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New York Times, Friday, November 21, 1997

"O tempora, O mores!" speaker

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times11/21/97 ( No. 17,545 )
Across
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Israel, to some : HOMELAND
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Closet odorizer : SACHET
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Source of cubes : ICEMAKER
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Individually : APIECE
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Jazzy rhythm technique : STOPTIME
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Four-wheeler : GOCART
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Promulgate : SOW
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Hybrid : CROSS
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Ziegfeld offering : REVUE
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___ Na Na : SHA
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Like sex symbols : SULTRY
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Hit bottom? : SPANK
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Italian monk : FRA
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Gulf war ally : OMAN
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"L.A. Law" lawyer : ARNIE
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Average guys : JOES
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Plane capt.'s announcement : ETA
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"Just simmer down!" : KEEPYOURSHIRTON
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Kind of beetle : ELM
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Aerosol : MIST
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African antelope : NYALA
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A four-star meal it's not : SLOP
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Med. center ward : ICU
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Leaks : TELLS
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Indian of southern Mexico : MIXTEC
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Prefix with handle : MIS
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Tuscany town : SIENA
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Blow the joint : SCRAM
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Frat letter : CHI
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Bait : ENTICE
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Symptoms of otitis : EARACHES
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Operatives : AGENTS
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Battle of Britain fighter : SPITFIRE
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Dumas's "La Reine ___" : MARGOT
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Work boot feature : STEELTOE
Down
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Heckle, in a way : HISS
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VIII : OCTO
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Plaintive cry : MEOW
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Akihito, e.g.: Abbr. : EMP
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Kind of kid : LATCHKEY
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Director Kurosawa : AKIRA
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Early comics name : NEMO
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Executive's fashion credo : DRESSFORSUCCESS
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Wilt : SAG
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To the left : APORT
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"O tempora, O mores!" speaker : CICERO
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It's just a racket to some : HEAVYMETAL
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Decorator's shade : ECRU
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Where les yeux are : TETE
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Optimal, as a bet : SUREST
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Salon sound : SNIP
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Truss : LASH
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"Land ___!" : SAKES
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Alberto VO5 rival : PRELL
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Wind instrument : ANEMOMETER
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A-test site, perhaps : ATOLL
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Some baby holders : NANAS
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Saliva : JUICES
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Drop : OMIT
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Soul mate : INTIMATE
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Bar selections : RYES
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Heartsick (for) : PINING
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Kind of knife : XACTO
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English novelist Corelli : MARIE
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Vein : SEAM
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Swenson of "Benson" : INGA
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Absorbed : RAPT
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Voucher : CHIT
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Parade honoree : HERO
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"Uh-huh" : ISEE
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Inflationary suffix : EST
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Toronto Argonauts' org. : CFL

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