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New York Times, Saturday, December 2, 1995

Gooding of "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper"

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Norris.
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© 1995, The New York Times12/2/95 ( No. 16,825 )

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Across
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1954 Fellini film : LASTRADA
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Trick : TRIPUP
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Working : ONTHEJOB
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Common antiseptic : IODINE
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Tumblers : ACROBATS
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Employment agency employee : PLACER
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Where she blows : THAR
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"Happy Days" role : RICHIE
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Kit ___ (candy bar) : KAT
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Heavy barge : HOY
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Waxer, of a sort : MOON
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Restrain : BATE
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Holiday times : EVES
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Determined with "on" : BENT
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Some transmissions : FAXES
30
New South Wales's capital : SYDNEY
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Self-indulgent : DECADENT
34
Muffs : ERRS
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Fiefdom owner : LORD
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In a desultory fashion : ATRANDOM
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Acknowledge, on the road : TOOTAT
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___ Island : RHODE
46
Soccer immortal : PELE
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Mild oath : GOSH
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Beloved ones : GEMS
50
Parlor piece : SOFA
51
___ phenomena : PSI
52
Singer Sumac : YMA
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Comics : STRIPS
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Gooding of "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper" : OMAR
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Scottish singer Donegan of the 50's : LONNIE
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Orphanage problems : RUNAWAYS
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Distraction : ESCAPE
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Scenery : STAGESET
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Pie-eyed : STEWED
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Arts and crafts piece : TAPESTRY
Down
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Can't stand : LOATHES
2
Pizza topping : ANCHOVY
3
Went awry : STRAYED
4
Early U.S. rocket : THOR
5
Confederate : REB
6
Open : AJAR
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Serve a sentence : DOTIME
8
Flee : ABSCOND
9
Easy 2-pointer : TIPIN
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Capacity : ROLE
11
Nev. neighbor : IDA
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Prospector's need : PICKAXE
13
Left over : UNEATEN
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Most impudent : PERTEST
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Grand, e.g. : HOTEL
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Household reprimand : BADDOG
27
Golfer J.C. and others : SNEADS
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Former Senate chief : BYRD
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Game with a banker : FARO
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River to Donegal Bay : ERNE
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French hillside with vineyards : COTE
35
Lethargy : SOPOR
37
Some sweaters : ARGYLES
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Excellent, in 50's slang : THEMOST
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Affair : ROMANCE
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Selfish demand : MEFIRST
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It may be rigged : TOPMAST
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Metallurgist, for one : ASSAYER
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Dry : THIRSTY
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Swift's flying island : LAPUTA
50
Jonathan of "The Avengers" : STEED
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Former Browns QB Brian : SIPE
54
Simple task : SNAP
55
Has creditors : OWES
57
Slangy negative : NAW
59
Mature : AGE

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

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