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New York Times, Tuesday, December 24, 1996

Author:
E. C. Gorski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.5430225
Elizabeth C. Gorski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQWXYZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Gorski. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1996, The New York TimesNo. 1224 ( 17,213 )
Across
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___ blocker : BETA
5
Cabbie : HACK
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Desert flora : CACTI
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Latin 101 word : AMAS
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Cousin of a Tony : OBIE
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Autumn color : OCHER
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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Give the slip to : LOSE
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Squirrel away : STORE
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Alien art form, some say : CROPCIRCLES
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Magnum and others, for short : PIS
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Give it ___ (try) : AGO
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"Now, about..." : ASTO
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Getaways : LAMS
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Hilton Head Island, for one : RESORT
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Prohibitionists would like to prohibit it : ALCOHOL
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Caught but good : NAILED
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Danish money : KRONE
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Agreement : PACT
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Interrupt, as a dancer : CUTIN
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Parroted : APED
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Fitzgerald and others : ELLAS
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Bee and snake products : VENOMS
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Boo-boos : SLIPUPS
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Turkey moistener : BASTER
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Cartoon skunk ___ Le Pew : PEPE
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TV ad : SPOT
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"Norma ___" : RAE
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SASE, e.g. : ENC
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Fruit pastry : PRUNEDANISH
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Ravel work, with "La" : VALSE
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Legal scholar Guinier : LANI
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Villa d'___ : ESTE
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"Give peace ___ time, O Lord": Morning Prayer : INOUR
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Prime time hour : NINE
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Mets stadium : SHEA
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Gently gallops : LOPES
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Pub round : ALES
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Like a Granny Smith apple : TART
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Where train commuters drink : BARCAR
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Come to the fore : EMERGE
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No-nos : TABOOS
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Pronto! : ASAP
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Kind of medicine : HOLISTIC
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Call off a takeoff : ABORT
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50's western "The ___ Kid" : CISCO
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Ship's central beam : KEEL
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Russian horseman : COSSACK
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Take steps : ACT
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Auto disassembly site : CHOPSHOP
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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Gets one's goat : IRES
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Singer Irene : CARA
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Building wing : ELL
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Quagmire : MORASS
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Recorded : ONTAPE
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Point after deuce : ADIN
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Single : ONE
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Conducted : LED
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Disposable diaper brand : LUVS
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Bordeaux summer : ETE
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Foot: Lat. : PES
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The works : ALL
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Carriage horse sound : CLIPCLOP
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People who don't count : NOBODIES
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Evening meals : SUPPERS
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___ Hari : MATA
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Each : PER
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Country singer Yearwood : TRISHA
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Resurrection Mass day : EASTER
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Warm up again : REHEAT
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Escargot : SNAIL
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Tubular pasta : PENNE
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Stephen King topic : EVIL
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Prefix with second : NANO
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Arm bone : ULNA
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Hornets' home : NEST
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Take to court : SUE

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

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