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New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 1996

Capital just south of the equator

Author:
G. E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FGJZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Paul.
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© 1996, The New York Times11/19/96 ( No. 17,178 )
Across
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Help in a heist : ABET
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Neighbor of St. Pete : TAMPA
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___ podrida : OLLA
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Etna output : LAVA
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"Our Town" role : EMILY
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Close : NEAR
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Cereal "for kids" : TRIX
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Pitcher Ryan : NOLAN
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Restrain : BATE
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John Stuart Mill treatise : ONLIBERTY
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Senator Hatch : ORRIN
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Airport sched. abbr. : ETA
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"Erotica" singer : MADONNA
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Part of a place setting : SPOON
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Angola's capital : LUANDA
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Stinging wasp : HORNET
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Amtrak stop: Abbr. : STA
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Colorless : DRAB
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Party to a defense treaty : ALLY
40
Old-time anesthetic : ETHER
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Cunning trick : WILE
43
Fluctuate repeatedly : YOYO
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West of Hollywood : MAE
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Sadistic sort : MEANIE
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Diamond arbiter : UMPIRE
50
Small fry : TYKES
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Spat : QUARREL
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Early Beatle Sutcliffe : STU
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Single entities : UNITS
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In a precarious situation : ONTHINICE
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"Make ___" (captain's directive) : ITSO
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Astronomer Tycho : BRAHE
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Just : ONLY
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Scrabble piece : TILE
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Russo and Magritte : RENES
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Christmas tree topper : STAR
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Bullring cheers : OLES
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Idolize : ADORE
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Bill Clinton's birthplace : HOPE
Down
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Like Charlie Parker's sax : ALTO
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Farm building : BARN
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Wicked : EVIL
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It's hailed by city dwellers : TAXI
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Principle : TENET
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Lacking principles : AMORAL
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Jazz bassist Hinton : MILT
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Schoolyard friend : PLAYMATE
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Novelist Rand : AYN
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1963 Drifters song : ONBROADWAY
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Live's partner : LEARN
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What Mr. Chips taught : LATIN
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Gladiator's place : ARENA
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Nota ___ : BENE
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Peculiar : ODD
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Cost ___ and a leg : ANARM
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Open carriage : SHAY
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Sport shirt : POLO
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Paris airport : ORLY
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Rodgers and Hart musical : ONYOURTOES
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Theater employee : USHER
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Site of Super Bowl XXX : TEMPE
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Milieu for Lemieux : RINK
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Hive dwellers : BEES
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Fitted : TAILORED
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Sundries case : ETUI
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"___ Doubtfire" : MRS
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Book before Job : ESTHER
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Capital just south of the equator : QUITO
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"Wait ___ Dark" : UNTIL
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Supermarket section : AISLE
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"___ Eyes" (1969 song) : THESE
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Prefix meaning "one-billionth" : NANO
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Snack : NOSH
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Passionately studying : INTO
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Thunder sound : CLAP
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Bronte heroine : EYRE
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Maidenform product : BRA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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