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FLEETING THOUGHTS

New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1995

Author:
Frances Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frances Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {Q} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 89 for Ms. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1995, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 16,847 )
Across
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"Class Reunion" author : JAFFE
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From head to foot : CAPAPIE
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Mild cigar : CLARO
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Operatic barber : FIGARO
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Immediate : INSTANT
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Saudi king, 1964-75 : FAISAL
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Start of a verse : EVERYCHRISTMASSOIFIND
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Behind : DERRIERE
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One of the Germans : EIN
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Makes a collar : ARRESTS
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Storm heading : NNE
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He drew laughs from his "Well!" : BENNY
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Layer : HEN
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Subject of medical advice : DOSAGE
35
"The Prisoner of _____" : ZENDA
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Marryin' _____ of "Li'l Abner" : SAM
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_____ uproar : INAN
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Plenty, to FitzGerald : ENOW
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Comic Sahl : MORT
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Antique description : RARE
44
"Peter Pan" dog : NANA
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More of the verse : IAMLOVINGSWEETANDKIND
51
Filmdom's Alastair : SIM
52
Where to see Gérard Depardieu : CINE
53
"X-Files" extra : ALIEN
54
Davis of "Evening Shade" : OSSIE
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Bridge type : TRESTLE
57
"Phèdre" playwright : RACINE
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Pollen bearer : ANTHER
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Eagle wearer : COLONEL
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Solidly based : TENABLE
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Brightly colored wrap : SERAPE
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1963 Broadway hit : OLIVER
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British aristocracy : PEERAGE
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Month of the año : ENERO
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Pundit : SWAMI
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Norway's patron saint : OLAV
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"That makes me mad!" : GRR
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More of the verse : WOULDNTITBENICEMYDEAR
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Greek oil-flask : OLPE
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Let up : EASE
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Stiff in the joints : ACHY
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_____-European : INDO
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Glamour founder : NAST
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Julienne, e.g.: Abbr. : STE
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Pitches, as hay : FORKS
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Late, great saxophonist Gordon : DEXTER
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Erwin of early TV : STU
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Immediately : TODAY
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_____ of ale : POT
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More wan : PASTIER
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Oviform : egg :: dolabriform : _____ : AXE
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Fell back : RELAPSED
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End of the verse : IFIWERETHISWAYALLYEAR
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Morning prayer : MATINS
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Grievous, to grandma : WOESOME
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1990 Stanley Cup champs : OILERS
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Kind of theater : ARENA
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Makes effervescent : AERATES
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Song of triumph : PAEAN
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Foolin' : JIVE
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Teen follower : AGER
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"M*A*S*H" co-star : FARR
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Kind of pan : FRYING
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Tertiary Period epoch : EOCENE
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Wax-glazed fabric : CIRE
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Black cuckoo : ANI
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Letter addenda : PSS
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Come to : ATTEND
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"The Magic Flute" heroine : PAMINA
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_____ case : INANY
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S.A.T. company : ETS
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Stone landmark : CAIRN
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Bowl of cherries, maybe : LIFE
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Store warning : ASIS
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Carry on : RANT
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Cutlass, e.g., informally : OLDS
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Certain investigator : FED
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Panel heads : FOREMEN
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Historic Eur. inits. : HRE
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Arid : SAHARAN
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Chip off the old ice block : BERG
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Tolkien tree-men : ENTS
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Believer in one God on rational grounds : DEIST
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Broadcasting : ONAIR
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Amien's river : SOMME
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Hardware item : AWL
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Taxi map division : ZONE
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Shiny material : SATEEN
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Juli of the L.P.G.A. : INKSTER
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J. Carrol _____, TV's Charlie Chan : NAISH
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Poe poem "For _____" : ANNIE
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Raider Ralph : NADER
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Sal _____, the Switchblade Kid : MINEO
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Emmy winner Rob : REINER
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Paper nautilus, e.g. : OCTOPOD
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_____-de-Paris, France : VILLE
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W.W. II enlistee : WAC
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Blue bloods : ELITE
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Brian of "Beau Geste" : DONLEVY
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Sin color? : SCARLET
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Pertain : RELATE
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Go out on ______ : ALIMB
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Shipboard position : ABEAM
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Not at all : NOWISE
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Marquand's late George : APLEY
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Attach, as a button : SEWON
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"Waterworld" girl : ENOLA
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Enlists again : REUPS
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Fight (for) : VIE
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Envoy : AGENT
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Year in school : GRADE
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Slip : ERROR
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Height : STATURE
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Noted newspaper publisher : OCHS
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Home makers : NESTERS
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Japan's first capital : NARA
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Repugnant, to Junior : ICKY
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Fort near Trenton : DIX
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More shrewd : FOXIER
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Classic Bee Gees album : ODESSA
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Whipped cream serving : DOLLOP
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And others : ETALIA
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Tuscany tourist locale : SIENA
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Western lake : TAHOE
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Pellet : PEA
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Fine cotton : PIMA
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In the distance : AFAR
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Where it's at : SITE
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Certain movie theater : TWIN
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Bartender's bottles : RYES
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1944 Pulitzer journalist : PYLE
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"Did you ever _____ lassie...?" : SEEA
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Gross, so to speak : EARN
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No and Dre, e.g. : DRS
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USAir rival : TWA
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Cousin of "huh?" : WOT
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Soul, in Sens : AME

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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