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New York Times, Saturday, October 7, 1995

Author:
Frank A. Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJKQVWXZ} Average word length: 6.37 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1007 ( 16,769 )
Across
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Three-time U.S. Open winner : SAMPRAS
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Painting with opaque water colors : GOUACHE
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Winning nonstop : ONAROLL
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McIntosh-like apples : EMPIRES
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Young of "A Night to Remember" : LORETTA
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Shredders : TEARERS
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Club members : INITIATES
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Unresisting : TAME
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Relatives of newtons : DYNES
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Tree barricades used in war : ABATISES
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Roles in "Peter Pan" productions : SMEES
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Undertakes without permission : PRESUMES
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Fish-eating bird : ERNE
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Took in, in a way : ALTERED
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New Jersey river or bay : RARITAN
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Trick : CHICANE
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Mythological arrow-shooter : EROS
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More barbaric, in Brighton : CRUELLER
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Arkansas county : DESHA
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Capital on the Senne : BRUSSELS
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Honduran houses : CASAS
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Wallops : LAMS
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Steroid hormones : ESTROGENS
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Choose for jury duty : IMPANEL
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North Dakota town or county : ROLETTE
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"_____ Place" : MELROSE
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Muscular weaknesses : ATONIES
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Entreated insistently : PRESSED
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Muzzle-loading cannons : MORTARS
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Substantial food : SOLIDS
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Unidentified one : ANONYME
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Flying Dutchman, for one : MARINER
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12-year-old : PRETEEN
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Broilers : ROTISSERIES
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_____ California : ALTA
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Venetian-blind component : SLAT
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Recuperates : GETSBETTER
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Where the 'eart is : OME
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_____ tree : UPA
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TV program's slot : AIRTIME
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Wrinkled : CREASED
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Messenger of Zeus : HERMES
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Sharp curves : ESSES
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Prematurity : EARLINESS
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Braving the waves : ASEA
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Blushed : TURNEDCOLOR
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Was similar to : PARALLELED
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Fine Asian furniture wood : ACLE
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Collapse : CRUMPLE
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Cavalrymen : HUSSARS
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Litmus, for one : REAGENT
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Troubled Russian region : OSSETIA
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Tam-o'-_____ : SHANTER
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Floyd of the Grand Ole Opry : CRAMER
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Weigh the merits of : ASSESS
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TV camera position, maybe : BLIMP
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Cable car : TRAM
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Old newspaper section : ROTO
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Turndowns : NOS
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Jargon suffix : ESE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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