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New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 1995

The red kind is especially sticky

Author:
Rich Norris
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Norris

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Norris. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York Times12/21/95 ( No. 16,844 )
Across
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Kind of wool : LAMBS
6
San ___, Calif. : JOSE
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Ones making a scene : CAST
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Let up, as a storm : ABATE
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Once follower : UPON
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Lumberjack : AXER
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Pamphlet writer's expertise? : MANUALDEXTERITY
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Communicate silently : SIGN
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Decorate fancily : EMBOSS
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Incline : UPSLOPE
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Mars or Venus : ORB
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Tangle : MAT
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Vault feature : GROIN
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Troublemaker : DEVIL
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Ave. crossers : STS
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Gardener's need : HOSE
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Supermarket phenomenon : LINE
34
Studio technician's expertise? : SOUNDJUDGMENT
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Needing irrigation : ARID
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Like a Jekyll-Hyde personality : DUAL
44
Chest muscle : PEC
47
Barn toppers : VANES
49
They must be pitched : CAMPS
50
German pronoun : ICH
51
Barley bristle : AWN
52
Sought transportation, in a way : THUMBED
54
Arty : CHICHI
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Not fully shut : AJAR
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Town planner's expertise? : COMMONKNOWLEDGE
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Listen up : HEED
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Ancient Rome conqueror : GOTH
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Fix, as a copier : UNJAM
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C.I.S. predecessor : USSR
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English : SPIN
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Dennis the Menace et al. : PESTS
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Head for the hills : LAM
2
Atty.'s group : ABA
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Guy : MAN
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Air conditioner meas. : BTU
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Yuletide, e.g. : SEASON
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Served on a panel, maybe : JUDGED
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Dentist's request : OPEN
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Red or White team : SOX
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"Now ___..." (town line message) : ENTERING
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Hot rod part : CARB
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Postulates : AXIOMS
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Begins, as a task : SETSAT
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Affair arrangements : TRYSTS
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Back talk : LIP
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Logo : EMBLEM
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"Yuck!" : UGH
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Cons' counterpart : PROS
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Fair to middlin' : SOSO
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Stead : LIEU
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"Ars Amatoria" author : OVID
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Give the slip : ELUDE
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Kind of blanket : NAVAHO
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Random decision makers : DRAWINGS
37
Islamic spirit : JINN
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Cheese in a ball : EDAM
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Sans senses : NUMB
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The red kind is especially sticky : TAPE
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Kind of trip : LSD
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Machu ___, Peru : PICCHU
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Sonar blips : ECHOES
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Tower ringers : CHIMES
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City on the Bay of Fundy : STJOHN
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Get comfy : CURLUP
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Hem's companion : HAW
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U.S.N. rank : CMDR
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One opposed : ANTI
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"Keystone" character : KOP
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Chemical conclusion : ENE
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Some CD players : DJS
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Piece : GAT
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Printers' measures : EMS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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