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New York Times, Tuesday, November 26, 1996

Author:
S. Spadaccini
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stephanie Spadaccini

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Ms. Spadaccini. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1126 ( 17,185 )

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Across
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Half a school yr. : SEM
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Part of CD : DISC
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Brings home : EARNS
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"American Gigolo" actor : GERE
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Capri, e.g. : ISLE
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German sub : UBOAT
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Halo : AURA
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"Coming of Age in Samoa" author : MEAD
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Tycoon J. Paul ___ : GETTY
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60's singer who "walks like a man"-servant? : FRANKIEVALET
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Chinese gambling game : FANTAN
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Sprinted : RAN
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"Yuck!" : UGH
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Airport abbr. : ETD
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Ancient Brit : PICT
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Actress Reynolds : DEBBIE
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Talks up, so to speak : PUSHES
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Life-style expert who's a perfect housekeeper? : MARTHASTEWARD
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Bargain seeker's event : SALE
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Radio woe : STATIC
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Sign of acne : PIMPLE
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Basics : ABCS
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Critic ___ Louise Huxtable : ADA
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Paris's ___ de la Cite : ILE
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Miss Prynne of "The Scarlet Letter" : HESTER
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PBS host who's good in the kitchen? : ALISTAIRCOOK
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Nichelle Nichols's role on "Star Trek" : UHURA
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___ Fein : SINN
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Lariat : ROPE
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Folk or rap, e.g. : MUSIC
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Awestruck : AGOG
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Ripened : AGED
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Environs : AREAS
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Hankerings : YENS
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Fenced-in area : PEN
Down
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"Sunday in the Park With George" painter : SEURAT
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Gofer's chore : ERRAND
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Intended : MEANT
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Reduce in size : DIMINISH
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"You're clear" : ISEE
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Eastern European : SLAV
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Lebanese tree : CEDAR
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Conductor Ormandy : EUGENE
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Assist in crime : ABET
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Degenerate badly : ROT
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Revolutionist Turner : NAT
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Pigpen : STY
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Faux pas : GAFFE
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Fini : KAPUT
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Young chap : LAD
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Above, in Berlin : UBER
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Decorate expensively : GILD
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"Watch it!" : HEY
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Cartoonist Addams : CHAS
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Head, in Italy : TESTA
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Bric-a-___ : BRAC
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Get ready, for short : PREP
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Pierce : STAB
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One of "the help" : MAID
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___ mater : ALMA
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Some prints : ETCHINGS
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Older but ___ : WISER
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Health resort : SPA
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Walt Whitman bloomers : LILACS
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Moe, for one : STOOGE
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Begin again, as a debate : REOPEN
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Annoyed : IRKED
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Russell Baker specialty : ESSAY
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Leftover piece : SCRAP
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Operatic solo : ARIA
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Buster Brown's dog : TIGE
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Any day now : ANON
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She played June in "Henry & June" : UMA
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Exploit : USE

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

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