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New York Times, Saturday, November 16, 1996

Author:
J. Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXYZ} This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1116 ( 17,175 )
Across
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Oil-fire fighter : ADAIR
6
Sarcophagus decorations : ASPS
10
Certain protest : FAST
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Threefold : TRINE
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Fly ash : SOOT
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Contemporary of Agatha : ERLE
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Left Bank's thanks : MERCI
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Bleacher feature : CHEAPSEAT
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Noted virologist : SABIN
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Sticky matter : HOTPOTATO
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Soft : MUTED
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Ease : LOOSEN
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French author ___ Prevost : ABBE
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Cowboy : VAQUERO
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Holds up : ROBS
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"If ___ make it there..." : ICAN
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Growing out : ENATE
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Political commentator ___ Thomas : CAL
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More scintillating : WITTIER
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Wouk topic : WAR
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Head of a ranch : STEER
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Scout's dinner : OATS
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Fund-raiser, often : GALA
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Renoir and others : PIERRES
46
Torah holders : ARKS
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Cuts out : SPLITS
50
Chisel, e.g. : EDGER
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Curbside sights : TRASHCANS
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Containers in Castile : URNAS
58
Dude : EASTERNER
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Paris's ___ Rivoli : RUEDE
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Pulitzer-winning biographer Leon : EDEL
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Draft designation : ONEA
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Beast of Borden : ELSIE
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"Le Neophyte" artist : DORE
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Splices : WEDS
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Fix a course : RESOD
Down
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People withdraw from these : ATMS
2
Hunk : DREAMBOAT
3
Champagne feature : AIRBUBBLE
4
Sparks : INCITES
5
Dauphin's mother : REINE
6
Author of biblical novels : ASCH
7
Noted gallery locale : SOHO
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Pound, e.g. : POET
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Basic commodity : STAPLE
10
Swag : FESTOON
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Precincts : AREAS
12
Bluish gray : SLATE
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Jackson Hole's county : TETON
19
Word before "in sickness and in health" : POORER
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Year in St. Symmachus's papacy : DVII
25
Bows : ARCS
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Booth, e.g. : ACTOR
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Its capital is Doha : QATAR
29
Rally : UNITE
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Perception : AWARENESS
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Alternative to Top 40 : TALKRADIO
35
Chapters in history : ERAS
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Squirm : WRITHE
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Start of North Carolina's motto : ESSE
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Missive : EPISTLE
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Debate restriction : GAGRULE
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Something money is put in : ESCROW
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Silver, e.g. : STEED
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Home of Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" : PRADO
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Holographer's tool : LASER
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German artist of the Renaissance : DURER
53
Last Stuart ruler : ANNE
54
Call for : NEED
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Relatives of Mmes. : SRAS
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Tournament V.I.P. : SEED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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