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New York Times, Tuesday, December 19, 1995

Author:
Marie Heller
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Marie Heller

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Heller. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1219 ( 16,842 )
Across
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Year before jr. : SOPH
5
Dhaka dress : SARI
9
Bacteria destroyer : PHAGE
14
Command to Dobbin : WHOA
15
Desertlike : ARID
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First duke of Normandy : ROLLO
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Women's rights advocate Lucretia : MOTT
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Mathematician Descartes : RENE
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Church instrument : ORGAN
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Military bigwigs : PENTAGONBRASS
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Chemical relative : ISOMER
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"A Lesson From ____" : ALOES
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Brig, for one : SQUARERIGGER
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Like some tabloid headlines : LURID
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To the point, as a remark : ADREM
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Evening hour : SIX
35
Rank between viscount and marquis : EARL
36
Fishing basket : CREEL
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Infested, in a way : MITY
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Reagan milit. program : SDI
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Bel ____ (cheese) : PAESE
40
Relating to pitch : TONAL
41
"Jules and Jim" situation : LOVETRIANGLE
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Relinquish, as a right : WAIVE
45
Skiing event : SLALOM
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Post-Derby site : WINNERSCIRCLE
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Writer of boys' tales : ALGER
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Mexican girl : NINA
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Yen : ITCH
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Barnyard sound : BLEAT
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Formerly : ONCE
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London restaurant district : SOHO
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Beforehand : EARLY
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Prosperity : WEAL
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Freshly : ANEW
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Personal ad abbr. : SWM
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Exclamation of surprise : OHO
3
Mishmash : POTPOURRI
4
Nasty letters : HATEMAIL
5
French existentialist : SARTRE
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Wagnerian cycle : RING
8
Prefix with gram or logical : IDEO
9
Bugbear : PROBLEM
10
"Friday the 13th" genre : HORROR
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Pond cover : ALGAE
12
Word with drinking or looking : GLASS
13
Ages and ages : EONS
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Dork : NERD
22
Old movie star Conrad : NAGEL
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Enchanted places, perhaps : ISLES
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Military unit : SQUAD
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Street show : RAREE
28
Words before a clarification : IDEST
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"The Female Eunuch" author : GREER
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One heart in hand : SINGLETON
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Author Calvino : ITALO
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Woody tissue : XYLEM
36
Spelunker : CAVER
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Big draw at the Louvre : MONALISA
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Destitution : POVERTY
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Soft mineral : TALC
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Of direct descent : LINEAL
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Tel Aviv's land : ISRAEL
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Author Cather : WILLA
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Fury : ANGER
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"Jabberwocky" word : WABE
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Cable TV clears it up : SNOW
48
Art film theater : CINE
49
One whom Pizarro encountered : INCA
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____ Guevara : CHE
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"By what means?" : HOW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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