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New York Times, Wednesday, December 11, 1996

One who's practical and tidy, they say

Author:
F. & L. Sabin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lou Sabin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Sabin. This is puzzle # 125 for Mr. Sabin.
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© 1996, The New York Times12/11/96 ( No. 17,200 )
Across
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Brighton pub : LOCAL
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Retreat : LAIR
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Pull an all-nighter : CRAM
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Mitchell family name : OHARA
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One, to Wilhelm : EINE
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Proctor & Gamble soap : LAVA
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Like an inner tube, geometrically : TORIC
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Catch : GRAB
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Kind of rock : ACID
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Lo-o-o-ong efforts from a QB? : THREEDAYPASSES
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It must be followed : SUIT
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Hot times on the Riviera : ETES
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It runs up trees : SAP
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Computer adjunct : PRINTER
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Jack of clubs, in cards : PAM
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Geographical datum : AREA
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Early baby word : GOO
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One who's practical and tidy, they say : VIRGO
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Switches receivers? : TURNSENDOVEREND
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Tin can's target : UBOAT
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60's singer Little ___ : EVA
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Memorable New York Met Tommie : AGEE
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Prospector's need : PAN
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Pompous pronoun : OURSELF
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Minerva, symbolically : OWL
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Coin catalogue rating : FINE
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Swamp thing : REED
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Navy's anti-Army strategy? : BLOCKANDTACKLE
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Betting sum : POOL
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Suffix with switch : EROO
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More foxy : SLIER
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Teen Beat cover subject : IDOL
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Ivy League power : PENN
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Floor worker : TILER
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Address with ZIP code 10001: Abbr. : NYNY
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Elder or alder : TREE
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Pimlico garb : SILKS
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Sen. Trent : LOTT
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Cry of excitement : OHOH
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N.F.L. co-founder Joe : CARR
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Constellation near Perseus : ARIES
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Prepare to tie shoes : LACEUP
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Envoy's assignment : LEGATION
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Open to breezes : AIRY
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Peeved : INAPET
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Payback : REBATE
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Teacher's charge : CLASS
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Word with arms or foot : RACE
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Hertz rival : AVIS
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Daft : MAD
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Gloomy tune : DIRGE
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Do one's duty : SERVE
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Became alert : SATUP
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Island NE of Maracaibo : ARUBA
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He was called "El Lider" : PERON
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Bumps : NODES
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Polite Italian word : PREGO
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Discredited Veep : AGNEW
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Fashion figure : MODEL
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Alicia of "Falcon Crest" : ANA
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Tax-deferred plan, for short : IRA
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Uncomplaining : STOIC
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Burnt, or practically so : OVERDONE
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Man's man : VALET
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Broken, as promises : UNKEPT
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Parent : REARER
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Luaus : FEASTS
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Bad move : FOLLY
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CCCXXVI doubled : DCLII
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Good wine quality : BODY
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Screwball : LOON
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___ of the above : NONE
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Hunter's take : KILL
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Onion's kin : LEEK
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Misreckons : ERRS
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Hem holder : PIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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