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New York Times, Wednesday, November 20, 1996

Population at the time of 44-Across

Author:
M. S. Maurer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.550006
Michael S. Maurer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Maurer.
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© 1996, The New York Times11/20/96 ( No. 17,179 )

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Across
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Fleming and others : IANS
5
Ulan ___ : BATOR
10
Masseur's target : ACHE
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Fail to mention : OMIT
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"Penny wise, pound foolish," e.g. : ADAGE
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Word with monkey or minor : SUIT
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Plumbers' favorite film? : WATERWORLD
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Carolina ___ : WREN
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Star-shaped : ASTRAL
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Tiny brain size : PEA
22
"___ boy!" : ITSA
23
Plumbers' favorite fishing item? : SINKER
25
Winter wear : SCARF
27
Teased, in a way : LEDON
29
Cultivated : TILLED
32
"I read you" : COPY
35
Protuberance : TUMOR
37
Keats piece : ODE
38
A.P. competitor : UPI
39
Devoted fans : ADORERS
41
Population at the time of 44-Across : ONE
42
Seance sound : RAP
43
Certain base : FIRST
44
See 41-Across : ADAM
45
Makes teary : BLEARS
47
Noblemen : EARLS
50
Rorschach patterns : BLOTS
52
Plumbers' favorite anthropologist? : LEAKEY
55
Kapow! : BOOM
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Patient reply, maybe : AAH
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Looked impolitely : STARED
61
Early Tarzan player Lincoln : ELMO
62
Plumbers' favorite address? : FLUSHINGNY
64
Linen vestments : ALBS
65
Large book : FOLIO
66
Pigeon's home : COTE
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Spar : MAST
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Booby trap : SNARE
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Greek vowels : ETAS
Down
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"State Fair" state : IOWA
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Aggregate : AMASS
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Capone contemporary : NITTI
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Without a smile : STERNLY
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Wailed : BAWLED
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Bustle : ADO
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Canvas : TARP
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Checks out, in a way : OGLES
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Editor : REDACTOR
10
Like an eddy : ASWIRL
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Plumbers' favorite baseball player? : CURTFLOOD
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Hastens : HIES
13
Sicilian spouter : ETNA
18
Toothy tool : RAKE
24
Helicopter part : ROTOR
26
Broadcasts : AIRS
28
Hospital cry : NURSE
30
Author Ferber : EDNA
31
Judge : DEEM
32
Taxi's drop-off point : CURB
33
Kind of glass : OPAL
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Plumbers' favorite weapons? : PIPEBOMBS
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One may be precious : METAL
39
Bygone hairstyle : AFRO
40
Spinning wheel attachments : DISTAFFS
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Sideways : ASKANCE
46
Nearly : ALMOST
48
Do a blacksmith's repair job : RESHOE
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They follow so : LATI
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Drawing room : SALON
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Grain disease : ERGOT
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Gossip : YENTA
55
Smile : BEAM
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Cooking pot : OLLA
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Sinuous dance : HULA
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Henna and indigo : DYES
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How to address a knight : SIR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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