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New York Times, Friday, December 20, 1996

Noted publication of 1933, for short

Author:
M. Ashwood-Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Martin Ashwood-Smith

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {Q} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Ashwood-Smith.
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© 1996, The New York Times12/20/96 ( No. 17,209 )
Across
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Grieve bitterly : EATONESHEARTOUT
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Actress's date on Broadway? : STAGEDOORJOHNNY
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It's near the bottom of a suit : THREEOFDIAMONDS
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Table d'___ : HOTE
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Russian fighter : MIG
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Prefix with graphic : XERO
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Salty septet : SEAS
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Cyrano's nose : NEZ
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Shoot-'em-up : OATER
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Bores, in a way : DRONESON
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Number not on a clock : XIII
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Nav. rank : CPO
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Noted publication of 1933, for short : OED
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___-Magnon : CRO
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Fully gets : FATHOMS
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Yard section : TWOFEET
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1947 Hope/Crosby destination : RIO
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Encouraging word : RAH
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"Discreet Music" composer : ENO
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Cabinet Dept. : EDUC
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Pencil pushers : DOODLERS
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Dash instruments : TACHS
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Purcell piece : ODE
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Author Ferber : EDNA
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Word to the wise : HINT
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Role in Haydn's "The Creation" : EVE
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Break a leg? : LAME
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Fantastic : TOOGOODTOBETRUE
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Place for directions : INFORMATIONDESK
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Steeplejacks' equipment : SAFETYHARNESSES
Down
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O.T. book : ESTH
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Dumas character : ATHOS
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Made gaudy, with "up" : TARTED
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Feature of some Gothic architecture : OGEEARCH
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Name-dropper's word? : NEE
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Old Dead Sea kingdom : EDOM
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Fiestas hit of 1959 : SOFINE
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Diamond Gil : HODGES
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"___ tu" (Verdi aria) : ERI
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Son of Telamon : AJAX
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Lover of Shakespeare : ROMEO
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Trunk section : THORAX
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Formally warned : ONNOTICE
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Hamburger link? : UND
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Cobb et al. : TYS
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Deep sleep : SOPOR
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Kind of suit : ZOOT
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Limerick's location : EIRE
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Laugh-a-minute : RIOT
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Land rover : NOMAD
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Post by the stairs : NEWEL
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Recipient : DONEE
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Ukulele feature : FRET
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Ethiopian of opera : AIDA
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Ignite : TOUCHOFF
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Insect repellent? : SHOO
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Popular 80's models : FORDLTDS
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Tropical flea : CHIGOE
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Folk singer from Birmingham, Ala. : ODETTA
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Act of civility : DEVOIR
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Gamekeepers? : SNARES
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Belt : SNORT
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Tickle : AMUSE
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"Skip ___ Lou..." : TOMY
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Black, to Blake : EBON
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Cries in the comics : EEKS
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Old-fashioned contraction : TIS
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___ shoestring : ONA
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Morse dash : DAH
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Hurricane heading : ENE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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