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New York Times, Saturday, November 22, 1997

It went down when the Valdez crashed

Author:
Matt Gaffney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Gaffney

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.85 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Gaffney. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York Times11/22/97 ( No. 17,546 )
Across
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Farmer's field: Abbr. : AGR
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90's singer Mary ___ Carpenter : CHAPIN
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Caesar and others : SIDS
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Actress Joanne : DRU
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Conference USA powerhouse : TULANE
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Turn ___ profit : ANET
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Best-selling author of 1978 : JAMESFFIXX
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Explorer Cabeza de ___ : VACA
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___ reflection : UPON
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One for the history books : FIRST
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Rather : ABIT
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Sleep : SHUTEYE
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Focal point : NODE
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Innsbruck is its capital : TYROL
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Photo ___ : OPS
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Winter holiday : NOEL
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Site of a 1967 civil war : BIAFRA
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Boy lead-in : ATTA
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Short-lived 1986 TV sitcom : THEREDDFOXXSHOW
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Common theater name : ROXY
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Art songs : LIEDER
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Penny, sometimes : ANTE
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Quietus : END
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TV cartoon dog : ASTRO
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Top dogs : CEOS
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Cuts, in a way : SCYTHES
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MacLachlan of "Twin Peaks" : KYLE
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Author Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Scope : AREA
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Suffix with flex : IBLE
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It went down when the Valdez crashed : EXXONSTOCK
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Grant basis : NEED
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Miss the deadline : BELATE
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Word teachers like to hear : AHA
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H.S. dropouts' redemptions : GEDS
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Worth a look : SCENIC
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Ocean : TON
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Fiddle with : ADJUST
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Suffix in many class names : GRAPHY
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London Sun tidbit : RUMOUR
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Price abbr. : CTS
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Offended : HUFFY
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1966 Michael Caine film : ALFIE
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Au ___ : PAIR
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"Suicide Blonde" rock group : INXS
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Following : NEXT
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Much of Cuba : SAVANNAS
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Not at the counter : INABOOTH
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Say one will : DECIDETO
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Requirement to wear seat belts, e.g. : STATELAW
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Not exo- : ENTO
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Hamburg's river : ELBE
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Rubbed out : OFFED
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Give a pointer to? : PROD
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Old duchy in royal family names : SAXE
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Not going anywhere : IDLE
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It's not the breaking point : ADIN
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Spy satellite activity : TRACKING
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One with a comb : HONEYBEE
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Glorified : EXTOLLED
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Some crop starts : RYESEEDS
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Inside look : XRAY
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Piece of info : STAT
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Frog's place : THROAT
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Deep canyon feature : REECHO
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Certain Japanese : OSAKAN
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New York's ___-Kettering hospital : SLOAN
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Metric prefix : CENTI
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Bills : NEBS
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Company hotshot : EXEC
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Car bar : AXLE
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Instant : SEC

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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