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POKER SET

New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1996

Author:
M. Nosowsky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Manny Nosowsky

This puzzle:

Rows: 23, Columns: 23 Words: 164, Blocks: 92 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Nosowsky. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1103 ( 17,162 )
Across
1
Capital of Germany? : SOFTG
6
Person in a hammock : RESTER
12
TV's Maverick : BRET
16
Toward the rudder : ABAFT
21
1993 N.B.A. Rookie of the Year : ONEAL
22
Certain Alaskan : ESKIMO
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It can go round the world : YOYO
24
In a distinguished way : NOBLY
25
Move : PULLUPSTAKES
27
Modern Maturity grp. : AARP
28
[Not that one again!] : GROAN
29
Heavy marble : STEELIE
30
Joyce and Synge, e.g. : IRISHMEN
32
Fresh air, slangily : OZONE
33
Cabinet dept. : AGR
34
Start for girl : ATTA
35
Other, in Oaxaca : OTRO
37
Price discount factors : TRADEINS
42
Avoid guile : PLAYITSTRAIGHT
48
Prepare for more shots : RELOAD
49
Disobeyed a zoo sign? : FED
50
Symphony in E flat major : EROICA
51
Chef d'etat, once : ROI
52
High mark : APLUS
53
Stroke : CARESS
56
Dashboard letters : MPH
57
Street fight? : SCENE
59
Academy freshman : PLEBE
60
On one's toes : ATIP
61
Jimmies : PRIES
64
Unhappy one : POUTER
65
Sound of laughter : PEAL
66
Part of Q.E.D. : QUOD
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They are round and pound : PEENS
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Emulates Delilah : BETRAYS
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French 101 verb : ETRE
70
Humerus neighbor : ULNA
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Soup ingredient : LEEK
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Sanctified : BLEST
73
Genealogical abbr. : DESC
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Words at a shootout : OKAYBUDDYDRAW
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"It's ___ cry from..." : AFAR
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Boardwalk buy : HOTEL
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Prefix with polar : AMBI
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River known to the ancients as Obringa : AARE
85
"My Friend" of 50's TV : IRMA
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Pulled out : SECEDED
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Certain Alaskan : ALEUT
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Try to get the lead, maybe : MINE
91
Certain Dodge : NEON
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Put : PLACED
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Chandelier pendant : PRISM
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Prepared with bread crumbs, in cookery : PANE
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"Happy Birthday" writers : ICERS
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Mariners' danger : ROCKS
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Theological inst. : SEM
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1896 decision ___ v. Ferguson : PLESSY
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Prohibition : TABOO
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Keogh relative : IRA
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TV series with Sgt. O'Rourke : FTROOP
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Source of cork : OAK
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Scientific discovery of 1868 : HELIUM
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1939 film with a Best Actor performance : GOODBYEMRCHIPS
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Like some stockings : SEAMLESS
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Hardly humble : VAIN
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___-memoire : AIDE
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Farthest: Abbr. : ULT
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Agree : SAYOK
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Pirates' domain : OPENSEAS
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Works : FACTORY
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Like a bunch : ADORE
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___ Bear : PAPA
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Business book, with "The" : ARTOFTHEDEAL
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Mark Twain prop : CIGAR
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Extremely sharp : ACID
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Home on the range : TEEPEE
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The "voice" in Bloch's "Voice in the Wilderness" : CELLO
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S-shaped : SNAKY
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Prefix with -gon : DECA
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The prince in "The Prince and the Pauper" : EDWARD
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Grant's successor : HAYES
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Pacifier : SOP
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Duty : ONUS
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Beaver material : FELT
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"Peter Rabbit," for one : TALE
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Stick together : GLUE
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Quit : RESIGN
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Dimethyl sulfate and others : ESTERS
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Cousin of calypso : SKA
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Kon-___ (Heyerdahl raft) : TIKI
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Bright green hummingbirds : EMERALDS
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Garcia Lorca's "Dona ___ la soltera" : ROSITA
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Just barely : BYAHAIR
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Globe-trot : ROAM
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Fictional Jane : EYRE
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Bang-up : TOPNOTCH
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Sweater material : ANGORA
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Russian wolfhound : BORZOI
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Peek follower : ABOO
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Spanish custard : FLAN
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Sharon's co-star in 80's TV : TYNE
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Checks on clothing : PLAID
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Red-eye cause : STYE
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Song syllable : TRA
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Up a tree : TRAPPED
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Abounding : REPLETE
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Attentive : ALLEARS
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Be extra sure : DOUBLECHECK
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Leisure : EASE
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Look-see : PEEP
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Weighty reading? : TOMES
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Nurses : SIPS
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___ Hall (Robert Southey's home) : GRETA
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Dearest : HONEY
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Seat groupings : TIERS
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Man ___ : FRIDAY
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Made watertight : CAULKED
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Hardly melodious : ATONAL
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Private road feature : SPEEDBUMP
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Hooch hounds : SOTS
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Occasion for bows and whistles? : CURTAINCALL
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Make further corrections : REEDIT
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Black : INKY
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Tiny : PEEWEE
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Not original : QUOTED
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Military hat adornments : PLUMES
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Banana oil : BLARNEY
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Mental acuity : BRAINS
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Singaraja is its capital : BALI
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Tablecloths and napkins, maybe : DAMASK
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Giveaway : FREEBIE
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In the mood : AMOROUS
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Return payments? : RANSOMS
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Horace volume : ODES
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Young fellow : SPRIG
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The gold of the conquistadors : ELORO
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Important West Indies crop : CACAO
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Kind of plate : ARMOR
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It can curl your hair : PERM
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Stew ingredients : PEAS
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It's on the agenda : ITEM
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Tablet : STENOPAD
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Like dachshunds : LOPEARED
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Message starter : FYI
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Song words before "We stand on guard for thee!" : OCANADA
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Letters from Greece : PHIS
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Break out, in a way : HATCH
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"Slavonic Dances" composer : DVORAK
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Napoleon locale : BAKERY
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Conceive : IDEATE
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Abide : SUFFER
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Happy as a clam : ELATED
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Black Hawk and tribesmen : SACS
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Deuce follower : ADIN
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Form of discipline : YOGA
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Jog, e.g. : PACE
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Stupendous : EPIC
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Cold weather meal : STEW
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Georgia ___ : TECH
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Concert sites : ODEA
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Bank (on) : RELY
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Lockmaker : YALE
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W.W. II org. : OPA
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Spanish article : LOS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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