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New York Times, Tuesday, December 17, 1996

Author:
G. E. Paul
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gregory E. Paul

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Paul. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1217 ( 17,206 )
Across
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Bushy coif : AFRO
5
Belle or Bart : STARR
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"Dancing Queen" pop group : ABBA
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It goes with runners : SLED
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Army Corps of Engineers construction : LEVEE
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Burrow : LAIR
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In direct competition : HEADTOHEAD
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Mid 12th-century date : MCLI
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Long fish : EEL
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Rich Little, e.g. : APER
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Drew out : EVOKED
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Three-sided sword : EPEE
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Savage : BEAST
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One of the Greats : ALFRED
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Half step, in music : SEMITONE
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Partner of ways : MEANS
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Shack : HOVEL
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Corn crib : BIN
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Early Andean : INCA
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More rational : SANER
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Diplomat's skill : TACT
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Fr. holy woman : STE
39
Burger King, to McDonald's : RIVAL
40
Where the loot gets left : CACHE
41
Autumn drink : HOTCIDER
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Crave, with "for" : HANKER
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"You Must Remember This" author : OATES
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Kennel cry : BARK
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Browning automatics : RIFLES
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Effrontery : GALL
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Menlo Park initials : TAE
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Shut noisily : SLAM
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Kind of combat : HANDTOHAND
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Gambling, e.g. : VICE
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___ orange : OSAGE
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Mitch Miller's instrument : OBOE
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Squint : PEER
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Firefighting need : WATER
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Old TV detective Peter : GUNN
Down
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Connors defeater, 1975 : ASHE
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Hightail it : FLEE
3
Not imagined : REAL
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Roulette bet : ODD
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Inclined : SLOPED
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Snicker : TEHEE
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Say it's so : AVER
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New Deal proj. : REA
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Jesus Christ, with "the" : REDEEMER
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Virtually : ALMOST
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One after the other : BACKTOBACK
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Ill temper : BILE
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Saharan : ARID
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Uses a camcorder : TAPES
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Resort near Copper Mountain : VAIL
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Soprano Berger : ERNA
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Angle on a gem : BEVEL
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Plain People : AMISH
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Slowly, in music : LENTO
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In-person, as an interview : FACETOFACE
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Sub detector : SONAR
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Recess : NICHE
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Computer command : ENTER
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Wealthy ones : HAVES
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Two-headed lady exhibit, e.g. : SIDESHOW
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Part of L.S.T. : TANK
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Liturgy : RITE
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Film producer Ponti : CARLO
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More tranquil : CALMER
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Horse restraint : HALTER
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Sheriff's star, e.g. : BADGE
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Invitation letters : RSVP
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Tennis's Nastase : ILIE
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Pesky insect : GNAT
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No-no: Var. : TABU
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Erelong : ANON
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First place : EDEN
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Simile center : ASA
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Not a sharer : HOG

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