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CLUELESS

New York Times, Sunday, December 10, 1995

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Page

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 69 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 92 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1210 ( 16,833 )
Across
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Innocents : LAMBS
6
Small heavy ropes : CABLETS
13
Part of a Mayberry address : RFD
16
Ordinarily : ASARULE
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Apply, as enamel : SPREADON
19
Bank deposits : ORES
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: GAMBLERSCARDGAME
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Bonaventure, for one : MAST
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Ivy Leaguer : ELI
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Pat Riley, once : LAKER
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_____ Canals : SOO
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Account amount : BALANCE
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Tyke watcher : NANA
31
Ticks off : RILES
33
Discothèque feature : GOGODANCER
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Continental prefix : TRANS
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Handrail post : NEWEL
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Equine vote? : NAY
40
Outer coat of a pollen grain : EXINE
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Routine : SYSTEM
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Neurological point : SYNAPSE
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Grain supplies : GRISTS
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Word with screen or teen : IDOL
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Mon _____ : AMI
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"Mon Oncle" star : TATI
50
: STATECAPITALS
56
Discriminators of a sort : AGEISTS
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Corona, e.g. : CIGAR
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Bedtime for some : TEN
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Comforts : SETTLES
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Very stylish : HOT
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"Flash Gordon" creator _____ Raymond : ALEX
66
Lineman : WIRER
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Hobo transportation : RAILS
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Entangle : MIRE
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Door word : MEN
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Olden warriors : SAMURAI
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"_____ on parle..." : ICI
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Windy home : AERIE
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Small talk : PRATTLE
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: TVSUNSETSTRIP
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Electric units : RELS
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Room for expansion : ELL
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Biblical verb : DOST
83
Young runners : SHOOTS
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Dos Passos's Annabelle et al. : STRANGS
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Fine-quality paper : VELLUM
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Life and others : TERMS
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Long-jawed pike : GAR
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Forms of address : MAAMS
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Singer _____ Marie : TEENA
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Develops fully : ELABORATES
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Criticizes, with "down" : SLAPS
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More than "phooey!" : DAMN
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Using two musical keys : BITONAL
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Manuscript encl. : SAE
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Island off Scotland : ARRAN
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Holiday party serving : NOG
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College major, informally : ECON
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: FIFTYSIXTIMESTWO
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Barbecue order : RARE
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Cosmetic : TOILETRY
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Buttons, thread, ribbons, etc. : NOTIONS
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Fleur-de-_____ : LYS
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Helmsman : STEERER
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Short pants : GASPS
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Thin sheets : LAMINAS
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Wall St. dealer : ARB
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"Fernwood 2-Night" star : MULL
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Bedim : BLEAR
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Pianist Peter : SERKIN
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1040 worker : CPA
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Some notices at LAX : ARRS
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Hound : BEDOG
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Snorkeling locales : LAGOONS
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Spirited lass : TOMBOY
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"Golf Begins at Forty" author : SNEAD
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: ROMANXIII
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Last Holy Roman emperor : FRANCIS
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Ancestry : DESCENT
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Solicitors : AGENTS
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Kind of cap : SALARY
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Off the wall : SCREWY
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Cordwood measures : STERES
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Tennis star making a return? : SELES
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Son of Polonius : LAERTES
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Avoiding duties? : ANTITAX
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French assembly : SENAT
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Leave: Scot. : GAE
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Meal with wine : SEDER
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"Final Impact" star : LAMAS
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Soft shoe : MOC
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Stacker : PILER
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Light green plums : GAGES
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Calif. paper : LATIMES
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Agreed : TALLIED
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Rogue : SCAMP
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Worker on hands and knees : TILER
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Rocket stage : AGENA
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Where the Amazon arises : PERU
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Naturally sluggish : INERT
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Coffee spot : STAIN
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Bake in a shallow dish : SHIRR
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Decorative Japanese gateway : TORII
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Immerse : STEEP
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Twitches : TICS
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Climb the _____ : WALLS
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Upbeat critic : RAVER
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Like some water : METTLED
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J.R. headgear : STETSON
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Fakir's faith : ISLAM
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Goodwill, e.g. : ASSET
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: TROMBONES
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Forelimb bones : ULNAS
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"Mazel _____!" : TOV
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Soprano Eleanor : STEBER
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Spiral-shaped : HELICAL
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Convention activity : ORATORY
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Squatted : SAT
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Valley span : TRESTLE
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Star cluster : GALAXY
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Sting : SMART
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Sheds : LEANTOS
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Like high hay, e.g. : UNMOWN
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Juicy fruits : MANGOS
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Small trading vessel : GALIOT
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Leaving time? : SPRING
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Life-saving equipment : RAFTS
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Announcer : SAYER
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Navigators Islands, today : SAMOA
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Villa d'_____ : ESTE
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Mosquito protection : NETS
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Shakespearean exclamation : FIE
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Kind of verb: Abbr. : IRR
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Taste, as soup : SIP

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 11 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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