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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 1996

Where millions of connections are made every year

Author:
T. Payne
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trip Payne

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {JKQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Payne.
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© 1996, The New York Times10/5/96 ( No. 17,133 )

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Across
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Tater separator : RICER
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Electric Company neighbor : STCHARLES
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It's carried through the air : AROMA
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Express wonderment : OOHANDAAH
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"I'm all ___" : FORIT
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Vulgarity : POORTASTE
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"Later" : ANOTHERTIME
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Word in a store-hours sign : TIL
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One overseas : EIN
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Way up : STAIRS
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In flawless shape : MINT
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Lech's look : LEER
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Harding and Wilson : ANNS
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40-card game : MONTE
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Popular Trekkie zine : STARLOG
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Seat of Penobscot County : BANGOR
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Tropical pastes : POIS
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Zest for life : BRIO
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Moreno's real first name : ROSITA
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Place for a grease well : GRIDDLE
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Monologue ad-lib : ASIDE
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"Topaz" author : URIS
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Quick to the helm : YARE
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Pizzeria desserts : ICES
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Individually : APIECE
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Louse-to-be : NIT
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Sega rival, for short : NES
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"Local Hero" director : BILLFORSYTH
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Sexy person : HOTTAMALE
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Where millions of connections are made every year : OHARE
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"Women in Love" star : ALANBATES
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Gambler : DARER
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Commercial challenge : TASTETEST
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750-year-old literary works : EDDAS
Down
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Braves shortstop Belliard : RAFAEL
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Twist endings, e.g. : IRONIES
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Noble wear : CORONET
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Discharge : EMIT
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"Jabberwocky" creatures : RATHS
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Battle types : SOPRANOS
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Using a recorder : TOOTING
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Robed vocalists : CHOIRS
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Sets back : HARMS
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One chip, perhaps : ANTE
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Nutritionist's abbr. : RDA
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Permanent : LASTING
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Gradually destroy : EATINTO
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Quarters : SHELTER
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Footnote phrase : ETALIA
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Poem of lament : MONODY
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White water feature : RAPIDS
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Miss : MAID
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Alternative to the new math : ROTE
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County of a TV western : BRISCO
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Most epigrammatic : BRIEFEST
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It keeps your hair drier : RAINHAT
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Seminole War leader : OSCEOLA
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Breaks for the Mexican border? : SIESTAS
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Parts of humidifiers : GRILLES
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Nautical line : LANYARD
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U.N. member since 1993 : ERITREA
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Working through the night : UPLATE
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Common solvents : ETHERS
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Strive for : AIMAT
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Whittle away : ERODE
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1995 Best Picture nominee : BABE
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Migrating fish : SHAD
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It does a bang-up job : TNT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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