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New York Times, Friday, November 15, 1996

Author:
R. Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1115 ( 17,174 )

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Across
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Lead : SPEARHEAD
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Beginning of a conclusion : ERGO
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Lottery winner's need : TAXSHELTER
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Biblical pronoun : THOU
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Anonymous : AUTHORLESS
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Event for a foxhound : HUNT
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Second-century date : CLI
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Forest denizen : DOE
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They're encountered in close encounters : ETS
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Sound unit : BEL
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Tightly curled : KINKY
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Nick at Nite offering : RERUN
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Meyers of "Kate & Allie" : ARI
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Donald Duck, to Huey, Dewey and Louie : UNCA
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Closed sac : CYST
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Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
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Fareham fuel : PETROL
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Like paper : TEARABLE
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Full of signs : PLACARDED
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Held one's ground : STOODPAT
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Most thirsty : DRIEST
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Thirst for : CRAVE
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Moments : SECS
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"Look ___!" (showoff's words) : ATME
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Musical dir. : RIT
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Silence : SHUSH
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Innocent : CLEAN
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Alert, for short : APB
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Samovar serving : TEA
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Altar answer : IDO
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B.&O. et al. : RRS
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Look (over) : PORE
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Arrives at horizontally : SLIDESINTO
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Mideast carrier : ELAL
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Outdoor festivity : STREETFAIR
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Surprise tennis shot : DINK
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Bargain hunters' haunts : YARDSALES
Down
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Compare : STACKUP
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1946 Wimbledon champ Betz : PAULINE
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Completely gone : EXTINCT
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Subdued color : ASH
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Aunt of an old folk song : RHODY
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"Three cheers" recipient : HERO
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First name in mysteries : ELLERY
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Had : ATE
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Rat : DESERTER
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Biblical verb suffix : ETH
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Row : RHUBARB
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Sister of Cordelia : GONERIL
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Writer's starting point : OUTLINE
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Alphabetical sequence : RSTU
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Cause of a rude awakening? : SNORER
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Chess champion after Fischer : KARPOV
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Spreads : ESTATES
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Switch activator, sometimes : CLAP
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Goodyear product : RADIAL
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Senior : OLDEST
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Inserts : ADDS
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Kind of insurance : CASUALTY
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Slightly injured : SCRAPED
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City taken by the Crusaders, 1109 : TRIPOLI
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Popular breakfast food : OATBRAN
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Lacking vicissitude : ETERNAL
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Smug one : SMARTIE
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Tightening muscles : TENSORS
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Parent, at times : CHIDER
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Dame Myra : HESS
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Part of some court awards : COSTS
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Exploit : DEED
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Wapiti : ELK
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A C.P.A. might recommend one : IRA
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"___ body meet..." : IFA

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

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