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New York Times, Monday, December 23, 1996

Author:
S. J. Walther
Editor:
Will Shortz
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112/23/19960
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Sally Jo Walther

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {GJQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Walther. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1223 ( 17,212 )

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Across
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Spring : LEAP
5
Upper-story room : ATTIC
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Ali who said "Open sesame!" : BABA
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Latin journey : ITER
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Material for uniforms : CHINO
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Arab prince : EMIR
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Plot size : ACRE
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"Greetings!" : HELLO
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Suffix with million : AIRE
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Chickens that lay brown eggs : RHODEISLANDREDS
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Toward shelter : ALEE
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Old French coin : SOU
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Mad ___ (Wonderland character) : HATTER
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Pedaler's place : BIKEPATH
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Kitchen garment : APRON
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Interstate hauler : SEMI
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Actress Myrna : LOY
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Attraction for winter vacationers in the South : FLORIDASUNSHINE
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Followers: Suffix : ISTS
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___ the Barbarian : CONAN
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Soup crackers : SALTINES
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___ Anderson of TV's "Baywatch" : PAMELA
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Half of dos : UNO
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Play part : ROLE
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Easy-gaited saddle horse : TENNESSEEWALKER
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Pitcher Nolan : RYAN
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Bridal walkway : AISLE
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Not for : ANTI
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"Rule Britannia" composer : ARNE
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Like certain dentures : UPPER
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Tide type : NEAP
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Ground grain : MEAL
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Snoozes : RESTS
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Remove, in editing : DELE
Down
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Pinocchio, at times : LIAR
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Make art on glass : ETCH
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Pertaining to aircraft : AERO
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Lion or coyote : PREDATOR
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Sorer : ACHIER
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"One of ___ days, Alice..." : THESE
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Money drawer : TILL
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1985 movie "To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Kind of cap : COONSKIN
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Face hardship bravely : BEARUP
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She's a sweetie in Tahiti : AMIE
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Wren or hen : BIRD
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Greek Mars : ARES
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1985 Nicholas Gage best seller : ELENI
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Buck's mate : DOE
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Sword handles : HAFTS
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Cop ___ (negotiate for a lighter sentence) : APLEA
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Folklore dwarf : TROLL
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Defeats : BESTS
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Radio host Don : IMUS
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Skirt type : ALINE
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Having a key, in music : TONAL
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"Laughing" animal : HYENA
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Encl. for a reply : SASE
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Jurassic Park revival : DINOSAUR
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La ___ opera house : SCALA
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One's birthplace : HOMELAND
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Burrow : TUNNEL
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Ending with nectar or saturn : INE
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___ that be : POWERS
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Rent again : RELET
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Mine vehicle : TRAM
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Jane who loved Mr. Rochester : EYRE
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Zola novel : NANA
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Ex-Cleveland QB Brian : SIPE
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Intuitive feelings : ESPS
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Where the patella is : KNEE
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Properly aged : RIPE

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

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