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New York Times, Tuesday, November 5, 1996

Author:
Jeremiah Farrell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Farrell. NYT links: Across Lite
Jim Horne notes:

This amazing puzzle appeared the morning of the 1996 U.S. presidential election. The answer word at 39 Across can be filled in with either CLINTON or BOBDOLE and all the crossing Down clues work either way. In an audio interview (since deleted), Will Shortz called this his favorite crossword ever.

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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1105 ( 17,164 )
Across
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"___ your name" (Mamas and Papas lyric) : ICALL
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Fell behind slightly : LOSTASTEP
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Euripides tragedy : MEDEA
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Free : ATLIBERTY
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Forecast : PROGNOSTICATION
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Be bedridden : AIL
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Journalist Stewart : ALSOP
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Rosetta ___ : STONE
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1960's espionage series : ISPY
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___ Perignon : DOM
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Quilting party : BEE
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"Drying out" program : REHAB
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Umpire's call : SAFE
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Tease : RAZZ
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Tease : RIB
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Standard : NORM
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"The Tell-Tale Heart" writer : POE
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Lead story in tomorrow's newspaper (!), with 43-Across : CLINTON
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See 39-Across : ELECTED
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Gold: Prefix : AUR
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___ Lee cakes : SARA
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Bobble the ball : ERR
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Spanish aunts : TIAS
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Obi : SASH
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Bravery : VALOR
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Small island : AIT
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Daddies : PAS
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Theda of 1917's "Cleopatra" : BARA
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Employee motivator : AWARD
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Otherworldly : EERIE
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Treasure hunter's aid : MAP
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Title for 39-Across next year : MISTERPRESIDENT
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Exclusion from social events : OSTRACISM
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Fab Four name : RINGO
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They may get tied up in knots : SHOELACES
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Begin, as a maze : ENTER
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Disable : IMPAIR
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Cherry-colored : CERISE
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Newspaperman Ochs : ADOLPH
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Easel part : LEG
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Actress Turner : LANA
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Ropes, as dogies : LASSOS
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Place to put your feet up : OTTOMAN
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Underskirt : SLIP
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First of three-in-a-row : TIC
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Lower in public estimation : ABASE
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Onetime bowling alley employee : SETTER
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Threesome : TRIO
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English prince's school : ETON
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60's TV talk-show host Joe : PYNE
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Superannuated : OLD
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Sewing shop purchase : YARN
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TV's Uncle Miltie : BERLE
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Short writings : BITS
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Opponent : FOE
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Likely : APT
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Actress Caldwell : ZOE
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End of the English alphabet : ZED
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Trumpet : BOAST
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Ex-host Griffin : MERV
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Black Halloween animal : CAT
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French 101 word : LUI
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Provider of support, for short : IRA
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Much-debated political inits. : NRA
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Sourpuss : CRAB
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Malign : ASPERSE
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"La Nausee" novelist : SARTRE
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Sheiks' cliques : HAREMS
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Bemoan : LAMENT
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Popsicle color : ORANGE
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Bird of prey : RAPTOR
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10 on a scale of 1 to 10 : IDEAL
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Family girl : SIS
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Famous ___ : AMOS
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Something to make on one's birthday : WISH
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Regarding : ASTO
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Quite a story : EPIC
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Dublin's land : EIRE
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___ Victor : RCA
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Hullabaloo : DIN

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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