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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 1995

Author:
Harvey Estes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Harvey Estes

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Estes. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 16,838 )

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Across
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Place for a bucket : ICEMACHINE
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After-afterthought : PPS
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Driver's rest : MOTORHOTEL
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Sole protector : SHOE
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Kind of boat : FLATBOTTOM
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Marble tower site : PISA
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Low-voiced ladies : ALTOS
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Limb extenders : STILTS
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Threatening words : ORELSE
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Originate : ARISE
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Creek constrictors : DAMS
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Cries of pain : OWS
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The Beatles' "I'm a ____" : LOSER
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G.E. bought it in 1986 : RCA
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Peppard TV role : BANACEK
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On ____ (from the barrel) : TAP
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Paul's singing partner : ART
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Incline : UPGRADE
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British verb ending : ISE
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Me, to a griever? : WOE
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Walked heavily : TRAMPED
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"Smoking or ____?" : NON
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Jack of rhyme : SPRAT
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Haw alternative : GEE
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Flying eagle of the 1850's : CENT
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Dark meat option : THIGH
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Potemkin locale : ODESSA
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Responded like Simba : ROARED
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Worked in whiteface : MIMED
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Practiced : ABLE
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1963 Chiffons hit : ONEFINEDAY
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Trick : WILE
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Too-willing witness : TATTLETALE
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For example : SAY
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Ride and others : SPACEWOMEN
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World banking org. : IMF
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Brown beverage : COLA
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Card catalogue abbr. : ETAL
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"Be prepared" and "Semper fi" : MOTTOS
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Branch shelter : ARBOR
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Decided on : CHOSE
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On a roll : HOT
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Addams Family cousin : ITT
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New beginning : NEO
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Shady ones : ELMS
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Goliath, e.g. : PHILISTINE
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Like most bowl games : POSTSEASON
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Cecil of cartoons : SEASERPENT
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Dick's running mate : SPIRO
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Spilled the beans : TALKED
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In the distant past : LONGAGO
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Overran : SWARMED
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Search dogs' target : ESCAPEE
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Decide by chance : DRAWSTRAWS
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Window washer's problem? : ACROPHOBIA
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Much : MATERIALLY
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"Nothing ____ truth..." : BUTTHE
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Calendar abbr. : APR
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Dutch city : EDE
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Have the same tense, e.g. : AGREE
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Recovered : CAMETO
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Look favorably (upon) : SMILE
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Tendon : SINEW
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The i's have them : DOTS
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Red rind contents : EDAM
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Chip's chipmunk chum : DALE
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Be off guard : NAP
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Hellenic H : ETA
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Commerce regulator: Abbr. : FTC
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Foreign money : YEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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