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New York Times, Tuesday, October 31, 1995

___-do-well (good for nothing)

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times10/31/95 ( No. 16,793 )

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Across
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Small amount : IOTA
5
Campus military grp. : ROTC
9
More unusual : ODDER
14
Tel ___ : AVIV
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Lamb pen name : ELIA
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54 Down's creator : VERNE
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Causes tearing : BLEARS
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Muscle-building drugs : STEROIDS
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Throw gently : TOSS
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Tell (on) : RAT
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33
Pipe joint : ELL
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___-do-well (good for nothing) : NEER
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Of the best quality : PRIMO
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Domestic : MAID
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Primitive fishing tool : SPEAR
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A long time : AGES
42
Maine trees : PINES
44
Pub pints : ALES
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Opposite of WSW : ENE
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One for Juan : UNO
52
Knitter's stitch : PURL
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Cherish as sacred : ENSHRINE
58
More than annoyed : GALLED
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Love, Italian-style : AMORE
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Last word in chess : MATE
66
Counsel positively : URGE
67
Specks : MOTES
68
Means justifier : ENDS
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Started a hole, with "up" : TEED
Down
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Poetic foot : IAMB
2
Track shape : OVAL
3
Andrews of TV's "Mod Squad" : TIGE
4
Fly : AVIATE
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Puts out again : REISSUES
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Pay or Cray ending : OLA
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Small containers : TINS
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Batista's successor : CASTRO
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Leave 25%, perhaps : OVERTIP
10
Art ___ : DECO
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Zwei follower : DREI
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City west of Tulsa : ENID
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Soaks flax : RETS
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Sing like Bing : CROON
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Exhausted : DEAD
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Word with dance or stair : STEP
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Pace : TEMPO
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Actor Delon : ALAIN
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Actor Kevin : KLINE
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Tire feature : TREAD
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Powerful D.C. lobby : NRA
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Neighbor of Chad : NIGER
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Fix, as text : EMEND
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Romantic gift : ROSES
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"___ Rosenkavalier" : DER
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Cockeyed : ALOP
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Some immigrants : REFUGEES
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They're sometimes confidential : SOURCES
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Scrawny one : SCRAG
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The "U" in B.T.U. : UNIT
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Obscure : NONAME
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Unrestrained : ALLOUT
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Mild cheese : EDAM
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"20,000 Leagues" captain : NEMO
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Schedule opening : SLOT
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Roll call answer : HERE
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Former Israeli statesman : EBAN
59
Knowledge : LORE
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Rim : EDGE
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Unnaturally blonde, e.g. : DYED
63
India "Inc." : LTD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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