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New York Times, Thursday, October 31, 1996

Author:
L. Sidway
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lois Sidway

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 82 for Ms. Sidway. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1031 ( 17,159 )
Across
1
School subj. : SCI
4
Burst : SPURT
9
Overfill : SATE
13
Puddin' : HON
14
Triangular toast topping : CAVIAR
16
Kind of tomato : PLUM
17
Car trunk item : BOOSTERCABLE
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As well : ALSO
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Rock's ___ Vanilli : MILLI
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Serious words are said in this : EARNEST
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Ft. Bragg constabulary : MPS
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What a waste! : BOONDOGGLE
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Finds oneself with a pink slip : GETSTHEBOOT
30
"Rich Harbor" and others : KLEES
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S.F., for one : APO
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Some dashes : ENS
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Honorarium : FEE
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Creep : DIRTBAG
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"Howards End" author : FORSTER
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Lummox : OAF
42
Evil, to Yvette : MAL
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Mission closing : ARY
44
State in NE India : ASSAM
47
Wilderness Road traveler : DANIELBOONE
50
Invitation to dance : LETSBOOGIE
52
Eggy prefix : OVI
53
Vamooses : BEATSIT
54
Tickle : AMUSE
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Like some hands : IDLE
59
Remote area : THEBOONDOCKS
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Poetic contraction : NEER
64
Living room piece : SETTEE
65
Tennis call : LET
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Race track figures : ODDS
67
Having beams of light : RAYED
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Wonderment : AWE
Down
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1954 #1 hit by the Crew-Cuts : SHBOOM
2
Thus, to Luciano : COSI
3
Like some airports: Abbr. : INTL
4
Theater lines : SCRIPT
5
Rep.'s or Dem.'s money source : PAC
6
Charlottesville campus, for short : UVA
7
Razz : RIB
8
Kind of show : TALENT
9
Fabric add-ons : SPANGLES
10
Aver : ALLEGE
11
Shoving match : TUSSLE
12
Plays the ham : EMOTES
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Interpret : READ
18
Some are slippery : ELMS
22
TV weatherman : ROKER
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Bundle : SHEAF
25
Slips : BOOBOOS
26
Roam : GAD
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Prefix with center : EPI
28
Crag : TOR
29
3-Down lang. : ENG
33
Original Shakespeare edition : FOLIO
35
Bank giveaways : TOASTERS
36
Furniture materials : BAMBOOS
37
It shoots the breeze : FAN
38
Thou-shalt-not : TABOO
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Directional suffix : ERN
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Deli request : RYE
42
Murray of the silents : MAE
44
White mouse, for example : ALBINO
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Like Muscat raisins : SEEDED
46
Lost freshness : STALED
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Tizzy : DITHER
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Got around : EVADED
49
Wheels on Oscar night : LIMO
51
Vamooses : GITS
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Kareem's alma mater : UCLA
56
Depict unfairly : SKEW
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Marchese d'___ (Italian nobleman) : ESTE
60
J.F.K. info : ETA
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Take : BOOTY
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Born : NEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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