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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1995

Author:
Lois Sidway
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lois Sidway

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 79 for Ms. Sidway. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1220 ( 16,843 )
Across
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Austrian peaks : ALPS
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"Get outta here!" : SCRAM
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Drink of the ancients : MEAD
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Seldom seen : RARE
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Eta-iota link : THETA
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Oiler's target : AXLE
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Foreman? : CREWDRIVER
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Refs' decisions : TKOS
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Cackleberry : EGG
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Ready for picking : RIPE
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Gaugin's last home : TAHITI
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Pop music style : DOOWOP
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Thumb, e.g. : DIGIT
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Kind of sch. : ELEM
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Words on a minimart front : ONESTOP
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Hayseed : YOKEL
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Certain navel : OUTIE
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Amatory poet : OVID
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This puzzle is missing some : ESSES
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Hardware item : TNUT
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D.D.E.'s rank : GEN
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Glorify : EXTOL
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Fresh : SASSY
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Operational : INFORCE
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"Beverly Hills Cop" org. : LAPD
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1-2-3 software company : LOTUS
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Breakfast beverage : POSTUM
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They've been framed : SLIDES
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Many a used car : REPO
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Table salt : NACL
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Like Santa Claus? : ELFRELIANT
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Miss Huber of tennis : ANKE
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TV, radio and such : MEDIA
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Tantrum thrower : BRAT
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Go by : PASS
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Studio prop : EASEL
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Bill and Carrie : NYES
Down
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Like Lendl's lobs : ARCED
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Key ____ : LARGO
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Spaghetti sauce brand : PREGO
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Stitch : SEW
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Charity ____ (free-throw line) : STRIPE
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Guacamole support : CHIP
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Debussy's dream : REVE
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Had dinner : ATE
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Refreshments for 007 : MARTINIS
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"Chances Are" crooner : MATHIS
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Cats? : EXKITTENS
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Scads : ALOT
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Lucie's dad : DESI
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Waggish : DROLL
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Baseball's Tommie : AGEE
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Dandelion, e.g. : WEED
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"No kidding" : DOTELL
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Part of Perle Mesta epithet : MOSTES
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Numbered work : OPUS
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Compassion : PITY
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Boo Boo's buddy : YOGI
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Pizzeria need : OVEN
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Family reunion mementos? : KINFLICKS
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G.I. hangout : USO
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"What say?" : EXCUSEME
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Young 'uns : TADS
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Art Deco name : ERTE
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Yarn holder : SPOOL
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Scads : OODLES
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Take to a higher court : APPEAL
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Lachrymose : TEARY
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Radii's partners : ULNAE
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Paws : MITTS
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Breeze : SNAP
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Turner of "Peyton Place" : LANA
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Some rtes. : RFDS
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Albany canal : ERIE
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Meadow : LEA
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Son of, to Fahd : IBN

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

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