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New York Times, Tuesday, December 2, 1997

Author:
Alan Olschwang
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Olschwang

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Olschwang. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1202 ( 17,556 )
Across
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Half of a 60's quartet : PAPAS
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Small farm spread : ACRE
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Explorer Vasco da ___ : GAMA
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Necklace fastener : CLASP
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Linseed oil source : FLAX
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Caboose : REAR
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Alaska's first capital : SITKA
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Freeway exit : RAMP
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___ the Red : ERIC
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Start of a quote by Lily Tomlin : THETROUBLEWITH
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Twosome : DUO
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Chimney accumulation : SOOT
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"What ___ the odds?" : ARE
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Graze : EAT
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Moo : LOW
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Engaged in swordplay : DUELED
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Part 2 of the quote : THERATRACEIS
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Overfill : SATE
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Swift bird : EMU
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Verdi heroine : AIDA
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Part 3 of the quote : EVENIFYOUWIN
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Slug but good : WALLOP
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Dandy : FOP
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Select, with "for" : OPT
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Coach Parseghian : ARA
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Tabularize : LIST
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Dorothy Parker quality : WIT
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End of the quote : YOURESTILLARAT
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Fishing item : LURE
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A beret covers it : TETE
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Garden bulb : TULIP
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Sailing : ASEA
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"Symphonie espagnole" composer : LALO
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C4H8O2, e.g. : ESTER
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Canine cry : YELP
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Utopia : EDEN
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"Hansel and Gretel," for one : STORY
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Compaq products : PCS
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Came down to earth : ALIT
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Way : PATH
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Popped a question : ASKED
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Flipper? : SPATULA
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60's haircut : AFRO
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North Pole name : CLAUS
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Stallone title role : RAMBO
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Detonate : EXPLODE
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Matured : GREW
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Kind of photo : AERIAL
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___ d'hôtel : MAITRE
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Like a gateway, often : ARCHED
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2, to 4 or 8 : ROOT
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Needle case : ETUI
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U.F.O. crew : ETS
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"Yes, I see!" : AHA
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___ offensive : TET
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Birdhouse resident : WREN
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Lively old dance : REEL
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Paris associate : AMI
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Sleeve's end : CUFF
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___ Jima : IWO
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Immerse : DIP
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Tiny worker : ANT
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Mouselike animal : VOLE
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Letter : EPISTLE
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Cry of pain : YOWL
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Tranquilizers : OPIATES
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Attack en route : WAYLAY
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Impassion : AROUSE
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Victor's prize : LAUREL
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Ending with farm or home : STEAD
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Library info : TITLE
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Kind of account : TRUST
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Harvest : REAP
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Revolutionary Trotsky : LEON
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Countertenor : ALTO
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Stadium section : TIER
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Meddle : PRY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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