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New York Times, Friday, November 1, 1996

Author:
M. Rosen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mel Rosen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQWX} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Rosen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1101 ( 17,160 )

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Across
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"I see," facetiously : AHSO
5
Descendant of Fatima, to Shiites : IMAM
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Dash locale : CAR
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Alfred the butler cares for it : BATMOBILE
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Send elsewhere : REFER
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Jazzed up : ENLIVENED
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Place for an exchange : ALTAR
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Crossword topics, often : ESOTERICA
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Word of grace : BLESS
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Clean-cut : TRIM
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Plugs away (at) : LABORS
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Stuff in envelopes : MANILA
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Legation resident : MINISTER
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Kind of column : AGONY
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Workplaces : DESKS
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Wordsworth's "We ___ Seven" : ARE
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Lambaste, slangily : ZING
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Crud : FILTH
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Vino region : ASTI
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Sci-fi figures : ETS
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People in compromising positions? : DOVES
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Kid : PUTON
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War of 1812 locale : LAKEERIE
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Humors, with "to" : CATERS
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Oblique : TILTED
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Oz visitor : TOTO
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Part of Espana : TILDE
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Malthus, for one : ECONOMIST
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Powerful political duo : DOLES
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Destined to fail : NONVIABLE
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Hagar the Horrible's dog : SNERT
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Peptic activity : DIGESTION
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New Left grp. : SDS
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Wow : SLAY
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He became Earl of Avon : EDEN
Down
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End of a Muhammad Ali catch phrase : ABEE
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Renaissance artist Memling : HANS
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Town liberated in July 1944 : STLO
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Minus : OMITTING
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Region between Cape Roca and Cape Creus : IBERIA
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1/60 fluid dram : MINIM
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"Black Stallion" boy : ALEC
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Top three finishers : MEDALISTS
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Piatigorsky's instruments : CELLOS
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Remembrance of things past : AFTERTASTE
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Second-time claimant : REASSERTOR
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Too : OVERLY
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Mishnah authorities : RABBIS
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Reading and others: Abbr. : RRS
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Symbol of life : ANKH
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"___ tov!" : MAZEL
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Incitements : AGITATIONS
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Like some minimum-wage workers : NONSKILLED
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Scrap : MELEE
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They hold their horses : REINS
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Bonuses : DIVIDENDS
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Swinger's shout : FORE
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One way to decrease the work force : AUTOMATE
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Dislike : DETEST
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Academese, for example : PATOIS
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Experienced ones : ELDERS
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Pass on : CONVEY
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South Pacific nation : TONGA
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They're made by FB's and HB's : TDS
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Radiator part : COIL
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Footnote note : IBID
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Dark purple fruit : SLOE
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Neighbor of Ark. : TENN

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

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