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New York Times, Saturday, November 9, 1996

Author:
F. Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1109 ( 17,168 )
Across
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Flubs : SLIPS
6
Handles : HAFTS
11
Digital display : READOUT
13
Caviar source : STERLET
15
Ancient capital of Syria : ANTIOCH
16
What one may see on a Cree's knee : PAPOOSE
17
Fez's place : MOROCCO
18
Jafar al-Sadiq's rule : IMAMATE
19
"Whew!" : BROTHER
20
Added to the staff? : NOTATED
21
Bell ___ : LABS
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Matches, in a way : SEES
24
Anatomical canals : ITERS
25
Computer attachment? : ESE
26
Munich's river : ISAR
27
Moves slightly : STIRS
28
Kind of drill : PNEUMATIC
30
It's often waxed : FLOSS
32
"What ___!" ("Groovy") : AGAS
33
Forenoons : AMS
36
Declivity : SLOPE
37
Warm-up exam, for short : PSAT
38
The conductor keeps it : BEAT
39
It's hot stuff : CAYENNE
41
Left-handed, in a way : REVERSE
43
About 26,000 square miles of Asia : ARALSEA
44
Rehearse one's lines : ITERATE
45
"Star Trek II" ship : RELIANT
46
Animal, to granny : CRITTER
47
"Old Gringo" author Carlos : FUENTES
48
Like some golfers : SENIORS
49
Spending time? : SPREE
50
Observers : EYERS
Down
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They're not available in Spain : SENORAS
2
Capitol architect Benjamin : LATROBE
3
Rocket scientists they're not : IDIOTS
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Kitty alternative : POOCH
5
Hits : SUCCESSES
6
This may be A or B : HEPATITIS
7
Like benzene : AROMATIC
8
Oft-relocated employee : FLOATER
9
Perfumery employees : TESTERS
10
Mounts : STEEDS
11
Maunder : RAMBLE
12
Noted transcendentalist : THOREAU
13
Casino rounds : SPINS
14
Shanter start : TAMO
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"Aunt ___ Cope Book" : ERMAS
26
Numb : INSENSATE
27
Redwood or magnolia : STATETREE
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Fabric resembling broadcloth : POPELINE
29
Edible mushrooms : AGARICS
30
Sudden outburst : FLAREUP
31
More patriotic : LOYALER
33
Wheat-preserving device : AERATOR
34
Postgraduate : MASTERS
35
Shepherds, in a way : STEERS
36
Wolfs : SCARFS
37
Fuel sources : PEATS
38
Wodehouse's Wooster : BERTIE
40
Gray-brown goose : NENE
42
Like an old hand : VEINY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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