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New York Times, Sunday, November 10, 1996

Author:
R. Hamel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Raymond Hamel

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Hamel. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1110 ( 17,169 )
Across
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Site of the Sun Bowl : ELPASO
7
Busy : TIEDUP
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Couch : SETTEE
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___ acid (preservative) : SORBIC
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Biblical tempter : SERPENT
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Honors : ADORES
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1837 literary collection : TWICETOLDTALES
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Hairy-chested : VIRILE
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Gloaming, to poets : EEN
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Shift : VARY
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Expert at ledger-demain? : CPA
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"Paradise Lost" figure : SATAN
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Visited the future : TRAVELEDTHROUGHTIME
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Tad's dad : ABE
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Yevtushenko's "Babi ___" : YAR
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Reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
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Repute : ODOR
40
Like Falstaff : OBESE
43
Turn state's evidence : RAT
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Continue without the words : HUM
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Rush-hour traffic speed : CRAWL
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"Cosby" co-star : RASHAD
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___ in the right direction : ASTEP
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She loved Theseus : ARIADNE
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Kind : ILK
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Silent signals : NODS
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Bridge or wrestling feat : SLAM
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Bran source : OAT
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Tinker with, in a way : EDIT
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Reprimands : TAKESTOTASK
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Covering : OVER
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Winsor McCay's "Little" one : NEMO
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Game-winning cry : TICTACTOE
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Auto's comfort quality : RIDE
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Pioneering 1982 film : TRON
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100 : TENTIMESTEN
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Pronto : ASAP
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Fine-grained wood : YEW
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Out of here : GONE
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Do some punching : SPAR
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Beginning Latin word : AMO
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Caboose : LASTCAR
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Grimm creature : GNOME
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Noted X-1 pilot : YEAGER
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Romantic painter Vedder : ELIHU
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"Up" positions : ONS
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Religious ideal : TAO
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Greenpeace concern : ATEST
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Recognition : FAME
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Bowwow : POOCH
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Zeniths, e.g. : TVS
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___-mo : SLO
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Hit song lyric of 1929 and 1968 : TIPTOETHRUTHETULIPS
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Green garnishes : LIMES
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Sugary suffix : OSE
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Many moons : AGES
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Part of i.p.s. : PER
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Trinket: Var. : GEEGAW
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Show once hosted by Bud Collyer : TOTELLTHETRUTH
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Gentleman thief Lupin : ARSENE
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Torments : AGONIES
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Barbara Bush's maiden name : PIERCE
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Van Dyke Emmy-winning role : PETRIE
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Prepared for a blow : TENSED
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Excoriate : SCATHE
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90 (degrees) from norte : ESTE
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"Bad Influence" star : LOWE
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Computer command : PRINT
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Epitome of simplicity : ABC
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"Buttery" legume : SIEVABEAN
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Staff range : OCTAVE
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Alaska Senator Stevens : TED
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N.Y.C. subway : IRT
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Difference in days between the lunar and solar year : EPACT
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Site of the ancient Pythian Games : DELPHI
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Find after a long search : UNEARTH
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Scores: Abbr. : PTS
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Maul : SAVAGE
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"Dombey and Son" woman : EDITH
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War film starring Martin Balsam : TORATORATORA
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Where singer Billy Ocean was born : TRINIDAD
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Migratory fish : EEL
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Storm heading: Abbr. : ESE
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With subterfuge : SLYLY
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Cuprite, e.g. : ORE
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Like some college honors : SUMMA
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Leaping before looking : RASH
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Headset, to hams : EARS
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"Phooey!" : DRAT
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The Buckeyes : OSU
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Cut down : MOWN
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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Point in the right direction : ORIENT
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More obvious : BALDER
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Sealskin wearer : ESKIMO
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Convincing evidence : TESTAMENT
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Org. once headed by Allen Dulles : CIA
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Multiplication symbol : DOT
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Kind of price : ASKING
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Repetition for rhetorical effect : PLOCE
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Anti-Communist soldier : ROK
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Dinner and a movie, perhaps : DATE
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A.B.A. members: Abbr. : ATTS
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___-tung : MAOTSE
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Bandanna-clad product "spokesman" : TONYTHETIGER
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Prefix with plasm : ECTO
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Scorpion attack : STING
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Transude : SEEP
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Aspect : VISAGE
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"My Cup Runneth Over" singer : EDAMES
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Gun sound : REPORT
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Its slogan was once "Find out how good we really are" : TWA
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Part of a count : NAY
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French shield : ECU
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Clear-eyed : REALISTIC
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Southpaw's strength : LEFT
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Betting game ending : ALAI
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Like a warm-up exercise, comparatively speaking : SIMPLEST
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Heritage : ROOTS
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Words to live by : OATH
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Shake a leg : MOVE
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Straddling : ATOP
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Classic Japanese theater : NOH
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Miser : SCROOGE
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Shorty : PEEWEE
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"The African Queen" director : HUSTON
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Rotisserie league concern : STATS
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Rests : SLEEPS
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Sultan Qabus bin Said, e.g. : OMANI
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Coming-of-age period : TEENS
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Thumbs-down response : UGH
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Jet : SPURT
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Do aquatints : ETCH
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First president of South Korea : RHEE
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Gender ___ : GAP
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Obsolescent preposition : ERE
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Use a shuttle : TAT
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One of a pack? : LIE
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Set the pace : LED
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F.D.R. agcy. : REA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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