue : SAMOAN
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Fencers; movements : LUNGES
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Castro predecessor : BATISTA
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Bar events : TRIALS
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Old World finches : LINNETS
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MS. vetters : EDS
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Pitches : TONES
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X rating? : TEN
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Messes up : ERRS
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Forward pass, in football : AERIAL
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Some ice cream orders : MOCHAS
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Acoustic : AURAL
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Airheads : DINGBATS
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Secured, with "down" : BATTENED
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Let go tactfully : EASEOUT
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Critic Vincent : CANBY
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Lender's letters : APR
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Iwo Jima flag raiser : MARINE
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Toxic atmosphere : MIASMA
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Made a yoke : TEAMED
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Part of a "Star Wars" name : DETOO
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Where to see "The Last Supper" : MILAN
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Venue : SITE
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Spacecraft part : THRUSTER
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Cartoonist's transparency : CEL
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Here or there : SOMEPLACE
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African capital : RABAT
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More rigid : STRICTER
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Dimensional : SPATIAL
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Tree with white flower clusters : CATALPA
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Comrade Kosygin : ALEKSEI
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Pile : NAP
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Tumblers, e.g. : ACROBATS
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Utmost : NTH
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Wilson Dam org. : TVA
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"For Your Eyes Only" singer, 1981 : EASTON
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Fictional mastermind : HOLMES
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Fence feature : STILE
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Albeniz's "___ in D" : TANGO
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Amusement part attraction : CHUTE
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Park land? : KOREA
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Artist Max : ERNST
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Dips one's toe in : TESTS
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90 degrees : EAST
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Wayne film "Back to ___" : BATAAN
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A party to : INON
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Summer hours in D.C. : EDT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 10 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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