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New York Times, Monday, December 11, 1995

Author:
Elizabeth C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1211 ( 16,834 )
Across
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Applaud : CLAP
5
"Just a ____" ("Hold on!") : SEC
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Bodega owner : GROCER
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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Undertake : TRY
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Made over : REDONE
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Strict rulership : IRONHAND
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Experts : ADEPTS
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Checkout line assistants : BAGGERS
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H.M.O. employees : RNS
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Building designer I. M. : PEI
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Dampened : WETTED
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Filmdom's Bruce or Laura : DERN
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Builders of Stonehenge, some say : PAGANS
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Damage : IMPAIR
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Mob scene : RIOT
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Dug up, as an artifact : UNEARTHED
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Leisure suit material : ORLON
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Ones at hand : THESE
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Midweek : WEDNESDAY
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Facilitate : EASE
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Important point : FACTOR
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"Pull more!" : HARDER
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Get-out-of-jail money : BAIL
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Close up again : RESEAL
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Possess : OWN
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TV's Magnum and the like : PIS
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Café pastry : BRIOCHE
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Like yard-sale items : TAGGED
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Fast driver, informally : LEADFOOT
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"King ____" (1958 Presley film) : CREOLE
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Tax collector: Abbr. : IRS
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Carmel-topped dessert : FLAN
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Villains' opposites : HEROES
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Barnum and 109, e.g. : PTS
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Lab fluids : SERA
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First bed : CRIB
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Money in Milano : LIRA
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Eyes-a-poppin' : AGOG
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Feeling of hunger : PANG
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Lady Godiva got them : STARES
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Painter Max : ERNST
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Dancer Charisse : CYD
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White-bearded fellow : GRANDPA
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Ruby and crimson : REDS
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Exalting verse : ODE
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Dangerous snake : COPPERHEAD
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Joan Rivers's "____ Talking" : ENTER
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Plant exudation : RESIN
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Carved : HEWN
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Curative : REMEDY
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Musical insensitivities : TINEARS
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In a ____ (flustered) : DITHER
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Ship's front : PROW
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Million or billion suffix : AIRE
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007 film : GOLDFINGER
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Like much Schoenberg music : ATONAL
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Paintings : ART
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Reverses : UNDOES
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In ____ (actually) : ESSE
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Venison : DEER
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Japanese computer giant : NEC
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Big steps : STRIDES
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Bug : HARASS
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"Put ____ on it!" : ALID
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Mess up : BOTCH
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Cognizant (of) : AWARE
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Film reviewer Roger : EBERT
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Soccer legend : PELE
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Wastes, in mob slang : OFFS
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Old King ____ : COLE
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Frost : HOAR
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Sicilian mount : ETNA
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Gunk : GOO
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Sass : LIP

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

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