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FIRST THE SHEEP, THEN...?

New York Times, Sunday, December 21, 1997

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 96 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1997, The New York TimesNo. 1221 ( 17,575 )
Across
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1962 Tommy Roe hit : SHEILA
7
"I'd rather not hear about it!" : SPAREME
14
Go with the flow : ADAPT
19
"Casablanca" producer : WALLIS
20
Meteorological effects : AURORAS
21
"Beggars can't be choosers" et al. : ADAGES
22
Start of a verse : IMEETSANTAMOREANDMORE
25
Ring thing : GEMSTONE
26
Toothpaste-approving grp. : ADA
27
"I Know" singer Farris : DIONNE
28
Christian ___ : ERA
29
"Olympia" painter : MANET
31
Every, in prescriptions : OMN
32
Tot's transport : GOCART
36
They may have soft shells : TACOS
37
Filippo Lippi's title : FRA
38
Finger, so to speak : NAME
42
Muezzin's call to prayer : AZAN
43
Unnerve : FAZE
44
Plum pudding ingredient : SUET
45
From Umbria: Abbr. : ITAL
46
Verse, part 2 : MANYSTORESENTHRONEHIM
52
Dolly, for one : EWE
53
Lust after : WANT
54
Sailplanes : SOARS
55
Stag : ALONE
56
O.K. : ASSENT
58
Attribute : IMPUTE
60
Mug : KISSER
61
Designer in J.F.K.'s White House : CASSINI
63
Take under one's wing : NURTURE
65
Thin : WATERY
68
Nice touch : CARESS
70
"Caught" star Maria Conchita ___ : ALONSO
73
___-garde : AVANT
74
Netanyahu's predecessor : PERES
75
Starbuck's captain : AHAB
76
Its capital is Altdorf : URI
78
Verse, part 3 : SOMEONEMUSTBEJOKINGOR
83
Galley feature : TIER
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"How now! ___?": Hamlet : ARAT
85
Caesar's wings : ALAE
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Malodorous : RANK
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Christian Science founder : EDDY
88
RR stop : STN
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Jelly Roll Morton biographer Alan : LOMAX
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Locale of Ptolemy's lighthouse : PHAROS
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Good name for a chef? : STU
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Hardly a sissy : HEMAN
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West of Hollywood : MAE
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Patch up : REPAIR
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Princess Yasmin ___ Khan : AGA
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Obvious clue : SIGNPOST
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End of the verse : THEYVEBEGUNTOCLONEHIM
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Person in a booth : SELLER
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___ Trail (Everglades highway) : TAMIAMI
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Testify under oath : DEPONE
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Nervous, with "up" : KEYED
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Clytemnestra's killer : ORESTES
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Sprung up : ARISEN
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Draft : SWIG
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Harness part : HAME
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K-6: Abbr. : ELEM
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St. Pierre and Miquelon : ILES
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Refuse : LITTER
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Classify : ASSORT
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All there : SANE
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Plunk : PUT
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One of Knute's successors : ARA
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Cheese made of 52-Across's milk : ROMANO
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Cuts into : ERODES
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French Revolution leader : MARAT
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Toledo-to-Akron dir. : ESE
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Extra : ADDON
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Not-so-mild oath : DAMN
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Stravinsky ballet : AGON
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A Dumas : PERE
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Lao-___ : TSE
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Lively, to Liszt : ANIMATO
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Dona ___ (Las Cruces' county) : ANA
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The Magi, notably : ADORERS
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Hampton Court feature : MAZE
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They're nonreturnable : ACES
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Kind of warden : GAME
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Boston Symphony conductor : OZAWA
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Christmas tree hangings : CANES
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Even one : ANY
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Napoleon relative : TART
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W.W. II tyrant : FUHRER
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Certain rating : NIELSEN
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Friend of Aramis : ATHOS
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See 72-Down : MAINE
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Bugs bugs him : ELMER
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Desktop publisher's supply : FONTS
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Social climber's concern : STATUS
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Affirm under oath : SWEARTO
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Ragwort variety : TANSY
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Strange "gift" : ESP
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They may be modified : NOUNS
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Richard Leakey's birthplace : NAIROBI
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Set back? : SCENERY
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Making no progress : INARUT
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Sticks in the mud : MIRES
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Stalin's persecuted peasant : KULAK
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Bygone delivery person : ICEMAN
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Source of the Truckee River : TAHOE
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It may be toxic : WASTE
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Work around : AVOID
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Broken : TAMED
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Shakespearean verb ending : EST
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Babydoll : SUGAR
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With 40-Down, Down East university town : ORONO
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Discompose : PERTURB
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Bon Ami alternative : AJAX
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Rubs the wrong way : IRKS
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More odious : NASTIER
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Crimson Tide, for short : BAMA
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Panache : ELAN
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Blue Eagle inits. : NRA
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Mesquite or mimosa, e.g. : LEGUME
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Muscateers? : OMANIS
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Shanxi shrine : PAGODA
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Marilu of "Taxi" : HENNER
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Socked away : SAVED
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Helga's husband : HAGAR
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Thou squared : MIL
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First South Korean president : RHEE
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Hard to hold : EELY
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Mayberry's Goober : PYLE
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Biol., geol., etc. : SCIS
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Name of two ancient Egyptian kings : PEPI
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Cries of surprise : OHOS
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Kind of wave : SINE
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The Untouchables, e.g. : TMEN
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"Naughty!" : TSK
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W.W. II arena : ETO
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Make an antimacassar : TAT
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Cockney residence : OME

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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