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NEWSPAPER CAPER

New York Times, Sunday, December 12, 1993

Author:
Cathy Millhauser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Cathy Allis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Allis. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1993, The New York TimesNo. 1212 ( 16,105 )
Across
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Olive's cousin : ASH
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Lets down or out : ALTERS
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A little night music? : TAPS
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Improvisation with leftovers : HASH
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Ref's ring decision : TKO
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''Do you really _____?'' : MEANIT
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Kate Nelligan title role, 1985 : ELENI
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Land in the water : ISLE
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Arctic newspaper? : HUSKYVOICE
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A quarter of Paris : LATIN
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Speed : TEAR
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It may be on a roll : OLEO
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Hades newspaper? : DEVILSADVOCATE
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Pole, e.g. : SLAV
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Anatomize : DISSECT
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Gable's ''G.W.T.W.'' costar : LEIGH
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Dynamic beginning : AERO
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Discovery cries : AHAS
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Sad, to Sade : TRISTE
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Hoteliers' newspaper? : CHECKOUTTIMES
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Rocket flight event : REENTRY
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Abates : LETSUP
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Horse hair : MANE
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Middle March : IDES
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Tackle : GEAR
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Scrap of scrapple : ORT
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Get the lead out, in a way : SMELT
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Agnus _____ : DEI
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Hammett hero : SPADE
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Journeys : GOES
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Courthouse newspaper? : BENCHPRESS
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Result of riddling : HOLES
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Fodders for mudders : HAYS
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Start of a Faulkner title : ASI
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Spots : SEES
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Part of N.L.R.B. : LABOR
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Hairdressers' newspaper? : SETTINGSUN
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Wee bairns : TOTS
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Senora's sayonara : ADIOS
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Author Levin : IRA
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Sounder : SANER
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Excusez-_____ : MOI
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Not on the rocks : NEAT
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Filling for a taco : BEEF
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Dough for a taco? : PESO
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Hit man's ''icing'' : OFFING
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Thickness measurer : CALIPER
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Photographers' newspaper? : FLASHBULLETIN
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Donahue of ''Father Knows Best'' : ELINOR
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Tatum's dad : RYAN
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A Bates : ALAN
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Must, slangily : GOTTA
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Tee-hees : TITTERS
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Terribly urgent : DIRE
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Disk jockeys' newspaper? : SMASHHITRECORD
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Macmillan's predecessor as P.M. : EDEN
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Philosopher from Königsberg : KANT
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Union platform? : ALTAR
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Financial newspaper? : DAILYBREAD
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Movie Chase : ILKA
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Alabama city on the Alabama : SELMA
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Slicker : OILIER
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Expert : ACE
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Earth's shape : PEAR
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Tight closure : SEAL
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Oktoberfest souvenirs : STEINS
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Eng. Inc. : LTD
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A Musketeer : ATHOS
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Head of the anatomy class : SKULL
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Prophetic son of Beeri : HOSEA
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First name in etiquette : AMY
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Book after Exod. : LEV
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Lao-tzu's universal : TAO
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Bagnold and Markey : ENIDS
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Mushes, as potatoes : RICES
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Rock singer Tyler : STEVE
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''To _____ Truth'' : TELLTHE
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Sighing word : ALAS
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Corolla components : PETALS
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Cutting : SNIDE
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Nuptial newspaper? : HITCHINGPOST
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On the briny : ASEA
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Blind piece : SLAT
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Now partner : HERE
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Come-ons? : INVITES
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Muriel cigar pitchman of the 50's : KOVACS
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Caesar's ''veni'' : ICAME
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Folklore fiend : OGRE
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Stops in : DROPSBY
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Debtor's letters : IOU
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Richmond, Ky., coll. : EKU
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Out of the way : ASIDE
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Bargain for a burglar? : STEAL
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NASDAQ transaction : TRADE
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A Bronte heroine's family : EYRES
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Stop up : CLOG
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Lunch order : HERO
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Luncheon finisher : ETTE
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Phony bill collectors : TMEN
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Because : INTHAT
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Put out a new edition : REISSUE
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_____ Moines : DES
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Mark of the N.H.L. : MESSIER
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The lass : SHE
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Western outlaw's newspaper? : SHOOTINGSTAR
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Omega preceded : PSI
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Gets the suds out : RINSES
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Horace's ''_____ Poetica'' : ARS
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Registers : ENROLLS
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Uhlan's weapon : LANCE
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Hall's ''Let's Make _____'' : ADEAL
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Bagel alternative: Var. : BIALI
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Rather than, to Cowper : ERE
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Challenge for denture wearers : TAFFY
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Big cut : GASH
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Elitist, in a way : SNOB
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Leave out : OMIT
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Author Morrison : TONI
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Omen or ''Open'', e.g. : SIGN
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Wide, lacy collars : BERTHAS
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Riot of a kind : PANIC
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Sunshine St. : FLA
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Wheel guard : FENDER
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Tigger's friend : POOH
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A pass that isn't forward : LATERAL
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Nasser led it: Abbr. : UAR
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Fluster : RATTLE
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Scrabble squares : TILES
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Stirs : TODOS
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Quality : TRAIT
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Roman official : EDILE
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Perfect : IDEAL
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Respond to a provocation : REACT
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Brought to a close : ENDED
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Leave out : SKIP
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Bull, cob or tom, e.g. : MALE
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''Diana'' singer : ANKA
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Sita's husband, in myth : RAMA
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Weeks per annum : LII
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Hankering : YEN
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Condo-ad abbr. : BRS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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