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New York Times, Saturday, November 23, 1996

Author:
R. Silvestri
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.5300546
Richard Silvestri

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JKQYZ} This is puzzle # 57 for Mr. Silvestri. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1123 ( 17,182 )
Across
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Kind of soup : ALPHABET
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Alley "oops" : SPLIT
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Not absolute : RELATIVE
15
Cream : CHOICE
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Sap and sweat : EXUDATES
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"Taxi" co-star : HENNER
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Brownie's eye? : LENS
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Shaker leaders : ELDERS
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Prepare to perform : REHEARSE
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Indisposed : AVERSE
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Traps out : ADORNS
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Rodeo entrant : ROPER
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Restraining order? : CANIT
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Lady's title : DAME
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Butt : CIG
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Put out : EMANATE
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Cant : INCLINE
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Common ID : SSN
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Wild place : WEST
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Gym apparatus : HORSE
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Moriarty's specialty : CRIME
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Limelike : CITRUS
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Subway entrances : STILES
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Grace period? : MEALTIME
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Flat taker : TENANT
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Sidi ___, Morocco : IFNI
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Refer obliquely : ALLUDE
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Self-satisfied : PRIDEFUL
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Let : LEASED
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Do over : RENOVATE
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Humble : LOWER
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Heston film, with "The" : OMEGAMAN
Down
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Verb for you : ARE
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Roman law : LEX
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Perfect start? : PLU
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Taken advantage of : HAD
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Hippomenes beat her : ATALANTA
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Dangerous dogs : BITERS
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Squares : EVENS
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Mosaic piece : TESSERA
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Put aside : SHELVE
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Chew over : PONDER
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Eye enhancer : LINER
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Decorators, of a sort : ICERS
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Not windy : TERSE
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Reduce : CHEAPEN
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Belmont card : RACES
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Dutch exports : EDAMS
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Province of China : HONAN
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Land of poetry : ERIN
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Drop : OMIT
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Judge : DEEM
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Sky sight : CIRRI
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To recap : INSUM
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Skein components : GEESE
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Sick : TWISTED
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Frank plus : CHILIDOG
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Mississippi Senator : LOTT
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Part-time player : SEMIPRO
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Grandfather ___ : CLAUSE
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Make available : RENDER
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Eyetooth : CANINE
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Play for time : STALL
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Prefix with logical : TELEO
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Wedding acquisition : INLAW
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Stu on "77 Sunset Strip" : EFREM
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Spacewalk, to NASA : EVA
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Genealogical study: Abbr. : FAM
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Hagen of the stage : UTA
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60's singer Barry : LEN

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

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